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Eye Care: College, Adulthood, and Later Life

How do we maintain a life of prolonged health? We go to the dentist, the doctor, and….the ophthalmologist! Eye care is one of the most essential aspects of living a long, happy life, but yet it is one of the most overlooked avenues when it comes to healthcare. However, did you know that 80% of… Read More

Healthy Aging Month: How to Keep Your Eyes In Top Shape All Year Long

September marks healthy aging month, and what better way to care for your health than to keep your eyes healthy as you age? Our eyes are one of our most powerful senses and protecting them is of our utmost importance and care at Shanbom Eye Specialists.  Odds are you, or someone you love, is in… Read More


Chances are if you are a glasses or contact wearer, there’s been a point where you have considered LASIK but you might find yourself scared of getting eye surgery. We wouldn’t blame you considering research can often be confusing. It can be difficult to understand the differences between types of LASIK and the technology used…. Read More

Never Wear Glasses Again

Are you tired of your daily contact routine? Do your glasses seem to keep getting in the way? Has it been years of bad vision or repetitive doctor’s appointments? Maybe, it’s cataracts?  If you want the option to never wear glasses or contacts again, let’s talk about your options.   LASIK surgery, as defined by the… Read More

What to Expect From Your Next Eye Exam

For many of us, the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted our ability to have routine medical appointments. Now that our office is slowly reopening, it’s important to not put off routine eye exams because it’s much easier to treat vision issues early. We’re working hard to ensure your health and safety in accordance with CDC and… Read More

Dr. Shanbom on Health.com

What’s that Itch? If your eyes are red and watery as well as itchy, you can probably blame allergic conjunctivitis—a reaction to irritants like mold, dust, pet dander, or pollen. The symptoms can wax and wane, says Michigan-based ophthalmologist Steven Shanbom, MD. When they crop up, get away from the trigger if possible, and use… Read More

Dr. Shanbom quoted about Sleep Deprivation

Recently, Dr. Steven Shanbom was quoted in an article on Health.com about health and the effects of sleep deprivation. Check out the article, it’s full of interesting information regarding sleep deprivation and tips on how to remedy it! Most people need between 7-9 hours of sleep every night. But, many of us never get close… Read More

Dr. Shanbom talks to Health.com about Roseanne Barr’s eye diseases

Recently, Roseanne Barr announced she was losing her vision due to two eye diseases she was battling simultaneously. Roseanne Barr has both macular degeneration and glaucoma which, over time, can cause blindness. Roseanne Barr is best known for her tv show, Roseanne. Dr. Shanbom was quoted in a Health.com article that spoke openly of Roseanne… Read More

Facts About Eye Dominance

Did you know your brain can play favorites? Many people have a dominant eye, which means their brains prefer the visuals obtained through one eye versus the other. Here are some interesting facts about eye dominance. Sixty-five percent of people have a dominant eye that is the same as their dominant hand. That is, if… Read More

Is It Ripe? 3 Myths About Cataracts.

When it comes to your health, it pays to have the facts. Myths just create fear and contribute to poor decision making. Here are 5 myths about cataracts and their accompanying realities. Use these facts to help you make the best choices for your health. Myth #1 A cataract needs to be ripe before you… Read More