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
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 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
Ophthalmic Specialists of Michigan would like to extend our sincere appreciation to our exceptional staff. You work so hard every day to ensure our patients’ eye care needs are met. You continually go above and beyond and your integrity does not go unnoticed. We wish you all a well-deserved Labor Day weekend!
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs when the macula in the retina becomes damaged. This causes a loss of central vision and an inability to see fine details although peripheral vision remains the same. Treatment cannot restore any vision lost but medical studies show eye vitamins can slow down the process of further vision impairment. Types… Read More
If your eyes itch and are red, tearing or burning, you may be experiencing eye allergies. Otherwise known as allergic conjunctivitis, a condition that affects millions of Americans. Many people will treat their nasal allergies, but ignore their itchy, red, watery eyes. Eye Allergy Symptoms The symptoms can occur alone but usually accompany the sneezing,… Read More