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Your 2021 Eye Surgery Handbook

Over the years, people have been hesitant to consider LASIK options, as well as other corrective eye surgeries such as cataract surgery to fix vision problems. However, with the ever-increasing medical improvements, outside research, and promised COVID safety, people are starting to enter their ophthalmologist offices again.  In order to save you some time (and… Read More


Coronavirus & The Eye

COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory infection (affecting the lungs, airways, sinuses, etc), but it has been under speculation that it could also infiltrate the eyes. As of October, scientists move this idea from inference to definitive as direct evidence has been discovered.  It is too early to determine what this means for ocular health specifically,… Read More


Dry Eyes & Winter: Everything You Need to Know

As we advance into the winter season, we find leaves on the ground, shorter days, cold snowy air, and now…dry eyes!  As the temperatures drop, you may find yourself battling with dry and itchy eyes. This is surprisingly normal due to the fact that you are surrounded by dry air. Whether it is the cold… Read More


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


LASIK: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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