Health in Spring Lake, MI

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.

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…

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...

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…

The holiday season tends to get tangled with sales and gift-giving rather than giving thanks for what we have that others may not—such as our sight. Two Blind Brothers, a non-profit clothing site, founded by Bradford and Bryan Manning, donates 100 percent of their profits toward research to cure eye disease. The two are generating sales and widening an awareness and fan base recognition this season…

As you age, you may notice your eyesight getting weaker. You avoid dimly lit restaurants and the font is as large as it can be on your phone. That’s because your eyes start to struggle with seeing close distances in your mid-40s, especially when you’re on your phone or reading a book or menu. This… Continue Reading 5 Tips for Protecting Your Vision as You Age

Some symptoms are the result of other coexisting problems, not their clouding, dysfunctional lens (cataract).

If your eyesight doesn’t bother you, do you still need to have eye tests?