Excellence Has a New Name

TLC Eyecare is now Specialty Eye Institute

An Announcement from our Michigan Doctors

An Announcement from our Ohio Doctors

A Message from Paul H. Ernest, M.D.

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 Eye Institute. “The company will continue to operate in its current structure, same physicians, and locations.”

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A Message from our CEO

An Announcement from our Michigan Doctors

An Announcement from our Ohio Doctors

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.

03-15-17 – Michigan’s Annual Optometric Educational

TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers invites you to join us for a continuing education event.

Event Details

CE Credits:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Cleary University, 3750 Cleary Dr, Howell, MI 48843
7:30 am – 5:30pm
$100.00 Pre-Registration / $110 Registration at the door
8 hours COPE Credit Pending Approval

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Event Description

TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers invites you to join us for a full day of continuing education with our doctors and guest speaker John McGreal, O.D. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. RSVP required.


7:30am – 8:00am
8:00am – 8:10am
8:10am – 9:00am
9:00am – 10:00am
10:00am – 10:10am
10:10am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 2:00pm

2:00pm – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 3:10pm
3:10pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Registration / Breakfast
Depth-of-Focus Lenses
Uncommon Cases with Common Lessons
Break / Exhibits
Navigating Payment reform Understanding MIPs
Lunch / Exhibits
Rapid Fire 1:
Acute Lid Presentations
White Dot Syndromes
Cataract Case Studies
Break / Exhibits
Management of Glaucoma Using MIGs
Rapid Fire 2:
Drugs and Ocular Toxicity
Collagen Cross-Linking

Marcus Rhem, M.D.
Paul H. Ernest, M.D.
John McGreal, O.D.

John McGreal, O.D.

Sarah Gliniecki, O.D.
Surendar Purohit, M.D.
Erica Person, M.D.

Clint Simpson, M.D.

Anthony Sensoli, M.D.
Kevin Lavery, M.D.

Guest Speaker

John McGreal, ODJohn McGreal, O.D.
John A. McGreal, Jr., OD is director of the Missouri Eye Associates, a medical-surgical consultation center. He has lectured nationally and internationally for over 20 years on topics ranging from clinical care to compliance/coding. Dr. McGreal was a Peters Memorial Lecturer at the University of California, Nussenblatt Memorial Lecturer at the University of Houston, Missouri Optometrist of the Year and University of Missouri Educator of the Year.


Event Materials / Handouts



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.

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 blood pressure through better food choices can all have a positive impact on your vision and overall health.

2. Quit Smoking

Smoking leads to eye disease and the progression of eye disease.

3. LASIK or Cataract Surgery

Improve your quality of life with better vision.

4. Dilated Eye Exam

Getting a yearly dilated eye exam is so important in protecting your vision.

Many sight-threatening eye diseases have no symptoms. Don’t wait, early detection can save your vision.

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

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.

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.

Tecnis Symfony During cataract surgery, the natural lens of the eye is removed, and an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens, or IOL, is inserted into the eye. The IOL most commonly used in cataract surgery is a monofocal lens, which only allows the person to see at a distance, with closer objects being out of focus. In contrast, the Symfony lens was specifically developed with features to improve both the range and quality of vision.

The recent FDA approval of the Tecnis Symfony includes the Tecnis Symfony Toric IOL, a version of the lens for people with astigmatism.

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 into a cone-like shape.

Avedro’s Cross-linking System is the first and only FDA-approved treatment available for keratoconus and corneal ectasia. TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers is proud to bring this exciting technology and treatment option to their patients here in Michigan.

Many patients in the past with keratoconus had to undergo a cornea transplant if the disease continued to progress. Corneal Cross-linking is effective in halting the progression of keratoconus and corneal ectasia in greater than 99% of treated patients. This effect is preserved in 3 and 6-year longitudinal data as well.

“Collagen Cross-linking is indicated for patients older than 14 years of age with worsening keratoconus or ectasia,” states Kevin Lavery, MD at TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers. “CXL uses ultraviolet light, combined with riboflavin (B-12 drops) to cause a change in the collagen fibers at the molecular level. This increases collagen bonds, or cross-links, that can make the cornea stronger. In general, because this treatment is meant to halt the progression of the disease, the earlier the treatment, the better.”
“We are excited to finally be able to offer our patients a proven treatment option for these potentially blinding conditions,” says Trent Roark CEO at TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers. “TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers again prove to be a leader of innovation in patient care.”

TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers offers comprehensive eye care services in 10 locations throughout Michigan and Ohio. Treatments include diseases of the eye, cataracts, corneal disease, glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration, diabetic eye care, Blepharoplasty, and laser vision correction. For more information about TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers, or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-877-852-8463 or visit www.tlceyecare.com.

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