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General Eye Care

14
Jul

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 The sun radiates all kinds

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7
Jul

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 National Weather Service provides a

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30
Jun

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 Raindrop Near Vision Inlay procedure.

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26
Jun

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 it comes to fireworks, the

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16
Jun

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 as your 40s. Risk factors

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9
Jun

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 doctors notice changes to the

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30
May

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 considered “normal” vision, meaning you

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25
Apr

5 Tips for Healthy Eyes

The sad truth is that after the age of 40, our eyesight begins deteriorating. While not all eye issues can be prevented, the eye doctors at Michigan Eye Institute have compiled a list of tips to follow that should keep your eyes healthy for longer. Don’t smoke This seems like common sense but you’d be surprised at how many people

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30
Mar

Top 5 Things to Do in Michigan During Spring Break

5. Get Your Doctor Appointments Taken Care Of. I know this isn’t the most thrilling to-do, but what a great time to be practical and get your eye, dental, and general check-ups out the of the way before school starts back up. From childhood to adolescence, kids’ eyes develop and change quickly. Make sure you and your children are seeing

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10
Mar

Revolutionary Near-Vision Corrective Surgery Replaces Reading Glasses

The constant on-off routine with reading glasses can hinder your day-to-day activities. You know what we mean; you receive a text message and on the go, then you take them off to resume your work but replace them to read notes jotted on your notepad, only to take them off again immediately afterward.  This process can get tiring. That’s why

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