Tag: MEI

20
Nov

The Science Behind Brown Eyes

Current estimates suggest that between 65-80% of the world’s population has brown eyes. So, while being a brown-eyed beauty may not be as unique as you’d like, bear in mind that not all shades of brown are the same. If you’re from southern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, or East Asia, there is a higher likelihood of brown eyes running

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13
Nov

Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Individuals with diabetes have a higher risk of developing serious eye conditions that can really impact their vision. The month of November is dedicated to spreading awareness of those issues, so the doctors here at Michigan Eye Institute have prepared a list of facts that may help diabetics maintain healthy long term eyecare. Diabetic eye diseases include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic

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25
Oct

Cosmetics and Eyecare

Many times, we treat patients who are having eye problems that are directly related to improper or careless makeup use. Did you know that certain cosmetic products can trigger allergic reactions which can put you at risk for an infection? Here are some beauty processes that can hurt your eyes in the short or long term. Eyeliner – Because this

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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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14
Aug

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 prevent eye fatigue: Exercise your

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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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24
Jul

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). If your child needs glasses,

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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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22
May

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 attendees various discounts and on-site

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13
May

Demand Rising for LASIK Eye Surgery

According to Persistence Market Research, the demand for LASIK treatment is expected to increase between the years 2016 – 2024 due to the large aging population in the US. Many individuals are benefiting from this effective procedure for vision correction, causing prescriptive lens use to decline for the first time ever. LASIK, an acronym for “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis” (don’t

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