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Medical Practice Announces New Scottsdale Location

Southwestern Eye Center announced the opening of their new Scottsdale Office. The move allows the physicians to provide greater patient access and services to those in the Scottsdale area, whether or not they have insurance.

“We appreciate the support from our patients, here in the Scottsdale area, that have been with us for many years, and have welcome many more to our practice recently,” said Dr. Matthew Palmer, OD. “We are excited for the new facility to help us continue to provide the best care to the community and allow for a greater patient experience.”

The new office will be located at 3301 North Miller Rd. in Scottsdale, increasing its previous size by 1000 square feet. The location will be much more accessible, with improved signage and better visibility. With six exam lanes and a minor procedure room, Southwestern Eye Center will be able to better meet the needs of the ever aging population and the influx of young professionals into the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. The local medical practice has 25 locations throughout Arizona and three in New Mexico, serving a wide range of eye related needs in each office.

Dr. Daniel Adelberg M.D., Dr. Michael Champion M.D. and Dr. Denise Garcia M.D. will work alongside Dr. Palmer in providing comprehensive eye care and specialty ophthalmologic services. With the ever changing health care climate, they felt a bigger office will enable them to provide increased services while maintaining close relationships with their patients. The new space will remain in close proximity to the previous office so doctors can continue to see their established patients and allow for continued growth.

For more information on Southwestern Eye Center and its physicians, visit www.sweye.com. Follow Southwestern Eye Center on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SWeyecenter and on Twitter at @SWeyeCenter.

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Medical Practice Announces New Scottsdale Location

Southwestern Eye Center announced the opening of their new Scottsdale Office. The move allows the physicians to provide greater patient access and services to those in the Scottsdale area, whether or not they have insurance.

“We appreciate the support from our patients, here in the Scottsdale area, that have been with us for many years, and have welcome many more to our practice recently,” said Dr. Matthew Palmer, OD. “We are excited for the new facility to help us continue to provide the best care to the community and allow for a greater patient experience.”

The new office will be located at 3301 North Miller Rd. in Scottsdale, increasing its previous size by 1000 square feet. The location will be much more accessible, with improved signage and better visibility. With six exam lanes and a minor procedure room, Southwestern Eye Center will be able to better meet the needs of the ever aging population and the influx of young professionals into the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. The local medical practice has 25 locations throughout Arizona and three in New Mexico, serving a wide range of eye related needs in each office.

Dr. Daniel Adelberg M.D., Dr. Michael Champion M.D. and Dr. Denise Garcia M.D. will work alongside Dr. Palmer in providing comprehensive eye care and specialty ophthalmologic services. With the ever changing health care climate, they felt a bigger office will enable them to provide increased services while maintaining close relationships with their patients. The new space will remain in close proximity to the previous office so doctors can continue to see their established patients and allow for continued growth.

For more information on Southwestern Eye Center and its physicians, visit www.sweye.com. Follow Southwestern Eye Center on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SWeyecenter and on Twitter at @SWeyeCenter.

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Fix the Twitch!

That blasted eye twitch! It’s irritating, it always happens at an awkward time and it feels like everyone can see it. We all get them, but we do know how they originate? Dr. Lisa Sherlock, an Optometrist with Southwestern Eye Center, gives us details on that annoying, natural tick and what causes it (and how to get rid of it!)

“The most common causes result from lack of sleep, fatigue, anxiety and stress,” says Dr. Sherlock. “The stress can be emotionally related or physically related. Physical vision-related stress can occur if you are not wearing the correct glasses or from over use such as in spending too much time staring at a computer screen. Other causes include excess use of alcohol, smoking, caffeine and energy drinks.”

Myokymia is a lid twitch, which is common. Medical conditions that can cause twitching include nervous system disorders such as Tourette’s syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, Bell’s palsy and multiple sclerosis. “Treating the underlying disease can help to decrease the twitching in these cases,” says Dr. Sherlock. In addition, she says that allergies, dry eyes, a foreign body in the eye and nutritional imbalances can cause myokymia.

So what are we to do? Get enough sleep and slash in half that cup (or two) of coffee. “Lubricating drops and cold packs can [also] sometimes be of help,” says Dr. Sherlock. “If allergies are the underlying cause, taking an antihistamine can help. When the twitching does not stop despite these measures, Botox (botulinum toxin) can be injected into the affected eyelid muscles to cause temporary paralysis. This may stop the twitching for up to three to four months.”

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Southwestern Eye Center Acquires Practice in Tucson

Southwestern Eye Center is expanding its services across Arizona with the acquisition of a well-established eye care business. The Mesa-based eye care center acquired Eye Institute of Southern Arizona in Tucson and Green Valley, Arizona.

The Eye Institute of Southern Arizona has been a staple in the Tucson area providing eye care services since 1977. The practices and its doctors will now operate as Southwestern Eye Center, but changes in the day to day operations will be very subtle. Jeffrey Katz, MD, FACS and Barry Kusman, MD, FACS, join Southwestern Eye Center’s team as leading cataract surgeons, providing quality medical eye care in southern Arizona.

As the founder of Southwestern Eye Center, L. Lothaire Bluth, M.D., has developed one of the largest and most respected ophthalmology practices in the United States, celebrating over 30 years in business. He has performed over 20 thousand cataract surgeries and is a strong believer that the best patient care occurs when the patient’s doctors are involved in every aspect of their health.

With offices in all other major cities across the state, Southwestern Eye Center will provide more convenience for patients in need of cataract surgery and other areas of medical eye care in southern Arizona. The Tucson office is located at 5632 East 5th Street and the Green Valley location is at 1055 N. La Canada Drive, Suite 131. Southwestern Eye Center has 23 additional locations in Arizona and three in New Mexico. They are continuing to grow statewide with new practices and physicians. For more information about Southwestern Eye Center and its new practices, visit www.sweye.com or call (480) 892-8400.

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Legends district partners with Southwestern Eye Center

The Legends Entertainment District, a first-of-its-kind joint venture between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns, announced a new partnership with Southwestern Eye Center that features the District’s first static super graphic with a 3-D embellishment. The announcement was made by Legends Entertainment District General Manager Judd Norris.

“The Legends Entertainment District continues to break the mold of traditional ‘billboard’ advertising by bringing to life its first three-dimensional concept,” said Norris. “Southwestern Eye Centers challenged us to do something unique and memorable. Taking that into account, we were able to bring their already recognizable glasses campaign to life on a 36’ x 42’ super graphic. The glasses are so unique that the creator of the image, BlueMedia, has submitted the design into several marketing concept competitions.”

The first-of-its-kind graphic is located on the Phoenix Convention Center Garage at the corner of 5th Street and Jefferson, across from Chase Field. It is one of 36 static signs in the District that also features four LED signs, six window graphics and five custom signs.

“As a locally based company celebrating 30 years in business, we are excited to be part of something that hasn’t been done before,” said Southwestern Eye Center Vice President and General Counsel Shane Armstrong. “We value the opportunity to work with Legends on this advanced project and to be part of the revitalization efforts downtown.”

Celebrating 30 years in business this year, Southwestern Eye Center, founded in 1982, is dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients seeking or in need of LASIK, cataract surgery, retinal surgery, cosmetic surgery or glaucoma evaluations and treatment throughout the Metro Phoenix area and rural communities of Arizona. With several accomplished specialists in the areas of LASIK, cataracts, retina, glaucoma and cosmetics, Southwestern Eye Center is able to provide patients in Arizona and New Mexico with improved vision by using some of the most advanced and sophisticated techniques and technologies available today. There are 23 Southwestern Eye Center locations in Arizona and three in New Mexico. For more information, visit www.sweye.com.

Southwestern Eye Center joins a growing list of partners for the Legends Entertainment District, including APS, Anheuser-Busch, Chevrolet, Fox Sports Arizona, Fry’s Food Stores, Gila River Casinos, AZ Family, MillerCoors, AZ Pain Centers, Cox Communications, Dodge and the Arizona Rattlers, among others.

The Legends Entertainment District offers customized, larger than life out of home opportunities that run 18 hours a day, 365 days a year. The project was designed to encompass landmark downtown facilities, extending from 1st Avenue to 7th Street and Washington to Jackson Street.

In addition to the corporate partnership signage, the Legends Entertainment District provides digital informational programming in the form of LED news tickers and other relevant content that can change on a moment’s notice.

Nearly two billion individual LED lights are used to illuminate the Legends Entertainment District, which includes 13 screens for a total of 6,819 square feet of LED and over 50,000 square feet of static signage. The fiber optic cable laid end to end is 228 miles in length, which is equal to the distance driving from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. The Legends Entertainment District includes nearly 100,000 pounds (50 tons) of steel and more than 140,000 feet of electrical wire.

Downtown Phoenix attracts more than eight million visitors annually at over 700 events, while 57,000 office workers are based out of the area. For more information about the Legends Entertainment District, visit www.legendsentertainmentdistrict.com.

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Southwestern Eye Center Offers Blade-Free LASIK Technology

Valley residents now have the latest 100 percent blade-free LASIK technology available to them thanks to Southwestern Eye Center, which recently expanded its technology suite to include the IntraLase iFS (femtosecond) laser. The iFS laser is the only FDA-cleared femtosecond laser proven with more than 10 years of clinical research improving both the safety and precision of LASIK.

The iFS laser offers a highly sophisticated way to prepare the eye for LASIK without a blade ever touching it. The IntraLase Method with the iFS laser makes it possible for the corneal flap to be 100 percent laser-created, allowing for flap customization and an individualized treatment. Doctors of Southwestern Eye Center specify flap diameter, depth, hinge location and width, and side-cut architecture to meet the patient’s individual needs.

Historically, the use of an oscillating metal blade, called a microkeratome, in the first step of LASIK caused the majority of LASIK complications. In addition to customization of the flap, the iFS laser creates a distinctive beveled-edge that allows for precise repositioning, alignment and seating of the LASIK flap for maximum stability – three times that of a blade-created flap.

Nearly four million LASIK procedures have been performed worldwide employing the IntraLase Method, which is now used in an estimated 61.1 percent of all U.S. LASIK procedures. The IntraLase Method has been among the fastest growing refractive surgical techniques worldwide, as traditional microkeratome LASIK procedures continue to decline.

Patients considering LASIK and are qualified for the surgery can now utilize this new technology at Southwestern Eye Center’s practices across the Valley. Most patients who choose the blade-free IntraLase method see better immediately, with recovery typically lasting a few hours, followed by a few days of mild eye irritation. For more information, visit www.sweye.com or call 602-787-9100.

 

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Southwestern Eye Center expands in New Mexico

Southwestern Eye Center is expanding its services across New Mexico with the acquisition of a well-established eye care business. The Mesa-based eye care center acquired Southwest Eye Clinics in Las Cruces and Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Southwestern Eye Center currently has one location in Deming which opened in June 2011.

Just as the names Southwestern Eye Center and Southwest Eye Clinic are very similar, changes in the day to day operations will also be very subtle. Southwest Eye Clinic is owned by Robert Villalobos, M.D. who has been helping patients for more than 20 years. Doctor Villalobos and Paul Gomez, O.D., will both stay with the practice and join L. Lothaire Bluth, M.D., a leading cataract surgeon in the Southwest, in providing medical eye care across New Mexico.

As the founder of Southwestern Eye Center, Dr. Bluth has developed one of the largest and most respected ophthalmology practices in the United States, celebrating 30 years in business. He has performed over 20 thousand cataract surgeries and is a strong believer that the best patient care occurs when the patient’s doctors are involved in every aspect of their health. Dr. Bluth accompanies Dr. Villalobos in being fluent in Spanish, which will help individuals of those areas that only speak that language.

With offices in Las Cruces, Santa Teresa and Deming, Southwestern Eye Center will provide more convenience for patients in need of cataract surgery and other areas of medical eye care in New Mexico. The Las Cruces office is located at 2030 South Solano Drive and the Santa Teresa location is at 1245 Country Club Road. Southwestern Eye Center has 23 additional locations in Arizona and is continuing to grow statewide with new practices and physicians. For more information about Southwestern Eye Center and its new practices, visit www.sweye.com or call (480) 892-8400.