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A message to our patients about COVID-19

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At Superior Eye Health and Vision Therapy Center the health and well-being of our patients, employees, and our community is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and we are committed to being responsive to the needs of our patients as the situation evolves.

Due to recent CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19, we have made the decision to reduce our services to urgent eye care only until April 6, at which time we will re-evaluate.

Our doctors will still be available for sudden changes in vision, vision loss, injuries, red eyes and other emergency care. Please call our office with any eye health concerns before you go to the ER or walk in clinics.

The office will be closed but we will have someone available by phone from 11am-5pm Monday through Friday to answer your questions. If it is after hours, please call our office at 906-228-4401 and listen for instructions.

We will be able to refill medications, place contact lens orders, dispense glasses and contacts and make necessary repairs to eyewear. We are offering an extension of 3 months on any contact lens prescriptions of current patients who will be in need of contact lenses during this time. Please call the office to make arrangements.

We would like to reassure you that although we already utilize standard disease control precautions as outlined by the CDC, we are currently exceeding these precautions to further help prevent the spread of this virus and maintain a safe environment.

We will be here for you as much as we can during these ever-changing times. We will do our best to answer your questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Thank you for trusting us to be your eye care providers.

Superior Eye Health & Vision Therapy Center

COVD and NORA Issue Joint Press Release Urging Post-Concussion Optometric Evaluation

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The Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association and The College of Optometrists in Vision Development have issued a joint call-to-action to all healthcare professionals to consider the need for medical and/or functional optometric rehabilitation services for patients who have suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury, such as a concussion, or due to a medical condition such as stroke, tumor, aneurysm, meningitis and cerebral palsy, or other neurological insults.

Read the Press Release

Fall Frame Show

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Join us for the Fall Frame Show on Thursday October 24th from 11am-7pm.

Featuring brand new styles from Carrera, Jimmy Choo, Max Mara, Safilo Kids, Elasta, and Emozioni.

Prizes – Refreshments – Discounts

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Summer Frame Show

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Join us for the Summer Frame Show on Wednesday June 19th from 11am-7pm.

It’s time for a fresh new look for summer!

Featuring brand new styles from Bebe, NYC, and Calvin Klein.

Refreshments – Raffle Prizes – Discounts

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GX Sciences Nutrigenomics Testing

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GX Sciences Nutrigenomics Testing

Superior Eye is now offering an exciting new service for those looking to optimize their health and wellbeing. Through GX Sciences Nutrigenomic testing, you can learn about significant genetic variations (SNPs) in your DNA that may be affecting your health and receive tailored supplement recommendations in order to meet your body’s needs.

What are SNPs?

SNPs, or Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms, are significant genetic variations in your DNA that affect your ability to absorb nutrients, handle toxins in your environment, respond to certain drugs, and more.

Why should I have nutrigenomics testing?

According to GX sciences, more than 75% of patients have SNPs in the most important nutritional metabolic pathways. This testing can reveal a patient’s need for specific nutritional supplements based on his/her genetics. Also, patients with health conditions can use the results of the testing to prevent further health issues.

Which health conditions can be explored?

GX sciences provides specialized reports for:

  • Overall wellness
  • Women’s or Men’s health
  • Gastrointestinal health
  • Neurological/psych (mental health)
  • Chronic pain
  • Detoxification
  • Immune/inflammatory

And more!

How do I request this testing?

This test is only available through GX Sciences-approved providers, such as Superior Eye. Please request a consultation at our clinic. We look forward to helping you reach your optimal health!

Free shipping. When you go to www.Neurobiologix.com and place your order, input Superior (not case sensitive) in the promo code box and this will give you free shipping on your order.

Also 5% off your entire order. When you go to www.Neurobiologix.com and place your order, input Superior5 in the promo code box and this will give you 5% off on your order.

For more information on genetic testing go to www.gxsciences.com

For more information on recommended supplements go to www.Neurobiologix.com

Toys and games nice and naughty for vision development

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Deck your holiday gift lists with toys and games that are not only fun but vision-friendly.

For decades, Kellye Knueppel, O.D., and Mary Gregory, O.D., have been devising separate annual lists of games, toys and other gifts that are fun and jolly good for vision development. Their lists are now holiday traditions, as they share picks on their practices’ blogs.

Dr. Gregory, who practices at Omni Vision & Learning in Monticello, Minnesota, finished “Dr. Mary Gregory’s Holiday Toy and Gift Guide” this week. The “2018 Gift List: 129 Vision-Friendly, Age-Appropriate Toys” by Dr. Knueppel, who practices at the Vision Therapy Center in Brookfield and Madison, Wisconsin, went up a few weeks earlier.

“Parents request the list, if we don’t get it out soon enough,” Dr. Knueppel says. “They do appreciate having some ideas for Christmas gifts that will support their child’s vision therapy program. In addition, the toys on the list are good for any child to help build visual skills.”

Both lists jingle games and toys that could be classified as classics (checkers and bingo), but a few relatively new gift ideas (i.e., robot toys) are sprinkled in.

What’s not on the doctors’ holiday gift lists? Digital devices.

“Many electronic games and apps are overstimulating to the senses and do not allow for true thinking and processing skill growth,” says Dr. Gregory in a post accompanying her list.

“Nothing makes me happier than when I know my children are playing with a really awesome gift, and I know their little brains are developing some serious skills at the same time,” Dr. Gregory writes.

The doctors of optometry resort to a sack of methods to develop their lists: They try them out in the office or home. They review “hot toy” lists from the game and toy industries. Dr. Knueppel reads product reviews. Dr. Gregory gets tips from parents. They lean on their optometric expertise to recommend what works and what the needs are.

New to Dr. Knueppel’s list this year are age-appropriate listings.

“Almost everything on the list now has an appropriate age level with it,” she says. “This should make it easier for parents to choose the most appropriate toys. The developmental age may not match the actual age of the child, if the child is behind in their development of certain visual skills. For example, many of the items in the space perception category would be good for anyone of any age who needs to work on eye teaming and depth perception.”

Debuting on Dr. Gregory’s list are robots.

“The big gifts the kids are talking about this year are robots,” she says. “Robotics clubs are growing in our area and children of all ages are talking about playing with robots or programming their own robots. We certainly encourage the hands-on building and programming of this technology, but my list is more to supplement the electronic gifts with brain-building games.”

Educate your patients and the community with tips on selecting safe toys to prevent eye injuries. Download free members-only electronic messaging content, including an infographic for your practice’s social media channels.

And share with patients these gift recommendations by doctors of optometry, (some of which may require safety equipment to use):

Dr. Knueppel’s List

Building toys (develops eye-hand coordination and visualization/imagination): Building blocks (ages 1+), Mega Bloks (1+); Lincoln Logs (3+), TinkerToys (3+), K’Nex (3+), Legos Duplo (4+), Erector Set (8+) and Magformers (3+), Roller Coaster Challenge (8+), VEX Robotics (8+)

Fine motor skill toys (develops visual-motor integration and fine motor skills): Finger paints (1+), Kinetic Sand (1+), pegboard and pegs (3+), coloring books and crayons (3+), dot-to-dot activity books (3+), Play-Doh/modeling clay (3+), chalkboard easel (3+), large bead stringing (3+), lacing cards (3+), Lite-Brite (4+), Silly Putty (4+), Rainbow Loom (5+), Jacks (5+), stencils, Spirograph, origami Sets (8+), paint or color by numbers, bead craft kits, model cars, airplanes, ships, etc..

Space perception toys (develops depth perception and eye-hand coordination): Jumpin’ Monkeys (5+), Don’t Break the Ice (3+), Ants in the Pants (3+), Egg and Spoon Race (4+), Fishin’ Around (4+), Flippin’ Frogs (5+), pick-up sticks (5+), marbles (5+), KerPlunk (5+), Operation (6+), Door Pong (7+)’ Jenga (8+), Elefun (3+), Frisbee Rings (3+), dart games (velcro) (3+), Nerf basketball (4+), Box & Balls (5+), Frisbee (5+), ring toss (5+), Toss Across (tic-tac-toe) (5+), cornhole bean bags, Oball (good for kids who have difficulty catching balls, for ages 6+), ping pong (6+), badminton (8+), Bowling Zombies (8+), Cuponk (9+) and pitchback.

Visual thinking toys and games (develops visual perceptual skills including): Visualization, visual memory, visual discrimination, pattern recognition and sequencing. These skills are important for academics including mathematics, reading and spelling: Gears!Gears!Gears! (3+), Thinkfun Shadows in the Forest (8+), Kanoodle (8+), UNO (7+), Spot It! (7+), color blocks and 1-inch cubes (1+), wooden form board puzzles (2+), jigsaw puzzles (3+), dominoes (3+), Tactilo (3+), Old Maid card game (3+), bingo (3+), Go Fish Card Game (4+), Parquetry Blocks (4+), Tumble Trax (5+), Tangrams/Tangoes (5+), Color Code (5+), Attribute Blocks (5+), Make ‘N’ Break Jr. (5+), checkers (5+), Blokus (5+), Rush Hour Jr.(5+), Perfection (5+), Mathlink Cubes (5+), Smart Games IQ Puzzler Pro (6+), Guess Who (6+), Mancala (6+), Chinese Checkers (6+), Set card game (6+), Math Dice, Math Dice Jr. (6+), Qwirkle (6+), Connect Four (6+), Battleship (7+), Thinkfun Cat Crimes (8+), Bop It (8+), Blink (8+), Racko (8+), Q-bitz (8+), Rubik’s Cube (8+), Color Cube Sudoku (8+), Kanoodle (8+), Rory’s Story Cubes (8+), Amaze (8+), Bejeweled Board Game (8+)’ Tetris Bop It (8+), Labyrinth (8+), Connect Four Shots (8+), Perplexus (8+), Rush Hour (8+) and Sort it Out (12+).

Memory games (develops visualization and visual memory): Guidecraft Memory Caps (3+), Memory Game (5+), Loopz (7+), Hyperdash (7+), Simon (8+) and Chicken Cha Cha Cha (4+).

Balance and coordination toys and games (develops gross motor skills, laterality and bilateral coordination): Sit and Spin (1.5+), Hoppity Hop (3+), foam pogo jumper (3+), Walkaroo Stilts (4+), Hoola hoop (4+), Jump Rope (5+), Slip ‘n’ Slide (5+), pogo stick (5+),Twister (6+), balance beam/walking rail, balance board, mini-trampoline/trampoline, bicycle, snowboard and skis.

Dr. Gregory’s List

Eye-hand coordination: Building toys such as Legos, magnets, Jenga®, Magformers, K’NEX and games such as Fishin’ Around, Operation, KerPlunk, Simon (electronic memory game), 3D puzzles, Magna-tiles.

Fine-motor control: Play-doh, lacing cards, Perler beads, coloring books, Etch a Sketch, Lite Brite Magic Screen, sand art, Stained Glass Made Easy, Farm Cube Puzzle and origami crafts.

Visual perception or visual thinking games: Parquetry blocks, puzzles, “Where’s Waldo” books, seek and find books, Perplexus, Spot it, Acuity, Battleship, Labyrinth, SET: The Family Game of Visual Perception, Simon, Rush Hour, checkers, Perfection, Memory, Rubik’s Cubes, Q-bitz, Blink, Suspend family game, Gears!Gear!Gears!®, SwishTM, Gravity Maze, Maze-O, GeoSmart Flip Bot, Chocolate Fix®, Pictureka and Blokus.

Imagination (a new category): Any pretend play toys like dolls, kitchen sets, building sets, dress-up costumes (firefighters and police officers), secret decoder set, magic set, Crayola Color Chemistry Lab Set.

Ultimate Lens Package

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Double Your Lenses for Free

Through December 31, 2018, purchase an Ultimate Lens Package and get a second pair of qualifying lenses on us with the purchase of a second pair of frames. Choose your second pair from a wide range of lens options, including polarized sun lenses.

The Ultimate Lens Package is available in two options: Progressive and Single Vision. Progressive lenses offer a gradual transition from distance to near vision, while also allowing you to see objects at arm’s length. A single vision lens is a single correction for those who have trouble seeing close up or far away.

Ultimate Lens Package: Progressive

The Progressive Ultimate Lens Package provides three benefits in a single lens. It brings sharper vision at any distance, reduces reflections for best-in-class transparency and clarity, and reduces exposure to Harmful Blue Light* for comfort in all environments.

Ultimate Lens Package: Single Vision

The Single Vision Ultimate Lens Package combines three technologies that meet the needs of today’s modern lifestyle. It defends against digital eye strain†, reduces reflections for best-in-class transparency and clarity, and reduces exposure to Harmful Blue Light.

https://essilorusa.com/products/ultimate-lens

Back to School Sale

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Getting Kids Ready for School

Just a friendly reminder to schedule your child for preventative care during the last few weeks of summer. Our Fall schedule fills up quickly so hurry up and reserve your appointment today.

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

Glasses Package for Your Kids

Frames*: Hello Kitty, My Little Pony,

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Real Tree,

Tony Hawk, Wildflowers

Lenses: Polycarbonate or Trivex Materials,

Anti-Scratch, No Glare

1 Year Warrenty

$199

Add Ons:

Transitions – Add $25

Power Boost – Add $35

Polarized – Add $60

*Frames may be chosen outside of package but additional cost may apply

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Mom Said to Always Share

Telling your family and friends about us is the best compliment we can ask for. We appreciate your sincere trust in us.

Be a Pal and Share

Welcome Dr. Stephen Herman, O.D. to Our Staff

Dr. Stephen Herman is an optometrist practicing primary care optometry. In May 2018 he joined the team here at Superior Eye Health and Vision Therapy Center. His professional interests include pediatrics, vision development and dry eye therapies. Dr. Herman’s hometown is Escanaba. He is happy to be back in the U.P. and living close to his family once again.

After graduating high school he enlisted in the United States Army. He pursued his undergraduate studies at Hawaii Pacific University, Northern Michigan University, and Ferris State University. He received his undergraduate degree in 2015 and his doctorate degree in 2018 from Ferris State University.

Dr. Herman has dedicated his life to serving the community in which he resides. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his family. He is also an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, hunting and fishing.

Professional Education

  • BS, Ferris State University
  • OD, Ferris State University

Local Clubs and Associations

  • Marquette Lions Club
  • Disabled American Veterans

Call (906) 228-4401 for your appointment today!

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