August 2017

22
Aug

Contact Lens Health Week

  August 21-25 marks the fourth annual Contact Lens Health Week. The main goal of this week is to increase public awareness and promote the healthy wearing and care of contact lenses. For 2017, the theme is “healthy habits mean healthy eyes” with a focus on children starting healthy eye care habits early. Because August is also Children’s Eye Health and

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14
Aug

Eye Tips for Staring at a Screen All Day

A lot of us spend time looking at digital screens (phone, computer, etc.) most of the day, which can cause your eyes to be strained. It can even cause some people to develop chronic headaches or nausea. Here are some eye tips the MEI doctors compiled to help you take care of your vision and prevent eye fatigue: Exercise your

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9
Aug

Solar Eclipse 2017

The 2017 Solar Eclipse will definitely be a sight to see. Michigan Eye Institute doctors never recommend looking directly at the sun. However, used properly, solar filter sunglasses may allow for safe viewing of the eclipse. Watching a solar eclipse is a memorable experience. However, the American Academy of Ophthalmology states that looking directly at the sun can seriously damage your

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8
Aug

August Is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

The American Academy Of Ophthalmology recognizes August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Children are at risk for many eye and vision problems, which often go undiagnosed. Some signs of concern in children could be: Disinterest in reading or viewing distant objects. Wandering or crossed eyes. Squinting or turning their heads in an unusual manner while watching television. Here are

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3
Aug

LASIK Myths: Misconceptions About Laser Eye Surgery

Common LASIK Myths Although LASIK eye surgery has been around for years and has been performed on millions of patients, there are still some misconceptions due to misinformation. The following are the top “myths” about LASIK surgery, along with the reasons they are not true.   “LASIK CURES ALL EYE CONDITIONS” LASIK does not cure all of the possible eye

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