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Contacts vs. Glasses: Which is Best for You?

  Deciding whether you want to wear glasses or contacts is a personal decision. Of course, being comfortable is the most important aspect. Each choice has pros and cons and it’s up to you to decide which fits your lifestyle the best. Glasses Pros: You do not have to poke around your eye, which lessens… read more

Summer Eye Care Tips

Just as it is important to protect your skin during the hot summer months, facilitating proper eye care is also a priority. Whether it is yard work, chemicals in the pool, or the rays reflecting off the waves, the delicate tissue in your eyes require care and protection. Here are some tips: 100% UV protection… read more

Protecting Your Eyes from Harmful UV Rays

It’s no surprise that extended exposure to the sun’s UV rays has been linked to eye diseases such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and other illnesses that cause vision loss. Protecting your eyes from these harmful rays should be a priority for adults and children alike. This UV Index devised by the Environmental Protection Agency and… read more

A Surgery to Correct Your Close-Up Vision

Most people have heard of LASIK vision correction and know that it’s a relatively simple 10-minute procedure that allows for qualified individuals to regain their 20/20 vision for far distances. Now, a procedure to correct close-up vision is gaining popularity. It’s called corneal inlay surgery. The best part? Michigan Eye Institute is officially offering the… read more

Fireworks Safety Month: Celebrating the Red, White, and Blue

June is Fireworks Safety Month, and that means the Fourth of July is rapidly approaching. Independence Day may be a few weeks away, but June abounds with sparklers, fountains, and Roman Candles. As beautiful as they can be, debris and the bright flash of fireworks present real dangers to the health of your eyes. When… read more

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Maintaining healthy eyes is crucial to independent and productive living, but cataracts can impede that. Left untreated, cataracts can lead to blurriness and eventually, a total loss of vision. When people hear “cataracts” they tend to think of older adults in retirement, but small protein clumps and cataract spots in vision can form as early… read more

Top 3 Life-Threatening Diseases a Routine Eye Exam Can Catch

An eye exam has the potential to save your life. That may sound dramatic, but it’s true. In this blog, Michigan Eye Institute’s doctors share which life-threatening conditions they can catch during a routine eye exam. High blood pressure. This condition damages blood vessels throughout the body, including in the eyes. During an exam, eye… read more

What Having 20/20 Vision Actually Means

You’ve probably seen a chart such as this before during a routine eye exam. In the US, they’re usually placed 20 feet away from your eyes and colored in standard black and white. There’s a popular disbelief that 20/20 vision is considered exceptional or above average. Surprisingly, that’s not the case. 20/20 vision is actually… read more

MEI’s Designer Sunglasses Trunk Show

One of our favorite activities during the year is hosting Designer Sunglasses Trunk Shows within the community. These shows give us a chance to interact with the public, see old faces again, and fit many people into their perfect pair of shades. On May 10, we hosted our latest event at our Fenton office, offering… read more

Optomap: A Revolutionary Product that Needs to be Part of your Eye Exam

For many, the eyes are one of the most important sensory organs to have. Good vision not only allows us to enjoy the beauty of the world, but it also allows us to live independently and efficiently. That’s why protecting their overall health is so important. So with that in mind, let us tell you… read more