Understanding Your Body

Eye Floaters: What Are They and Should You Be Concerned?

When you notice little spots floating across your vision, it can be unnerving. “What causes this?” “Will it go away?” “Should I worry?” Eye floaters, also known as eye spots, are small, semi-transparent or cloudy specks or cobwebs within the eye. They move as the eye moves, making it difficult …

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Technology & Health
autonomous vehicle

Can Autonomous Vehicles Improve Our Health?

Think about the last time you drove. Was your phone still glued to your hand? Were you in a rush? How many other people did you spy with their eyes off the road? Today, distracted driving is the leading factor in most auto crashes and near crashes, according to the …

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Healthy Habits
Are Digital Devices Harming Your Vision?

Are Digital Devices Affecting Your Vision?

We live in an increasingly digital world. From checking email on our phones right after we get up and working on computers all day, to watching TV or reading e-books at night – digital devices have become a fixture of our lives. The risk for digital eye strain Unfortunately, all …

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Taking Care of Your Eyes
Summer Eye Protection: Reduce Your Risk for Injury or Vision Loss

The 10 Essential Tips for Summer Eye Protection

Once summer arrives and Michiganders fully come out of hibernation, it can be tempting to make up for lost time, and go out and enjoy the weather without abandon – hit the beach, dust off that home improvement project, maybe join a pickup basketball game. But take care. “Summer activities …

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Taking Care of Your Eyes
Contact Lens Complications: Are You at Risk?

Contact Lens Problems: Are You At Risk?

Ever fallen asleep with your contact lenses in? Or been less than vigilant about swapping out for fresh saline solution? Or maybe you wore a set of lenses longer than recommended, you know, to try to stretch out that prescription. Everybody does it, right? Unfortunately, while these are common practices, …

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Upping Your Game
Athletes Turn to LASIK for Their Performance

Athletes Look to LASIK for Their Best Performance

In Any Given Sunday, the popular football movie from the late 1990s, Al Pacino’s coach character, Tony D’Amato, gives a rousing speech about football being a game of inches. But what happens when you can’t see those inches clearly? In the case of one prominent Detroit Lions lineman, he had …

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Raising Healthy Kids

Pediatric Eye Exam: Does Your Child Need One?

When you hear about an eye exam for your child, you may be thinking: “Wait. Didn’t my kid already have one of these? Isn’t that what the nurse did at school?” Not exactly. There’s a lot of confusion surrounding regular pediatric vision screenings and comprehensive pediatric eye exams, the two …

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Healthy Lifestyles

4 Summer Health Mysteries Solved

While summer days are seemingly flying by, there is still plenty of time for picnics, barbeques, pool days and more. You are probably aware of how hotter temperatures and long days in the sun can cause dehydration or a bad sunburn. But that’s just the start of common phenomena that can …

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