Patient Education

CATz vs Customvue Technology: Which is Best?

Customized treatment is one of the most exciting things we can do with laser vision correction. But there are a lot of brand names floating around on the market that make different claims about their efficacy. So what’s are CATz…

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Prevent Blindness with a Yearly Checkup

If you’re a diabetic, chances are your doctors has recommended that you have a yearly eye exam to check for diabetic retinopathy. But you might wonder exactly what diabetic retinopathy is, and why it’s so important to keep a close…

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What Is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is an eye disease in which a patient’s cornea thins and protrudes, which results in an irregular, conical shape. This is a progressive disease, and causes progressive nearsightedness and blurred vision. Light sensitivity may also be a symptom. You…

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Why Specks in Your Vision Are Usually Harmless

What Are Specs In Your Vision? Floaters are spots that appear in your vision. They can look like strings, specks, hairs, cobwebs, or squiggles, and they often dart away when you try to look at them directly. Most of the…

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Don’t Be Blinded By the Light On Solar Eclipse Day

On August 21, a good swath of the United States will get the rare chance to view a total solar eclipse. In Michigan, we’ll be outside the path of totality. Unfortunately, that means that we won’t be able to see…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Contact Lens Wear

According to the Contact Lens Institute, over 30 million Americans wear contact lenses, and 80% of those wear soft contact lenses every day1. Do you know the dos and don’ts of contact lens wear? Keep your eyes healthy by following…

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Can Your iPhone Hurt Your Eyes?

iPhones and eyes is the topic today! These days, it seems like everyone spends their days in front of one screen or another. Whether your phone or tablet, computer or smart fridge, digital screens are a part of daily life….

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Why We Don’t Do KAMRA Inlay

One procedure that seems to offer vision correction to certain farsighted patients is a corneal inlay, like RaindropTM, or KAMRA InlayTM. The procedure seems to be a way for farsighted patients, or patients who might be a little bit older…

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Can I Have Lasik If I Have Astigmatism?

One common question from patients is whether they can still have LASIK if they’ve been diagnosed with astigmatism but the good news, however, is that most patients with astigmatism are good candidates for LASIK. Astigmatism is a refractive error, just…

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