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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


Eye Exams Save Vision

Did you know the longer someone has diabetes, the higher risk they are for vision loss? Watch Dr. Benjamin Reinherz, Diabetic Eye Care, Retinal Disease & Surgery specialist, discuss the effects of diabetes on vision and why it is so important to get an annual comprehensive dilated eye exam. Don’t Delay the Care You Need… Read More


Important COVID-19 Update

Important COVID-19 Update

As the situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread and evolve, the health and safety of our patients, staff and community remain a top priority for us. In accordance with directives from the state government and from our professional society, we have severely reduced our clinical hours; however, Ophthalmic Specialists of Michigan remains open for… Read More


5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT AMD (AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION)

5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT AMD (AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION)

1. IT’S SERIOUS Macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older. It is a progressive eye condition that affects the macula, which is the part of the eye responsible for central vision. 2. THERE ARE TWO FORMS OF AMD Dry AMD is the most common type – it the… Read More


YOUR EYES ARE THE WINDOW TO YOUR HEART

We’ve heard the saying that “one’s eyes are the window to the soul”, well what about the heart? Our eyes do a lot more than help us to see – they can also tell us a lot about other health problems including our heart. 1. High Blood Pressure High blood pressure often has no symptoms… Read More


Ophthalmic Specialists of Michigan Announces Continued Growth in Metro Detroit Adding New Physician and New Location

Christopher Chow, MD

Southfield, MI – Ophthalmic Specialists of Michigan (OSM) has welcomed Dr. Christopher Chow to their growing team of eye care specialists, now totaling 10 doctors.  In addition, the group has also added a new location in Southfield, MI providing more access for patients with eye related problems in Metro Detroit.  Dr. Chow brings more than… Read More


Ophthalmic Specialists of Michigan Responds to Growing Demand for Eye Care Specialists in Metro Detroit Adding New Physicians and Expanding Facilities

Dearborn Location

Dearborn, MI – Ophthalmic Specialists of Michigan (OSM) has welcomed two new physicians, Dr. Benjamin Reinherz, a Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery specialist and Dr. Bianca Kizy, a Cataract Surgery and Comprehensive Ophthalmologist to their growing team of eye care specialists. In addition, the group also recently opened a brand-new facility in Dearborn, MI. With more… Read More


October Welcomes National Health Education Week

Woman peeking over book

Although our health is extremely important often everyday life can get in the way of making good choices and healthy habits. Thus, a movement began in 1995 to spread awareness of public health issues and the importance of health education. We would like to join the movement in encouraging overall health and addressing the vital… Read More


How to Avoid Eye Strain

Woman experiencing eye strain headache

Eye strain symptoms can appear after using your sight for an extended period of time especially when concentrating on one area. You may notice headaches, blurriness, dryness, irritation, and pain in the neck, shoulders, or back. Not giving your vision an opportunity to recover can cause discomfort, but below are helpful tips in avoiding such… Read More