January 2018

31
Jan

What to Know Before Scheduling Laser Eye Surgery

As we grow older, our eyes – much like the rest of our bodies – don’t perform as well as they used to, leaving us trying to remember where we placed our glasses or applying irritating contact lenses to our eyes every morning. Thankfully, with recent medical advancements in optometry, many people are saying goodbye to their corrective lenses and

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24
Jan

How Sleep Affects Eye Health: What You Need to Know

Sleep is an important time for your body to restore itself. Damaged cells are repaired, and toxins are cleared away. After missing out on sleep, your eyes are probably red and may feel gritty and sore. It doesn’t feel good, and it doesn’t help you look your best. So how does lack of sleep affect eye health? Dry eyes. A

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17
Jan

Glaucoma Awareness Month: Facts You Need to Know About This Silent Disease

More than 2.7 million Americans over the age of 40 are affected by a vision-stealing disease that often has no symptoms. The disease? Glaucoma. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and the doctors and staff of Michigan Eye Institute want you to know the facts about this silent disease.   GLAUCOMA AWARENESS What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma develops when the optic nerve

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10
Jan

5 Best Vitamins for Healthy Eyes

When it comes to the health of our eyes, nutrition can play a big part. Today’s western diet might be high in calories, but it often lacks the right balance of vitamins and minerals needed for healthy eyes. If you have any reason to question your eye health, be sure to make an appointment with your doctor. In the meantime

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