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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice.

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 at some tips for maintaining eye and vision health, with a special focus on women.  Statistically, women are more at risk than men for eye...
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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.  Wearing proper eye protection from the sun reduces the risk of a number of eye diseases and other conditions that are caused or worsened by...

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 contact lenses Most contact lens wearers can continue to wear contacts throughout their life with a simple switch in type of contact lens. Generally, after...

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 such as keratoconus, but are also a terrific alternative to normal contact lenses if dryness or comfort has been an issue in the past while...

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 contact lenses or glasses to see the world clearly.  This new technology is known as Orthokeratology or OrthoK for short. OrthoK lenses are a great option for...

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 in order to maintain vision. The disease is caused by the failure of collagen (the hard glue of the body) in the cornea to maintain...

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 symptoms such as redness, itchiness, grittiness, blurry vision, and watery eyes. Alongside the discomfort, people constantly have to explain to coworkers and family why they...

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 of limiting the amount of myopia a child will ultimately develop. Why does this matter you may ask? Myopia is caused by the eyeball growing...

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 uncomfortable, and they dry out after only 6 hours of wearing.  Those wearers without astigmatism have enjoyed great advancements in lenses that prevent dryness and...

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 system following high intensity radiation treatment.  Simply put, a donor gives healthy blood to somebody with a weakened immune system to jump start their immunity...

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 correction, Radial keratotomy (RK) was the miracle surgery that allowed the blind to see without glasses.  Unfortunately, there were no data that tested the long-term...

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 while sure, it can be irritating, is a twitching eyelid ever something to be concerned about? An eyelid twitch, also known as a myokymia, can...
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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 or talk yet. Over the first few months of life, their visual systems continue to progress, stimulated by their surroundings. Babies will develop the ability...

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 leading cause of vision loss for people 50 years and older; early detection plays a key role in the outcome of the disease. That’s why...
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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 available! Many signs of A.D.D. are similar to those for vision deficits. Please join us in this workshop to learn current facts, and how to...
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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 even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be...
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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 newest styles while noshing on gourmet food and libations! Exclusive Raffle Prizes and Gift Bags, as supplies last. Reserve Your Spot Today (appointment is recommended)....
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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 patients regain sight. Dr. Jacobi has trialed a groundbreaking new device with patient Harry Pierce,an 81-year-old, retired Marine. Age is just a number...