Chelsea, Michigan is a thriving small town in southeastern Michigan. Over the years, Chelsea has evolved into a diverse community by creating a lively art scene while embracing its legacy of agriculture and manufacturing. Specialty Eye Institute has been providing ophthalmology and optometry services to patients in Chelsea, Michigan and the surrounding areas for over 40 years.
Through experience, commitment to technology, and our role in researching new treatments and techniques, the eye doctors and ophthalmologists at Specialty Eye Institute provide patients the best possible eye care, both today and in the future. Our team of ophthalmologists in Chelsea, Michigan is a nationally-known leader in the eye care industry. Our eye doctors use leading clinical technologies and equipment to diagnose and treat your eye problem.
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"The results after the surgery were absolutely fabulous, the clarity of the colors and significance of the details were amazing." - William Penpraze Laser Cataract Patient
Eye Care & Treatment Solutions
LASIK Eye Surgery Solutions
LASIK eye surgery is a refractive procedure that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It uses a highly-accurate laser to reshape your cornea and enhance your eyesight. Our staff of optometrists and ophthalmologists in Chelsea, Michigan offer diverse ophthalmology solutions, including LASIK surgery, to maximize your eye health. Schedule an appointment with our Chelsea eye doctors by phone at (877) 852-8463 to become familiar with ways to improve your vision.
4 Signs You Are a Good Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery
Those who qualify for LASIK eye surgery are guided through the process by our team of ophthalmologists and doctors. To become a candidate for LASIK eye treatments, a patient is required to be over the age of 18 and have a consistent prescription (within the right range). In addition, the health of an individual is examined by our ophthalmology specialists prior to beginning the LASIK eye surgery and treatment. If an individual is not healthy, they will not qualify for this type of eye surgery.
Candidates with dry eye issues may not be qualified for a LASIK eye surgery. To consult our staff of ophthalmologists in Chelsea for additional factors, give our office a call at (877) 852-8463 to speak to our friendly, experienced ophthalmology team. In addition, schedule an appointment on our website to book a LASIK consultation.
Cataract Treatment & Surgery
Over half of Americans over the age of 75 suffer from cataracts. If acted on early, you can strengthen your corrective lens prescription to correct blurry vision and other vision problems caused by cataracts. However, if cataracts continue developing, you will need to talk with an ophthalmologist or optometrist on our team about the benefits of performing cataract surgery to remove your clouded eye lens.
At Speciality Eye Institute, our staff of eye doctors and ophthalmologists in Chelsea, Michigan offer modernized cataract solutions to address your unique needs. Our skilled eye doctors can perform a precise surgical incision by hand or with a state-of-the-art, FDA-approved custom laser to treat your cataracts. Both methods are quick, painless, and require no stitching, which reduces your risk of vision distortion. Our various premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) can further correct your vision! See below for more information on our laser-assisted cataract treatment as well as our premium intraocular lens options. Witness our revolutionized patient care experience by giving our staff of ophthalmologists a call by phone at (877) 852-8463.
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Premium Intraocular Lens Options
Intraocular lenses are available in many shapes, sizes, and materials. These types of lenses are designed to improve your vision and life. Our staff of doctors in Chelsea, Michigan have a large selection of intraocular lenses available to patients and clients. The latest type of intraocular lenses we offer to patients include the industry-leading PanOptix and Vivity lenses!
The Benefits of the LenSx Femtosecond Laser
Our team of ophthalmologists and optometrists in Chelsea, MI utilize the LenSx Femtosecond Laser to deliver greater visual results and patient satisfaction for cataracts and vision issues. Its computer-guided laser makes precise incisions so that even the most critical parts of the procedure are best-handled. Get ready for a beautiful, successful outcome with the expertise of our ophthalmologists powering this high-level equipment. Request a cataract consultation through our online form or give our doctors a call at (877) 852-8463.
Refractive Lens Exchange Services
If you don’t qualify for LASIK surgery or PRK, no worries! You could still be eligible for a refractive surgery that minimizes or eliminates your need for glasses and contacts. The optometrists and ophthalmologists at Specialty Eye Institute will replace your natural lens with an intraocular lens to enhance your eyesight, even if you don’t have cataracts. Our Chelsea optometrists complete the treatment with a specific tunneling incision so that no stitches are needed. You can return to your normal routine the next day! Give our ophthalmology specialists in Chelsea a call at (877) 852-8463 to become aware of your available options and treatment plans.
Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment
The advanced diagnostic testing methods used by our ophthalmologists can detect retina diseases—such as diabetic retinopathy—early on to give you the best treatment possible. A laser procedure is favorable for diabetic retinopathy because the heat stops and seals blood vessels. Not only does it avoid further deterioration of your vision—it improves it! The laser utilized by our optometry and ophthalmology specialists reduces retina swelling and prevents new blood vessel growth.
In cases where the vitreous contains blood, a vitrectomy replaces the darkened vitreous with a new solution. Ensure you get help before your eyes and vision are seriously damaged. Reach out to our staff of eye doctors and ophthalmologists in Chelsea, Michigan for testing or treatment options by phone at (877) 852-8463 or fill out the appointment form on our website.
Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy
Initially, most patients don’t notice any symptoms of diabetic retinopathy. That’s why our staff of ophthalmologists and optometrists in Chelsea, Michigan have added the Optomap test during routine eye exams as a preventative measure. If your diabetic retinopathy worsens, you may start to encounter symptoms such as abrupt blurry vision, “floaters” in your eyesight, or strange vision changes. If any of these signs emerge, contact the eye doctors at Speciality Eye Institute by phone at (877) 852-8463. Our ophthalmology and optometry specialists are on-call 24-hours a day every day to help you in case of emergencies.
The vitreous is the clear, jelly-like liquid in the center of your eye. A vitreous hemorrhage occurs when new blood vessels form in the eye and bleed into the vitreous. Sometimes, it can fill the entire cavity and block your eyesight. However, it usually won’t cause lasting damage and clears within a couple of weeks or months. Our ophthalmologists will help you alleviate the symptoms of vitreous hemorrhages and improve your eyesight.
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The eye is similar to a camera, where the retina is the film in the back of the eye that allows us to see. The retina lines the inside of the eye, much like wallpaper on a wall. Sometimes due to genetics, aging changes or advanced myopia (nearsightedness), a retinal tear may occur. Patients often notice floaters or flashes of light. It is critical that anyone experiencing these symptoms see our ophthalmologists and optometrists in Chelsea to receive a treatment.
If the retinal tear is not treated fluid will travel through the retinal tear and peel the retina off the back of the eye. This is called a detached retina and a person experiencing this will often complain of a curtain or a veil covering their field of vision. Fortunately, our eye doctors offer surgical techniques to fix a detached retina and restore your vision.
Ophthalmology & Eye Care Services We Provide:
Cataract Treatment - We offer both traditional and laser cataract surgery options. Schedule a free cataract screening today.
LASIK - LASIK is a popular method of refractive surgery. Find out if you’re a candidate »
Refractive Lens Exchange - This procedure is a great option for those who may not qualify for LASIK.
Blepharoplasty - Intended to reshape the upper or lower eyelid, this can be a functional or cosmetic procedure.
Glaucoma - Glaucoma is a degenerative eye disease that is treated by our staff of ophthalmologists. The condition often displays no symptoms. Schedule your vision screening today »
Keratoconus - A disease that creates a thinning of the cornea, is treated differently based on the severity.
Diabetic Retinopathy - Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes. This complication affects the retina of the eye and can lead to blindness. Our retina specialists use the most advanced treatments to manage and treat conditions of the retina.
Macular Degeneration - This condition occurs when the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates. It is very important for people with macular degeneration to monitor their eyesight carefully and visit their eye doctor and ophthalmologist on a regular basis.
Ophthalmologists & Optometrists in Chelsea, MI
The staff at Specialty Eye Institute offers an extensive set of eye care services in Chelsea, Michigan. Our skilled ophthalmologists and eye doctors perform innovative LASIK surgeries, eyelid procedures, cataract treatments, keratoconus, and retina treatments for diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. If you visit our office to receive a unique eye treatment, our optometrists and ophthalmologists work with you to optimize your eye health and overall wellness. Request our expert services through our form or by calling (877) 852-8463.