Aliisa Bodker

January 29, 2019
Winterize Your Eyes

Winterize Your Eyes

You’ve got snow tires on the car, thermals out from the back of your closest, and the snow blower is primed and ready to go. You are prepared for the 2019 Polar Vortex, but have you winterized your eyes? We have a few tips on how to protect your eyes from winter. DON’T FORGET SUNGLASSES We never leave the house […]
May 14, 2018
Baby reading and wearing glasses

Help Infants See

Today kicks off InfantSEE week in Michigan.  This week is dedicated to raising awareness for early detection of vision problems in children.  Critical vision development occurs before a baby turns one.  Because of this, the American Optometric Association recommends having the first eye exam at 6 months of age.  Most parents are surprised by this.  A baby can’t speak, how […]
February 10, 2018
Skier Wearing UV Protection

Gold Medal UV Protection

Winter sun protection might seem like an oxymoron. But as I watch the athletes compete in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, I’m reminded just how important UV protection is for the eyes even during the winter. Reflected UV In Michigan, it hardly seems like we see the sunshine in the winter. When we do, snow is usually covering the ground. […]
August 7, 2017
Solar Eclipse with clouds

Experience The Great American Eclipse

Total Eclipse of the United States On August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States. For two minutes the moon will completely occlude the sun, leaving only the solar corona.  This rare event can be seen by 12 million Americans in a 70 mile wide path from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Another 500 […]
July 27, 2017
Woman wearing cateye sunglasses.

How Much Did You Spend On Sunglasses!?!?!?

Sunglasses can cost $5 or $500, what’s the difference? Why spend more money? Just like any other purchase, there is a wide range in quality of materials. Ophthalmic sunglasses can hold prescription lenses and be adjusted to fit your face. Over the counter sunglasses vary in optical quality, sometimes enough to distort vision. Sunglasses typically fall into two categories; Fashion […]
December 1, 2016
Optometrist holding contact lens.

Wear & Care For Contact Lenses

Are you one of the 40 million Americans who wear contact lenses? According to the CDC, there’s a 99% chance you have at least one unsafe hygiene behavior. Whether you are a rookie or veteran contact lenses wearer, it sounds like we might need to recap proper contact lens hygiene. Proper handling of contact lenses should include: Washing your hands […]
October 13, 2016
Consequences of Cheap Contact Lenses

Cheap Contact Lenses, Costly Consequences

I shop online and I like to be a conscious consumer, too. Occasionally, I come across a deal that seems too good to be true. Depending on what it is, I might even take my chances.What I won’t take my chances with are things that might compromise my health or safety. Medications and medical devices (including contact lenses) fall into […]