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Dr. Edwin R. Wallington, OD

Co-Owner, Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Edwin Wallington graduated high school from North Branch, Michigan in 1990. He then attended Ferris State University from 1990-1993, before going to Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois from 1993-1997. He graduated with his Doctor of Optometry degree and worked with various optical companies including D.O.C., Rx&Specs, and Lenscrafters from 1997-1999, before opening Visual Eyes in Lapeer, Michigan with his wife, Dr. Sonya Wallington, in 1999.

They currently still practice at Visual Eyes. In May of 2021, Ed & his wife also started Deliver Contacts (aka DeliverContacts.com) and then "Your Eye Show" in March of 2023, an educational weblog.

Expertise
  • Doctor of Optometry
  • Optometry
  • Contact Lens Prescriptions & Benefits
  • Eye Health

Education
  • Ferris State University
  • Illinois College of Optometry

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In addition to being co-owner of Deliver Contacts, Dr. Edwin is also co-owner of Visual Eyes in Lapeer, Michigan and hosts "Your Eye Show", an educational weblog covering contact lenses, ocular health, and all things eye related.

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Diagram of the parts of an eyelid

What Role Do Eyelids Play in Vision?

09/30/2023

The eyelids perform the functions of protection and support to the eye, which includes tear film production and spread. The thinnest skin of our body is located on the lids. Beneath this skin are thin orbicularis muscle fibers and connective tissue that, when in protective mode, can squeeze the lids…

Close up of eyelashes

What Role Do Eyelashes Play in Vision?

09/30/2023

Eyelashes serve the purpose of protecting the eye from irritation from the surrounding world. It is pretty amazing how well they perform when you consider how many fine particles and debris tend to float through the air. Lashes act both like screens to stop external material from entering the eye…

Close up of an eye showing the sclera

What is the Sclera?

09/16/2023

Introduction to Sclera The white part of the eye – that makes up the majority of the external visible part of the eye – is called the sclera. The first part of the word “scler-” means hard, as the full word “sclera” is referencing a “hard” membrane. The sclera receives…

Diagram showing the iris and pupil of an eye

What is an Eye’s Iris?

09/16/2023

Iris Defined The iris is the part of the eye that gives it color, such as in blue, green, hazel, or brown eyes. It is composed of pigment, connective tissue, and muscles (which control the size of the pupil – the black hole in the center of the iris –…

Diagram showing the iris and pupil of an eye

What is an Eye Pupil?

09/16/2023

Pupil Defined The “pupil” of the eye is the hole created by the iris (the color part of the eye) through which light is allowed to travel from the front of the eye to the back of the eye. The term “pupil” stems from the Latin word “pupilla” which originally…

Close up of an eye showing the cornea

What is a Cornea?

09/16/2023

Cornea Defined The clear dome over the iris (the color part of the eye) is called the cornea.  Another structure of the eye that the cornea is actually consistent with, the sclera, is also made up of hard collagen. Together, the cornea and sclera form the fibrous outer layer of…

Diagram of the eye's retina, macula, and fovea

What is a Retina?

09/16/2023

Retina Defined The word “retina” means “net-like”. When light enters the eye, it passes through the tears, cornea (the clear dome over the iris – the color part of the eye), the pupil (the black dot in the center of the iris which is actually a hole for light to…

Diagram of the eye's retina, macula, and fovea

What is a Fovea?

09/16/2023

Fovea Defined The word “fovea” means “depression” or “pit”. There is also a tiny point (about the size of tip of a pin) on our retina in the back of our eye (directly behind the pupil) called the fovea, because it is an area of the macula that is depressed…

Diagram of the different parts of a human eye

The Parts of Your Eye (Eye Anatomy)

09/16/2023

Our body has five main senses:  The eye is the vision sensory organ. What actually perceives this sensory information, however, is the brain. All of our sense organs report to the brain for processing, understanding, considering, and responding to the information sent. The brain is also responsible for all of…

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How Does the Eye Focus?

09/04/2023

How Does the Eye Work? Light is divergent in nature. Which means that any light that enters into our eye is “out-of-focus” and needs to be brought back into FOCUS. The cool thing about the eye is that the front one-third of the eye has the potential to converge light…