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3 Types of Cancer That Can Be Found During a Routine Eye Exam

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February is World Cancer Month, and all across the globe today many are raising awareness of cancer to encourage its prevention, and not just through your yearly physical. Regular eye exams are an important part of maintaining one’s health, but did you know that many forms of cancer can be found during a routine eye […]

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Why a Glaucoma Screening Could Save Your Sight

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Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in the United States. Testing for glaucoma should be done regularly during your yearly eye exams, even more often when you age into your 40’s and 50’s. Read on to find out just how a glaucoma screening could potentially save your future eyesight. Catch Problems Early […]

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Optometry in 2018: A Year In Review

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The optometry industry saw many changes in the year 2018. From a booming optometry equipment industry, to changes in vision coverage, it seemed like every time you turned around there was a news about the vision care industry. Here are just some of the biggest changes in optometry that we saw this past year, and […]

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Why Get an Eye Exam?

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Why Get an Eye Exam? As adults age, many will develop eye diseases that could become debilitating if not treated in time. But people can protect themselves by having eye exams that can spot early and often-hidden signs of eye disease. Watch this animated video to learn how. Then, share it with your friends and […]

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Sports Safety Eye Health

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October Is Sports Eye Health Safety Awareness Month  Did you know that sports related eye injuries are the leading causes of blindness in children and young adults? Keeping your eyes protected during sports and recreational activities is essential to ensuring no eye related injuries like eye lacerations, broken blood vessels and blindness. Here are 3 surefire […]

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June is Cataract Awareness Month

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June is Cataract Awareness Month Approximately 24.5 million in America have cataracts, a leading cause of blindness in the United States. Cataract surgery remains the most effective way to help restore vision for those with cataracts. Cataract surgery is an operation to remove your eye’s lens when it is cloudy. The purpose of your lens […]

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May is Healthy Vision Month

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May is Healthy Vision Month 9 Tips for Healthy Eyes Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. Follow these simple steps for maintaining healthy eyes well into your golden years. You might think your vision is […]

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February is Low Vision Awareness Month

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Low Vision Awareness Month As the remaining baby-boom generation comes close to the age of 65, the amount of cases of visual impairment and blindness is projected to experience a boom of its own in the coming years. Based on current research studies financed by the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of […]

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Glaucoma: The Second Most Common Cause of Blindness

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It is estimated that three million Americans have glaucoma, but only about half of them know that they have glaucoma. Over 78,000 residents are affected in Michigan and approximately 30,000 live in Muskegon and Ottawa Counties. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60 years old. However, blindness from glaucoma can often […]

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