Hey there, little friends! Today, we’re going on a magical journey to discover how to take care of our precious peepers—the windows to our souls! If you’re living in Phoenix, buckle up because the sun’s shining, and we want those eyes to sparkle like diamondsOur eyes are like tiny superheroes living on our faces. They help us see rainbows, puppy dogs, and even the moon at night. So, let’s give them the love and care they deserve.
1. Sunglasses: Your Eye’s Superheroes
Imagine sunglasses as tiny capes for your eyes. They protect them from the big, bright sun. So, next time you step out, wear those cool shades and be your eyes’ superhero!
2. Blinking Magic: Keep Those Peepers Moist
Blinking is like a magical spell for your eyes. It keeps them moist and happy. So, don’t forget to blink, even if you’re watching your favorite cartoons or playing games!
3. Screens Aren’t Enemies, but Friends with Breaks
TVs and tablets are like friends who visit us. But too much time with them can make our eyes tired. So, let’s be friends with breaks. Pause, play, and give our eyes a little dance break!
4. Carrot Power: Eat Your Way to Eagle Eyes
Carrots are like nature’s snacks for our eyes. They have a special power to make our eyes see better. Munch on them, and you’ll have eyes as sharp as superheroes!
5. Lights Out, Sweet Dreams
When the moon says, “It’s bedtime,” listen! Sleep is like a superhero power nap for our eyes. It helps them rest, so they’re ready for new adventures when the sun says, “Wake up!”
6. Eye Check-ups: Like Superhero Health Checks
Just like superheroes visit the doctor, our eyes need check-ups too. Wear your invisible cape, aka glasses, and go for a check-up. It’s the secret to having superhero vision!
7. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: Sip Away the Blurriness
Water is like magic potion for our eyes. Sip it, and see the blurriness disappear. Let’s keep our eyes happy and hydrated like little garden flowers!
Conclusion: Your Eyes, Your Treasure Chest
So, my little pals, remember, your eyes are like treasure chests full of wonders. Treat them with love, follow these magical tips, and watch them sparkle like the stars in the Phoenix sky!
Summary: Quick Recap of the Bright Ideas
1. Sunglasses: Wear them like superheroes!
2. Blinking Magic: Keep those eyes moist with magical blinks!
3. Screen Time: Be friends with breaks.
4. Carrot Power: Snack on nature’s binoculars.
5. Lights Out: Sleep like a superhero.
6. Eye Check-ups: Superhero health checks!
7. Hydrate: Sip away the blurriness.
Call to Action: Let’s Start the Vision Revolution!
Are you ready for the vision revolution, little buddies? Share these tips with your friends, family, and even your teddy bears! Let’s make Phoenix the city with the happiest and healthiest eyes. Ready, set, sparkle!
FAQs: Your Burning Questions Answered
Q1: Can I skip sunglasses on cloudy days?
No way, little explorer! The sun’s sneakiness can still reach you through clouds. Wear those sunglasses and be a cloud-busting superhero!
Q2: How many hours of screen time is safe for my eyes?
Let’s play it safe—around two hours. But don’t forget to take breaks, dance, and give those eyes a screen-time vacation!
Q3: Do carrots really improve eyesight?
Absolutely! Carrots have special powers that make your eyes as strong as superheroes’ eyes. Crunch away for super vision!
Q4: How often should I have an eye check-up?
Just like superheroes need check-ups, your eyes need them too! Visit the eye doctor once a year and show them your superhero vision!
Q5: Is it true that sitting too close to the TV is bad for my eyes?
Oh, yes! Give your eyes some space. Sitting a bit far is like giving them a little superhero zone. So, find the perfect TV-watching superhero spot!
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