Cataracts are a very common vision problem, with 22 million Americans over the age 40 affected. While most people associate cataracts with aging, one of the most overlooked causes of cataracts is eye trauma.
August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month and with the first day of school almost here, it’s a great time for your child to get that eye exam you’ve been meaning to schedule. In fact, there’s no better time to start learning about children’s eye health and safety than the start of a new academic year.
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Astigmatism is a vision condition caused by refractive error, similar to nearsightedness and farsightedness. An eye with astigmatism isn’t diseased or unhealthy; it simply has trouble focusing light. It’s more common than you’d think as well: about one in three people suffer from this condition. People with astigmatism no longer need to depend on corrective lenses—astigmatism can often be treated with LASIK.
“Approximately 1 out of every 20 preschoolers has a vision problem, but with only about 15 percent of preschool children actually getting the recommended routine eye exam, many vision issues go undiagnosed. Our children are surrounded by visual cues that help them learn everything from their ABC’s to the correct way to safely cross the street, and poor visual health can potentially impact everything from academic progress to social development. By understanding your children’s eye health, you can help them get the running start they deserve.
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At Illinois Eye Center in Peoria, you’ll find a wide variety of eye care professionals and specialists – so many that you may not be able to tell who does what. If you’ve ever been confused about who performs optical surgeries and who customizes prescription lenses, you’re in luck. This blog post will cover the several different types of eye care professionals working at Illinois Eye Center, so you’ll know exactly who you’ll be seeing during your next appointment.
You’ve come to a point in your life where you’re sick and tired of wearing contact lenses and glasses – meaning it’s highly likely that you’ve considered LASIK eye surgery at some point in time. Many Americans undergo the LASIK procedure because of its high success rate, fast healing time and extraordinary results. If you’re considering undergoing laser corrective surgery, now may be the right time for you to get LASIK.
Getting a new pair of glasses can be an exciting experience. There are a lot of things to consider: price, brand, and style, making it easy to become overwhelmed. While it’s not usually the first thing on people’s minds when they’re searching for new frames, one of the most important aspects is the fit.
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Chances are you've heard of LASIK surgery before – most likely from someone who’s undergone the painless procedure. The high success rate, fast healing time and extraordinary results are bettering vision and lives across the globe.
If you personally struggle with poor vision or dislike using glasses or contacts every day, this specialized surgery may be exactly what you're looking for.
Cataract surgery is the only way to completely remove cataracts. Are you considering cataract surgery for yourself or someone you love? Here are seven things you should know and understand about cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOLs) at Illinois Eye Center.