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Celebrating 4th of July Safely: How to Protect Your Eyes from Fireworks

As fireworks light up the sky this Fourth of July, it’s important to follow proper safety measures to protect your vision. Over 9,000 people are sent to the emergency room due to firework-related injuries, with 15% of those being eye injuries. The National Safety Council and the Consumer Product Safety Commission encourage the public to leave… Read More


Cataract Awareness Month 2022: Breakthrough Research & Findings

Bianca Kizy, M.D.

June 1 marks the first day of Cataract Awareness Month, a month when we celebrate sight, science and hope. The month was officially named in 2020 by Prevent Blindness to educate the public on symptoms, types of cataracts, cataract surgery and more. About 42% of all blindness cases worldwide are caused by cataracts. Closer to… Read More


Prioritize Your Eyes: It’s Healthy Vision Month

Prioritize Your Eyes: It’s Healthy Vision Month

Approximately 93 million adults in the United States are at high risk for serious vision loss, but only half have visited an eye doctor in the past 12 months. Healthy Vision Month, established in 2003 by the National Eye Institute, aims to spread awareness and educate people about the risks of ignoring the health of… Read More


National Donate Life Month: Corneal Tissue Transplants

National Donate Life Month: Corneal Tissue Transplants

April is National Donate Life Month, encouraging Americans to register to be organ, eye and tissue donors. While whole eye transplants are not currently possible, it is possible to donate corneal tissue to help restore the vision of those in need.  A corneal tissue transplant, or keratoplasty, is a procedure that helps restore the eyesight… Read More


“Glasses Fix Everything” & Other Eye Health Myths

Bianca Kizy, M.D.

You have likely heard many myths about what is good and bad for your eyes and vision. When it comes to your eye health, it’s important to know and understand the facts. Bianca Kizy, M.D., a comprehensive ophthalmologist at Ophthalmic Specialists of Michigan, educates patients on the realities of preserving their eyesight by addressing 5… Read More


Age-Related Macular Degeneration & Low Vision Awareness Month

Benjamin Reinherz, D.O.

Low vision affects millions of Americans, especially older adults. During the month of February, we observe Low Vision Month to create awareness of the difficulties of living with vision impairments, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and the rehabilitation services available to help. What is macular degeneration? Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the central portion… Read More


Glaucoma Awareness Month: What You Should Know

Felise May Barte, MD

January marks the observation of Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma affects 3 million people in the United States, making it the leading cause of permanent vision loss and blindness. There is currently no cure for the disease. What is glaucoma? Glaucoma refers to the loss of vision from a damaged optic nerve.  The optic nerve is… Read More


How COVID-19 Can Affect Eye Health

COVID & Eye Health

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise during the winter season, it’s important to consider the serious impact it can have on your health. Although much remains unknown when it comes to the virus, we know it can negatively impact your breathing, concentration, sleep and mental health, among many other symptoms. But how does COVID-19 affect… Read More


Eye-Doctor Approved Holiday Gifts

Eye-Doctor Approved Holiday Gifts

December is Safe Toy and Gifts Month, and as the holidays approach, it’s important to keep safety in mind when purchasing gifts for your loved ones, especially children. In 2018, over 225,000 children were hospitalized due to toy-related injuries, many of which included lacerations, corneal abrasions and ocular hyphema (blood in the eye). Eyes are… Read More


Eye Health Awareness During National Diabetes Month

Around 30 million people in the United States are diabetic. Diabetes significantly increases the risk for vision loss and blindness, and the longer a person has diabetes, the greater their risk. This November, we’re observing National Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Our goal is to spread awareness of one of the leading causes of blindness and… Read More