Aliisa Bodker

March 29, 2024
Solar Eclipse

Safely View The Great American Solar Eclipse 2024

Total Eclipse of the United States is Back On April 8, 2024 a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States again. The Detroit area will be in line for 99% coverage. Although, not quite total, this is still a rare, awe-inspiring event. An eclipse occurs when the Earth, Moon, and Sun line up in space. On Monday, April […]
April 19, 2021
Hands holding the Earth in front of a green background

Celebrate Earth Day 2021! Focus On Restoring Our Earth

Each year, on April 22nd, we take a day to celebrate the planet we inhabit and show our support for its environmental protection.  This is a time for us to increase our awareness of environmental challenges and, as a community, come together to help protect our planet.  This year, the focus of Earth Day is to Restore Our Earth.  But […]
September 30, 2019
Woman Wearing Costume Contact Lenses

Get Spooky Eyes, Not Scary Eyes

When the days get shorter, evenings get cooler and they put pumpkin spice on everything, you know it is time to start thinking about your Halloween costume.  Whether you have a party to go to or just like dressing up to pass out candy, nothing completes your costume like a pair theatrical contact lenses.  Unfortunately costume contact lenses can come […]
January 29, 2019
Woman wearing glasses and trying to stay warm in a winter hat and coat.

Winterize Your Eyes

You’ve got snow tires on the car, thermals out from the back of your closest, and the snow blower is primed and ready to go. You are prepared for the 2019 Polar Vortex, but have you winterized your eyes? We have a few tips on how to protect your eyes from winter. DON’T FORGET SUNGLASSES We never leave the house […]
May 14, 2018
Baby reading and wearing glasses

Help Infants See

Today kicks off InfantSEE week in Michigan.  This week is dedicated to raising awareness for early detection of vision problems in children.  Critical vision development occurs before a baby turns one.  Because of this, the American Optometric Association recommends having the first eye exam at 6 months of age.  Most parents are surprised by this.  A baby can’t speak, how […]
February 10, 2018
Skier Wearing UV Protection

Gold Medal UV Protection

Winter sun protection might seem like an oxymoron. But as I watch the athletes compete in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, I’m reminded just how important UV protection is for the eyes even during the winter. Reflected UV In Michigan, it hardly seems like we see the sunshine in the winter. When we do, snow is usually covering the ground. […]
August 7, 2017
Solar Eclipse with clouds

Experience The Great American Eclipse

Total Eclipse of the United States On August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States. For two minutes the moon will completely occlude the sun, leaving only the solar corona.  This rare event can be seen by 12 million Americans in a 70 mile wide path from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Another 500 […]
July 27, 2017
Woman wearing cateye sunglasses.

How Much Did You Spend On Sunglasses!?!?!?

Sunglasses can cost $5 or $500, what’s the difference? Why spend more money? Just like any other purchase, there is a wide range in quality of materials. Ophthalmic sunglasses can hold prescription lenses and be adjusted to fit your face. Over the counter sunglasses vary in optical quality, sometimes enough to distort vision. Sunglasses typically fall into two categories; Fashion […]