Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Check out the research our morning Co-Op, Erica Loesel did on Macular Degeneration!

Check out the research our morning Co-Op, Erica Loesel did on Macular Degeneration. This condition is the leading cause vision loss in those ages 55 and older. Click on the link below to learn more.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Check out the research our morning co-op Erica did on Diplopia.

Diplopia is the technical term for double vision. This condition is when you see two images that could either be side by side or on top of each other. Diplopia can occur is both eyes or just a single eye. Diplopia in only one eye could be caused by cornea damage and can be fixed with the use of glasses. Lens issues such as cataracts can also be a cause of diplopia in a single eye. Surgery is the main treatment for cataracts. Diplopia in both eyes can be caused by issues within the muscles of your eye, nerves and even your brain. Conditions such as Diabetes, Graves' Disease, and even having a stroke can cause you to have double vision.

Symptoms of Diplopia include misalignment of your eyes, pain, headaches, nausea and even droopy eyelids. Diagnosis of double vision can be performed by your regular eye doctor. You could eventually have more testing including: blood tests, a physical exam and possibly even a CT scan. Surgery and medication are the most common treatments for diplopia. The treatment for double vision really depends on what caused the double vision in the first place. If the Diplopia does not go away after these treatments, their are a couple other options. Glasses, prisms, and eye patching are all forms of treatment for Diplopia to help you live with  condition.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Check out this awesome article about Dr. Martin's recent trip to Hanoi, Vietnam to lecture on GVSS. His trip included sight seeing, interesting new foods and experiences and lecturing to medical students to Hanoi Medical University about Myopia Control. Dr. Martin had a great time at his first international lecture and is looking forward to more education opportunities!


Friday, September 14, 2018

American Heart Association CPR & AED Certification

Being prepared is one of the easiest and most effective steps in being ready for an unexpected situation such as an emergency! We are glad to be able to create a healthy and comfortable environment for our patients. Auburn Optical cares about having the best quality of care from Dr. Martin and the rest of the staff!

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Recently, our staff underwent some training to become CPR and AED certified for infants, children, and adults! It is so important for our staff to be well trained and educated to the highest of standards to better serve our patients! We had a blast learning from a very patient and helpful instructor. She made sure we all felt comfortable practicing our skills so we were prepared for any emergency situations that could arise in the future.

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 Even our high school co-ops got in on the action and can tell their fellow students what an amazing experience being a co-op at Auburn Optical is! Our morning co-op Erica says, "I now feel confident I could perform CPR in a time of need! I am happy to be able to help those around me." Next time you are in our office, feel free to ask one of our staff members about their experience of becoming certified by the American Heart Association and the benefits it brings.

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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!

Check out the research our morning Co-Op, Erica Loesel did on Macular Degeneration!

Check out the research our morning Co-Op, Erica Loesel did on Macular Degeneration. This condition is the leading cause vision loss in those...