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Save on Glasses for Back to School

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on August 30, 2012

Now is the time to soak up as much sun and fun as possible before it is BACK TO SCHOOL! Before the start of school, families tend to stock up on what’s seen as back to school essentials. While we’re so busy planning for the new school year, we tend to forget to take care…

May is ‘healthy eyes’ month

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on May 21, 2012

May is ‘healthy eyes’ month There are many ways to keep your eyes healthy. Foremost, of course, is to have your eyes examined on a regular schedule. We recommend children have their first eye exam at around age 5, and then every 2 years thereafter. Patients over the age of 60, we recommend annual eye…

Glasses No More

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on March 14, 2012

Dr. Clavenna and Dr. Fitzgerald have developed a comfort and confidence with the latest technologies that take cataract surgery one step further than simply replacing the cloudy lens. With more than 700 cataract surgeries completed by the doctors per year, their goal is to offer their patients options that best suit their individual visual needs. In…

Early stem cell research in humans with Macular Degeneration

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on January 24, 2012

An exciting article was published in the Lancet on January 23rd showing early results of stem cell implantation under the retina in 2 patients with 2 different types of Macular Degeneration. Thus far no negative results have been noted in the two patients, and there was even some vision improvement. The next step will be…

Start the Year Right with LASIK

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on December 30, 2011

Can’t Find the Solution? Start the Year Right with LASIK If you are a long-time wearer of contact lenses you may have found yourself in need of contact lens solution with none in sight If you are a long-time wearer of contact lenses, than there is a good chance that you have found yourself out…

New cornea treatments coming for Keratoconus patients

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on November 29, 2011

I went to the Beaumont Department of Ophthalmology meeting on 11.28.11 for a presentation on new treatments for Keratoconus patients. Riboflavin collagen cross-linking in the cornea can help stabilize the tissue and hold back disease progression. This will most likely have treatment options for some non-LASIK candidates, or post RK patients as well in the…

Seeing Clearly for a Lifetime

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on October 10, 2011

Many of us are like a fine wine; as we age we only get better. Aging today has many benefits such as wisdom and knowledge of life experiences. However, the downside to aging is that the old machinery may not work as well as it once did. Our eyesight, without a doubt, gets negatively affected…

September is Children’s eye health and safety month

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on September 16, 2011

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…

What does 20/20 vision mean?

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on September 13, 2011

The most common way to measure visual acuity is with an eye chart of a certain size, viewed from 20 feet away. Most Ophthalmologists offices are not 20 feet long anymore, but will use mirrors to simulate a 20 foot distance. The numbers 20/20 is a comparison of your vision to perfect or normal vision….

Healthy Eye Tips

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on July 7, 2011

Important suggestion for keeping your eye health in check: Having a comprehensive dilated eye exam with a Board Certified Ophthalmologist every few years is key even if you think your vision is just fine. As many eye diseases are hereditary it is best to be well informed about your family’s eye health history. Always wear…