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Here at Vision Institute of Michigan, our Michigan ophthalmology practice is committed to enhancing your vision. We use only state-of-the-art technology when performing your procedures.

A standard of excellence in personalized care enables our board certified doctors and staff to provide the quality eye care that our Detroit area patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and follow strict standards that ensure your treatment or surgery will go smoothly and provide you with the results you desire.

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Cataracts, the clouding of the lens of the eye, are one of the most common causes of vision loss in people over the age of 40.

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Laser Eye Surgery

Our practice offers a variety of refractive surgical options including Advanced Surface Treatment, PRK & LASIK.

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also specializes in oculoplastic treatments and procedures that address physiological and cosmetic issues around the eyes.

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I value creating positive, long-term relationships with my clients, knowing that communication is key in establishing trust.

- Dr. Berkowitz

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Glaucoma is a gradually worsening eye condition that damages the optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness.

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Retinal Disease

Our Michigan eye doctors can expertly diagnose and address symptoms of a retinal detachment for the best chance of restoring your lost vision.

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VIM’s audiology services can detect hearing declines and changes early on, in order to save or help preserve your hearing.



Cataracts are among the most common reasons for vision loss in people over 40. The lens begins to cloud due to eye proteins clumping together, blurring your vision. Night driving becomes a thing of the past, as it is increasingly difficult to see in low light situations. Colors begin to fade as well. Our team offers not only education in cataract prevention, but also early detection and in-depth treatment. If you currently suffer from cataracts, our surgeons can perform a procedure to remove them that is painless and quick. There are no sutures required.

Very happy with office. From the front desk, thru the exam to the optical, everyone was very friendly and professional. Will definitely refer patients here.

- Madeline, VIM Patient


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As a frontrunner in treatments that reverse vision loss, LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) employs cutting edge laser technology to resculpt the cornea, correcting issues of near sightedness, far sightedness or astigmatism. With LASIK, you may never need to wear contact lenses or eyeglasses again. Our Detroit LASIK surgery is safe for clients of all ages and backgrounds. During your confidential consultation, our team will help to determine if this treatment is right for your needs.

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What is an ophthalmologist?

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in eye care, diagnosing and treating eye diseases, performing eye surgeries, and prescribing corrective lenses. They have extensive training and expertise in managing various eye conditions and maintaining overall eye health.

What is the Difference Between an Ophthalmologist and an Optometrist?

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor with four years of undergraduate training, four years of medical school, a one-year internship, followed by three years of specialized surgical training in eye care. An ophthalmologist provides you with comprehensive care for your eyes which includes optical care as well as medical and surgical care.

An optometrist attends four years of undergraduate training and four years of certified optometry training but does not complete a medical residency or train in surgical procedures. While an optometrist may diagnose conditions with the eye, they are not trained to perform eye surgery.

Why Should I See an Ophthalmologist?

While an optometrist is qualified to assess your vision and may diagnose certain disorders of the eye, only an ophthalmologist is qualified to give you a full range of health care diagnoses and procedures to correct vision or treat eye conditions and diseases. When you choose to see an ophthalmologist in Detroit, you are choosing a medical doctor who can provide you and your family with comprehensive care for your eyes.

Why is it Important for my Children to See an Eye Care Doctor?

While it is important for all children to see an ophthalmologist, there are some children who require specialized care. If your child experienced premature birth, is prone to squinting, blinking, or winking, strains or twists his head to see, has a family history of certain diseases, has type 1 diabetes, eyes which are not straight, or has eyes that are constantly tearing it is important to have your child’s eyes closely monitored by an ophthalmologist.

Who Should See an Eye Care Doctor?

If your eyes are healthy, an optometrist can perform eye exams and update your prescription for corrective lenses whenever you need. If you have experienced rapid changes in your vision or have certain health conditions, an ophthalmologist can perform all of the tasks of an optometrist but is also qualified to treat a variety of medical conditions of the eye and to perform corrective surgeries. You should plan to see an ophthalmologist if:

  • You have lost or are losing vision in one or both of your eyes
  • You are experiencing “flashes” of light
  • There are lines or streaks of light in your field of vision
  • You are experiencing halos or double vision
  • There are spots in your field of vision
  • Your ability to perceive color has changed
  • You have an eye condition or disease

My Vision is Fine. Why Should I See an Eye Care Doctor?

There are many eye conditions or medical conditions which affect the eyes which are not obvious through symptoms until the disease has advanced. It is important to catch conditions like diabetes or glaucoma in the early stages, so they are treated quickly and appropriately. There are many conditions which can only be identified through routine eye exams by an ophthalmologist. When you have your eyes examined by an ophthalmologist, you can be sure that any underlying or “silent” medical conditions which affect your eyes can be seen and treated quickly.

When Should My Child’s Eyes Be Examined?

It is recommended by both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Ophthalmology that a brief eye exam be conducted before a newborn leaves the hospital. In your child’s early years, your pediatrician will monitor his or her vision and the function of his or her eyes at two, four, and six months. If there are any abnormalities detected, your pediatrician will refer you to an ophthalmologist for further screening. When your child is three years of age, he or she will be tested for conditions such as amblyopia, and refractive and alignment screenings will begin.

What should I do if I have an eye emergency or injury?

If you have an eye emergency or injury, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention from an ophthalmologist or visit the nearest emergency room. Avoid rubbing or applying pressure to the affected eye and try to protect it with a clean, sterile covering until you receive professional evaluation and treatment.


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