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Should price matter when it comes to the best LASIK for your vision?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on June 2, 2011

Have you ever wondered how some LASIK centers can advertise that they charge $499 per eye while other LASIK surgeons charge more for the procedure? Such centers often bring customers in with the promise of a low cost for LASIK surgery, while adding numerous fees such as facility charges and customization onto the final cost…

Common LASIK Questions

Submitted by Josh Talkington on February 22, 2011

Will I need reading glasses after LASIK? Somewhere around the age of 45 we all become presbyopic.  Presbyopia is the condition where our natural lens of the eye loses its ability to focus like the auto focus of a camera.  What this means is that we need to go into either reading glasses or bifocals. …

Longer Thicker Eyelashes

Submitted by Josh Talkington on December 6, 2010

Not enough lashes? Ask one of our doctors about Latisse – the first and only FDA-approved treatment that grows lashes longer, fuller and darker. We are offering for a limited time only 1 free month of Latisse when you buy a 2 month supply. Huge savings while supplies last. That is just $200 for a…

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Submitted by Josh Talkington on October 22, 2010

Diabetes is a disease that can affect just about every part of the human body. Over time, diabetes can cause the blood vessels in the body to stop functioning well. The vessels may become leaky or may stop functioning all together. When this occurs in the retina of the eye, we call it Diabetic Retinopathy….

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

Submitted by Josh Talkington on October 22, 2010

Eye safety is, of course, important year round. However the American Academy of Ophthalmology has denoted October as eye injury prevention month. Injury prevention starts with safety precautions. Most of us remember our mothers telling us not to run with scissors, however, there are activities that we must perform that put us at risk for…

September is Children’s eye health and safety month

Submitted by Josh Talkington on August 26, 2010

September is Children’s eye health and safety month While health and safety are important year round, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has designated September as Children’s eye health and safety month. We recommend that for health maintenance, children have their eyes examined with us at the age of 5 years old. Then every two years…

June is UV awareness month

Submitted by Josh Talkington on June 25, 2010

June is UV awareness month With the sun shinning longer as mid-summer gets closer, we are all exposed to more UV radiation from sunlight. UV radiation is invisible to the human eye, but can cause or accelerate many ocular conditions. A heavy exposure such as with boating or snow skiiing, can cause a ‘sunburn’ on…

The Down and Dirty on the Cost of Lasik

Submitted by Josh Talkington on May 17, 2010

Many people ask me why some laser eye centers advertise that they charge $499 per eye and other doctors charge much more for Lasik. Such centers often bring customers in with the promise of a low cost for LASIK surgery, while tagging numerous added fees such as facility charges, onto the final cost of the…

April is Michigan Blindness Prevention and Services Month

Submitted by Josh Talkington on April 26, 2010

Govenor Grahnholm has proclaimed that April is Michigan Blindness Prevention and Services Month. People who haven’t done so recently are encouraged to undergo a routine eye examination to help detect eye disorders and diseases. Many eye diseases are ‘silent’, meaning that they have no symptoms until they are more advanced. We recommend that children have…

Latisse

Submitted by Josh Talkington on March 4, 2010

Latisse Clavenna Vision Institute is now offering a one free month supply of Latisse when a two month supply is purchased for $200. This is an unbelievable price for Latisse, the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for growing longer, thicker and darker eyelashes. This once-a-day treatment, applied topically to the base of the upper…