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Growing up in the ‘60s, I watched a LOT of television with friends and family. We were riveted by shows like “That Girl,” “Rat Patrol” and “Dark Shadows” and we spent countless hours lolling on the living room floor in front of the TV. My Mom used to refer to it as the “Boob Tube” and she was constantly yelling at us to “go outside and play.” Well, as usual, it seems like my Mom was on to something. Today’s electronic babysitter of…

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Dr. Keith Smithson shares what you need to know about sports eye safety before your little leaguer steps onto the field.

My West Michigan's Kirk Montgomery gets the low down on the 28th annual WestFest happening this weekend. And even more! There's a special in-studio performance from The Crossroad Fiddlers.

Participants in a phase I/II clinical trial of a new enzyme-based treatment for severe dry eye disease experienced reduced signs of disease and discomfort, according to a new article.

John Gonzalez and Amy Sherman of Michigan's Best recommend the top restaurants to visit this weekend, April 12-14, 2019.

At Check ‘n Go, we’re dedicated to keeping our customers informed when it comes to financial topics. Our Finance 101 section can help you get a handle on your budget, protect yourself against scams, understand how finances work and more
Finance 101
At Check ‘n Go, we’re dedicated to keeping our customers informed when it comes to financial topics. Our Finance 101 section can help you get a handle on your budget, protect yourself against scams, understand how finances work and more.
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The cost of food is probably one of the biggest monthly expenses in most American household budgets. The average family spends between $700 and $1,000 per

It is officially springtime in Michigan and that means warmer weather, blooming flowers and more sunshine. While many people think of sunglasses simply as a fun fashion accessory, they also can be the most important pair of glasses you own.

With summer right around the corner, the lineup for Grand Rapids’ Movies on Monroe has been announced.

Incorporate your eye health as part of your regular health check-ups. Having a comprehensive dilated eye exam is one of the best things you can do to make sure that you're seeing the best you can and that you're keeping your eyes healthy. Millions of people have problems with their vision every year. Some of these problems can cause permanent vision loss and even blindness, while others are common problems that can be easily corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Some Tips for…

Watching TV is one of the world’s favorite past times, and it’s estimated that 1.4 billion homes in 2019 have at least one television in their homes. With so many people tuning in each day or week, it’s easy to become concerned about how TV could be affecting our eye health
Can watching too much TV hurt your eyes?
The answer is a little unclear. While most experts agree that watching too much TV probably won’t cause permanent damage, there are some issues…

Michigan pianist and composer YoungMin You and his team brought a grand piano to the middle of Walloon Lake to create a video promoting his first album, "Wal...

Diabetic eye disease can cause blindness, especially if the diagnosis is delayed. Artificial intelligence may play a role in early detection.

They are ooey-gooey, hot out of the oven melted chocolate chip cookies and perhaps the most delicious ones in Michigan.

Follow these steps to create and achieve a savings goal. These 5 steps will help you save for a vacation or big purchase.

An epidemic of myopia among young people is raising the likelihood of serious eye disease. Researchers blame the prolific use of devices like smartphones.

Today is Valentine's Day, and if you're still trying to show that special someone you care, don't worry -- WSBT 22's Caroline Torie has you covered. Watch her report in the video above. Surf and Turf Mac and Cheese. 2 cups prepared pasta, according to package- completely drained. 1/4 cup lobster meat, cubed. 1/4 cup sirloin meat, cubed. 1 tbs garlic, minced. 2 tbs butter, unsalted. 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil. 1 1/2 cups heavy cream. 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded. TT S&P…

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Think About Your Eyes, the vision industry’s public awareness campaign about the importance of scheduling an annual comprehensive eye exam, launched its 2019 advertising campaign this month. The 2019 plan includes TV, radio, online radio, online display ads, and paid search, all of which feature a call to action encouraging the public to schedule an annual eye exam. The campaign is tailored to yield the…

As recently as a decade ago, a mention of digital eye strain (DES) would have most people scratching their heads. Today it’s ubiquitous, a condition of modern life. From toddlers to millennials to seniors, from city dwellers to shepherds in remote mountain villages, no one is immune from DES and its effects, which include dry, irritated eyes, blurred vision and assorted aches and pains. More than…

Training video for running a train down Southern Railway's legendary Saluda Grade. This was produced shortly after the 1982 merger between Southern and Norfo...

New research on vitamin K suggests that it may promote eye health, thanks to the vitamin’s link to active matrix Gla protein, or MGP, an inhibitor of calcification in large arteries.

BALTIMORE—A national employee benefits provider finds that cutting vision health insurance benefits may prompt up to one-third of working Millennials to look for a new job. According to an online survey conducted by Unum of more than 1,200 people working in the U.S., 34 percent of people aged 25 to 34 consider vision insurance to be a key factor when choosing (or leaving) an employer.

Millennials enjoy the eyeglass shopping experience the most across all generations and eyecare professionals have the most influence on their purchasing decisions—according to the white paper, “The Eyeglass Consumer: Generational Shopping Behaviors toward Transitions Light Intelligent Lenses,” released by Transitions Optical. Shopping for new eyeglasses is viewed as an enjoyable experience by almost half of eyeglass wearers, regardless of age. However, among Millennials the number is…

al and ocular symptoms commonly experienced when viewing digital screens are collectively termed DES. The emission spectrum of modern digital displays frequently includes a high percentage of blue light. Being higher in energy, these short wavelengths may contribute to DES. This study examined the effect of a BB filter on symptoms of DES during a sustained near-vision task
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Twenty-three young, visually normal subjects were required…

STORY: s.mlive.com/Yo6ScAl A paddler makes the 50' plunge over the Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on December 30, 2018. Video capture...

You have a minor medical condition that you want to see a doctor about, but you don’t want to take the time to visit a walk-in clinic or incur the

Jane Mell Balek, executive director of Think About Your Eyes, reflects on the success of the national public awareness campaign about the importance of scheduling an annual eye exam with an optometrist. “In my short time as executive director, I’ve been overwhelmed by the successes this campaign has already achieved in its short lifespan—a website that received 2 million visits this year alone. 22,000 doctors from…

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