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Blog Posts in September, 2017

December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month, c/o geteyesmart.org

1 in 10 kids’ eye injuries treated in ER are toy-related The American Academy of Ophthalmology has declared December Safe Toys and Celebrations Month. Nearly 252,000 toy-related injuries were ...
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HydroEye® Provides Powerful Relief for Dry Eyes

HydroEye® is a unique, patented oral formulation that provides continuous relief for dry eye discomfort. HydroEye contains a proprietary blend of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants and ...
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Preview your frame choices on a computer screen in our Optical Department

Purchasing eyewear, while a necessity for many people, presents many challenges for consumers. They must explore an unmanageable array of options to find a compromise between fit, style, color, shape, ...
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Dry Eye Therapy with Warm Compresses, by Dr. William Sray

Warm compresses are very helpful in treating the signs and symptoms of poor quality tears from dry eye, blepharitis or poor quality eyelid oil production. In fact, they are the first line of therapy ...
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Celebrate senior independence month c/o Get Eyesmart.org

Each day, approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65, and one in six adults this age and older has a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. As part of its support for ...
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Donate to "Focus on a Cure SWMEC" in the fight against breast cancer

Join the fight against breast cancer Lee National Denim Day® is a fundraiser created by Lee® Jeans where participants donate $5 or more in exchange for wearing jeans to work. In 20 years, Lee ...
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Practicing Fireworks Eye Safety c/o geteyesmart.org

Thousands of people, many of them children, suffer eye injuries from fireworks each year in the United States. In the most severe cases, fireworks can rupture the globe of the eye, cause chemical and ...
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20/20/20 Rule to Prevent Eyestrain

Computer use can cause eyestrain because we blink less often than normal. This reduced rate of blinking makes your eyes dry, which may lead to the feeling of eyestrain or fatigue. You can follow the ...
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Green Eye Color is the Rarest

Green eye color is the rarest color found around the world, and it is estimated that only around 2% of the world’s population has green colored eyes. Green eye color is a result of a mild amount ...
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UV Safety with Transitions lenses

Are you looking for a pair of glasses that darken in bright light? The ABO-certified opticians at Southwest Michigan Eye Center can clarify the new types of Transitions available. In addition, the ...
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Use Your Flex Spending Now

Have you used your flex spending this year? Flexible Spending Accounts allow for a tax-free way to pay for out-of-pocket health-related expenses, such as eye care. These accounts, set up through your ...
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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

It is estimated that three million Americans have glaucoma, but only about half of them know that they have glaucoma. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month! Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for ...
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Xperio UV Sunglass Lenses

Everyone’s ready for summer…so make sure your eyes are, too. The new Xperio UV sunglass lenses, available in the Optical Department at Southwest Michigan Eye Center, can be made in your ...
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Presbyopia Symptoms and Treatments

c/o Get EyeSmart.org Presbyopia (which literally means "aging eye") is a common type of vision disorder that occurs as you age. It is often referred to as the aging eye condition. Presbyopia ...
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