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Three facts about glaucoma that you need to know

While you may have heard about glaucoma, you may not be aware of some of the more important facts about this eye condition. In fact, in a 2002 Prevent Blindness America Surgery, it was determined that while 50% of participants had heard of glaucoma, they weren’t even sure what the condition was or what caused […]

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Risk Factors for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Eyesight is one of the things that progressively deteriorates as everyone gets older. Your parents likely have a pair of readers or corrective lenses to help them see throughout the day. Regular yearly trips to the optometrist can help, but what happens if your vision loss results from something else?  Age-related macular degeneration is the […]

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Eye Care Tips for People With Diabetes

Being diabetic is already a tough road for those who suffer from the disease. From managing your diet, carbohydrate counting, balancing insulin levels, or even dealing with costs, diabetics also have to worry about taking care of their vision.  According to the CDC, diabetes comes with a high risk of vision damage or vision loss. But there […]

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What You Need to Know About Diabetic Eye Disease

When you have diabetes, it’s important that you manage your diabetes. Not doing so can lead to a number of problems, including eye disease. Diabetic eye disease can lead to vision loss and even blindness. Here is what you need to know about diabetic eye disease and steps you can take to protect your eyes. […]

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The Many Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Your eyes can say a lot about you, and if your eyes are saying you look tired or older than you are, then you may be thinking about getting eyelid surgery. Here is what you need to know about eyelid surgery, including the many benefits that patients enjoy. The tissue and skin around the eyes […]

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Chalazion — the Stye in the Eyelid

OK, this morning you woke up, pried your eyelids open, and noticed — what? — a lump on your eyelid. Don’t sweat it; you most likely have a chalazion. That’s a scary word for eyelid stye. There are different ways to address chalazions and our three ophthalmologists at Wilkinson Eye Center are experienced with all […]

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Information About Contact Lenses

Contact lenses have become commonplace. These small thin disks that float on the surface of the eye and provide vision correction are an option for just about anyone these days thanks to advances in technology. It’s estimated that 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses. About two thirds of those wearers are women. […]

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Want to Know What Makes Up 20/20 Vision?

Back when you were a kid, your mom probably pushed you to eat those overcooked carrots on your plate with some line like this, “You know, Susie eats her carrots, and she has 20/20 vision. You think that’s a coincidence?” Carrots are good for vision, namely the vitamin A they provide. Do they give you […]

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Can You Take Vitamins to Promote Eye Health?

The health of your eyes is our sole concern at Wilkinson Eye Center. From comprehensive eye exams to retinal laser surgery and everything in between, we do everything we can to keep you seeing clearly, whether to better see the puck at a Red Wings game or to better see the outdoor beauty all across […]

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