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Options to LASIK

Submitted by Josh Talkington on January 4, 2021

Although LASIK has greatly improved the vision of tens of thousands of patients, it’s not the best option for everyone. There are several options to LASIK to consider if you are interested in vision correction and are not a good candidate for the LASIK procedure. Because Dr. Clavenna in Birmingham is committed to providing the…

Advancements in LASIK

Submitted by Josh Talkington on December 18, 2020

In general, medical procedures evolve and improve over time. This is especially true with LASIK eye surgery. The latest LASIK technology hardly resembles the original procedure first introduced decades ago.  LASIK Then Although LASIK eye surgery formally began being performed in the 1990s, its roots date back to the 1960s. During the early days of…

Who is Not Suitable for Laser Eye Surgery?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on December 4, 2020

Not everyone is a good candidate for laser eye surgery. There are several reasons why laser eye surgery may not be a good choice of vision correction for some patients. Below is some information about who is not suitable for laser eye surgery: Those who are younger than 18 years old. Laser eye surgery results…

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…