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7 Eye Safety Tips for Home Eye Safety Month

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Oct 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

October is Home Eye Safety Month, which means it is time to take a close look at your daily routine and change any habits that may be putting your vision at risk. Here are some everyday eye safety tips to reduce your chance of eye injury.

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Topics: Eye care

Top Eye Injury Statistics for Eye Injury Prevention Month

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

Eye Injury Prevention Month is an awareness month celebrated in October. In honor of this awareness month, we wanted to share some of the top eye injury statistics that you should be aware of as well as some ways to prevent eye injury at work and at home.

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Topics: Eye care

6 Causes of Corneal Disease

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Oct 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber. There are many causes that can put you at a higher risk of developing a disease of the cornea that can affect your vision for life. Let’s learn a bit more about what corneal disease is and then get into these specific causes.

What is Corneal Disease?

A corneal disease is a serious condition that can cause clouding, distortion, scarring, and eventually blindness. There are many types of corneal disease. The three major types are keratoconus, Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy, and bullous keratopathy.

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Topics: Eye care

Prevent Eye Injuries with Sports Eye Safety Month

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

With thousands of eye injuries each year directly related to sports injuries, it is important to take all precautionary measures to protect your eyes when hitting the field, court, or gym.

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Topics: Eye care

Is it Fall Seasonal Allergies or Dry Eye?

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

Your eyes are so dry, red, and itchy you can barely stand to blink. Are you suffering from dry eye or seasonal allergies? There is a lot of overlap between these two common eye conditions and learning how to tell them apart could help you find relief sooner rather than later.

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Topics: Eye care

4 Smart Ways to Prepare for LASIK Eye Surgery

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

Interested in LASIK surgery? Here’s how you can get ready for this potentially life-changing procedure.

1. Find Out if You’re a Good Candidate

You’re unique and so are your eyes. Ultimately, only your doctor can decide whether LASIK is right for you, but there are a few things we look for in an ideal candidate. You should:

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4 Essential Vision Tips for Healthy Aging Month

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

There are millions of products on the market designed to help you combat fine lines and wrinkles or dye away gray hair, but visible signs of aging aren’t the only things you should be thinking about as the years tick by. In honor of Healthy Aging Month, we’re taking a deeper look at how you can protect your vision today, tomorrow, and always.

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Topics: Eye care

A Quick Look at Cataracts

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Aug 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Over 24.4 million Americans age 40 years and older suffer from cataracts. More than half the population will have at least one cataract by the age of 80.  We want to help you learn more about this vision concern and how you can reclaim your sight.

What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are a common eye problem, usually age-related, that causes the lens of the eye to become cloudy. As that cloudiness continues to prevent light from passing through the lens to your retina, you may experience increasingly blurry vision or see images that appear faded or discolored.

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Topics: Cataracts

Know the Facts: Top LASIK Statistics You Should Know

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Aug 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Just the facts, please! You’ve learned why you should fall in love with LASIK and read all about your financial options, but you still want to know more. That’s why we’ve put together this short but data-packed look at LASIK statistics with the sources to back it all up.

A whole lotta LASIK.

LASIK surgery first garnered FDA approval in 1999. Since then, some 10 million Americans have had LASIK, with the rate currently sitting at about 700,000 surgeries per year. This makes LASIK one of the most popular elective procedures in the United States.

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Topics: LASIK

Illinois Eye Center's Optical Boutique: Where Fashion and Function Meet

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Aug 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Once upon a time, glasses were strictly functional — and many of us have the old-school photos to prove it! But today, eyewear is at the forefront of fashion, with major designers creating incredible styles worn by everyone from A-list celebrities to people just like you. We created the Illinois Eye Center Optical Boutique to give our clients the best eyewear options possible, so you can look and feel fantastic each and every day.

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Topics: Eye care, Illinois Eye Center Optical Boutique, Specialty Frames, Eyeglasses, Sunglasses, Eyewear for Kids

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