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COVID-19 OFFICE UPDATE

Submitted by Melissa Gold on March 17, 2020

Our office is open.  As a result of the reported Covid-19 patients identified in Oakland and Wayne counties, we would like to send updated information from our office. We continue to follow the CDC guidelines and steps designed to prevent the spread of the virus.  We are also sanitizing common area surfaces several times a…

Online Eye Exams are not all that they seem to be

Submitted by Melissa Gold on March 2, 2020

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…

Financing LASIK

Submitted by Melissa Gold on February 12, 2020

Serving Southeast Michigan At CVI, we offer you flexibility and affordability. The Michigan-based Clavenna Vision Institute makes LASIK, PRK or cataract surgery affordable for any budget by offering options to assist you in paying for your procedure. Many of our patients have compared the cost of glasses and contact lenses over a ten-year period to…

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Submitted by Melissa Gold on November 4, 2019

November is National Diabetes Awareness month. If you have diabetes, regular yearly visits to your ophthalmologist for eye exams are important, so your eye doctor can monitor the health of your eyes. High blood sugar (glucose) levels increase the risk of developing eye conditions related to diabetes. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of…

Lasik and Lifestyle Advantages

Submitted by Melissa Gold on October 3, 2019

LASIK and Lifestyle Advantages LASIK is a big investment in your eye health, but there are so many lifestyle advantages to having LASIK that the risks do outweigh the benefits. Long-term, LASIK is one of the simplest things to do that makes your day-to-day living more convenient. The technology has come so far today that the…

Defend Against Digital Eye Strain

Submitted by Melissa Gold on May 28, 2019

May is Healthy Vision Month, and there’s never been a better time to consider the impact of digital devices. Smartphones and tablets are an integral part of modern life, but there can be a downside to all that screen time: digital eye strain. Some signs of digital eye strain include: Dry, irritated eyes Blurred vision…

Painless LASIK Surgery

Submitted by Melissa Gold on November 6, 2018

LASIK Surgery Are you over the age of 18? Tired of the hassle of contacts and glasses? Ready to just wake-up-and-go? It may be time for you to look into #LASIK! 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…

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…