Welcome to Birmingham Vision Care!
Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. We are confident you will find the care and expertise you need here at Birmingham Vision Care. Our experienced doctors and staff will help you achieve and maintain clear vision by using the latest technology and processes to check the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. We look forward to meeting with you and discussing how we can help you and your family achieve and maintain great vision and overall eye health. Our patients come from all over Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties to access the best in eye care services at our state-of-the-art Bloomfield Township facility.
Our staff offers comprehensive vision examinations to all ages and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions, and problems. As part of our comprehensive eye exam we determine our patients need for prism, this is useful in the treatment of binocular disorders and patients who have trouble with eye alignment. For more information you can visit the Vision Development Center. We also offer a wide variety of fashionable frames and many types of contact lenses.
We look forward to meeting with you and discussing how we can help you and your family achieve and maintain great vision and overall eye health.
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On Aug. 21 a solar eclipse will be visible across North America, and several optometry organizations have offered advice on how to view the event safely.
According to the American Optometric Association, it is safe to look directly at the sun only during the totality of the eclipse, when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s face. This will occur for only a few minutes in certain parts of the country that fall on the total solar eclipse path.
For safe viewing in other parts of the country or during other phases of the eclipse, the AOA recommends special-purpose filters, such as eclipse glasses that meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard.
Looking at the solar eclipse, except during totality, can cause solar retinopathy, which may not be recognized until after the damage occurs, according to a press release from Prevent Blindness. Additionally, distorted vision or altered color vision may result from looking at a solar eclipse without proper eye protection.
Joseph P. Shovlin, OD, FAAO, president of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board, warned that homemade filters or sunglasses, even extremely dark ones, are not suitable protection during a solar eclipse.
Rachel Bishop, MD, chief of the National Eye Institute Consult Service, said in a press release from the institute. “Devices such as pinhole projectors allow you to watch an indirect image, which is safe and still exciting.”
This is the first solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years and is expected to be the most viewed ever, Shovlin said.
Our office will be closed from July 1st through July 5th.
We will resume our regular business hours on Thursday, July 6th at 8:30am.
Birmingham Vision Care is proud to announce that our clinic is expanding. Dr. Jamie Kuzniar will be joining our practice July 15th.
Dr. Jamie Kuzniar was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. She received her Bachelor ofScience degree from Saginaw Valley State University. During her undergraduate career, Dr. Kuzniar interned at The Dow Chemical Company in their toxicology and environmental research department.
Dr. Kuzniar received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. During optometry school, she received in depth training in specialty contact lenses and the treatment and management of ocular diseases – such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. She also had clinical training at the Wyoming VA (Grand Rapids, MI) and Kresge Eye Institute. Dr. Kuzniar was the president of SVOSH (Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) and traveled to Coya, Peru and San Carlos, Mexico onoptometric mission trips to provide eye examinations to the less fortunate. She also was awarded the Gas Permeable Lens Institute: Clinical Excellence in the Field ofGP Contact Lenses Award.
After optometry school, Dr. Kuzniar completed a Corneal Disease and Contact Lens Residency atIndiana University. During her residency, she gained advanced experience with specialty contact lenses to treat various conditions such as irregular astigmatism, keratoconus, post-corneal transplants, post-LASIK ectasia, post-RK corneas, and severe dry eye. Dr. Kuzniar has a passion for fitting scleral contact lenses, which are cutting-edge large diameter gas permeable lenses used to treat advanced corneal conditions. She also enjoys fitting orthokeratology (CRT) lenses and challenging multifocal patients.
Dr. Kuzniar is currently pursuing her Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry as well as her Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society. She is also an active member of the AOA (American Optometric Association) and the MOA (Michigan Optometric Association). Dr. Kuzniar is happily married with one dog. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and cheering on the Detroit Red Wings.
Our Office Hours
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 7:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 7:00pm|
|Thursday||8:30am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||8:30am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||8:00am – 1:00pm|
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