The Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MiSEPS) is the membership organization representing medical eye physicians/surgeons in the State of Michigan. As ophthalmologists, we are the eye care professionals with a "th" in our name for thorough.

As medical doctors with additional specialized training in all aspects of eye care including medical, surgical and optical, we take the most thorough approach and have the most thorough professional training. 

As physicians our practices are available round the clock for urgent or emergent care.

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Scary Lenses: Five Frightening Risks of Wearing Costume Contact Lenses

1.Scratches to the eye – If contacts are not professionally fitted to your eye, they can scratch the clear front window of the eye. This is called a corneal abrasion, which is not only painful, but can cause permanent damage. Just ask Laura Butler, who was in severe pain due to corneal abrasions 10 hours after putting in non-prescription lenses, which “stuck to my eye like suction cups.” Treatment often involves medication and patching. Sometimes, damage cannot be reversed. Butler now has a corneal scar, vision damage and a drooping eyelid.

2. InfectionResearch shows wearing non-prescription contacts increases the risk of an infection called keratitis by 16 times.[i] Early treatment with antibiotic or steroid drops may preserve vision, but sometimes surgery, such as corneal transplantation, is necessary. Robyn Rouse had to have that surgery after she got an infection after wearing non-prescription lenses she bought at a local store.

3. Pink eye – Never share contacts because doing so can spread germs, causing conditions such as pink eye. Highly contagious, pink eye treatment depends on the cause, but typically includes some home remedies and antibiotic eye drops. 

 

4Decreased vision – Whether from a corneal scratch or infection, wearing non-prescription contacts can lead to decreased vision.

 

5. Blindness – It’s no scare tactic: wearing non-prescription contacts can lead to permanent vision loss. Learn how to take proper care of your contact lenses to avoid dangerous eye infections.

 

“It’s just not worth it,” said Thomas L. Steinemann, M.D., a clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. “One night of looking scary in costume lenses is not worth losing your eyesight. If you must have contact lenses for any reason, do not buy over-the-counter lenses. Protect your vision by getting prescription lenses from an eye health professional.”

 

Learn more! Watch the “No Prescription, No Way” public service announcement that shows the serious damage that these non-prescription costume contact lenses can inflict on the eyes.

Helen Keller once said, “the only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” MiSEPS exists to support our doctors who strive each day to bring vision to their work by treating the eye care needs of their patients thoroughly, compassionately and professionally.

                             

 

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Help our vets...



Oct. 13, 2018, 9 am - 3 pm: Veterans & Their Families Vision Screening

American Legion Post 108

Address:
130 East Drahner Road, Oxford, MI

For Eye Exam Appointment Call:

248-628-9081

  

 




Theresa M. Cooney, MD
President

Chairman of the Board

MiSEPS Executive Offices
15415 East Jefferson Ave
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Phone: (313) 823-1000
Fax: (313) 822-4233
admin@miseps.org

Maura Campbell
Executive Director

Joan M. LaBranche
Executive Assistant




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