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LASIK: Say Goodbye to Corrective Lenses This Fall

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Sep 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

With school beginning and the leaves starting to change, it’s no secret that fall is right around the corner. But if your vision is less than perfect, enjoying the fall foliage and changing of seasons can be a pain. Eliminate your need for glasses and contacts with LASIK eye surgery – the 20-minute procedure to correct refractive errors.

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September is Healthy Aging Month

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Sep 7, 2017 7:21:00 AM

As you grow older, there are various health challenges that naturally arise with age. However, by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and having regular health exams, you can be one of the 41% of adults over 65 who say they have very good or excellent health. No matter your age, it’s important to learn what to expect from your eyesight and how you can promote healthy aging.

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Topics: Cataracts

Illinois Eye Center Doctors Named to Prestigious Best Doctors in America List

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Aug 14, 2017 8:25:00 AM

Dr. Pete Lagouros and Dr. Patrick Rhode have been named to the Best Doctors in America® list for 2017-2018. The prestigious recognition marks 20 years that Dr. Pete Lagouros has earned this honor and 10 years that Dr. Patrick Rhode has been awarded. 

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Pursue a Career as an Ophthalmic Technician - New Training Program at Illinois Eye Center

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Aug 2, 2017 8:03:00 AM

Do you see yourself as an eye care professional or have a desire to learn something new? A career as an ophthalmic technician can be an extremely rewarding one for those who are interested in eye care, enjoy working with people, and want to advance their career. 

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Are Your Eyes Ready? Tips to Safely View the August Solar Eclipse

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Aug 1, 2017 8:02:00 AM

Are you ready for the solar eclipse? By now you’ve probably heard about the solar eclipse that will envelop the nation on August 21st. It’s the first total solar eclipse to touch the US mainland since 1979. The partial eclipse will last from two to three hours, and the total eclipse will last just under three minutes. 

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How You Can Avoid Contact Lens Problems

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jul 19, 2017 8:12:00 AM

More than 30 million people in the United States wear contact lenses; yet, according to the CDC, between 40% - 90% of these wearers do not properly follow the care instructions for their lenses. That’s a staggering number of people who aren’t taking proper care of their contacts, and are at risk for vision problems.

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Does LASIK Surgery Hurt?

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jul 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

At Illinois Eye Center, one of the most commonly asked questions we hear during our LASIK seminars is, “Does LASIK hurt?” And while we understand that the thought of having a laser pointed at your eye may seem a bit scary, the answer in most cases is no. LASIK eye surgery does not hurt during or immediately following the procedure.

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Am I a Candidate for LASIK Surgery?

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jun 28, 2017 2:01:00 PM

Have you been toying with the idea of having LASIK surgery? Are you dreaming of the day when you no longer need to wear glasses or contacts to see? Well, don’t get too far ahead of yourself – first you need to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery.

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Cataract Awareness

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jun 7, 2017 8:02:00 AM

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide, and more than 24 million Americans age 40 and older have a cataract. That’s why Prevent Blindness America recognizes June as Cataract Awareness Month.

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World Orthoptic Day

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jun 5, 2017 8:04:00 AM

Although many people have never heard of Orthoptics, it’s origins can be traced back to 1550 BC. During this time, humans began experimenting with treatments for misaligned eyes. Today, Orthoptics involves the study of eye movements and binocular vision. Orthoptists evaluate patients and administer nonsurgical treatment for visual disorders such as amblyopia, double vision and strabismus (misalignment of the eyes).

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