Construction Update #1: Michigan Ophthalmology is Growing!

After three years since we first opened our doors in Rochester, Michigan Ophthalmology is thrilled to announce that we will be growing! In order to meet increase demand and provide a more personalized patient experience for those needing cataract or refractive surgery, we will be expanding our footprint in the Medical Building to create a state-of-the-art cataract and refractive laser procedure suite! We have partnered with iOR Partners (Kansas City, MO) who has designed and built nearly 75 office-based eye procedure suites across the country, and Michigan Ophthalmology will be the first in Michigan to partner with iOR Partners to offer this safe and convenient option for our patients who desire cataract surgery, LASIK, SMILE, EVO ICL surgery, or refractive lens exchange.

LASIK Alternatives for Vision Correction

With the recent FDA approvals of the Vuity eye drop for presbyopia and the EVO Visian ICL, patients have even more options for reducing their dependence on glasses and contacts. Contact lens intolerance can cause significant chronic eye dryness and irritation, but many patients are still hesitant to proceed with laser vision correction such as LASIK. Some are ready to take the leap with LASIK and experience the benefits of vision correction, but are not a candidate for laser vision correction due to thin corneas.

Does LASIK Wear Off?

Does LASIK Wear Off?  

This is a common question we hear from patients who are experiencing blurring of their near vision many years after having laser vision correction (LVC) such PRK, LASIK, or SMILE. An explanation follows below, but the short answer is no, the LASIK did not wear off!  

Laser vision procedures alter the shape of the cornea (the clear ocular surface) to change the power of the eye and eliminate the need for glasses.

Dropless Cataract Surgery

Historically, patients needing cataract surgery were subject to needing a weeks-long regimen of 2-3 different eye drop prescriptions to help prevent infection and inflammation. Recent advances now allow for select patients to heal after cataract surgery without the need for drops.

The Necessity of a Contact Lens Appointment

We are often asked how a contact lens exam is different than a comprehensive eye exam and why there is an extra cost associated with it. While both exams look at the overall health of the eye, a contact lens exam does this but with one key difference – it includes a contact lens evaluation.

Experience. Better. Vision.

You're doing your part by wearing a mask, but with colder temperatures your glasses lenses continue to fog up. Sound familiar? Many patients are exploring alternative ways to correct their vision, including the safe and effective non- surgical option of contact lenses.