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Top 3 Benefits of Polycarbonate Lenses for Eyeglasses

Nowadays, choosing a pair of eyeglasses is about more than just style. You also need to consider the material your lenses are made from. Lens material is normally glass, plastic, or polycarbonate. Here’s what you need to know about polycarbonate and the benefits of polycarbonate lenses for eyeglasses.   What is Polycarbonate? Polycarbonate is a… read more

3 Tips to Ease a Child’s Fears about Wearing Glasses

Finding out a child needs glasses can be overwhelming and surprising for both parents and children. With 75% of American adults wearing some sort of corrective lenses, many children need assistance as well. Following the steps below can help parents ease a child’s fears about wearing glasses and ensure a positive transition to the new… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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

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