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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


Seeing Clearly on World Sight Day

Seeing Clearly on World Sight Day

Today is World Sight Day (October 14), an international day of awareness that focuses on the global issue of eye health. At some point, nearly everyone will experience an eye health concern. We sat down with Dr. Christopher Chow, an expert on cornea and external diseases at Ophthalmic Specialists of Michigan, to discuss corneal transplants…. Read More


UV Safety Month: Protect Your Eyes This July

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, but what does that mean? Your eye care experts at OSM break down what you need to know to keep your vision safe this month and year-round. What is UV? Ultraviolet (UV) rays are an invisible kind of radiation that come from the sun and artificial sources, such as… Read More


Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract

Dr. Felise Barte, Glaucoma Specialist, Cataract Surgery and Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, lends her expertise on cataracts and what you should know about this eye condition. Nearly 24 million Americans have cataracts, making them one of the leading causes of blindness. Cataracts occur naturally with aging and manifest as a gradual clouding of the eye’s lens. To… Read More