Meet Dr. Baldwin

dr-seth-baldwinWe are very excited to introduce our newest optometrist at Valley Eyecare Center! This week, we will be talking to Dr. Baldwin to learn more about his contributions to our eye care team!

New Optometrist at Valley Eyecare Center

Q: How did you end up at Valley Eyecare Center?

A: Honestly, it seemed as if it was just meant to be. I decided to join the civilian workforce after six years in the Army, and this was at the same time that Valley Eyecare Center was looking for a new optometrist to grow the practice. It has been a great fit, and I am very excited to join this team.

Q: Why did you decide to go into optometry?

A: I have always had an interest in optometry as I required glasses from a very young age. I made the decision to pursue a career in optometry while studying Physiology at the University of Arizona. After shadowing optometrists, I knew it was the right path for me.

Q: What services do you provide at Valley Eyecare Center?
A: I can provide full and comprehensive optometry services, including contact lens fitting, pediatric care, and diagnosis and management of ocular diseases.

Q: What is your favorite part of working at Valley Eyecare Center?
A: The staff. I feel very blessed to work with a team of professionals who have great attitudes and are focused on their patients.

Q: What is one piece of advice that you tell all of your patients?
A: Wear sunglasses. There are so many different ocular conditions that are associated with and accelerated by UV exposure, so it is important to make sure that you have a pair of sunglasses handy at all times.

Q: How often should you get an eye exam?

A: I recommend an annual routine eye exam if a person is not experiencing any problems and has no previously documented ocular conditions. Various reasons may necessitate more frequent care, however.

We are happy to have Dr. Baldwin on our team now! To learn more about our practice, or to schedule an eye exam with an optometrist at Valley Eyecare Center, call (602) 955-2700, or visit our website.

Dr. Peter T. Ryan Joins Valley Eyecare Center

EyecareValley Eyecare Center announced that Peter T. Ryan O.D. joined its Phoenix area practice. Dr. Ryan is a highly regarded optometrist in the Valley, serving patients for more than seventeen years.  Valley Eyecare Center provides quality eye care for all ages with a long-term commitment to provide the latest technology available and comprehensive eye care for the well-being of its patients.  “I’ve always admired the professionalism of Valley Eyecare Center and the services they provide to the community. I am pleased to be a member of their outstanding team; my patients will be well-served,” said Dr. Ryan.

Dr. Ryan completed his training from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1986 and subsequently started his own practice. In addition, he spent ten years as a staff member at the Cook County Hospital System, the University of Chicago and Humana Health Care. Then in 1998, the Phoenix weather tempted Dr. Ryan to continue his optometric practice and retinal research.

In addition to Dr. Ryan, Valley Eyecare Center optometrists include Dr. Lindsey Clyde and Dr. Eric Clyde. Lindsey Clyde O.D., notes, “Dr. Ryan has always been a well-respected optometrist in the Phoenix area community. We welcome him and look forward to the contribution he will make to our group.”

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to Noon. Valley Eyecare Center provides the latest technology and best care to its patients. Valley Eyecare Center has two locations in Phoenix. The professionals at our eye care practice provide each patient with quality vision solutions and exceptional customer service. Our staff is experienced in all areas of vision care. Maintaining healthy eyes requires regular vision and eye health exams. We look forward to serving you. For more information on Valley Eyecare Center, please visit our website.

Valley Eyecare Center is hiring – Work With Us!

eye_careWe have hired a new doctor and are in need of a few great people.
Must be compassionate. People with strong customer service skills and a desire to make our patients so happy that they can’t help but tell their friends how well they were treated. Must absolutely love working with people and be genuinely positive and enthusiastic. You must be willing to display a warm smile on command, realize you will always be on stage for our patients and be 100% committed to providing legendary, eventful and memorable customer service. Must have organizational and math skills and knowledge of Officemate is a plus.

Positions available:
Patient Care Coordinator:  Front Desk
Optician:  Sales
Optical Technician:  Pretesting, scribing, sales
Please send resume to: info@valleyeyecareaz.com

4 Reasons to Love Valley EyeCare Center

Eye health is not only crucial to your vision, but also affects your overall health. Choosing the right eye doctor can have a significant impact on the well-being of your eyes. Here are four reasons to try Valley EyeCare Center.

Your Eye Health Depends on It

When it comes to taking care of your eyes, there are few things more important. It’s crucial to see professionals who can provide the proper diagnosis and care for your eyes. According to the Mayo Clinic staff, receiving regular eye exams can detect potential problems early. Valley EyeCare Center provides the latest technology and the best quality products to meet all your needs.

Your Peace of Mind Depends on It

Even with the best doctor available, your experience at his or her office will determine whether you continue the relationship in the future. Valley EyeCare Center is all about helping you keep your peace of mind by providing exceptional customer service and convenient tools both online and in the office. In the office, the eyeglass guide offers direction and education, while links for ordering on the website give you convenience.

Regarding customer service, a patient recently had this to say: “I love the personal, professional attention. I always feel valued and enjoy my visits. Their office space is comfortable and contemporary, and contributes to a collaborative effort to serve the patients.”

eye_careYour Comfort Depends on It

It’s a family affair at Valley EyeCare Center. Because Dr. Lindsey Clyde and Dr. Eric Clyde are a brother and sister team, there is a sense of home in the air as soon as you walk through the door. When visiting their office, you can rest assured that both doctors and their staff will make sure you are as comfortable as possible.

Your Family Depends on It

With everything from pediatric services to age related macular degeneration management, Valley EyeCare Center meets the vision needs of everyone in your family. Even your family members who have no known vision problems should schedule regular eye exams to prevent possible future issues. This is especially important in children, since they often can’t express the vision problems they may be experiencing.

If you’re looking for the complete package in eye care, schedule a comprehensive eye exam for yourself and your family today.

Meet Jennifer – Valley Eyecare Patient Care Coordinator

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Jen Winkler - Patient Care Coordinator Valley EyeCare Center

My name is Jennifer Winkler and I’m the Valley Eyecare Center Arcadia patient care coordinator.

It’s only fitting that I’m working up the final draft of this blog on my one year anniversary of surviving breast cancer. I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma on St. Patrick’s Day 2011. I’ve endured a double mastectomy, multitudes of medications and additional surgeries to be cancer-free. The world has stopped and started back up again several times…. Needless to say, I’ve learned a lot in the past year, and would like to share some of that knowledge with you.

Two days into my diagnosis, I began arming myself with as much information as I possibly could about the disease that was infecting my breasts. Becoming my own advocate and having an expert team of doctors, (including the two I work for) made me take all aspects of my health into account – including my EYE health.

Breast cancer patients have many treatment options available depending on how advanced their particular brand of cancer is. Anti-estrogen drugs, aromatase inhibitors, and chemotherapy all may cause mild-to-severe damage to your vision.

While all of my doctors provided me with a wealth of information, no one mentioned the impact of treatment to you vision with anything more than a passing glance.  I found out through the doctors I work for and my own research, that treatment can cause blurred vision, cataracts, loss of color vision, and complete vision loss. The most frightening of all; with regard to metastases, breast cancer is the leading cause of intraocular tumors. That’s right – breast cancer itself can even attack your eyes.

With all of the other things breast cancer patients’ go through, maybe our eye health is low on the list. Working at Valley Eyecare Center brought these concerns to the fore-front of my list. I wasn’t told any of this information by my cancer doctors. Fortunately, doctor’s Lindsey and Eric Clyde specialize in diagnosing all of these potential problems using unique screening equipment and their own expertise.

It’s important to establish a baseline vision screening much the same as it is to establish a baseline mammogram. We’re able to chart your eye health and determine if patients’ have experienced a related side effect to treatment from one visit to the next.

As crucial as it is to be your own advocate for treatment to be as successful as possible, ALL of the facts need to be on the table. What we hope to do is arm patients’ with the information they need to be proactive with their vision health, not reactionary.

Not only do we have state-of-the-art technology at Valley Eyecare Center, many of us have a very personal attachment to aiding in this fight.  Not only am I a survivor, but several staff members have mothers, or other family members and friends that have battled, or are currently battling this horrible disease.

Finally, to end on a personal note, I’m not doing this for my own self-aggrandizement or any type of financial gain. Bringing attention to all aspects of patient care is what this is about. I also truly believe it is a small way to give back to a community of warriors and survivors that unfortunately continues to grow by the minute.  It is also my way of saying thank you to the wonderful team of people continuing to help me each and every day.

Just take charge of your life and of your health; it’s the key to survival….. Trust me.