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Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

Recurrent Corneal Erosion

Watery or painful eyes in the morning? Have you woke up with eye pain or irritation? Typically, morning eye pain that occurs sporadically throughout the...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Toddlers With Myopia: Eyewear and Their Future

Toddlers With Myopia: Eyewear And Their Future Like all refractive errors, myopia (also known as nearsightedness) is typically managed by wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses....

Playing Outside Helps Keep Kids' Vision Healthy

Playing Outside Saves Kids’ Vision Myopia, or nearsightedness, is one of the most common refractive errors. A refractive error is what happens when light enters...

Myopia – an epidemic across the nation (and the world)

Myopia – An Epidemic Across The Nation (And The World) When we think of the word “epidemic”, it brings to mind visions of desolated villages...

Where Can I Find a Low Vision Doctor?

Where Can I Find A Low Vision Doctor? Reading your favorite books is difficult. You squint a lot while watching TV. When friends or family...

When to Contact a Low Vision Doctor

When To Contact A Low Vision Doctor: When You Can’t See To Do What You Want To Do When you break your leg, you feel...

Why AMD Patients Need 2 Doctors

Why AMD Patients Need 2 Doctors Central vision is an important element of your overall vision, allowing you to see images and objects as you...

Scleral Lenses and Dry Eyes

Scleral Lenses Help Even Dry Eyes! When it comes to having dry eyes, you’ve probably tried everything you can think of to get some relief....

Why choose an Optometrist who Specializes in Contacts vs Ophthalmologists

Why Choose An Optometrist Who Specializes In Contacts Vs Ophthalmologists You need new contact lenses or maybe you’re just trying them out for the first...

Is My Toddler Too Young For A VT Evaluation?

  Is My Toddler Too Young For A VT Evaluation? A child’s vision changes rapidly as their bodies grow and develop. This is especially evident...

Spring Dry Eyes

Spring Dry Eyes Spring is a time of renewal, when the harsh winter is just a memory and the outdoors seem to beckon us to...

Gritty Eyes

Gritty Eyes You know that gritty feeling in the eye, when it feels like something’s in it or it just feels rough and scratchy? It’s...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Do I have Eye Allergies?

Know the symptoms of seasonal eye allergies and how to get rid of this pesky problem As the weather warms, flower buds are opening, and...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

Top 8 Lighting Tips for People With Low Vision

You’ve got Low Vision and you need some ways of minimizing the effects on your daily activities. One of the best ways to do this...

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

So you had LASIK and now are having complications..

LASIK is generally a safe and effective procedure to improve vision with a goal of glasses-free living afterward.  With any surgical procedure though, there are...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

Trouble Seeing Your Grandkids’ Faces?

Trouble Seeing Your Grandkids' Faces? Low Vision Devices Can Help Are you frustrated that your poor vision is it getting in the way of life?...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

How would YOU KNOW if you child has a vision dysfunction?

While the only way to be sure if your child has a medical vision diagnosis is to have him evaluated by a developmental optometrist, there...

Help your child hit the ground running at the start of the school year!

Did your child struggle with his homework last year? Did you have the dreaded “homework fight” every night, or did it take your child hours...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

What is Vision Therapy?

I. Definition: Optometric Vision Therapy is a treatment plan used to correct or improve specific dysfunctions of the vision system. It includes, but is not...

Eye teaming: Reading and Learning

FIRST a child learns how to use his eyes together as a TEAM.THEN he applies those visual skills to learn to READEVENTUALLY the child reads...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Can I do Vision Therapy instead of surgery???

The short answer is…YES YES YES. People with strabismus (also known as an eye turn, or “lazy eye”) are often told they will need surgery...

Congratulations Fernie!

Fernie was 4 years old when she started our Vision Therapy Program 9 months ago. She was scheduled for surgery for her eye turn, but...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

Congratulations Delaney!

Miss Delaney graduated yesterday! Her growth throughout the program has been AMAZING. She has gained a huge boost to her confidence and independence and she...

Vision Therapy for the patient with TBI

So you know that Vision Therapy can be life changing for children and adults with vision related learning difficulties…but did you know that it can...

Eye Exam VS Vision Screening…Tomato Tomahto?

Is a vision screening the same as an eye exam…. or a “online eye exam?” This is a common question. Many schools and pediatricians perform...

What if you saw letters like this?

Today we discovered that our patient sees any print within arms reach as though it is overlapped. And no one ever knew. She has had...

What’s the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?

Ophthalmologists are medical doctors (MDs) who specialize in the health of the eye. When they assess vision, it is a confirmation that the eye is...

“My brain is freaking out right now!”

Meet Nate. He is a super sweet, smart 8 year old currently in a 6 month therapy program for Convergence Insufficiency. Here, you see him...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Congratulations Grace!

Grace graduated our vision therapy program today! Both Grace and her mom have been such a pleasure to work with weekly throughout Grace’s therapy program....

From flat to 3d!

This sweet little girl is Nadia and she is 4 years old. When Nadia first came to us, she was unable to see in 3d...

How young is too young for VT?

Sometimes people are surprised to hear that we work with adults who benefit greatly from vision therapy. Stroke patients, adults with eye turns and other...

This is just the beginning.

What an exciting week this has been! As I sit in the airport, waiting to head back home to Michigan, I reflect on everything that...

Vision Therapy At Suburban Eye Care

Did you know that 1 out of every 4 school-age children has a vision problem? There is a difference between sight and vision. The difference...

Can We Stop to Smell the Flowers?

Eye Allergies got you down? Speak to your optometrists about treatment options for seasonal eye allergies.

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

Success Stories

Here are some examples of how our vision therapy program has changed the lives of our wonderful patients! “At our son, Zachary’s last annual eye...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Dry Eyes Can Be a Real Pain

Our optometrist explains how dry eye affects his life, and how we can help rid of symptoms like dry, gritty, watery, and tired eyes.

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Multifocal Contact Lenses — ditch those reading glasses

You’ve turned 40 and can’t see the texts on your cell phone anymore. What happens next? You have two choices – bifocal glasses OR multifocal...

Technology update – Scleral contact lenses

Scleral lenses are the newest contact lens technology offering sharp vision along with outstanding comfort. They are often used to treat potentially blinding eye conditions...

OrthoK, preventing nearsightedness one night at a time

Have you considered wearing contact lenses at night instead of during the day?  This is a great solution for many children and adults that require...

So you’ve been diagnosed with Keratoconus? What now?

What is Keratoconus? Keratoconus is a disease of the eye that begins very mild in the early decades of life and eventually requires special treatment...

Quit crying over dry eye. New dry eye treatments have arrived!

For those who have never experienced chronic dry eye, it’s difficult to understand how uncomfortable the condition can be. Dryness can cause a myriad of...

So your child is becoming nearsighted.. what are your options?

Myopia, also called near-sightedness, develops during childhood and continues to worsen until adulthood. There is no way to cure myopia, but there are several methods...

Have astigmatism? Wear contacts? This lens is better than yours.

For most people with astigmatism, the contact lens options have been notoriously lousy since the dawn of time.  The vision is blurry, the contacts are...

So you’ve been diagnosed with Ocular Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD) …

GVHD may cause severe eye dryness that results in permanent vision loss without treatment. Hematologic stem cell transplantation is commonly used to repair the immune...

So you had RK (Radial Keratotomy) eye surgery in the 80’s…

RK was performed in the 70-90’s and many patients now require glasses or special contact lenses to see clearly. Before the days of LASIK vision...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Atropine: A New Therapy for Nearsightedness

Atropine is an effective form of controlling the progression of nearsightedness in children. As a form of myopia control, atropine is considered the ideal solution for younger patients.

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

In-Office Workshops: ADD & Vision

Registration is now open! Join us to learn about vision problems that mimic or complicate what is commonly called ADD/ADHD. Snacks, childcare and multiple dates...

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or...

Introducing the Ultimate Lens Package from Essilor

The Ultimate Lens Package Offer has been extended through the end of 2018! What is the Ultimate Lens Package (ULP)? The ULP is a combination of...

Introducing the Ultimate Lens Package from Essilor

The Ultimate Lens Package Offer has been extended through the end of 2018! What is the Ultimate Lens Package (ULP)? The ULP is a combination of...

Introducing the Ultimate Lens Package from Essilor

The Ultimate Lens Package Offer has been extended through the end of 2018! What is the Ultimate Lens Package (ULP)? The ULP is a combination of...

Introducing the Ultimate Lens Package from Essilor

The Ultimate Lens Package Offer has been extended through the end of 2018! What is the Ultimate Lens Package (ULP)? The ULP is a combination of...

Introducing the Ultimate Lens Package from Essilor

The Ultimate Lens Package Offer has been extended through the end of 2018! What is the Ultimate Lens Package (ULP)? The ULP is a combination of...

Introducing the Ultimate Lens Package from Essilor

The Ultimate Lens Package Offer has been extended through the end of 2018! What is the Ultimate Lens Package (ULP)? The ULP is a combination of...

2017 Trunk Show – Travel In Style

Entire High Fashion Lines Must see, Must have Brands Don’t miss out on exclusive new looks in limited quantities not even released yet! Find your...

New Technology Helps Macular Degeneration Patients at Low Vision of Michigan

Low Vision of Michigan at Suburban Eye Care is one of only two locations in the country to pioneer this new, groundbreaking device to help...

Low Vision Patient able to read her newspaper again

Low Vision Patient able to see clear at a distance again with E-Scoops

Low Vision Patient able to see from a distance again

Low Vision Patient able to read for the first time in a long time

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