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Are Glaucoma Eye Drops Necessary?

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness, but it has a reputation for being hard to diagnose in its early stages. There is no way to reverse the vision loss caused by glaucoma, which is why treatment focuses on preventing further damage. Early detection, eye drops, and surgery can slow its progress, preserving your […]

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6 Signs That LASIK Is Worth Considering

LASIK has been performed on millions of patients. It may seem like the procedure is too good to be true, but LASIK is proven to be safe and effective for vision correction. If you are tired of dealing with glasses, contacts, and blurry vision, it might be time to consider LASIK. You might be wary […]

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What is a Cataract?

Do you or someone you love have cataracts? They are a common condition that occurs most often because of aging. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness, and you are more likely to develop cataracts after the age of 40. The good news is that if cataracts have started affecting your vision, there are treatment […]

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How to Keep Your Eyes Happy at Your Next Eye Exam

Routine eye exams are a fundamental part of good eye health, whether you have almost perfect vision or need to wear glasses. Eye exams performed by your ophthalmologist or optometrist are the only way to detect vision conditions that could lead to vision loss and other damage to your sight. Here’s what you can do […]

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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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Eyestrain During the Pandemic: Interview

Thanks to Dr. Vandenberg for this last-minute interview request from WOOD TV8 related to eyestrain and the pandemic! Watch the video below or click here to view the full story.

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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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Dry Eye Tips From Dr. Morehouse

Is increased screen time drying out your eyes? Grand Rapids Ophthalmology’s Dr. Joe Morehouse talks with 13 On Your Side’s Val Lego about how to get relief from dry eyes!

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