Dr. Melanie J. Jones, Optometrist, P.C.

CUTTING EDGE DIAGNOSTICS WITH NATURAL TREATMENT PLANS
FAMILY EYECARE AND OPTICAL

DRY EYE CONSULTATIONS

SERVICES


Dry Eye Evaluation

Oculus Keratograph 5M InflammmaDry

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Family Eye Care

Exams Contact Lenses Frames

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Exclusive In Office Treatment

MiBo Thermoflo

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Products

Natural Ophthalmics Nordic Natural Vitamin Supplements Tranquileyes Oasis

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Payments

Credit Cash Insurance CareCredit

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DRY EYE


DRY EYE
Dry, itchy eyes, or "Dry Eye Syndrome" is the most common complaint that eye doctors hear from patients. Symptoms can be felt as dryness, itchiness, burning, stinging, grittiness and an inability to read for long periods of time. People experience dry eye differently. Age, gender, nutritional deficiencies, environmental conditions and eyelid disease or dysfunction all can contribute to the underlying cause of a person's dry eyes.  Identifying and treating the cause, not just the symptoms, of dry eyes promotes a natural and effective path to relief.  

MENOPAUSE AND DRY EYE


MENOPAUSE  AND DRY EYE
The exact role menopause plays in the development of dry eye is not well understood  but it is thought that the hormonal changes in women – particularly, decreasing levels of estrogen – can cause thickening of the oils secreted by the meibomian glands, which results in blockages. These blockages in turn can lead to drop out of the meibomian glands.  The blockages or loss of meibum will decrease the oily outer layer of the tears which is what contributes to increased evaporation and dry eye symptoms.  Our in office treatment with the Mibo Thermoflo can liquefy the meibum in as little as three sessions.  


THE NITTY GRITTY


Healthy Meibomian Glands

Current research has found that 90% of Dry Eye Disease is caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. The meibomian glands produce the oily, lipid layer of the tears. This outermost layer of your natural tears is what keeps them from evaporating. Here you can see the healthy glands which appear as white, worm like stripes on the upper and lower lids.

Unhealthy Meibomian Glands

Here you can see that most of the healthy white wormlike structures are missing. Those missing glands is what causes dry eye in most patients. We have an in office procedure that is comfortable and soothing and, best of all, helps to revitalize these glands!

Exam Room

We are here for you! Comprehensive eye exams and contacts for the whole family are also available.

Designer Frames

We also offer a wide selection of designer frames at box store prices!

FOCAL POINT


  • 12/05/2019 02:32 PM

Give the Gift of Sight to Someone in Need

  • 11/22/2019 02:10 PM

We'd love to see you this holiday season. Stop in for a cup of coffee and say hi! We might even have some fresh cookies to share. And don't forget what a thoughtful gift, the gift of sight can be. Give your loved one an eye exam, contact lenses, or some new sun shades!

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  • 04/25/2019 02:22 PM

Now Available!

  • 04/12/2019 12:14 PM

We are changing and extending our hours to accommodate our amazing patients. Check it out!

  • 03/29/2019 01:54 PM

This is our favorite time of year. So many new things to celebrate and enjoy. Come in and update your look for the warm weather ahead. And don't forget the prescription sunglasses!

  • 01/10/2019 04:47 PM

$45 Eye Exams

  • 11/14/2018 12:04 PM

Low humidity and cold air can contribute to dry eye disease.

  • 11/01/2018 05:25 PM

Don't Lose Sight of Diabetic Eye Disease.

  • 11/01/2018 05:10 PM

We are trying out a new idea where we will share current relevant topics and invite our page visitors to ask questions which we will post and answer here. Can't wait to hear from you!

About Insurance


About Insurance
We don’t take many insurances, but we do take the time to listen & find out what is really going on.  Insurance plans have caused today's doctors to have to see more patients in shorter periods of time in order to have a viable practice.  We subscribe to the old fashioned family doctor plan where we charge reasonable fees and spend quality time with our patients. If you have 'Out of Network' benefits, you can pay our lower prices up front and get reimbursed by your company, many times paying less than going to an in network provider...and you get to choose your frames and not the preselected insurance covered ones.

About Us


Melanie Jones, O.D.

Optometrist

Owner and primary care provider

Renea Immoos

Manager/Optician

Kevin Kruszewski

Technician

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Natural solutions to dry eyes

  • 5770 Cleveland Avenue, Stevensville, MI

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