Vistar Insights

Dr. John Wood has Retired from Vistar Eye Center

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Dr. John Wood has retired from Vistar Eye Center after 37 years of continued service to the Roanoke Valley and Southwest Virginia.

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The Vistar Eye Center Honors a Unique Piece of Roanoke History

Friday, February 01, 2019

Dr. Frank Cotter of the Vistar Eye Center plans to honor a unique piece of Star City history at our 707 Jefferson Street office in Roanoke with a new display in his first-floor office. The display will commemorate a decades-long friendship between the late Roanoke physician Elbyrne Grady Gill and Helen Keller. You can read more about the planned display and the fascinating history it represents in this article written by The Roanoke Times!

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The Road to Recovery from Double Vision: A Patient Story

The Road to Recovery from Double Vision: A Patient Story

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

It was a hot and humid summer day when Jim and three family members teed off for a round of golf in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Unfortunately, after several holes, Jim began feeling a bit nauseated and dizzy. He decided to sit out the back nine in the clubhouse. As the day went on, ...

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Kenneth D. Tuck, M.D. Named Eye Health Hero

Kenneth D. Tuck, M.D. Named Eye Health Hero

Thursday, November 15, 2018

This year at the American Academy of Ophthalmology was no different. During the Global Welcome Lunch, Dr. Tuck was given the honor of receiving the Eye Health Hero Award, given by the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness.

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Experienced Optical Manager Promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Vistar Eye Center

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Kathy Shelton to Chief Operating Officer. Kathy joined our practice in 2011, most recently serving as the manager of our Optical Department.

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Exercise and Your Eye Health

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

There are many reasons that people exercise – increased energy, weight loss, and several additional benefits. But have you ever heard how regular exercise can keep your eyes on their A game? Here is how regular exercise is helping your vision!

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3 Tips That Can Help You Decrease Your Risk Of Spring Allergies

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

You have probably found yourself, a victim, to spring allergies and the annoying side effects. A runny nose, and the dreaded red, itchy, watery eyes. Here are 3 tips you can use to decrease your risk of getting spring allergies this year.

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Everything You Need To Know About Cataracts

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

What are some facts about cataracts that you haven’t heard before? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here is everything that you need to know about cataracts!

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These 4 Habits Are Damaging Your Eyes

Monday, January 22, 2018

What if you found out your bad habits were affecting your eye health? We are here to help! Here are 4 bad habits that could be negatively impacting your eyes.

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Everything You Need To Know About Pink Eye

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Chances are you or someone you know has dealt with an irritating, common eye condition known as pink eye or conjunctivitis. Here is everything you need to know about pink eye!

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Your Eye Health and Your Diet

Friday, December 15, 2017

It is important to ensure that you are eating foods that are good for your overall health as well as your eye health. Don't worry, we’ve got you covered - here are 3 things in your diet that are damaging your eye health!

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Common Eye Injuries: What are they and how can you prevent them

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

There are many scenarios you may find yourself in where you are at risk for an eye injury. Whether you are playing a sport, handling chemicals, or in the way of any foreign objects you could find yourself dealing with an eye injury. Here are 4 of the most common eye injuries and how you can prevent them!

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Everything You Need to Know About Open-Angle Glaucoma

Friday, November 10, 2017

As we get older we start thinking more and more about health and conditions we may be prone to getting. This is something you think about a lot when thinking about your eye health in particular. One condition that can start to develop as you get older is Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.

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4 Easy Steps To Take To Protect Your Vision

Thursday, October 26, 2017

There are many steps you can take to keep your body healthy, including your eye health and vision. There are many factors that contribute to your eye health and these are a couple ways you can protect your vision!

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Dr. Vishak John Appears on Daytime Blue Ridge to Discuss Warning Signs of Retina Damage

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Last week, our newest retina specialist, Dr. Vishak John, made an appearance on Daytime Blue Ridge to discuss the warning signs of retina damage

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Dr. Stuart Tims Performs LASIK Eye Surgery Live!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dr. Stuart Tims of Vistar Eye Center was featured on Daytime Blue Ridge! Watch the segment, and view LASIK surgery performed live on camera.

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Is It Time for You to Get an Eye Exam?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Life gets busy and sometimes we forgot about appointments, it happens. So, if you are sitting there trying to remember when the last time you had your eyes checked - you aren’t alone. Your health is important, and it is crucial to take care of your eyes. So, when do you know it’s time to get your eyes checked?

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Helpful Tips to Protect Your Eyes from Digital Eye Strain

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Growing up in today’s day and age it’s not if you will use technology throughout the day - it’s about how long your day will be consumed behind a screen. Whether you’re sitting at work behind a computer for 8 hours or lounging on the couch scrolling through your newsfeed you could be experiencing the side effects of Digital Eye Strain.

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The Difference Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

When you are at your eye appointment you might hear the terms nearsightedness and farsightedness. You might even be dealing with one of these conditions. But what do they both mean?

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How Smoking Is Negatively Impacting Your Vision.

Friday, August 25, 2017

It is well known that smoking is the leading cause of serious health conditions that affect your lungs, heart, and much more. What most people don’t know is how smoking negatively impacts your eyes.

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