Category: GRO Blog

Here’s Why Sports Eye Safety Month is an AAO Observance

April is Sports Eye Safety Month. To support keeping everyone’s eyes safe while playing sports, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) reminds athletes that they can prevent many eye injuries by wearing protective eyewear. Each year, more than 100,000 people suffer from a sports-related eye injury — an estimated 13,500 of these injuries cause permanent […]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Protected as Part of Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Your eyesight is vital, and damaging or losing it can significantly and negatively impact your life. That’s why you need to keep your eyes safe in the workplace. Annually, over 700,000 people suffer an eye injury at work. Statistics from Occupational Health & Safety show that one in ten eye injuries will require one or […]

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Do You Know the Signs of AMD During Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month?

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month, and it helps to shed light on the condition. AMD is a breakdown of the macula. The macula is the part of your eye that allows you to see fine details. While the exact cause of the disease remains unknown, it affects people due to aging. Some people start […]

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Why Glaucoma Awareness Month is Observed

Today, over 3 million Americans have glaucoma. For this reason, the American Academy of Ophthalmology observes January as Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma reduces vision by up to 40 percent before its detection. It is a progressive condition, meaning it becomes worse with time. If you do not have regular eye examinations and glaucoma goes undetected […]

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Grand Rapids Top Doctors

05/1/20 Congratulations to our docs- Dr. Garber, Dr. Gohel, Dr. Cowden, Dr. Boyle, Dr. Barrett, Dr. Muallem and Dr. Gindzin – they were nominated by their peers as Grand Rapids Top Doctors! source: https://www.grmag.com/issue/may-2020/

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BSV Partners Win People’s Choice Awards

03/28/20 Two Blue Sky Vision Partners received recognition in Grand Haven Tribune’s 2020 People’s Choice Award program. Shoreline Vision’s Dr. Nathan Gilmore and Grand Rapids Ophthalmology’s Dr. Claire Diekema took the 1st and 3rd spots in the Best Optometrist category, respectively. Shoreline Vision also won for Best Place to Purchase Eyeglasses for the third year in a […]

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Are My Flashes and Floaters Normal?

Many people don’t understand what’s going on with their eyes because of lack of information. An easy way to rectify this is with routine eye care exams. Eye exams with an eye care professional are the only way to diagnose eye diseases and conditions. Grand Rapids Ophthalmology provides professional services for all eye health issues. Keep […]

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What is Routine Eye Care?

Many people do not see why they need to go in for a routine eye care exam. After all, if they can see, there is nothing wrong with their eyes, right? That could not be further from the truth. There are different eye problems that are not noticeable to a patient. Even if you do […]

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How Do You Treat Cataracts?

The natural lenses of our eyes harden with age. In some instances, they become cloudy, forming a thin milk-like film over the eyes. This eye condition is known as cataracts. Other times, cataracts may occur because of genetics, trauma, or a side effect to eye surgery. Keep reading to learn more about cataracts and how […]

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Bring The Whole Family To Taste of East Grand Rapids & The 2019 Rhythm Run

For the third year in a row, Grand Rapids Ophthalmology’s Lakeshore Eye location in East Grand Rapids is proud to attend The Taste of East Grand Rapids! This family friendly event is taking place on Tuesday, August 15th, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. What To Eat You’d better come hungry, because some of our favorite […]

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