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11
Jun

How to Keep Your Eyes Safe Against Firework-Related Injuries

According to a report by the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks caused 13,000 injuries in 2017 alone. This report also found that 14 percent of these cases are eye injuries. Eye injuries can raise blood pressure in your eyes and even cause blood loss. In severe cases, fireworks can cause abrasions and vision loss. No matter how benign some

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28
Mar

Technological Advancements in Eye Care Offer Additional Treatment Options

New health and technological innovations are constantly changing the kind of care provided to people with vision problems. From surgical procedures to eye exams, there is always a new instrument or test being unveiled regularly. The following are some of the latest technological advancements in eye care that have been introduced for use by ophthalmologists. LASIK: You have probably heard

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17
Jan

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 develops when the optic nerve

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13
Oct

National Book Month: How Reading Affects Your Eyes

You’re enthralled within the pages of a good book, have been for hours. The pages begin to blur and you know you should get back to reality. Our eyes are not immune to exhaustion, and today, books come in various formats. Kindle and other mobile-formatted books revolutionized the way we consume our knowledge, but now we spend more time staring

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6
Oct

Home Eye Safety Awareness Month

Our eyes are one of the most important, and vulnerable, organs. Of all the ways we keep ourselves safe, wearing the proper protection at work cannot be forgotten. Physical labor occupations (such as railroad, steelwork, or construction) are often a focus, but sports and activities at home are also high injury areas. Home projects are especially dangerous because we feel

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18
Sep

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 help keep your eyes safe

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13
Sep

 “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 condition that will persist into

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22
Aug

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 also Children’s Eye Health and

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9
Aug

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 sun can seriously damage your

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3
Aug

LASIK Myths: Misconceptions About Laser Eye Surgery

Common LASIK Myths 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 possible eye

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