eye disorder phoenix

Welcome to the World of Eye Health

In a fast-paced digital era, where screens dominate our lives, prioritizing eye health is more crucial than ever. This comprehensive guide delves into the realm of “5 Common Eye Disorders,” providing insights, solutions, and empowering knowledge to safeguard your vision.

Understanding Eye Anatomy

The Marvels of the Ocular Structure

Before delving into disorders, let’s explore the intricacies of the eye. From cornea to retina, each component plays a vital role in maintaining crystal-clear vision. Understanding this marvel sets the stage for comprehending common eye disorders.

Common Causes of Eye Disorders

Unveiling the Culprits Behind Ocular Issues

Various factors contribute to eye disorders, spanning genetics, age, lifestyle, and environmental elements. Unravel the mysteries behind why our eyes sometimes face challenges and discover proactive measures to counteract them.


A Silent Thief of Vision

Glaucoma silently encroaches on vision, often without warning until irreversible damage occurs. Dive into the world of intraocular pressure and discover how early detection and treatment can thwart this stealthy thief.


Cloudy Visions, Clear Solutions

Clouded lenses can obscure life’s beauty. Learn about cataracts, their causes, and modern solutions that can restore not just vision but also the vibrancy of your daily experiences.

Macular Degeneration

Navigating the Shadows of Age-related Vision Loss

As age advances, so does the risk of macular degeneration. Navigate through the shadows of this condition, understanding its types, progression, and strategies to preserve your central vision.

Diabetic Retinopathy

The Unseen Battle Within

For those with diabetes, the eyes can become battlegrounds. Uncover the intricacies of diabetic retinopathy, from its subtle onset to the imperative role of regular eye examinations.

Dry Eye Syndrome

Tears of Discomfort

In a world of constant screen time, dry eye syndrome is becoming increasingly prevalent. Explore the reasons behind this discomfort and discover practical tips for managing and preventing it.

Symptoms and Signs

Listen to Your Eyes

Understanding the signals your eyes send is crucial. From subtle discomfort to alarming red flags, pay attention to the language of your eyes and take timely action for lasting eye health.

Diagnosis Techniques

Unraveling the Mysteries through Medical Tools

Demystify the diagnostic process. From comprehensive eye exams to advanced imaging techniques, explore how professionals unravel the mysteries behind eye disorders with precision.

Treatment Options

Tailoring Solutions for Clearer Visions

Discover the array of treatments available for common eye disorders. From medications to surgical interventions, the goal is to tailor solutions that best suit individual needs, ensuring a path to clearer visions.

Lifestyle Changes

Small Habits, Big Impact

Embark on a journey of small yet impactful lifestyle changes that can significantly enhance eye health. From nutritional tweaks to mindful screen habits, find the key to long-lasting vision wellness.

Prevention Strategies

Safeguarding Your Windows to the World

Prevention is the cornerstone of eye health. Uncover effective strategies to safeguard your eyes, whether through protective eyewear, regular breaks, or simple yet powerful habits that fortify your vision.

Impact on Daily Life

Coping with Vision Challenges

For those navigating eye disorders, daily life can present unique challenges. Gain insights into coping mechanisms, adaptive technologies, and support systems that empower individuals to lead fulfilling lives despite vision impairments.


Addressing Common Queries on Eye Disorders

Can eye disorders be hereditary? Genetic predispositions can indeed influence the likelihood of certain eye disorders. However, lifestyle factors also play a significant role.

Is there a cure for glaucoma? While there is no outright cure, early detection and treatment can effectively manage glaucoma and prevent further vision loss.

How does aging contribute to macular degeneration? The aging process can lead to cellular changes in the macula, increasing the risk of age-related macular degeneration.

Can dry eye syndrome be permanent? In most cases, dry eye syndrome is manageable with lifestyle adjustments and treatments. However, severe cases may require ongoing management.

Are there natural remedies for preventing cataracts? While maintaining a healthy lifestyle can contribute to overall eye health, there’s no guaranteed natural remedy for preventing cataracts. Regular eye check-ups remain crucial.

Is diabetic retinopathy reversible? Early stages of diabetic retinopathy are manageable, but once it progresses, complete reversal becomes challenging. Timely intervention is key to preventing severe complications.


Embracing Vision Wellness

In the journey of life, our eyes guide us through experiences, big and small. By understanding, preventing, and addressing common eye disorders, we empower ourselves to embrace a future of lasting vision wellness.

Tatum Eyecare is North Phoenix’s premier family eye care center. We’ve spared no expense to create the most pleasant, comfortable patient experience… including the finest furnishings, the best selection of prescription eyeglass frames, the most cutting-edge technology, and the most outstanding team of industry professionals. Come see why the choice for family eye care in the Valley has never been clearer.

Dr. Bryan Fuller

Dr. Bryan Fuller of Tatum Eye Care in Phoenix Arizona
Dr. Fuller grew up in Issaquah, Washington and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University. He decided to ditch the calculator and trade it in for a phoropter and slit lamp. He headed east to The Ohio State University where he received his Optometry degree in 1998. Go Bucks! Not wanting to return to the gray of Washington, after graduation, he headed southwest to sunny Arizona. Shortly thereafter he met Dr. McPhelan and they partnered up at their original location, Optical Illusions. With the success of the first location, the two doctors opened up their north location, Optique at the Ridge. After many years of operating the two locations, it was time for an upgrade. In 2016 they merged the two locations into their larger and current location, Tatum Eyecare! When not at the office, Dr. Fuller enjoys spending his free time with his amazing wife and two boys. Dr. Fuller holds the following degrees:

Ohio State University - Doctorate of Optometry
Washington State University - B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Dr. James McPhelan

Dr. James McPhelan of Tatum Eye Care in Phoenix Arizona
Dr. McPhelan grew up in Southern California and enlisted in the Army at age 17. He graduated from Southern California College of Optometry in 1976, then started practicing optometry in Arizona in 1977. Over the next few years, he grew 20/20 Eye Care to 15 offices. In 1999, he and Dr. Fuller took over Optical Illusions, then opened Optique at the Ridge. In 2016, they created Tatum Eyecare. In his spare time, Dr. McPhelan is an avid golfer, often competing in multiple tournaments through the year. Dr. McPhelan holds the following degrees:

Southern California College of Optometry - Doctorate of Optometry

Dr. Houle

Dr. Houle
Dr. Houle is following in her father's footsteps as an optometrist. She is a North Dakota native who received her Bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota before earning her Doctorate of Optometry from Midwestern University - Arizona College of Optometry. Dr. Houle began her career in eye care more than 10 years ago, and she worked as a receptionist, optician, and technician before becoming an optometrist. She has a particular interest in the management of ocular disease including dry eye and glaucoma. In her free time, Dr. Houle is an avid baseball fan (go Twins!) and spends as much time as possible with her friends and family in both Arizona and North Dakota.

Midwestern University – Arizona College of Optometry - Doctorate of Optometry
University of North Dakota - Bachelor of Science: Biology

Dr. Kenneth O'Daniel

Dr. Kenneth O'Daniel of Tatum Eye Care in Phoenix Arizona
Dr. O’Daniel was born in the beautiful mountains of Waynesville, North Carolina and grew up in Dayton, Ohio. He attended Wright State University and graduated with his BS in Biology in 1977; shortly thereafter, beginning his Masters in BioChemistry.

Dr. O’Daniel is also a 1983 graduate of the Illinois College Optometry. He met his wife Lori during this period. Lori, a Chicago native, became an integral part of his practice (and life!) shortly thereafter.
He moved to Scottsdale in 1986 to begin practicing inside LensCrafters. In 1990 Dr. O'Daniel opened the Scottsdale LensCrafters, and he also presided as its director of Optometric services.
Dr. O’Daniel became an Optometrist because of his love and passion for photography, physics, and desire provide patients with the ability to see the world more clearly. As a licensed optometrist, Dr. O’Daniel provides complete eye care services for the surrounding communities ages seven and up.
Dr. O’Daniel has had a working relationship with both Dr. Fuller and McPhellan for over two decades. He has served as past director for the Arizona Optometric Association, and past President of the Central Arizona Optometric Society. In January, 2018 Dr. O’Daniel decided to join Tatum Eye Care, the premier Eye Care Center in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Dr. O’Daniel’s goal is simple: Provide Excellent Eye Care, treat patients as family, and treat everyone honestly and fairly!

Dr. Christina Wong

Dr. Christina Wong of Tatum Eye Care in Phoenix Arizona
A southern California native, Dr. Wong attended UCLA where she received her B.S. in Biology. She then completed her Doctorate of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Wong moved to Arizona to complete a residency in ocular disease at Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital on the Gila River Indian Reservation. Following residency, Dr. Wong earned the distinction of Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Wong provides comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages, from pediatrics through seniors. She has a special interest in the management of medical eye conditions including glaucoma, eye infections, dry eye and diabetic retinopathy.
Outside of the office, Dr. Wong enjoys running, going to the beach, rooting for the Bruins, and spending time with her husband and three daughters.
University of California Los Angeles - B.S. in Biology
Southern California College of Optometry - Doctorate of Optometry

Dr. Ryan Felten

Dr. Felten of Tatum Eye Care in Phoenix Arizona
Dr. Felten is a native to Arizona, and was raised in North Phoenix where most of his family still resides. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University; then returned home to Arizona to pursue his Doctor of Optometry at Midwestern University in Glendale. While at Midwestern University, he was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and was the recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy. Dr. Felten enjoys working with patients of all ages and also speaks fluent Spanish. Dr. Felten holds the following degrees:

Brigham Young University - Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Midwestern University - Doctorate of Optometry