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Back to School To-Do List

What’s on your Back-to-School to-do list? Make sure your child’s vision is ready for the new school year by adding us to your list! Seventy-five percent of what we learn is learned visually, so it is critically important to make sure your student has their vision assessed. They could be missing essential information in school. Vision changes are gradual, so Read more…

Metro Eye Proudly Supports Prevent Blindness Wisconsin

Prevent Blindness as a national organization started over 100 years ago in 1908. When it was learned that most childhood vision problems were preventable and treatable, a band of volunteers got together to form the forerunner to Prevent Blindness. To this day, Prevent Blindness is an organization that advocates for both children and adults in maintaining visual health. The Wisconsin Read more…

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How to Care for your Contacts

Contact lenses are a great option for vision correction, especially when you’re very active! But it’s not all fun and games– if not treated with proper care, they can cause eye infection or injury. Always remember that contacts are medical devices and require education and a little bit of training to wear properly. As eye care providers, it’s important to Read more…

Ellen Ringle

Get to know Dr. Ringle

When did you know you wanted to be a Doctor of Optometry? Growing up I dealt with a condition called amblyopia. Luckily, it was caught early, and I didn’t struggle in school very much – but I did have frequent visits to the eye doctor as a kid. She inspired me to be an eye doctor! Where did you earn Read more...

The Most Eye-Healthy Vegetables and Recipes for Summer

Eye Health starts with nutrition! The food you put in your body is of utmost importance and relevance to the amount of nutrients you are taking in. The more vitamins you can squeeze into your diet, the better off your eyes will be! Here are some of the most eye-healthy vegetables according to optometrists.org, and some fresh recipe inspiration! Spinach Read more...

Get the First Look with Lafont

The house of Lafont has been a pillar of French eyewear since its inception in 1923. With their label of Guaranteed French Origin, Lafont authenticates that all their products are 100% manufactured in France. Their long experience in the eyewear industry allows them the skill and technical know-how to create delightful and high-quality frames. Their innovative techniques and designs and Read more...

Eye Exams – The Window to Your Health

When examining your eyes, your eye doctor can predict many health concerns, some not related to your eyes. In a recent study by Optum, it was found that early signs of chronic diseases could be found during a general eye exam. Conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and even early signs of cancer could be detected. Here’s Read more...

Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Your health is important. You may know how to take care of your general health: exercise, eat healthy, and get your vitamins! As your eye doctor, we’ve compiled a list specific to your eye health. Many of the ways in which you take care of your body are very beneficial for your eye health as well. Keep up to date Read more…

February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Low vision affects millions of Americans, including especially many older Americans. Although often misconstrued, it is different from blindness. Low Vision is a condition where even corrective lenses and surgeries cannot provide 20/20 vision. When someone’s life is affected by low vision, activities such as reading, driving, and shopping can become very difficult. Low vision is typically caused by age-related Read more...

New Dry Eye Treatments at Metro Eye

Over the past 19 years Metro Eye has been expanding our Dry Eye Clinic with state-of-the-art technology and holistic remedies to this condition that affects so many of our patients. We pride ourselves in the success stories and treatments we offer for our patients. New to Metro Eye’s OSD clinic are two non-invasive treatments – Low level light therapy (LLLT) Read more...