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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


Glaucoma Awareness Month: What You Should Know

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


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


October Welcomes National Health Education Week

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

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


OSM Wishes Those Who Celebrate a Happy New Year!


September is Healthy Aging Month!

It is an ideal time to take a closer look at your lifestyle and habits. The way we live our lives has a direct impact on our longevity and happiness. A good diet and regular exercise can give you more active years as you grow older including prolonging optimum eyesight. Aging and Our Eyes Our… Read More


Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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!


Eye Vitamins Can Help Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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