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Refractive Lens Exchange

What is Refractive Lens Exchange? Refractive Lens Exchange also known as clear lens exchange, replaces your natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to correct your refractive error, reducing your need for reading glasses. It allows those people who may not qualify for LASIK an option to consider. Refractive Lens Exchange is performed the…

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TLC is Now Specialty Eye Institute

Excellence has a new name! “Doctors and staff are excited to announce this week that TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers has officially changed the company name to Specialty Eye Institute. You can count on the same quality care provided by the same medical team here at Specialty Eye Institute,” says Trent Roark, C.E.O of Specialty…

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Naomi Carson, TLC Jackson Business Manager Appears on the Bart Hawley Show

Thank you Jackson for voting TLC “Best Eye Care Practice”! Naomi, Business Manager of our Ganson Street location appears on the Bart Hawley Show.

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Dr. Kevin Lavery Appears on the Bart Hawley Show

Dr. Lavery visited the Bart Hawley Show to talk about the new Symfony lens for cataract patients and CyPass, a new treatment for glaucoma used in conjunction with cataract surgery.

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New Year, New You: Improve your vision in 2017

Happy New Year! For many people, the new year means a fresh start. Maybe you have new years resolutions, maybe big goals. Here’s 4 ways you can take care of your vision in 2017. 1. Improve your Diet Improving your diet can improve your vision. Adding important vitamins and minerals, losing weight, and reducing your…

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Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

Have a happy and healthy Holiday Season! Holiday Hours Monday, December 26th – Closed Monday, January 2nd – Closed

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4 Tips to Preventing Dry Eyes

Winter is finally here! The cold winter winds and dry heat inside can cause dry, irritated eyes. Here are some tips to keep your eyes healthy this winter.

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Tecnis Symfony Intraocular Lens Comes to TLC

A new option for cataract patients is now available at TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers. The Tecnis Symfony Intraocular Lens provides an extended depth of focus for cataract patients. The extended depth of focus allows post-surgery patients to experience a wider range of vision, including near, intermediate, and far distances. During cataract surgery, the natural…

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Corneal Cross-linking Arrives at TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers

For Immediate Release: Jackson, MI – Thursday, December 1st, 2016 TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers now offers Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL) to their patients Keratoconus is a corneal disease that creates a thinning of the cornea or the clear front surface of the eye. Normal outward pressure within the eye causes the cornea to progressively bulge…

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

The rate of diabetes amongst Americans is increasing and has become a leading cause of blindness and other health issues in American adults. Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes affecting the retina of the eye and can lead to blindness. Here’s an infographic for more information on Diabetic Retinopathy.

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Black Friday

Before you shop this Black Friday, here’s a toy safety checklist from Prevent Blindness.

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Thanksgiving Eye Health Infographic

Feast your Eyes on This: Thanksgiving and Eye Health

Thanksgiving is a day we enjoy delicious food and time spent with family and friends, but did you know that Thanksgiving can also benefit your eyesight? Many foods served on Thanksgiving contain vitamins that are vital to eye health, helping with eye functions and preventing ocular diseases.

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Dr. Surendar Purohit appears on the Bart Hawley Show

Dr. Surendar Purohit visited JTV to discuss the advances in treatments of retina conditions like macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

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TLC Jackson Office Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the ribbon cutting at our recently remodeled Jackson office. Check out these great photos and coverage of the event by JTV.

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Erica Person, MD on the Bart Hawley Show

Dr. Erica Person appeared on the Bart Hawley Show this week to discuss Glaucoma, Catracts and new technology in the field of ophthalmology.

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Kevin Lavery, M.D. on The Bart Hawley Show

Dr. Kevin Lavery appeared on JTV’s Bart Hawley Show.

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Summer Eye Tips

Summer is a time for fun in the sun. Take care of your eyes while enjoying the season with these helpful tips.

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Trent Roark, CEO Appears on The Bart Hawley Show

Our CEO, Trent Roark appeared on the Bart Hawley Show to talk about the exciting news at TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers.

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Firework Safety

The 4th of July is almost here. For many, the holiday means fireworks. While beautiful, they can be dangerous. Follow these safety tips while celebrating.

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Alternatives for LASIK

Are you interested in LASIK but not a candidate? Good news, there’s other options!

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TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers Welcomes ThucAnh Multerer, M.D., Vitreoretinal Specialist

For Immediate Release: Jackson, MI – June 10th, 2016 TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers Announces New Doctor to their Adrian, Bryan and Toledo Locations. ThucAnh Multerer, M.D., a board certified vitreoretinal specialist, comes to us from Sheboygan Wisconsin. She received her Medical Doctorate from MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Multerer completed her internship at Crozer-Chester…

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Celebrate Father’s Day

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Dr. Ernest on the Bart Hawley Show

Dr. Paul Ernest appeared on the Bart Hawley Show last week to discuss the new lens for cataract surgery that is changing the game. Dr. Paul Ernest on The Bart Hawley Show from JTV Studios on Vimeo.

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The Three Major Advantages of the Latest Corneal Transplant Surgery

Over 40,000 people undergo cornea transplants in the United States each year. A corneal transplant is recommended for people who have: Vision problems caused by thinning of the cornea, most often due to keratoconus. (A transplant may be considered when less invasive treatments are not an option.) Scarring of the cornea from severe infections or…

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What’s New in Cataract Surgery

3 things you should know about the revolutionary ReSTOR 2.5 “Lifestyle Lens” that’s changing the game. Advancements in cataract treatment are producing dramatic vision improvements for patients. For those afflicted by cataracts, a newer lens is emerging that won’t compromise an active lifestyle. It’s estimated over 60% of Americans develop cataracts, which create blurred or…

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Things to know about Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration affects the small central portion of your retina, known as the macula. Here’s some facts in our infographic about this disease.

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World Renowned Ophthalmologists Named Honored Guests for the 2016 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress

Our very own Paul H. Ernest, M.D. will receive the Honored Guest Award at the 2016 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Symposium in May. He will be given the prestigious award in recognition of his significant contributions to the advancement in the field of ophthalmology.

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Suffering from Dry Eyes? 5 at-home tips to find relief from winter

It’s that time of year again. The air is colder, nights are longer, and the thermostat is higher. Winter has arrived, and for many people, this means dry eyes. Many people experience the irritation, scratchiness, and blurry vision of dry eyes during the winter months. Not only is this due to the relatively dry air…

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Happy Holidays from TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers

We at TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!

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Last Call for Big Savings on LASIK in 2015

Interested in LASIK? Have money in a Flex Savings Account? Use your tax-free dollars before time’s up and save up to to 30%* on LASIK. What is a FSA (flexible spending account)? Taking advantage of the Flexible Spending Account offered through your employer can save you up to 30%* off the cost of LASIK. FSAs…

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Adrian Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join us tonight to celebrate the grand opening of our new Adrian office. Wednesday, October 7, 2015 TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers 1801 W. Maumee Street / US-223 Suite 100 Adrian, MI 49221 Join our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Tour our new office Meet the Doctors and Staff

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Do you have red, itchy eyes? 5 Tips to Find Relief from this Allergy Season

If you’re suffering eye allergies, you’re not alone. An estimated 1 in 5 Americans deal with the annoyance of eye allergies, or ocular allergies also known as allergic conjunctivitis. While the symptoms caused by eye allergies can be bothersome, they almost never present a permanent threat to eyesight. However, it’s important to note that itching,…

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TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers Implement the Clearwave Patient Registration Solution

TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers is pleased to announce the implementation of Clearwave Patient Registration Kiosks to their Michigan and Ohio locations. As the first physician group in Michigan to adopt the Clearwave technology, TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers again prove to be a leader of innovation in patient care. This new technology will be…

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6 Ways to Maintain Healthy Vision

Keeping your eyes healthy is critical for your day-to-day safety as you maneuver around, interact with others, and communicate. Millions of Americans are living with visual impairment, and even more are susceptible for preventable eye diseases and injuries. Below are six things you should be doing now to maintain healthy vision as you age. Reduce…

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TLC Welcomes Greg Seidel as VP of Finance

TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers announce Greg Seidel as Vice President of Finance. Greg is a Michigan native originally from the Lenawee County area. He attended Eastern Michigan University where he obtained his BA in Accounting & Business Administration; he continued his education at Walsh College of Business & Accountancy achieving his Masters of Science…

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4 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MACULAR DEGENERA TION

The leading cause of vision loss among Americans 60 years of age and older is macular degeneration. It affects 11 million people in the United States, and that number is expected to double by 2050. The disease affects the small central portion of your retina, known as the macula. This portion of your eye is…

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What to Know About Glaucoma,The Silent Thief

Glaucoma is an often unnoticed disease capable of ravaging your eyesight and potentially leading to permanent blindness. 1.5 million Americans are unaware they even have the disease since many experience no noticeable change in their vision when early in the disease process. While highly treatable through eye drops and/or eye surgery, an early diagnosis is…

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If you’re not a candidate for LASIK, there are other options

LASIK (Laser-Assisted Insitu Kermtomileusis) surgery is ingrained as the go-to corrective eye surgery, however not everyone is always qualified for it. For those interested in corrective eye surgery, but not qualified for LASIK, there are a few other options an eye doctor can prescribe and perform. Read full article to read about these options

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How the Femtosecond Laser is Improving Cataract Surgery

It’s estimated that 60 percent of Americans will develop a cataract in their lifetime. As the most common cause of vision loss, untreated cataracts potentially could lead to blindness. There are varying treatment options for cataracts and revolutionary technology is making cataract surgery more precise and effective than ever. That technology is the femtosecond laser…

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Living with Diabetes: 3 Things You Should Know About Diabetic Retinopathy

Nearly 10% of the entire U.S. population has diabetes, including over 25% of all seniors. This is according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is at epidemic levels, with no sign of relief in sight. Diabetes can afflict anyone and creates many health issues, including causing or contributing to death. One common complication of diabetes…

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TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers Announces – Trent Roark as CEO

Jackson, MI – TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers Board of Directors announce Trent Roark as CEO to oversee their 15 locations throughout Michigan and Ohio. Born in Jackson, Michigan, Trent grew up in the Detroit suburbs. He joins TLC with an impressive background, including being one of the founders of the former NovaMed a national…

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Preventative Eye Care and Early Diagnosis

Eye care is evolving with the development of new technology and treatments occurring at a rapid pace. With better ways to treat vision threatening eye diseases there still remains one issue… prevention. Early detection along with prevention are the best way to combat vision loss. Many eye diseases begin with little or no symptoms and…

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June is Vision Research Month

Dr. Gordon’s deep passion and strong desire to improve treatment options for her patients with visually impairing retina conditions have inspired her to relentlessly pursue novel and innovative treatment options. To this end, she has brought numerous clinical trials to TLC Eyecare & Laser Center and has successfully established it as a premier retina clinical…

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Dr. Purohit Discusses Diabetic Retinopathy on Take Five & Company

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Dr. Lavery talks about LASIK on WZZM Channel 13

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FLEX Spending – Time is Running Out!

The changing of the season is a great reminder to start thinking about how to use your flex spending money before the end of the year. LASIK surgery, eye lid lift (blepharoplasty), and cataract surgery are reimbursable expenses under most flex spending plans. What is a FSA (flexible spending account)? Taking advantage of the Flexible…

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Retina Institute Now Open

We are excited to announce the our New Retina Institute is now open. Drs. Carmelina Gordon and Surendar Purohit are now seeing patients at the new location. Details on our open house coming soon.

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TLC Celebrates 35 Years of Service to the Jackson Community

TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers is proud to announce 35 Years of service to the Jackson community. In 1978, Dr. Paul Ernest began his own practice which over the years has grown into the company it is today with 14 locations throughout Michigan and Ohio. TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers offers patients the latest treatments…

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Specialty Eye Institute Offers New Technology for Cataract Patients

The surgeons at Specialty Eye Institute we are able to provide patients with a new technology to customize cataract surgery. Specialty Eye Institute formerly TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers is the first in Northwest Ohio to offer this technology to patients. The procedure involves an intraoperative wavefront technology that allows the surgeon to take close to…

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Success in the Study

When asked about his experience as part of the trial study for Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO), Neil Ehnis, a patient of Dr. Surendar Purhoit, will tell you it was a huge success! As Neil explained, he woke up one morning to find that the vision in his right eye was only 50%. Concerned, he…

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration Study

Have you recently been diagnosed with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)? You may qualify to take part in a clinical research study to evaluate an investigational eye medication. Talk with your retina doctor for more details. To participate you must be: At least 50 years of age Newly Diagnosed with Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Wet AMD)…

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New Retina Institute Coming Soon

TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers Retina Institute will be opening its doors this summer! The retina is a vital component of your eyesight, and time is of the essence when it comes to saving your vision. The Retina Institute was developed to expand the latest technology and clinical treatment options available, while offering specialized care…

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TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers Corporate Office Celebrates One Year Mark in Jackson

TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers Corporate Office celebrates one year at its Jackson location at 850 West North Street. The Corporate Office relocated from Ann Arbor to Jackson in March, 2012. TLC purchased the building on West North Street, where it houses approximately 37 employees who handle billing, scheduling, accounting, and other business functions for…

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Understanding Cataract Surgery – Take Five & Company WZZM 13 Grand Rapids

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TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers Doctor Celebrates 5 years of Dedicated Service

TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers is pleased to announce that Dr. Raphael Addiego is celebrating his 5 year anniversary with the company. Dr. Addiego, a specialist in retina and diabetic eye care, sees patients in TLC’s Lansing and Battle Creek offices. When asked why he became a physician, Addiego said, “My father was a traditional…

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Aaron Dudley’s LASIK Journey

As a catcher, having clear, precise vision is of utmost importance. Aaron chose Dr. Ronald Brown as his eye surgeon because of his extensive experience and reputation as a leader in Laser Vision Correction. Dr. Brown, a Cataract and Refractive Specialist, has practiced ophthalmology in Toledo for over 15 years. He turned to ophthalmology as…

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Bart Hawley talks with Drs. Paul Ernest and Kevin Lavery about the new office location during the Corporate Office Open House

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TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers Physician First in Michigan to use iStent Technology

Eye surgeon Kevin Lavery, MD, of TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers, announced that he is now providing the iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent as a treatment option to reduce eye pressure for patients with both cataracts and glaucoma. Dr. Lavery is the first surgeon in Michigan to perform surgery using the iStent® technology. This technology will…

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TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers Welcomes New Doctor, Erica Person, M.D., to the Practice

TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers welcomes a new doctor, Erica Person, M.D., to the Jackson, MI location. A Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Person will be specializing in the following services: cataracts, glaucoma, dry eyes, and various other eye diseases. TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers is pleased to announce the addition of Erica Person, M.D., to…

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Does Poor Quality of Vision Impact Quality of Life

A cataract can cause sharp images to become blurred and bright images to become dull. It can also contribute to difficulty with night driving. When sight is compromised – your quality of life is compromised. Each year, nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and older are affected by cataracts and seek some form of treatment….

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Carmelina Gordon, M.D. Celebrates 10 Years of Service

TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers would like to congratulate Dr. Carmelina Gordon on 10 years of excellence. Dr. Gordon, a Vitreoretinal Specialist, has been proudly serving patients at the Lansing and Jackson TLC offices. Because retinal care is vital to a patient’s health and quality of life, Dr. Gordon maintains a strong focus on the…

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