4 Reasons You Need to Get LASIK Surgery in Time for Summer

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on May 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Spring is finally here; meaning it’s now the perfect time to get LASIK surgery in time for summer. Whatever your plans are for the upcoming warmer months, LASIK surgery is your ticket to spending your summer like never before. Here are some of the awesome perks of having a glasses and contacts-free summer:

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Cataract Surgery Can Help Lessen Your Dependence on Glasses

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on May 10, 2017 8:48:00 AM

The word “surgery” can sound scary, especially when it comes to your eyes. But for many people affected by cataracts, surgery can restore the ability to clearly see a grandchild's first smiles, drive safely at night and enjoy an evening book without reading glasses. For those people, cataract surgery can mean a brighter life.

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Kindergarten Comprehensive Eye Exams

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Apr 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM


The first day of school is closer than you think. Many parents have already begun tackling their to-do list: clothes shopping, scheduling appointments for physicals and immunizations, and trips to the store to purchase school supplies for the classroom. Make sure you've added a visit to the optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam to your checklist.

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LASIK Surgery is a Game Changer for Athletes

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Apr 26, 2017 8:03:00 AM

Casual and professional athletes alike know that being able to see clearly is the key to victory. If you can’t see properly, it can be extremely difficult to get the full amount of enjoyment out of sports and even harder to win. That’s why LASIK is a competitive option for most athletes – nothing beats the corrective-lens-free vision that can be achieved with LASIK surgery.

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April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Apr 12, 2017 8:39:34 AM

Did you know that women are more likely than men to develop visual impairments? 2.6 million Americans over the age of 40 are afflicted with blindness or visual impairment and two-thirds of vision loss occurs in women. 

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LASIK Recovery – What You Can Expect

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Mar 22, 2017 8:03:00 AM

When you get LASIK surgery at Illinois Eye Center, you’re getting the most advanced form of blade-free LASIK available today. The WaveLight® Refractive Suite provides patients with fast, personalized, and 100% blade-free results. With fast treatment time, many prospective patients are left wondering if the LASIK recovery process is just as quick. Let’s talk LASIK recovery, so you can get an idea of what to expect.

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Eye Care Tips During Save Your Vision Month

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Mar 8, 2017 8:59:00 AM

March is recognized as Save Your Vision Month, a national observance by the American Optometric Association. This month is all about spreading the message that we always need to take care of our eyes – not just when we are having trouble seeing.

Check out these eye care tips for optimum visual health:

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LASIK in the Military

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Feb 22, 2017 8:33:00 AM

In 2007, the US Air Force changed a long-standing policy banning recipients of LASIK surgery from flight and navigator training. This policy change was the result of years of studying the safety, effectiveness, and quality of life provided by LASIK surgery. Since then, the researchers have continued to study the benefits of LASIK in the military, and as a result over 312,000 laser vision corrective procedures have been completed to date.

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Eye Twitching: Why it Happens and When to Call Your Eye Doctor

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Feb 8, 2017 8:06:00 AM

We’ve all seen it happen in the movies: a character gets pushed just a little too far and displays a hint of madness through a creepy, involuntary eye twitch. In real life however, an involuntary eye twitch isn’t a sign that you’re losing it. It’s much more likely that you’re simply tired or stressed.

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WaveLight®: The Most Advanced Form of Blade-Free LASIK

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jan 25, 2017 8:18:00 AM

LASIK surgery technology has seen some serious advancements over the past several years, but few advancements have been as exciting as the WaveLight® Refractive Suite. The LASIK procedure is now completely bladeless, utilizing a pair of high precision lasers to create the corneal flap and reshape corneal tissue. Pairing the fastest available excimer and femtosecond lasers in one state-of-the-art vision corrective suite is why Illinois Eye Center is a leading provider of LASIK surgery in Peoria, Illinois. Learn about how WaveLight® makes LASIK safer, comfortable, and more accurate than ever.

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