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Who is The Right Candidate for Cataract Surgery with Vision-Correcting IOLs?

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jul 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Cataracts happen when the lens of your eye clouds over, often becoming frosted like a steamed-up windowpane or even yellow. Cataracts are often age-related, but they can also arise as the result of trauma or medical conditions such as diabetic eye disease. Illinois Eye Center offers several cataract procedures that use intraocular lens implants (IOLs) to help restore vision — but are you a candidate?

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Topics: Cataracts

Are You a Good Candidate for LASIK?

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jul 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, otherwise known as LASIK eye surgery, is a common but delicate procedure that can help you turn around your vision and minimize or even eliminate the need for corrective lenses. The key to success? Choosing the right doctor and understanding what to expect before you go in.

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21st-Century Problems: The Truth About Digital Eye Strain

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jul 3, 2019 12:00:18 PM

On average, Americans spend a staggering 11 hours per day on their smartphones and tablets. From flicking through social media to streaming your favorite television show to checking out the latest from the top YouTube bloggers, it’s likely you spend a lot of time staring at a screen. What you might not know is that all that computer and e-reader time can result in a problem called computer vision syndrome.

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Topics: Eye care

5 Explosive Tips to Help Keep Your Eyes Safe on the Fourth of July

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jun 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

There are many ways to show our patriotism and the numerous freedoms our country provides, but one of the most highly anticipated celebrations of the year is the Fourth of July. As beautiful and goosebump-inducing as those red, white and blue fireworks displays can be, they also represent danger.

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Topics: Eye care

3 Top Reasons to Get LASIK for the Summer

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on May 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM

If you’ve been wondering, “Am I a candidate for LASIK eye surgery?” now’s the perfect time to find out. With summer just around the corner and beach days in high demand, we’re all looking for ways to enjoy ourselves more. That just might mean finally appreciating fun in the sun without worrying about smudged lenses, losing glasses in the sand or dried-out contact lenses.

Still on the fence? Here are three reasons you should consider getting LASIK in time for summer.

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Topics: LASIK

How to Survive Allergy Season with Your Eyes (and Contacts) Intact

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on May 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Achoo! Seasonal allergies are in full swing, and you’ve got the itchy skin and stuffy nose to prove it. As if the typical sniffling and snorting weren’t enough, you’ve also got brand new contact lenses. What now?

Here’s how to protect your vision from meddling allergies during Healthy Vision Month and beyond:

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Topics: Eye care

Healthy Vision Month: How You Can Protect Your Eye Health

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

May is Healthy Vision Month across the United States — what better reason to take a look at some common eye problems and see how you can better protect your vision?

Three Common Eye Problems
Thanks to age, environmental factors and genetics, you may eventually develop one of these vision issues:

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Topics: Eye care

3 Things Women Can Do to Protect Their Eye Health

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Apr 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM

This week, we’re taking some time to focus on women's eye health and safety, an important topic that often goes overlooked. Busy schedules, work obligations and personal commitments mean we tend to put others first, but there are a few simple things you can do to protect your eye health and reduce your risk of eye disease.

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Topics: Eye care

What Are Cataracts? Plus, Your Options for Cataract Surgery

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Apr 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Over 24.4 million Americans 40 years of age and older are affected by cataracts, and prevalence continues to rise with age. This frustrating clouding of the eye’s lens can make your vision blurry or cause objects to seem hazy or dull. While some protective measures such as wearing glasses with adequate sun protection may slow the progress of cataracts, surgery is often the most effective way to treat cataracts and restore vision.

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Topics: Cataracts

Why Kindergarten Eye Exams Are So Important

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

As adults, we know it’s crucial to schedule routine eye exams and keep tabs on our vision, but when should eye care start? What many parents don’t know is that their pediatric child care to-do list should include a kindergarten eye exam.

Here’s why:

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Topics: Eye care

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