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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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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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