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Cleaning Eyeglasses: What to Do and What Not to Do

For years, we’ve seen people cleaning eyeglasses in all sorts of ways: breathing on them, scrubbing them with the bottom of their shirts, rubbing them with paper towels, and so much more. Seeing people do this somehow makes others believe they’re the right ways, but we’re here to tell you the truth about what to… read more

Types of Cataracts: What They Are and What Causes Them

Cataracts are among the most common types of vision problems, but most people don’t know that there are several different types of cataracts. If you have been told that you have cataracts or are concerned that you do, following are a few things you might want to know. What are Cataracts? A cataract occurs when… read more

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness: What is Diabetic Macular Edema?

Of all of our five senses, the one that we tend to rely upon the most is our vision. Unfortunately, diabetes tends to have a significant impact on vision. One condition often brought on by diabetes is diabetic macular edema, or DME. Defining DME, its causes, symptoms, and treatment is one way to help raise… read more

Heterochromatic Eyes: Attributes, Causes, and Trends

One of the latest crazes in the anime, fashion video games, and graphic design communities is featuring characters with heterochromatic eyes. Heterochromatic eyes, or eyes with two different colored irises, have long captured the interest of passersby and artists. In these cutting-edge fashion games, we see characters gliding around their stages with one lavender and… read more

Eye Floaters: What They Are and When They’re a Problem

As you are looking at a white wall or a white screen, you find yourself batting away a fruit fly. But it doesn’t go anywhere. It just stays there, right in front of your eyes, irritating you to the core. Suddenly, you see a dozen fruit flies, all clustered around your eyes. Realizing they aren’t… read more

What Makes Women More Susceptible to Eye Diseases

There are many factors at play that can make women more susceptible to eye diseases than men are. Many women are not aware of their increased likelihood of experiencing vision problems, which often means they aren’t seeking adequate preventative care. Factors that Make Women More Susceptible to Eye Diseases There are a variety of reasons… read more

Fall Eye Allergies: Most Common Allergens

Are your eyes starting to bother you more now that fall has arrived? With lots of pollen, dust, and spores in the air, you may be suffering from fall eye allergies. Allergies occur when your immune system over-responds to foreign matter while other individuals remain unaffected. Seasonal environmental triggers include pollen from ragweed and other… read more

4 Most Common Types of Laser Eye Surgery

Many types of laser eye surgery are currently available, and which one is right for you depends on your specific needs. The following is a brief overview of four of the laser eye surgery services offered by Michigan Eye Institute.   LASIK LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery, also called refractive surgery, is the most… read more

Preparing for Laser Eye Surgery: What You Can Expect Before the Big Day

As you are preparing for laser eye surgery, you want to make sure you have everything in order. This is an exciting time, and it won’t be long before your eyes provide you with a brand new, clearer outlook! Keep these things in mind before your laser eye surgery. Get the information you need In… read more