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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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month – Protect Your Sight

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jan 11, 2017 8:17:00 AM

Glaucoma, the leading cause of preventable blindness, currently affects more than 3 million people in the United States and over 60 million people worldwide. Glaucoma is often referred to as the silent thief of sight because it has no symptoms in the early stages. Experts estimate that half of all people with glaucoma have no idea that their vision is in jeopardy. That’s why January has been designated as National Glaucoma Awareness Month.

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Say Goodbye to Your Cataracts and Hello to Multifocal IOLs

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Dec 21, 2016 8:23:00 AM

Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s lens that occurs naturally as part of the aging process. During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a synthetic lens implant called an intraocular lens implant (IOL). Thanks to advancements in IOL technology, cataract patients now have options and are no longer limited to distance vision alone. Multifocal IOLs, also referred to as Advanced Technology Intraocular lens implants or Accommodative IOLs, are designed to provide a full range of vision offering the possibility of seeing well at more than one distance, and greatly reducing or even eliminating the need for glasses after cataract surgery.

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How LASIK Surgery Improves Your Quality of Life

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Dec 7, 2016 8:18:00 AM

By now, just about everyone has heard of LASIK surgery. A less than 20-minute procedure to correct refractive errors and eliminate the need for glasses or contacts? It almost sounds too good to be true! 

Many people are hesitant to even learn more about laser eye surgery, either by attending a free LASIK seminar or a LASIK consultation, thinking there must be some hidden catch. A three-year-long study recently found that contact lens users who chose to have LASIK were more satisfied with their vision a year after the procedure, and even more satisfied in the following years.

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Cost of LASIK: How the Procedure Saves You Money

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Nov 22, 2016 8:21:00 AM

LASIK surgery is a popular procedure for people looking to forego the need for glasses and contacts, but the cost of LASIK makes some people stop in their tracks. Although it seems expensive at first, LASIK surgery can save you money on your vision in the long run.

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Advancements in the Treatment of Cataracts

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Nov 9, 2016 8:08:00 AM

According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51 percent of the world’s blindness. Cataracts can be described as a clouding of the eye’s lens that occurs naturally with age. They're actually a buildup of proteins that clump together and start obscuring vision over time. Cataracts can cause varying degrees of vision problems, with less advanced cases causing blurry vision and extremely advanced cases causing total blindness.  Now, cataract treatment is (usually) an outpatient surgical procedure, but people have been working to reclaim their sight from cataracts for thousands of years.

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