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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… read more

Reading Glasses: No Longer a Fashion Staple After 40 with the Raindrop Procedure

It has finally happened. It’s been sneaking up on you for a while now, but there is no denying it anymore. No matter how much you squint, no matter how far away you hold an object, those little details simply refuse to come into focus. Reluctantly, you are forced to admit it. You need reading… read more

Causes and Remedies for Dry Eyes

Generally, dry eyes are the result of not enough tears. Other than temporary reasons, such as being in a very dry environment, several things can cause insufficient tears. These include: The aging process Tear glands damaged by infections or inflammation Decongestants, antihistamines, antidepressants, hormone replacement drugs, drugs for high blood pressure, and birth control pills… read more

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Cataracts

Cataracts are one of the more common eye problems people develop as they age. Unfortunately, they develop so slowly and gradually that many people don’t realize that they’re suffering from them until they have been dealing with them too long. This is why regular eye exams become more and more important as the years go… read more

What Will Our Eyes Be Like in 100 Years?

With the recent major advances in eyecare, it’s hard not to wonder what our vision may look like in another 100 years. Now, surgeries such as laser vision correction and corneal inlay enhances can literally correct near-sighted and far-sighted vision enough to completely eliminate the need for glasses. This means the sky is the limit… read more

The Science Behind Brown Eyes

Current estimates suggest that around 65% of the world’s population have brown eyes. So, while being a brown-eyed beauty may not be as unique as you’d like, bear in mind that not all shades of brown are the same. If you’re from southern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, or East Asia, there is a higher… read more

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Individuals with diabetes have a higher risk of developing serious eye conditions that can really impact their vision. The month of November is dedicated to spreading awareness of those issues, so the doctors here at Michigan Eye Institute have prepared a list of facts that may help diabetics maintain healthy long term eyecare. Diabetic eye… read more

MEI Trunk Shows and Why You Should Attend

Designer sunglasses. Major eyewear discounts. Friendly Michigan Eye Institute staff. These are all reasons why, if you’re in the marketing for a new pair of shades, you should attend our next Designer Sunglasses Trunk Show event. Always located at one of our many southeast Michigan offices – Flint, Fenton, Lapeer, Grand Blanc, or Oxford –… read more

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