Tag: MI eye doctors

16
Apr

The Difference Between an Ophthalmologist and an Optometrist

Going to the “eye doctor” sounds simple enough, but when you’re dealing with something as complex as the human eye, choosing the right kind of doctor is important. The types of eye doctors you may be most familiar with are an ophthalmologist and an optometrist. The ophthalmologist is a medical doctor or MD. The ophthalmologist is licensed to practice medicine

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28
Feb

Why Near Vision Declines with Age

Sometime after you turn 40, you may notice a difference in your near vision. It may seem like a sudden change the first time you struggle to read the tiny print on a medicine bottle, or when you’re squinting at your menu in a romantic restaurant, wishing for some decent lighting. The truth is that the changes in your eyes

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21
Feb

Foods that are Healthy for the Eyes: Good Choices Could Mean Better Vision

When we choose to eat healthy, we do so with the hopes of keeping our bodies healthy and in shape. But do we ever think about dining for our eyesight? Probably not, but fear not – incorporating foods that are healthy for the eyes into our diet can’t get any easier than this. (And yes, that includes carrots!) Leafy greens,

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14
Feb

Amazing Anatomy: Parts of the Eye Defined

The human eye is nothing short of amazing. It seems that we often take our vision for granted – until complications arise and we realize just how valuable our eyesight really is. Understanding the parts of the eye and how different components work together to achieve vision may just make you see things in a whole new light. Let’s take

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31
Jan

What to Know Before Scheduling Laser Eye Surgery

As we grow older, our eyes – much like the rest of our bodies – don’t perform as well as they used to, leaving us trying to remember where we placed our glasses or applying irritating contact lenses to our eyes every morning. Thankfully, with recent medical advancements in optometry, many people are saying goodbye to their corrective lenses and

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24
Jan

How Sleep Affects Eye Health: What You Need to Know

Sleep is an important time for your body to restore itself. Damaged cells are repaired, and toxins are cleared away. After missing out on sleep, your eyes are probably red and may feel gritty and sore. It doesn’t feel good, and it doesn’t help you look your best. So how does lack of sleep affect eye health? Dry eyes. A

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10
Jan

5 Best Vitamins for Healthy Eyes

When it comes to the health of our eyes, nutrition can play a big part. Today’s western diet might be high in calories, but it often lacks the right balance of vitamins and minerals needed for healthy eyes. If you have any reason to question your eye health, be sure to make an appointment with your doctor. In the meantime

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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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3
Nov

MEI Trunk Shows and Why You Should Attend

Designer sunglasses. Major eyewear discounts. Friendly Michigan Eye Institute staff. These are all reasons why, if you’re in the marketing for a new pair of shades, you should attend our next Designer Sunglasses Trunk Show event. Always located at one of our many southeast Michigan offices – Flint, Fenton, Lapeer, Grand Blanc, or Oxford – our trunk shows feature designer

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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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