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Traditional vs. Laser Cataract Surgery

Submitted by Josh Talkington on November 18, 2020

If the lens inside your eye has become cloudy, you may want to consider cataract surgery. During cataract surgery in Birmingham, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens (called an intraocular lens, or IOL) to restore clear vision. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and does not require…

What Questions Should I Ask My LASIK Surgeon?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on November 4, 2020

Choosing to undergo LASIK surgery is an important, potentially life-changing decision. Prior to your LASIK surgery, you will get the chance to ask your surgeon all the questions you want to ask. To help you make an informed decision, Dr. Clavenna at Clavenna Vision Institute in Birmingham recommends the following list of questions to ask during…

Is LASIK Permanent?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on October 18, 2020

In general, LASIK eye surgery is considered to be a permanent way to correct vision. Given that the procedure takes roughly 30 minutes total to complete, this is pretty impressive. Over the last several decades, LASIK results have proven to be very stable. After the initial healing period of 3 to 6 months, your distance…

Does LASIK Treat Nearsightedness?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on October 4, 2020

Nearsightedness, medically known as myopia, is a refractive error many people are born with or develop as they age. Myopia is the most common refractive error of the eye. If you are nearsighted, you typically will have difficulty reading road signs and seeing distant objects clearly, but will be able to see well for close-up…

COVID-19 OFFICE UPDATE

Submitted by Melissa Gold on March 17, 2020

Our office is open.  As a result of the reported Covid-19 patients identified in Oakland and Wayne counties, we would like to send updated information from our office. We continue to follow the CDC guidelines and steps designed to prevent the spread of the virus.  We are also sanitizing common area surfaces several times a…

Online Eye Exams are not all that they seem to be

Submitted by Melissa Gold on March 2, 2020

You can do just about anything online from buying new clothes or earning a degree. But what about your regular eye exams? Is an online test sufficient enough for that? Put simply, the answer is no! Several online services offer the opportunity to take an eye test from the comfort of your own home. Using…

Financing LASIK

Submitted by Melissa Gold on February 12, 2020

Serving Southeast Michigan At CVI, we offer you flexibility and affordability. The Michigan-based Clavenna Vision Institute makes LASIK, PRK or cataract surgery affordable for any budget by offering options to assist you in paying for your procedure. Many of our patients have compared the cost of glasses and contact lenses over a ten-year period to…

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Submitted by Melissa Gold on November 4, 2019

November is National Diabetes Awareness month. If you have diabetes, regular yearly visits to your ophthalmologist for eye exams are important, so your eye doctor can monitor the health of your eyes. High blood sugar (glucose) levels increase the risk of developing eye conditions related to diabetes. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of…

Lasik and Lifestyle Advantages

Submitted by Melissa Gold on October 3, 2019

LASIK and Lifestyle Advantages LASIK is a big investment in your eye health, but there are so many lifestyle advantages to having LASIK that the risks do outweigh the benefits. Long-term, LASIK is one of the simplest things to do that makes your day-to-day living more convenient. The technology has come so far today that the…

Defend Against Digital Eye Strain

Submitted by Melissa Gold on May 28, 2019

May is Healthy Vision Month, and there’s never been a better time to consider the impact of digital devices. Smartphones and tablets are an integral part of modern life, but there can be a downside to all that screen time: digital eye strain. Some signs of digital eye strain include: Dry, irritated eyes Blurred vision…