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Sports Eye Injury Month

Football season has kicked off, and that means a greater risk for an eye injury. From baseball to basketball and every sport in between, athletes have many things to protect, but one of the easiest measures of injury prevention is ensuring the safety of your eyes. Let our eye doctors at the Michigan Eye Institute… read more

 “Lazy Eye” Red Flags and Treatment

You have probably heard of the “lazy eye” condition or have known of someone who has had it, as its one of the most common visual impairments among children. “Lazy eye,” or amblyopia, affects approximately 3 out of every 100 children. Parents know by now to treat it immediately, but when left ignored, it’s a… read more

Top 6 Tips on Maintaining Sharp Eyesight

First, you’ll notice letters slightly blending into each other as you’re trying to read the paper. Thankfully after a few seconds, your eyes adjust and reading becomes easier. Then, that problem slowly turns into holding the paper a little farther away because the words appear a little clearer at a distance. And before you know… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

Misconceptions of Having LASIK Eye Surgery

  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… read more

Children’s Vision Care

Children’s eye exams are essential because vision is a crucial part of how they begin to learn and develop. Statistics show that on average, one out of four school-age children have a vision impairment. Most children should have their first comprehensive eye exam before they enter first grade (usually around five or six years old)…. read more

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