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Online Eye Exams vs. Comprehensive Eye Exams

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on May 5, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Online eye exams are convenient, but are they a good replacement for a comprehensive eye exam by an ophthalmologist or optometrist? Definitely not!

The internet has made life considerably easier, as it is now possible to do everything from ordering a pizza to refilling a prescription online. The ideas of getting an eyeglass prescription or buying glasses without a trip to the eye doctor sound appealing, but before you ditch the traditional eye exam, you should know that the convenience of online exams may not outweigh the benefits of a comprehensive eye exam.

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care

Are You a Good Candidate for LASIK? Take this Quiz to Find Out

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Apr 20, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Do you ever wonder if you are a good candidate for LASIK vision correction?  Finding out is easier than ever with the LASIK Candidate Quiz from Illinois Eye Center.

LASIK vision correction procedures have helped millions of patients see more clearly, without the use of glasses or contacts. The procedure is highly effective, with 99 percent of patients achieving better than 20/40 vision and more than 90 percent achieving 20/20 or better. LASIK has a good record and complications are rare, so most people are satisfied with the results.

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Topics: Eye care

Did You Know BOTOX Treats Medical Problems?

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Apr 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

You may already know that BOTOX® is a great way to get rid of wrinkles, but did you know it also treats certain medical problems?

In its earliest days, long before they began using it for cosmetic purposes, doctors used BOTOX® to treat abnormal spasms of the eyelid, known as blepharospasm. The condition causes uncontrollable frequent eye blinking and closing of the eyes, which makes it very difficult to see. Treatment with the active ingredient in BOTOX®, botulinum toxin type A, stops the excessive blinking.

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care

Change These 5 Habits to Prevent Vision Loss

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Mar 24, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Did you know that certain habits can affect your vision? It’s true! Some bad habits, such as smoking and a sedentary lifestyle, can lead to eye disease and vision loss; while many good habits can prevent these diseases and keep your eyes in top shape.

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care, Eye Health

Keep Your Eyes Safe and Healthy on the Job During Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Mar 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Eye health is important in every workplace – even in home offices, where many workers now spend their days during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day, about 2,000 workers in the United States suffer a job-related eye injury that requires medical care. More than 100 of these injuries result in one or more days away from work. Some of these injuries can cause serious damage to the eye with the potential to cause temporary or even permanent eye damage.

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care, Eye Safety

Better Vision, Brighter Future with $750 off LASIK

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Mar 3, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Ah, spring is in the air! What could be better than seeing the tulips blooming in a spring rain? Being able to see the flowers without the hassle of rain all over your glasses, of course!

You spent the entire winter struggling with glasses that would fog up every time you stepped inside from the cold. And, remember last summer when you had to take off your glasses to play sports or garden because you were afraid of breaking them? Now that spring is here, isn’t it time to get rid of your glasses and finally get a clear view of the world? You bet it is, and Illinois Eye Center is here to help by offering you a great deal on LASIK.

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Topics: LASIK, Eye care

When to Seek Urgent Care for Acute Eye Conditions

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Feb 24, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Some eye conditions come about so slowly that patients can wait a week or two to visit their eye doctors. Acute eye conditions, on the other hand, need attention the same day.

Acute eye conditions are those that come on suddenly. They can include eye injuries, such as scratches to the surface of the eye, a foreign body in the eye, or a chemical injury. Other acute eye conditions may include infections and extreme symptoms of eye allergies.

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Topics: Eye care, EyeCareToday, Eye Health

What Do Your Eyes Say About Your Health?

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Feb 17, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Many say that your eyes are the window to your soul, but they also provide a glimpse into your overall health.

What Your Eyes Say about Your Health

Red, itchy, teary eyes
Red, teary eyes that itch all of the time are a sure sign of allergies to pollen, animal fur, dust mites, makeup, or eye drops.  

White spots on the front of your eye
White spots on the clear layer over the front of your eye, known as the cornea, could be a sign of corneal infection. This is especially true if you wear contacts.

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care, EyeCareToday, Eye Health

IEC LASIK Coordinator Discusses Her Personal Experience with LASIK Surgery

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Feb 3, 2021 9:00:00 AM

The LASIK Institute at Illinois Eye Center LASIK Coordinator, Jessica Scarcliff, recently sat down for an interview about her personal experience with LASIK eye surgery. Like many other people, she found it challenging to wear contacts or glasses because it is always difficult to know how your eyes are going to be feeling from one day to the next. Her eyes would get dry after working in front of a computer in contacts all day and the Illinois rain and snow was always accumulating on her glasses.

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Topics: LASIK, Eye care

New Trifocal IOLs Review from Illinois Eye Center

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jan 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM

The reviews are in – Illinois Eye Center’s new trifocal intraocular lens (IOL) implant are well liked by patients!

IOL implants are artificial lenses that are implanted during cataract surgery after the eye’s natural lens is removed. Illinois Eye Center already offers several types of IOLs, ranging from the basic monofocal lens that delivers clear distance vision without glasses to sophisticated toric lens implants that correct astigmatism. They have recently introduced the newest technically advanced trifocal IOLs that help you see close-up, intermediate, and faraway objects clearly.

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Topics: Eye care, Cataracts, Routine Eye Care, IOLs, Eye Health