Tuesday, June 12, 2018

With summer beginning, many of us will be spending more time outdoors. The beautiful weather and warm air both accompany the sunshine that is so refreshing after a long winter. However, the sun can cause bothersome glare off of other cars or the water as well as damage to our eyes. Polarized sun wear is a great solution to all the problems that the sun can cause during the summer.

Many of us hear polarized sunglasses are much better for your eyes and protecting them from the sun. But why is this? Well, polarized sunglasses are better for the quality of vision. Polarized lenses block glare by blocking scattering waves of light, specifically from horizontal surfaces. Polarized lenses finely tune your vision, especially during outdoor activities that introduce large amounts of glare. They were actually created by NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Scientists who studied the eyes of eagles to better understand their sharp visual acuity. They found a naturally occurring oil in eagle’s eyes that control certain properties of light by scattering and limiting certain wavelengths. These scattered wavelengths are known as glare and are also those absorbed by polarized filters in lenses, creating “eagle eye” sharpness for humans.

At Auburn Optical, polarized sun wear is available year round so you can find the perfect pair for relaxing on the beach or cruising on the boat this summer. These lenses are also UV protected so our patients have the best and healthiest lenses. We have a great selection of frames for men and women from brands like Polaroid, Vera Wang and Marc Jacobs. We also have Wiley X frames that have the perfect amount of wrap for summer activities like golfing or riding a motorcycle. Stop in and check out our awesome sun wear options this summer!

Friday, April 27, 2018


We are so excited you've decided to visit our blog! Here is a little bit about our practice:

Auburn Optical is an Optometrist's office located in Auburn, Mi. The practice is owned by Dr. Matthew J. Martin. Dr. Martin is a graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry and has been practicing optometry for two decades. Dr. Martin and his staff pride themselves on comprehensive, leadind edge eye care. Auburn Optical is a family environment whose staff members have a passion for helping people.

The office has a large selection of frames in varying size, shape and color. Many different styles are available for all personalities. The optical staff are all helpful and happy to answer any questions about your eyewear choices as well as help you select the perfect frame for you. The frame stylists at Auburn Optical are all very well educated on the lens styles and have worked to carefully create a selection of progressive and single vision lenses that give the best visual clarity.

The Gentle Vision Shaping System is a specialty method of vision correction offered at Auburn Optical. This form of vision correction requires no contacts or glasses during the day and no surgery. Dr. Martin uses orthokeratology, or the correction of vision using vision retainers, to correct myopia and hyperopia. Dr. Martin is the area's only fellowed orthokeratologist. This means, he regularly attends conferences for the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (AAOMC). He was recently awarded Board Membership for the AAOMC and presented at their most recent international conference.

We are thrilled you have wanted to learn more about our practice. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, give our office a call at (989) 662 2501. We look forward to seeing you!

With summer beginning, many of us will be spending more time outdoors. The beautiful weather and warm air both accompany the sunshine that i...