Today is World Retina Day, which focuses on bringing attention to Retinitis Pigmentosa and diseases similar to that. Retinitis Pigmentosa is a disease that degenerates the rods and cones in the back of the eye where the retina is located. Unfortunately, there is no known cure at the time, but by spreading awareness, we will be able to find a cure one day. To learn more information about Retinitis Pigmentosa click on the link below.
Congratulations to our very own Dr. Grosinger! Nominated by his peers and over 10,000 medical experts, Dr. Grosinger has been named by Newsweek magazine as one of the best ophthalmologists in the United States. This prestigious honor recognizes Dr. Grosinger for his quality of care, continuity of care, and providing the most innovative and revolutionary technology for his patients.
Dr. Les Grosinger is a specialist in the treatment of cataracts as well as laser vision correction.
Demand for professional eye care in the U.S. is expected to increase significantly in the coming years as the population ages. Not only are we collectively growing older, but we’re also working our tired eyes harder than ever before as more and more of our time — both at work and at play — is spent looking at screens. Meanwhile, serious eye ailments, like glaucoma, can lead to blindness, are on the rise. With all that in mind, Newsweek partnered with the respected global data research firm Statista to find the best eye doctors in the country.
IOLs are clear lenses that our ophthalmologists surgically implant on top of the eye’s natural lens which reduces the need for glasses and contact lenses. VIVITY® IOL from Alcon is the newest, most innovative lens on the market. VIVITY® IOL offers the clearest night vision of any range-extending lens and can be used for conditions including cataracts, astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. Make an appointment and speak with your eye surgeon to see if VIVITY® IOL is right for you.
If your eyes are feeling fatigued, there are eye exercises that you can do at home to help improve your vision.
Perform these eye exercises to improve your vision
Palming: Perform this exercise when your eyes need relaxing. This can help reduce eye strain and stress. To do this, cover your eyes with your palms for about 3 minutes, do not apply too much pressure.
Zooming: This exercise can improve your focusing ability. First, stick out your thumb like you are hitchhiking. Slowly move your thumb closer to your face until it is 2 inches away, then stretch your arm back out while maintaining focus on the thumb. Do this exercise for 4 minutes.
Change of focus: This exercise can strengthen your eye muscles by changing focus. Place your thumb 10 inches away from your face and focus on it for 5 seconds, then quickly change your focus to something 20 feet or more away for 5 seconds, and then switch back to your thumb. Do this exercise for 2 minutes.
Infinity Circle: This exercise can improve your eye strength and flexibility. Focus on a wall 10 feet away and imagine an infinity sign or sideways 8. Trace the infinity sign for two minutes, and then trace it in reverse for two minutes.
Blinking: Blinking moistens your eyes which can help you focus longer. For 2 minutes, blink every four seconds. Do this exercise after looking at digital screens for long periods of time.
If you notice any changes in your eyes or vision, don’t wait until your next regular check-up, contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey for an ophthalmic appointment today.
The new Alcon Vivity lens allows a greater range of vision than the traditional standard lens. This new technology is an exciting ophthalmic advancement and may be viable for some patients who were previously not candidates for a multifocal like Panoptix or Symfony. Schedule an appointment with one of our ophthalmologists to see if you qualify for the Alcon Vivity Lens to help reduce dependence on glasses.
Our patients are our best referrals! We very much appreciate you taking the time to leave a testimonial of your experience with our doctors and staff on any of our review sites. A heartfelt thank you to those who have already done so.
This past year has definitely been unique. We want to thank all of our patients and staff for keeping us going and sticking with us along the way. The new year means big things at Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey, including the new Alcon Vivity Intraocular Lens availability. We look forward to a better 2021!
Our eyelids act like windshield wipers whenever we blink, cleaning the front surface of our eyes. Our tears are like windshield wiper fluid. They are essential for lubricating and cleaning our eyes. Unfortunately, as we age our production of tears begins to decline.
Seniors are likely to develop a condition known as “dry eyes”. As tear production declines you may start experiencing eye irritation, redness, mucous in your eyes, blurry vision, and light sensitivity. This condition is more common in older women than men, particularly after menopause.
There are some simple remedies that can help dry eyes. You can use over the counter eye drops and increase the humidity in your home. Wear sunglasses when you go outside. It is important to protect your eyes from the wind as well as the sun. Keep yourself hydrated and try to decrease your screen time.
If lifestyle adjustments don’t resolve the problem, it is time visit one of our ophthalmologists. The symptoms of dry eye can be caused by other, more serious, vision problems. It’s important to get a thorough vision exam if you are experiencing ongoing dry eyes that don’t respond to home remedies.
If your visit reveals that your symptoms are related to dry eyes, your doctor can prescribe medications or treatments that will manage the condition. You don’t have to struggle with irritated eyes and blurry vision. If lifestyle adjustments aren’t working for you, schedule an exam at Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. We will screen you for more serious conditions, test your tear production, and find a solution that will make you comfortable.