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Flexible Spending Account

Submitted by Melissa Gold on October 16, 2018

  Now is the time to start utilizing monies left from your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and plan for next year.  Some of these accounts are better known as Health Savings Account (HSA). FSAs and HSAs are great ways to pay health care costs. Using pre-tax money to pay for health care costs is money…

Can Expired Makeup Hurt My Eyes?

Submitted by Melissa Gold on September 6, 2018

Whether it’s a quick coat of mascara or a bold eye shadow, makeup can make your eyes pop and look brighter. However, these products won’t last forever. In fact, using expired eye makeup can lead to serious eye problems and vision damage. That’s why it’s always important to be mindful of the beauty product expiration dates…

Back to School Means Time for Children’s Eye Exams

Submitted by Melissa Gold on September 4, 2018

Back to school is in full force, so now is the time for school physicals, sports physicals and of course eye exams. We recommend that children have their first eye exam before starting kindergarten, then every other year thereafter. When children grow, their eyes grow too. As a person’s eye grows and changes their vision…

August is National Eye Exam Month

Submitted by Melissa Gold on August 7, 2018

August is National Eye Exam month.  Clavenna Vision Institute wants your family to see the world clearly. That’s why we’re celebrating National Eye Exam Month this August. Vision correction and healthy eyes can lead to better learning, more productivity and an improved lifestyle for all family members. School age children need to have a baseline…

Winter Dry Eye Tips

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on March 8, 2018

The cooler temperatures of winter bring cool winds and dry air as well as indoor heating. For many people, battling dry eyes becomes the norm during the winter months. The natural moisture in your eyes is reduced by all the changes that come with winter. At the extreme, dry eyes can become painful and feel…

Introducing Jordan A. Pinozek, O.D.

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on March 5, 2018

Clavenna Vision Institute welcomes the addition of Jordan A. Pinozek, O.D.  Dr. Pinozek received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Michigan in 2011.  Her passion for science led her to becoming an optometrist. She graduated Valedictorian of her class at the Michigan College of Optometry and is a Board Certified Optometrist….

Painless LASIK Surgery

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on November 28, 2017

LASIK Surgery LASIK surgery itself is painless and takes only 10 minutes per eye due to the laser technology available today.  LASIK patients are given a mild oral sedative and eye drops to anesthetize or numb the eye. Patients may experience some mild burning on the evening of the procedure as the cornea begins to heal,…

Flexible Spending Account money left?

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on November 2, 2017

Now is the time to start utilizing monies left from your Flexible Spending Account (FSA).  Some of these accounts are better known as Health Savings Account (HSA). FSAs and HSAs are great ways to pay health care costs. Using pre-tax money to pay for health care costs is money well spent. Your FSA or HSA…

Online Eye Exams Aren’t All What They Seem

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on July 6, 2017

You can do just about anything online from buying new clothes or earning a degree. But what about your regular eye exams? Is an online test sufficient enough for that? Put simply, the answer is no! Several online services offer the opportunity to take an eye test from the comfort of your own home. Using…

Contact Lenses – Can you swim with them?

Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on June 21, 2017

Can You Swim With Contact Lenses? Swimming with contact lenses should be avoided whenever possible to help prevent bacterial contamination of your eye. Going under water with contacts can result in eye infections, irritation and potentially sight-threatening conditions such as a corneal ulcer.  Always contact your eye doctor immediately if you experience prolonged eye irritation or sensitivity…