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10 Stats for National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jan 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

January has been declared National Glaucoma Awareness Month by many leading eye health organizations in efforts to spread awareness of the disease by sharing knowledge regarding the risk factors, causes, symptoms, and treatment options for the disease.

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, but loss of sight from glaucoma can be prevented if treated early enough.

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Topics: Eye care, Glaucoma

Make a Resolution (and an Appointment) for Routine Vision Exams in the New Year

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jan 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Make your eye health a priority in the New Year with a routine vision exam.

Routine vision exams allow your eye doctor an opportunity to detect vision problems and eye diseases early, while they are most responsive to treatment. Many vision problems and eye diseases have no early warning symptoms, such as pain or noticeable vision loss, until the condition has advanced to the point where permanent damage has occurred. For example, many eye care professionals refer to glaucoma as “sneak thief of sight” because it causes no symptoms, no noticeable vision loss, and no pain; glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the world. Once vision is lost to glaucoma, it cannot be restored.

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Topics: Eye care, EyeCareToday

5 Common LASIK Misconceptions

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Dec 25, 2019 9:00:00 AM

LASIK eye surgery is a refractive surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. This procedure is one of the most popular elective surgeries, which comes with many misconceptions. Here are the top LASIK misconceptions that we’re debunking for you today: 

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Topics: LASIK, Eye care

4 Signs You May Be Experiencing Dry Eye

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Dec 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Dry Eye syndrome is exactly what you’d think it is – when your eyes get dry. Specifically, it is when your eyes are unable to produce enough quality tears to keep your eyes moist, comfortable, and healthy.

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Topics: Eye care, Dry Eye Syndrome

5 Foods for Eye Health

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Dec 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

A healthy lifestyle can have a significant impact on your overall health in life, which includes your eye health. By eating a clean diet, you can significantly reduce your chances of developing various eye health problems down the line.

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Topics: Eye care, Eye Health

How Smoking Affects Your Eye Health

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Dec 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

While most of us know that smoking tobacco can lead to serious health issues, including cancer, lung disease, heart disease, and many other health issues, many do not know that it can also lead to serious eye problems. 

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Topics: Eye care, Eye Health

5 Reasons to Wear Sunglasses All Winter Long

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Nov 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Why wait for warmer weather? Sun protection is needed all year round, which is why you need to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays, even in the snow! Learn all the reasons why you should wear your sunglasses every time you’re outside this winter.

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Topics: Eye care, Optical, Illinois Eye Center Optical Boutique, Sunglasses

Top Vitamins for Eye Health

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Nov 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In order to live a healthy life, it is essential to eat a diet full of the healthy vitamins that your body needs to survive and function properly. Unfortunately, some of us aren’t able to get all the necessary vitamins in our daily diets and need to take vitamin supplements to avoid being vitamin-deficient. 

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Topics: Eye care, Eye Health

IEC is Celebrating Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Nov 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Diabetic Eye Disease is also known as Diabetic Retinopathy; and this November, we are celebrating Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month by bringing awareness to our readers of this disease. The goal of this awareness month is to educate the public of the effects of diabetes on vision, risk factors, and treatment options. So let’s dive in and learn more about what this disease is, how it affects your vision, and how to treat it.

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Topics: Eye care, Diabetic Eye Disease

Our End-of-Year LASIK Eye Surgery Limited Time Offer

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Nov 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

If you’ve been considering LASIK surgery, but have not gotten around to scheduling your appointment, now is the time to do so! Starting on November 1, 2019, you will save $750 off the cost of your LASIK surgery when you complete your FREE consultation by December 31, 2019. 

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Topics: LASIK

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