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Halloween Makeup Safety Tips

Celebrating Halloween with costume makeup, facial prosthetics or special effects contacts this week? Check out our safety tips below to have fun with festive face adornment without compromising your eye health! Makeup & Prosthetics It’s very important to check your makeup ingredients for harmful chemicals! Also, sharing or using old cosmetics adds a huge risk Read more...
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A Blink is More Than You Think!

We blink substantially less often while looking at digital screens. As our pandemic lifestyles increasingly rely on computer use, we are now blinking less than ever… Why is blinking important? Every blink of your eye naturally activates the meibomian glands, which maintain healthy tear film and help to prevent dry eye symptoms! Maintain comfortable eyes by Read more…

Diabetic Vision Loss: Keep the Facts in Sight

Diabetes is a rapidly growing global health issue, and over 9% of Americans have diabetes while about 1.5 million more are diagnosed every year. As you may already be familiar with some of the heightened health risks associated with diabetes, such as cardiovascular disease and neuropathy, it is extremely important for diabetic individuals to heed Read more...
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Fight Seasonal Allergies Without Medication

Warm weather months bring many unpleasant sensations for seasonal allergy sufferers, such as sneezing, coughing, itchy red eyes, irritated or watery eyes, itchy and runny nose and throat. Surprisingly, the best way to battle the bothersome symptoms of seasonal allergies is to reduce your allergen exposure from early spring until late fall. How can we do that, when allergens seem Read more...

Eye Misalignment- Do You Suffer Unknowingly?

EYE MISALIGNMENT Do your eyes work well together? How would you know if they didn't? When your eyes are not in sync, the brain must compensate for the misalignment. This additional work stresses the trigeminal nerve, which is the nerve in your brain responsible for most head and neck sensations. Symptoms of this strain may go unaddressed, or may be falsely Read more...

Protect Your Child from Myopia

What is myopia? Resulting in poor distance vision or “nearsightedness,” myopia occurs when the eyeball grows longer than it should or has a cornea that is too curved. Although moderate cases of myopia are not typically worrisome, progressive myopia is a rising concern as it can lead to serious eye issues such as retinal detachments, Read more...

Protect Your Vision With a Healthy Lifestyle

As the demands and responsibilities of modern life increase, and technology decreases the necessity of physical activity, it can certainly become difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Studies continue to prove the countless benefits of living healthfully and actively with a nutritious diet, and preservation of one's visual health is clearly among them. Exercise Healthy Read more...

Setting Our Sights on Charitable Vision Care

Interested in making a positive difference in the community? Metro Eye is now matching local charitable contributions to support ocular health throughout the Milwaukee area. Every time you make a donation to any of the local non-profit organizations listed below, Metro Eye will match the same amount in donated vision services to the community! Vision Forward- https://vision-forward.org/donate/ Penfield Children’s Center- http://penfieldchildren.org/donate/ Prevent Read more...

Computer Vision Syndrome: Prevention and Reduction

When we discuss protecting our eyes at work, we often think of the workers who are exposed to debris, chemicals, wood chips, metal fragments, etc. These individuals require specific eye protection, such as safety glasses or goggles, to keep their eyes safe from injury while on the job. However, in our age of technology, we Read more...
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Explore Your Best Health This Saturday!

Only a few more days remain until the ‘Fit Collective Health Fair,’ at High Def Health this Saturday, February 2nd! Metro Eye’s optometrists are gearing up to educate attendees on optimal eye health, amidst a curated team of local health and wellness professionals! Metro Eye’s booth will also be offering retinal photography, as a complimentary service to attendees on the day of this Read more...