You have astigmatism or presbyopia (near vision) so you’ve been told that you are not a good candidate for LASIK.

You had LASIK in your 20s or 30s but now that you’ve rounded 40 you need reading glasses.

You think you are stuck with glasses so you find the most affordable, most comfortable, least offensive pair you can find and deal with it.

You don’t have to deal with it.

Refractive lens exchange, also called lens replacement surgery or clear lens extraction, may be just what you need. Refractive lens exchange (RLE) replaces your eye’s clear natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). This procedure puts things back into sharper focus and reduces your need for reading glasses or bifocals. The procedure is virtually identical to cataract surgery; it usually takes about 15 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis with each eye done separately, usually about a week apart.

Numbing anesthetic drops are used, so typically there is no discomfort. Most people report vision improvement immediately after surgery.

Normally, you won’t feel the IOL in your eye just like you don’t feel a dental filling in a cavity. The IOL is a permanent replacement for your natural lens and is designed to last the rest of your life. As an added bonus there is minimal risk of regression over time.

There is no “one size fits all” intraocular lens. This is why it is especially important to consult with a Vision Correction Specialty Practice like Capstone Vision. After a thorough exam and intensive discussion of your lifestyle and vision goals, Dr. Emmert-Buck will recommend an IOL that is most suitable for you.

Your options include:

A Monofocal fixed-focus IOL: This lens provides clear vision at distance, intermediate, or near ranges — but not all three at once.

A Multifocal IOL: This lens provides clear vision at multiple distances.

An Accommodating IOL:  This is a type of monofocal lens that enables focus at multiple distances by shifting its position in the eye.

Schedule your appointment today and find out which lens is best for you.

 

 

How much time and money do you spend on maintaining or increasing your quality of life? You might be surprised when you add it up. The costs of a healthy lifestyle – organic produce, gym memberships, regular hair appointments, braces, other (ahem) beauty treatments, vitamins, and contacts or glasses (if you need them) all add up to a hefty sum every year. And most of these are ongoing costs. You budget for them because you know you need them. They make your life better. They make you feel better, younger, more confident.

Sometimes we don’t know what we need, or that there are other options. For example, instead of paying hundreds of dollars every year for an eye exam and glasses or contacts, you could pay once for eye surgery.

And you can’t lose or break eye surgery. You will never leave it at your in-law’s, or accidentally sit on it, or scratch it so it needs to be replaced.

Imagine not having to switch from prescription glasses to prescription sunglasses every time you walk in or outside on a sunny day. Imagine picking up something in the store and not having to find your glasses to read the label. Imagine not having to drag someone to the vision store with you to help you pick out glasses that are flattering. Imagine being able to wake up and see first thing in the morning without having to fumble around for your glasses or put in contacts.

Imagine what you could do with all that time – and, eventually, all that money.

And imagine what it would feel like to be free of glasses and contacts. The extra room in your purse because you don’t have to carry glasses around. The extra counter space in your bathroom that is currently home to contacts and lens solution. It’s one less thing to remember each day, to schedule for, to work around.

Just like braces correct your teeth and then you don’t have to wear them anymore, surgery can correct your vision and then it’s done. And it doesn’t take years. In fact, the average eye surgery takes less than five minutes.

Aren’t you worth it? Dr. Emmert-Buck thinks you are and is looking forward to working with you to find the vision plan that is right for you. She genuinely wants to help you improve your quality of life. Maybe you’ve forgotten what it feels like to be someone who doesn’t have to deal with glasses or contacts. She wants to help you get that feeling back.

Call and book your appointment today, and see what you’ve been missing.

To honor those that have served in the military, Capstone Vision will be providing FREE EYE EXAMS for all military veterans on Monday, November 19 (the Monday following Veterans Day). Simply present your Active ID, Reserve ID, or DD-214 for a free exam. Exams by appointment only. Call 248-710-0063 or schedule online at mycapstonevision.com. Thank you for your service.

 

The phrase “good to go” came to our lexicon from the military and meant that an individual or group was mission-ready. Good vision was just part of being mission-ready; the Department of Defense dismissed anyone whose vision wasn’t correctable with glasses, and individuals with flight status or those in elite special forces were required to have 20/20 vision.

This kept many intelligent and motivated men and women from serving, and those with corrected visions – wearing contact lenses or glasses  – didn’t have an easy time. Contact lenses can get dirty and/or misplaced, especially in locations that are hostile or with adverse weather conditions. Glasses can get lost or broken. Wearing glasses can impede and restrict the use of certain headgear. For an aviator, G-forces can pull spectacles down off the nose.

The Navy began studying the effects of laser eye surgery in 1993 and a 1996 U.S. Navy PRK study found that every patient in the study had improved. The results were such a success that the Navy immediately purchased an excimer laser. After more years of study, it was determined that all pilots who underwent PRK were able to have their vision restored to the “highest visual classification for a Naval aviator.”

The Army’s first PRK/LASIK site opened in May 2000 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 5,000 soldiers from XVIII Airborne Corps and the Special Operations Command have since been treated with outstanding results.

The Walter Reed Center for Refractive Surgery had its first patient in March 2002 and has since performed the procedure on more than 600 patients. The waiting list today is more than six months long.

Capstone Vision wants to make sure your vision is “good to go.” With the latest technology, and years of finding the right vision solutions for patients, Dr. Emmert-Buck is prepared to make sure your vision is the best it can be – no matter what your day holds.

 

 

 

Do you have tired, scratchy or gritty feeling eyes? It may be because your eyelid oil glands are damaged, a condition known as Meibomian Gland Dysfunction or MGD.

Dr. Emmert-Buck, an Oakland County ophthalmologist at Capstone Vision, utilizes the latest technology to gauge the health of the meibomian glands along the rim of your eyelids and offers treatment options for MGD.

What is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?

If you have MGD, it means that there is a blockage or another abnormality to your meibomian glands. There are about 25 to 40 meibomian glands in the upper eyelid and 20 to 30 in the lower eyelid, which secrete an oil. In eyes with healthy glands, the oil mixes with tears. But if you have MDG, the glands can’t secrete enough quality oil into the tears, which causes them to evaporate too quickly. You experience this deficiency through that tired, dry or scratchy eye feeling, or you may suffer from crusty eyelids, particularly in the morning.

MDG is the top cause of evaporative dry eye syndrome. It’s also associated with an eyelid problem called blepharitis.

Who Can Get MGD?

Your risk for MDG significantly increases once you age past 40. You are also at an increased risk if you are a chronic contact lens or eye makeup wearer, even if you remove makeup before you go to sleep.

Treat for MGD at Capstone Vision

Fortunately, Dr. Emmert-Buck can easily and noninvasively determine the health of your eyelid oil glands. This is thanks to dual camera technology that allows her to visualize the appearance of the glands.

If she finds that MGD is an issue for you, she will also diagnose any related problems, if there are any, such as dry eye syndrome. She will then educate you on how to keep your remaining glands healthy.

Treatment may initially be as simple as applying a warm compress at home. If the those options fail, Dr. Emmert-Buck may seek additional causes of your MGD and recommend more intensive treatment.

If you suffer from chronic tired or scratchy eyes, contact Capstone Vision of Auburn Hills today at 248-710-0063 or visit www.mycapstonevision.com to schedule a Sensitive Eye Exam. Dr. Emmert-Buck will thoroughly assess your meibomian gland health and help you regain comfortable vision.

At ophthalmology practice Capstone Vision in Auburn Hills, Michigan, everything centers around extraordinary patient care. Oftentimes, our effort to achieve that high level of benefit to our patients means that we collaborate with other providers, such as optometrists.

Dr. Leslie Emmert-Buck believes that patients receive the best and most complete care when practitioners work together. This is great news for you, the patient, because it means that as a patient at Capstone Vision, you are encouraged to continue to see your preferred optometrist even as Dr. Emmert-Buck provides you with vision correction solutions.

What Is The Difference Between An Optometrist And An Ophthalmologist?

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor and surgeon that has graduated from an accredited medical school, completed an internship usually in internal medicine, completed three years of ophthalmology residency that consists of learning about a vast variety of medical and surgical eye problems. Sometimes, they have completed an additional year of fellowship with enhanced concentration in an ocular subspecialty. Then they go out to practice their trade. Ophthalmologists are allowed to write prescriptions for glasses and all medicines.

An optometrist completes optometry school usually after a four-year degree at a university. Unless they complete an optional residency, they go into practice. They are trained to see patients for general eye care and are experts in prescribing glasses and contact lenses. They can also manage some medical eye care problems and often sell glasses and contact lenses. Optometrists are also allowed to write prescriptions for glasses and some medicines.

You have the option to see an optometrist OR an ophthalmologist for comprehensive care or any eye problem at any time.

 A New Push For Eye Care Collaboration

Ophthalmology and optometry have a history of being a bit territorial when it comes to patients, but the two major players of the eye care industry have seen the benefits to everyone involved when they work together. This is why there has recently been an increased push for collaboration.

This spring, Rosenberg School of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, made news when it began to require all fourth-year students to participate in a rotation of surgical care. It’s believed to be the first program like this.

According to an article in OptometryTimes.com, “The goal is to expose 100 percent of optometric interns to the clinical and business concerns involved in co-managing surgical care.

“At minimum, a primary-care optometrist should be able to advise patients on their options and make a referral to a good surgeon. It is even better if the optometrist can actively participate in their patients’ perioperative care.”

This kind of education gives optometry students real-life exposure to ocular surgeries, and the latest procedures and technology that ophthalmologists use. It also gives them the opportunity to hear from patients and see firsthand what motivates them to seek surgical procedures and how it impacts their life afterward.

Training like this is exciting because, while it helps new optometrists understand ophthalmologists and their patients, we can all collaborate better and provide higher levels of care for patients.

How Michigan Opthalmologist Capstone Vision Works With Optometrists

Dr. Emmert-Buck has been out and about meeting the local optometrists in the region and has found that there are excellent options for optometric care in Oakland County. There are a variety of ways that surgeons and optometrists work together to give patients the best vision care possible. At Capstone Vision, Dr. Emmert-Buck highly values coordinated care with optometrists and works with them in the following ways:

  1. She provides care to patients with ocular medical problems that are beyond an optometrist’s scope of practice or comfort level.
  2. She works with optometrists to address any refractive surgical solutions that you may need. This means she wants to help you get rid of your glasses and contact lenses. There are 7 procedures now to help you get rid of your glasses, including LASIK (SBK), refractive lens exchange, or refractive cataract surgery. The procedure that is right for you depends on where you are on your eye health timeline (how old you are), your lifestyle, hobbies, and occupation. You will get a customized treatment plan at Capstone Vision.
  3. If you come to Dr. Emmert-Buck for surgery, you have the option to see her or your optometrist for your post surgical care if your optometrist is comfortable with this, if it is more convenient for you, and if you choose this option. Dr. Emmert-Buck will have a clear discussion about the options with you before surgery so everyone is on the same page.
  4. She is available to offer a second opinion you may need regarding surgical plans or outcomes.
  5. She will refer you to an optometrist if you need contact lens fitting, whether it’s a straightforward or complicated fit.
  6. She will refer you to an optometrist if you need your glasses prescription filled, as we don’t have an optical shop.

To learn more about how Dr. Emmert-Buck can work with you and your optometrist to provide you with the best vision possible, contact Capstone Vision today at 248-710-0063 or schedule an appointment online.

Many people have a negative view of laser vision correction procedures, such as modern LASIK. At Capstone Vision, we typically find that it’s because they’re afraid of the procedure. Part of this is due to people’s natural tendency to fear surgery in general, but a good portion of it comes from simple misinformation. The fact is, SBK — Sub-Bowman’s Keratomileusis — is a safe procedure.

When compared to the risks of wearing contacts improperly, it can even be considered safer. As the American Refractive Surgery Council notes, studies show that less than 1 percent of people experience complications, while only 30 percent experience transient symptoms such as dry eye during the first three months.

At Capstone, we want you to feel comfortable with the idea of SBK, because it has so many benefits for you.

Here is our process for SBK (modern LASIK) procedures

Before the Procedure

Our first step is a simple candidacy quiz to make sure that you’re qualified for this surgery. If you seem to be a good fit, based on the quiz, we will schedule an evaluation to further evaluate you and discuss any questions or concerns that you might have. At your evaluation you will go through a series of state-of-the-art diagnostic machines that provide important information about your eye structures, from your eye lids to the back of you eye. You should also bring up any questions or concerns you have.

If you and Dr. Emmert-Buck decide that SBK is the right path for you, we’ll schedule a time for the actual procedure.

The Procedure

We do the procedure in our laser suite at Capstone Vision so you do not need to travel anywhere. We will take good care of you and be with you the entire time. The procedure itself only takes about 10 minutes per eye. You can expect to be in our suite between 20 and 30 minutes, and on-site for no longer than 90 minutes.

SBK is all done using a laser. It creates a very thin flap in the cornea, which is then folded back so that the cornea can be reshaped by a second laser. The doctor then lays the flap back in place. The actual laser treatment usually takes less than one minute (really!). If you want to see exactly how the surgery is performed, you can check out videos on our site by clicking here.

After the Procedure

After the procedure, you should go home to rest. You should have someone drive you home from the surgery. If a friend or family member isn’t available, we’ll get a Lyft for you.

We provide eye shields to protect your eyes from bumps or rubbing while you sleep. We will schedule a follow-up visit for the day after your surgery to check on your vision and the healing process.

Most patients are able to return to work the day after surgery. Certain procedures may take three to four days, however. At your follow-up visit, we’ll check your vision, check your eye under the microscope, and answer any questions you may have.

Ultimately, however, SBK is incredibly safe. More than 9 million procedures have been performed worldwide, with an over 96 percent satisfaction rate. This is due in large part to the incredibly low risk of complications.

If you’re interested in SBK, fill out our candidacy quiz here, and we’ll be in touch with you about a future consultation. To learn more, you can contact Capstone Vision at 248-710-0063 or on our website.

There are several misconceptions floating around about Sub-Bowman’s Keratomileusis (SBK), or “modern LASIK.” These misconceptions might cause you to avoid or refuse a procedure that could greatly increase your quality of life.

So here are the facts: SBK is an incredibly safe and rewarding procedure, with over 96 percent reported patient satisfaction.

Did you know that LASIK is the most successful elective medical procedure in history?

And while 9 million procedures have been performed over the last 25 years, SBK is very different from what LASIK was at the beginning.

Many of the reasons that people avoid SBK are based on a misunderstanding of the risks or how the procedure works. But when people know the facts, they’re more likely to have the procedure done. In fact, LASIK surgeons themselves — including Dr. Emmert-Buck — and their immediate family members undergo the procedure at a rate of nearly five times the general population because they believe in the technology and its overwhelming benefits.

Here are 4 of the most common myths about SBK and LASIK, and the truths that debunk them:

1. SBK Is More Dangerous Than Wearing Contacts

Many people continue to wear contact lenses as opposed to getting SBK because they believe it’s safer. But studies show that contact wearers have a one in 2,000 chance of developing complications, as opposed to a one in 10,000 chance with LASIK. Furthermore, a recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in 2017 concluded that over time the risk for infection was higher for overnight contact lens wear compared to LASIK.

Meanwhile, a 2016 study published in the American Academy of Ophthalmology found that for people who received LASIK compared to people who wore contacts, “current LASIK technology improved ease of night driving, did not significantly increase dry eye symptoms, and resulted in higher levels of satisfaction at one, two, and three years follow-up.”

The study compared how happy 1,800 people were with their choice of vision correction over a three-year period. During that time period, most LASIK patients said they could drive better at night after the procedure than with contacts or glasses. They also reported fewer eye infections, ulcers and abrasions. Meanwhile 88 percent of former contact lens wearers and 77 percent of former glasses wearers said they were “strongly satisfied” with LASIK at the third year.

2. You Can Only Use SBK To Treat Nearsightedness (Myopia)

A misconception that some people have is that SBK only treats a specific kind of vision loss, namely, nearsightedness. But at Capstone, we use SBK to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

At Capstone, by using our state-of-the-art diagnostic machines and Dr. Emmert-Buck’s expertise, we will make sure you are a good candidate for a procedure. We will not hesitate to tell you if your eyes do not qualify.

To see if you’re eligible for SBK, fill out this simple form. We’ll contact you with the results and schedule a free screening for further evaluation.

3. SBK Is A Long, Painful Procedure

When you think of medical procedures, especially those that involve your eyes, you might be understandably worried. You will be taken care of if you have a procedure at Capstone. We will be with you the entire time. You may worry about how you keep your eye open or how you keep your head still during the procedure. We gently hold your eye lids open and use a pillow that fits around your head so you don’t even need to think about these issues. We will talk you through it all.

And you might tend to think of something that’s long, drawn-out, and painful. But this cannot be further from the truth for patients who undergo the SBK procedure.

Most of our clients are only in our suite between 20 and 30 minutes, and on-site for no longer than 90 minutes. The actual treatment is usually less than a minute! Most clients only feel a very brief minimal amount of pressure.

4. It Takes A Long Time To Recover From an SBK Procedure

Some people are wary of SBK because they think there will be a long recovery period. If you’re especially busy with work, you likely don’t have the time to be without your vision for days on end. We get that. Luckily, with SBK you don’t have to be.

Most of our clients are able to return to work the day after their surgery.

We do recommend that you go home immediately after the surgery and rest, and we will also want to see you the next day for a post-operative visit. But in most cases, you are free to get back to work after your appointment.

If you have any further questions about SBK or want to schedule an appointment to discuss your options with Dr. Emmert-Buck, contact Capstone Vision today by clicking here or calling 248-710-0063.

When is the last time you went 24 hours without checking your email, scrolling through Facebook or were otherwise unplugged? If you can’t remember, you’re not alone. Technology and addicting apps have made the mini computers we all carry around like another appendage. They are wonders that have made life more convenient — order your groceries for delivery, learn how to fix the toilet, or keep tabs on your kids in seconds. And they keep us constantly connected to the world. But study after study shows that our obsession with screens also does damage to our relationships, and mental and physical health. Fortunately, with a little intention and mindfulness, we can repair much of this damage by simply making the choice to unplug.

 

Now we aren’t suggesting that you disconnect from the digital world altogether. We are realists, after all! But we are onboard with making the choice to change your lifestyle and set designated times to disconnect from tech, whether it’s all day every Sunday or every night when you get home from work. You should make disconnecting work for you, but however or whenever you choose to disconnect, the key is that you do.

 

Here are 5 reasons it’s important to unplug from tech:

 

1. Your eyes need to rest and recover.

If you have a job where you spend eight hours a day in front of a computer, that’s a lot of time when your eyes focus up close. According to a 2015 report by The Vision Council, nearly 61 percent of adults reported spending five or more hours on digital devices. Almost 30 percent said they spend more than nine hours a day on digital devices.

 

When you focus up close for so much time, you typically blink far less than the average 15-20 times a minute that you usually would. In addition, most screens are backlit and give off blue light, or high-energy visible light wavelengths, which can cause irritation and potentially long-term damage to the retina.

 

This adds up to digital eyestrain, a condition that is becoming more and more common. Eyestrain shows itself through dry eyes, irritated eyes, and blurred vision and fatigue.

 

In times when you can’t unplug, a good rule of thumb to help relax your eye muscles is the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, focus on something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. Simply put, give your eyes a chance to rest.

 

If your eyes feel the effects of too much screen time, you may want to see an ophthalmologist. We’ve got vision solutions that can help at Capstone Vision of Auburn Hills.

 

2. You can sleep better.

That pesky blue light also interferes with the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Researchers at Brigham & Women’s Hospital found that people who read on lit iPads for four hours in the evenings fell asleep 10 minutes later than their counterparts who read paper books. They also got significantly less deep sleep and found it harder to wake up, even after eight hours of sleep.

 

Lack of sleep can make your eyes feel dry and irritable. Come in to Capstone Vision for your Sensitive Eye Exam (SEE) for an evaluation and solution.

 

3. You can take a break from work and de-stress.

With our phones constantly at the ready, it’s tempting to check work emails and even communications from productivity apps like Slack or Trello on off hours — and your boss or clients may even expect it. Essentially, tech has made it harder and harder for any of us to really be off the clock. But when you tune in to work when you’re at home, some frustrating email from your boss will be on your mind instead of you being fully engaged in a family conversation at the dinner table. Instead of leaving your work at the office, it follows you into your home and even to bed as you check your email just one more time before you try to nod off for the night.

 

If you set boundaries between your work and personal time, you’ll be better able to relax and de-stress at home, be present with family and friends, and be refreshed when you get back to work.

 

4. Your brain can recuperate and process.

With messages coming at us all day (and night!) from texts, social media, email, news alerts and more, our brains are constantly going. Then add in the passive scrolling that we do on social media and news sites or the multitasking many of us are so fond of.

 

But in reality, passive scrolling doesn’t feed our brain with useful information, and studies continually show that multitasking is actually bad for productivity.

 

If you want to be productive, focus on one thing at a time. And research indicates that you will better absorb experiences and information if you give your brain a break and let it process what it’s learned.

 

5. You can strengthen your relationships.

It seems like social media is helpful in relationships because it makes it so easy to check in with friends and family. But a comment on a post doesn’t compare to quality conversation over coffee or even the phone. And it can be way too easy to see red when a beloved family member gets political in a way you disagree with on Facebook.

 

Plus, studies continually show that social media perpetuates feelings of envy among friends as well as FOMO — or fear of missing out. (The coined term is actually “Facebook envy.”) When you see your friends’ carefully cultivated social media life, it can make you feel bad.

 

So instead, connect with your friends and family in the real world and strengthen your bond instead of letting social media fray it and negatively affect your emotional well-being.

 

You might think it’s going to be almost impossible to disconnect from your tech, but give it a try! Maybe no smartphones after dinner or avoid Facebook on the weekend to start. It might be tough at first, and you may even feel anxious — like you’re missing out. But once you absorb yourself in other parts of life instead, notice how you feel! You might even opt for more time “off the grid.”

 

To learn more about how Capstone Vision can help you combat the visual effects of too much screen time, call us today at 248-710-0063 or visit us online.

 

Anyone who’s ever started a business knows it’s no simple task. In fact, just getting to the point that you can open your doors feels like a major feat, like crossing the finish line of a marathon. This is the case for me. After months of planning and preparing, I’m so proud to open the doors of my eye care and vision correction facility, Capstone Vision, to the community this month.

 

By design, Capstone is unlike other eye care facilities out there. And I’m able to say that thanks to numerous people who’ve cheered me along the way, lent their time or expertise, and provided support or equipment. As the saying goes, it has taken a village to get Capstone off and running, and I’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the following people and organizations who have helped make it possible:

 

  • First, my family: Mike, Nate, Emily, and Alicia. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Jim Poole, electrician

 

 

 

Thanks to all I have inadvertently missed here!

 

The people and organizations above have welcomed me to Auburn Hills and Rochester and helped me feel like part of the community, and community is something I value greatly.

 

At Capstone Vision, we will focus on being a part of the community, and continually give back and support our neighbors.

 

I was proud to do this for the first time in 2017 before we even opened by being a sponsor of The Brooksie Way. I look forward to once again joining my fellow local businesses as a sponsor of the race again this year.

 

Through the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce, Capstone was also a proud sponsor of the Women in Business: Beyond Balanced event. This was a great day of discussions and professional speaker presentations related to how women can balance all the areas of our lives.

 

If you know of a great community event or organization Capstone should be a part of, please contact us. We’re always looking for ways to connect with our neighbors and look forward to meeting you!

A visit to the ophthalmologist is pretty standard, right? Maybe at most practices, but at Capstone Vision, your visit to the eye doctor is anything but ordinary.

Capstone is a long-time vision (no pun intended!) of Dr. Leslie Emmert-Buck’s. Her goal is to build a new type of eye care and vision correction center that is focused on patient care in unique ways. That means that we care about you as a whole person — and we show it.

When you fill out your new-patient paperwork, you’ll find some unusual questions on it — questions we think you’ll find to be more fun than the average medical history questions! You’ll get to tell us about your favorite music, hobbies, drinks and more. Why? Because we want to get to know you. 

At the Office

When you enter our office, you can expect a friendly team member to greet you in a relaxing atmosphere where you can grab a drink while you wait. And when we say the waiting area will be relaxing, we mean it. You won’t experience a hectic space with phones ringing off the hook.

That sense of calm extends into the exam and procedure rooms. In today’s world of health care, it can be hard to feel heard by your doctor or to find one who can spend time with you to thoroughly explain what’s going on in terms you can understand. But Dr. Emmert-Buck is that doctor. Her goal is to give you the best care and to treat you like family. She will eagerly listen to your concerns — and successes! — and believes in empowering each patient. She will learn about your history and lifestyle, then use her expertise and diagnostic information to educate you about your vision and suggested treatment options as well as general wellness.

She is passionate about the newest advances in vision correction and loves to teach patients about eye care as it pertains them, with a holistic approach. This means that, in addition to vision correction procedures, Dr. Emmert-Buck may make recommendations about general nutrition, supplements and vitamins, and eye drops that can help you better care for your eyes.

Our Lifelong Vision Partnership exam thoroughly assesses your eyes from front to back, using the doctor’s knowledge and state-of-the-art technology. From this exam, you’ll gain an understanding of your eye health and a customized plan for optimal vision depending on what stage you’re at in life.

Vision correction services that we offer include:

  • SBK (Sub-Bowman’s Keratomileusis; definition: advanced LASIK)
  • ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation)
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Near Vision Solutions
  • Dry Eye Solutions

And we know that it can be hard to plan your procedures to align with family or a friend’s schedule, so if you come in for SBK and need a ride home, we can help. Just let us know and we’ll have a Lyft pick you up so you can relax knowing it’s taken care of.

At Capstone Vision of Auburn Hills, our motto is “See well. Feel well. Be well.” And Dr. Emmert-Buck believes that when you’re confident in your vision and appearance, you feel good and are more excited to create the life you want. So come in to discover options to get your glasses and contacts out of your way.

If all this isn’t exciting enough, we’ve got big plans for the future that we’re excited to share when the time is right. We hope you’ll grow with us!

To learn more or schedule your appointment with Dr. Emmert-Buck, click here or call 248-710-0063.