I wrote in a previous blog post about some things to look for when choosing an eye doctor. It made sense to share that information with you because of all the stories we hear from patients, then it occurred to me that I really haven’t shared much about myself. Reading about me here isn’t quite the same as having a conversation with me, which I invite you to come into SEEN Vision Care and do, but this will give you an idea of my background and what I’m currently doing.

First, for those of you in the Dearborn, Michigan area, I’m a resident here. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo in 1997, then went on to earn a Doctor of Optometry from New England College of Optometry and MBA from Arizona State University. Finally, I’m licensed in Optometry in the state of Michigan as well as by the DEA.

Education is one thing, but it’s also what we do with that education that helps define a person. One of things I’m very proud to have done and continue to do is give back to local communities. Not everybody is as fortunate as we are, so I bring my skills into the homes of patients who are unable to travel to clinics or even my office. On top of that, I provided pro bono services for people unable to afford proper medical attention, something I’ve done since before the recent recession hit.

Another organization you will see the name Baseem Wahab associated with is the Eyes on You Image and Practice Consultants. I am President of this group and together we have a 100 percent track record of improving efficiency in practices we’ve consulted for. There is always room for improvement, especially in this day and age where advancements in technology seem to happen daily.

There are other things I could share with you, but they’re business-oriented and probably wouldn’t be as interesting. Perhaps, in closing, I can let you see some of the other organizations I’m proudly affiliated with. And please, if you have any questions or would like to speak to me in person, stop by SEEN Vision Care or contact me, Baseem Wahab, here. I look forward to meeting you!

2010-Present Member, BNI Dearborn Chapter
2009-Present Member, National Arab American Medical Association
2009-Present Member, Dearborn Chamber of Commerce
2004-Present Member, Michigan Optometric Association
2001-Present Member, American Optometric Association
2001-Present Member, American Academy of Optometry
2001-Present Member, Prevent Blindness America
2000-Present Member, International Academy of Sports Vision.

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It’s said that when we’re in difficult economic times that two of the things people start to put off are visits to the dentist and visits to the eye doctor. This may seem like the thing to do at the time, but without healthy teeth, you open yourself up to a huge number of potential problems. The same with your eyes. Not only do you need your eyes to drive to work, but you need them to be healthy for the daily rigors of your job and home life. How can you expect yourself to fill out or read important documents when you have a hard time seeing them? And if you have children, have you ever not been able to get out of checking their homework?

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By ignoring the needs of your eyes, you can begin to suffer from headaches caused by eyestrain, have difficulty focusing or even concentrating. A simple eye test can determine if you’re suffering from being nearsighted (myopia, or having problems seeing things far away), longsighted (hyperopia, or difficulty seeing things close by) or even if you need bifocals. And what if you’re squinting at everything? It could be an astigmatism (meaning images may be more out of focus in some directions than in others

And if you have seen an optometrist, only he or she isn’t able to get your vision back to 20/20 with glasses, then you may need to have your eyes checked out for an eye disease. That’s hopefully not going to be the case. Let’s not forget that you may also want to find out if contacts are the right solution for you. We can help.

No matter what, it’s important you have a yearly eye exam in order to prevent things from getting any worse. At SEEN Vision Care, Dr. Baseem Wahab will give you a complete optical workup and then help you find that perfect pair of glasses. We have lenses, lenses and even more lenses, plus we believe in the old age of quality over quantity. This means you’ll get a terrific pair of glasses and not at an inflated price.

Contact SEEN Vision Care today and schedule your appointment!  Have you been SEEN?

Dr. Baseem Wahab, Optometrist and owner of SEEN Vision Care in Metro Detroit’s Dearborn area, is also the president of Mobile Eye Care. While holding this position, he has traveled to the homes of patients unable to leave their home and provided pro bono services for those unable to afford optical medical attention.