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April is Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, as well as often better weather, comes an increase in the risk of sports related eye injuries. Every year, many children and adults suffer sports related eye injuries that could easily be averted with proper safety measures and information. Wearing proper eye protection while playing sports is...

How Vision Affects Road Safety

One of the greatest necessities for road safety is, undeniably, good vision. Actually, safety on the road relies on several different visual capabilities including the ability to see both near and far ahead, side or peripheral vision, seeing at night and color vision, just to name some examples. Strong distance...

New From Transitions® Optical: The Transitions® Vantage™ Lens

Transitions® Optical, manufacturers of variable tint lenses, have launched the newest addition to their popular range. It's called the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. Transitions® Optical has created an even better version of their highly regarded light adapting lens with the addition of groundbreaking variable polarization. Light reflecting off surfaces like water...

Join us for a Block Party June 7th!

Livingston EyeCare is hosting a frame show & block party on June 7th. We'll be showing off more lines of frames than we count, literally thousands of frames will be on display at the show. Best of all, every frame will be 20-80% off! Choose from designer frames such as: Vera Bradley, Nine West, Ed...

How Do I Know When I Need a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

May is healthy vision month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined periodically is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your vision remains in top form. During the procedure, your optometrist examines your eyes to look for frequently...

The Best Protection from UV Rays

It's a fact that basically everybody is exposed to UV rays. However, the potential dangers of many years of exposure to these harmful rays aren't really thought through, and the majority of people take little action to shield their eyes, even when they're expecting to be out in the sun...

Cataracts: Common but Treatable

Every June, eye care professionals in America commit to raising awareness about cataracts. Are you aware that cataracts are the main culprit of vision loss among those 55 and older? In fact, more than half of those who are 65 or older have some degree of cataract development. A cataract...

Fresh Lenses, Clear Eyes

Do you ever end up leaving your soft contact lenses in for too long? It's a pretty accepted fact that a lot of things are a whole lot better when they're fresh. It's no surprise that the same can be used to understand the importance of changing your lenses. You...

Keeping Lids Clean

Are you suffering from inflamed eyelids, also referred to as blepharitis? It's a common eyelid inflammation, usually associated with an already existing bacterial eye infection, specific sorts of skin conditions, like acne, or dry eyes. Generally, symptoms include redness, itching, burning, the feeling of a gritty or foreign body in...

See The World With A Fresh Look

This summer, how about trying a new look for your eyes? Introducing FreshLook®. They offer a vast range of colored contact lenses, so you can slightly intensify or radically transform your natural eye color. This collection of contact lenses has such a large number of options, that you're sure to...

So What IS 20/20 Vision?

We've all heard the terms visual acuity and 20/20 vision. Yet, do people know what these terms really mean? Understanding them will help you appreciate how your optometrist assesses your vision during an eye exam. 20/20 vision indicates the clarity and sharpness of your vision from 20 feet away. When...

Struggling with Convergence Insufficiency

Is your child smart when it comes to all kinds of things, but cannot cope well with school? You may be relieved to know that he or she may have a particular condition, which hinders learning, which eye doctors call Convergence Insufficiency (CI). Here's the breakdown: CI is a near...

Back To School With Good Vision

It's hard to believe it's already August, right? Kids everywhere are getting ready for the rapidly approaching academic year, with their brand new bags, textbooks and a whole lot of energy. This is the perfect opportunity to take your son or daughter to get an eye exam, if you haven't...

Toys and Eye Safety

Sometimes it's difficult to choose toys that are safe for our kids' eyes. Children are born with an only partially developed visual system. Nothing stimulates a child's visual development more easily than play, which involves hand-eye coordination and learning about spatial relationships. Between the ages of 0-3 months, babies can't...

Focusing on Presbyopia

Often, middle-aged folks find that they're beginning to have some trouble reading. Being able to see clearly things that are up close is an age related function of your vision which gets weaker as you become older. Why? With age, the lens of your eye is likely to become less...

Back to School Form

1. Ends September 30th, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. 2. Congratulations, you're now a fan click the image to download the form! 3. Share this opportunity with your friends and family so they can help our local schools, too! 4.Thanks for participating! and don't forget to bring the form with...

In the Middle of the Night: Seeing in the Dark

Everyone's found themselves in the dark, at one time or another. At first you can't see, but gradually the things in the room begin become visible. This impressive process is ''dark adaptation''. Night vision involves a number of biochemical, physical and neural mechanisms - for granted. But how does this...

Patches: How Lazy Eyes Get Active

Amblyopia, which is also called lazy eye, is frequently seen in children. It comes about when vision in one eye is stifled. This may occur if someone struggles to see well through one eye because of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. In most cases, an eye patch is the central and...

Eye Exam Approaching? Here’s What You Need to Know

Do you have an eye exam fast approaching? There are a few things you should let us know about so that we can guarantee your vision is analyzed completely and thoroughly. Firstly, it is essential to keep us updated on any present health conditions or problems you may have noticed,...

Retaining Good Vision in Middle Age

Presbyopia, or far-sightedness, is a common condition that often starts to affect people who are 40 or older. If you already struggle with distance vision, and are later on diagnosed with presbyopia, you won't need to carry a separate pair of reading glasses. This is all thanks to multifocal lenses,...

Mobile Devices and Your Eyes

Technologically speaking, we've really progressed in the last couple of years and now, it seems hard to find someone who isn't on some sort of mobile device. In truth, these devices are wonderful, because they allow us to stay in touch with whoever we want no matter where we are....

Focusing on Retinoscopy

Sometimes, especially when performing an eye exam on a small child the eye doctor will direct a beam of light in the eye. But what does this do? Firstly, this test is a retinoscopy examination, and if you have issues with accurate vision, this is one way the optometrist might...

Diabetes Awareness: The Eye and Vision

Diabetes is a disease that affects the metabolic process that results in increased blood sugar levels either because of inadequate insulin production or because the body does not properly use the insulin it produces. The risk of vision loss is increased when diabetes is not controlled. Diabetic eye disease can...

Diabetic Eye Disease: Know the Symptoms

Did you know that having diabetes increases the risk of developing several eye-related diseases? Often, these include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts, as well as many other conditions that can still impact your vision. What is diabetic retinopathy? It occurs when excess blood glucose levels cause harm to the network...

Ski Goggles: How to Choose the Best Winter Sports Eyewear

Ski Goggles are an essential part of proper eye protection when participating in winter sports. In order to choose the best winter sports eyewear for your needs it is first important to know what risks are in the first place. UV protection UV danger is just as much a problem...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world of difference. While it may not be something that you pay much attention to, the way you clean your lenses can also make a difference,...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for many, it's often hard to enjoy nature's blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...

Understanding Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, otherwise known as pink eye, is a frequently seen eye illness, particularly with children. This condition can be caused by a virus, bacteria or even allergies to ingredients found in cosmetics, chlorine in swimming pools, and pollen, or other substances that come into contact with your eyes. Many types...

A Look At Women’s Eye and Vision Health and Safety

It's April, which is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. Women go through many changes during their lifetime. Each change could affect her vision differently. Eye disease in women is becoming more common, especially in middle-aged women. In fact, studies show that large numbers of women going through middle age...

Warning Signs of Poor Vision

Poor vision in adults or children can be caused by a few conditions including anatomical changes in the eye, eye diseases, side effects due to medicine or eye injuries. Lots of people also suffer from visual disturbances resulting from aging or eye strain. These experiences can cause changes in your...

Eyeglasses Are Back!

New Options to Look Good and See Better

Gentle Vision Shaping

No glasses, no contacts, no surgery, no kidding.

Allergy Season is coming!

Be prepared...

Fashion Frame Trunk Show

Join us for a Designer Frame Show on Thursday, May 19th from 1:00 to 7:00pm.

Save 20 to 80% off designer frames (excludes insurance orders).

Coach, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Sean John, Nautica, Nike, Nicole Miller, Jill Stuart, Wiley X, and Diane Von Furstenberg.

Are You Aware of the Dangers of Ultraviolet Light to Your Eyes?

  The majority of Americans are familiar with the threats of Ultraviolet (UV) rays to your skin, (particularly sunburn and skin cancer) and the importance of using UV blocking sunscreen and using other forms of sun protection when spending time in the sun. But how many of us know that...

Livingston EyeCare 10th Anniversary Celebration: A huge success

We want to thank our patients and staff for ten great years.  The designer frame show was great.  Our frame reps brought in literally thousands of frames for our patients to choose from.  Everyone one had a lot of fun trying on eyeglasses, mingling and enjoying some great food.  If you missed it, you should definitely put it on your calendar for next year.

Optometry Insight: Carrots and Vision

Are carrots really beneficial for your eyesight? While optometrists affirm that carrots are made up of large amounts of a beta-carotene which is known to be very good for the eyes, ingesting enormous quantities of the healthy vegetable will not eliminate your need for corrective eye wear. Beta-carotene is a...

Children’s Protective Eyewear – A Necessity!

Are you aware that annual statistics show that approximately 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are serious enough to require emergency room care? This is equal to one accident every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals agree that the vast majority of those injuries could be simply prevented by using protective eyewear. Most...

10 Quick Tips for Summer Eye Care

It’s official - summer has arrived and it’s time to safeguard your eyes from summertime hazards. Here are some tips to keep your eyes safe in the sun: Make sure your glasses provide 100% protection from UV rays. If your sunglasses don’t provide 100% UV protection to guard your eyes...

The Importance of Early Eye Disease Detection

For those of us with healthy eyes, we might miss the importance of a routine eye test. However, early detection of any eye or vision problems is crucial to keeping your eyes healthy. And all it requires is a simple eye test. A significant number of eye and vision problems...

A Guide to Handling Common Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of severity. Some may necessitate emergency action and immediate care by an optician, while others can be dealt with at home. Follow these guidelines for routine eye injuries, to determine the next move in case of an eye emergency....

Choose Contacts: The Advantages of Lenses for Teenagers

Requiring glasses is often difficult for a teen. Just the thought of wearing glasses can make a teen go to pieces. Compared to glasses, kids and teenagers that wear contact lenses feel a significant improvement in their looks, a newly published report demonstrates. The research report suggests that starting at...

School’s Coming… Time for a Hamburg Eye Exam

It's that season again, when the days start getting shorter, the weather a little cooler, and kids everywhere return to school. Before getting back to the classroom, the American Optometric Association (AOA) suggests a check-up with the eye doctor. Proper vision is crucial to the cognitive processes and a child's...

Schedule An Annual Eye Examination in Hamburg, MI, in Honor of Cataracts Awareness Month

A surprising number of aren't aware that cataracts affect over 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older. In truth, over half of senior citizens have some degree of cataract development. What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens. The clouding inhibits the transmission of light...

Sunblock in the Eyes- OUCH!

Individuals who have unfortunately gotten sunblock in their eyes know firsthand how excruciating it can be. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe case may compare it to mace or pepper spray. It can take hours until the victim can open his eyes, particularly in the glaring sun. There's...

Makeup Tips for Contact Wearers from your Hamburg, MI Optometrist

For those who use contacts there are a number of guidelines that should be followed when it comes to applying cosmetics. Here are some basic pointers on ways to make sure you keep your eyes beautiful and safe. Buying Makeup First of all, eye care professionals strongly suggest you buy...

Eye Safety in the Home

In honor of Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to highlight ways to keep your home eye safe specifically when selecting eye safe toys. It's important to be proactive to make sure your home doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes. Generally, children enter the world...

Computer Vision Syndrome Treatment in Hamburg, MI

  According to the American Optometric Association over 70 percent of workers that work daily on a computer screen (close to 143 million ) experience computer vision syndrome or eye strain. Excessive periods of sitting at the computer can cause eye strain and impact eyesight in children as well as...

Keep Your Eyes Halloween Safe: Consult With your Eye Doctor Before Purchasing Special Effect Lenses

  With the fall comes Halloween and with that, costumes. It's important to know of some threats to your eyes that could come along with the holiday spirit. A popular costume accessory as of late has been decorative contact lenses and the trend is alarming eye care professionals. Contacts are...

Hamburg, MI Relief for Fall Ocular Allergies

  As the end of summer approaches, many people start to experience symptoms of seasonal eye allergies such as hay fever. Above nasal symptoms such as sneezing and congestion, symptoms that affect the eyes can cause a great level of discomfort. Symptoms of eye allergies include tearing, itchiness, swelling and...

Hamburg, MI Vision Exams: What 20/20 Vision Actually Means

  Ever question what 20/20 eyesight truly represents? The phrase 20/20 eyesight describes normal visual acuity or sharpness of vision. In other words an individual with such vision can see an object clearly at a distance of 20 feet that most individuals are expected to be able to see from...

All About Lazy Eye. Treatment in Hamburg, MI

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye is the deficiency in central vision development caused by the inability of both eyes to function in unison. In the majority of instances of ambylopia the actual eyes are typically in good health however good vision cannot be achieved by just the use of...

Diabetes and Eyesight

Diabetes is the leading causal factor of impaired sight of men and women between age twenty and seventy-four. In the past four years alone, over four million individuals in North America suffering from diabetes were subsequently diagnosed with diabetes related blindness. Out of those tested, 70,000 suffered from severe diabetic...

Color Blindness: An In-depth Look

Contact our Hamburg, MI Eye Doctor for an evaluation

Take Advantage of Those FSA Credits Before it’s Too Late!

Looking for new specs for the kids? Think it's time for an eye examination? Contemplating refractive surgery? The time has arrived to save big on your eye care needs. As the year's end comes near, so does the end of your flex spending credits. If flex spending doesn't sound familiar...

Holiday Hours

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Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Gifts, Toys, and Eye Safety Guidelines

Holiday season is right around the corner and we all know what that means, dolls, radio controlled airplanes, and Leapster Explorers. Well intentioned parents love treating the little ones to the coolest toys to start off the New Year. Leading optometry specialists advise that family members learn and relay to...

How Age Affects Your Vision – Presbyopia

Contact your Hamburg, MI Optometrist to Find Out About Treatment Options Presbyopia is an age-related condition in which the ability to focus on close objects becomes noticeably reduced. As people around the world are reaching older ages, a larger number of individuals develop the condition, which is an unavoidable result...

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

This post is intended to stress the importance of knowing about the threat of...

The Dangers of the Sun to Your Eyes – In the Winter

If you wouldn't leave the house without a coat in winter, why would leave without...

Dry, Burning Eyes? Could Be Dry Eye Syndrome

The winter leads to many more cases of dry eyes because of the cold, dry air.

How Do You Clean Your Contacts?

Contact lens wearers practice proper eye care. A study conducted by Bausch & Lomb this past summer determined that an alarming number of people regularly use dangerous lubricants in place of lens solution to wet their lenses. Products such as baby oil, beer, coke, petroleum jelly, fruit juices, butter and...

All About Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

This month has been dedicated by Prevent Blindness America to spreading awareness about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Did you know that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the primary reasons for loss of vision in those over 65? AMD is characterized by a deterioration...

What is Astigmatism?

Surrounding your pupil and iris is your cornea, which is, under normal circumstances, round. As light hits the eye from all angles, the cornea's role is to project that light, aiming it at your retina, right in the back of your eye. But what does it mean if the cornea...

Vision and Health at Work

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has set aside the month of March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. The goal of this initiative is to teach corporations and their employees about the relevance of vision wellness, including advice on how to avoid vision-threatening eye accidents. Every day, people sustain workplace related eye...