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Contact Lenses Properly Fitted?

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on October 1, 2014

  Just how important is it to have your contact lenses fit properly? Many people do not realize the whole point of contact lenses is for them to contact your eyes. If your contacts do not fit properly you could experience a host of symptoms. You may feel that the lens becomes increasingly uncomfortable the longer…

Birmingham Area Senior Center (BASCC) Annual Flu Shot and Health Expo

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on September 16, 2014

The flu season is just around the corner. Clavenna Vision Institute will take part in the BASCC Annual Senior Expo and Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 from 10am-1pm.  Melissa and our wonderful Optician Nancy from our office are always happy to see so many of our patients attend this wonderful community based…

Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer’s early

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on August 27, 2014

          More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s affects memory, thinking, and behavior. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Every 67 seconds someone is diagnosed with the disease. Alzheimer’s each year claims the lives of 500,000…

The iLASIK Procedure

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on August 5, 2014

The old adage “What you see is what you get” rings especially true when it comes to LASIK. Pricing by discount eye centers can seem like a great deal, but the buyer should beware. Discounted pricing is only available to individuals whose vision meets certain criteria. At Clavenna Vision Institute, we offer the procedure that…

How to Avoid Computer Eye Strain

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on June 19, 2014

Computers can make us more productive, but the bad news is, that too much screen time can also lead to computer vision syndrome (CVS). Recognizable as a tired, strained feeling your eyes have after a day in front of a computer screen, CVS affects some 64% to 90% of office workers.   The condition likely…

How Do We See?

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on June 13, 2014

Light rays enter the eye through the cornea, pupil and lens. The cornea is the clear, round dome covering the iris, the colored ring in the center of the eye, and the pupil, the black circle in the middle of the iris. The light rays then pass through the vitreous, a clear, gel-like substance that…

Diabetes and Your Eye Health

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on May 23, 2014

Birmingham ophthalmology practice Clavenna Vision Institute shares how diabetes affects vision and how to decrease the risk of diabetic eye diseases.

Smart Eye Health Tips for College Students

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on April 10, 2014

Students face special challenges to the eyes when they are under academic performance pressure. Lack of sleep, prolonged computer use and long hours studying make for tired eyes that are dry, scratchy and achy. Prolonged computer use contributes to eye fatigue because you blink less frequently. Less blinking significantly reduces lubrication in the eye making…

Use it or Lose it!

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on December 4, 2013

If you have funds remaining in your FSA (Flexible Savings Account) this year, you have just a few weeks left to use those funds. Keep in mind the “use it or lose it” rules of an FSA. Need an eye exam, new glasses, or contact lenses? Call our office to schedule an appointment or stop…

ASCRS Responds to Dr. Oz Regarding LASIK

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on October 14, 2013

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery represents more than 9,000 eye surgeons worldwide. ASCRS treats all concerns about the safety and effectiveness of LASIK very seriously. Based on substantial research and data collected over decades, ASCRS is convinced that LASIK is safe and effective, and offers a viable option for dramatically improving the…