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FSA and HSA: Using Your Dollars Before the End of the Year on Eye Care Services

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Nov 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM

If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Healthcare Spending Account (HSA), you probably already know that they are convenient and can save you money in taxes. You also likely know that they may expire and that you might forfeit any money you don’t use at the end of the year. So what is the best way to spend your hard-earned dollars before the end of the year? On eye care, of course!

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Topics: Eye care, Cataracts, Optical, Eyeglasses, Glaucoma, Routine Eye Care, Contact Lenses, Eye Health

Monovision Provides Clearer Vision for Many Older Adults

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Nov 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Are you finding yourself more dependent on reading glasses as you get older? Monovision may be right for you.

 

As we grow older, our risk of developing presbyopia increases. Presbyopia is a condition that makes it progressively harder to focus on nearby objects. Presbyopia can make it hard to read a book, for example, or dial a cell phone.

 

Typically beginning in your 40s, presbyopia is the result of age-related changes that affect proteins inside the crystalline lens within your eyes. The lens is flexible, so it can change its shape to bend light rays to give you sharp vision. The composition of the proteins made the lens soft and flexible in young people, but changes in the protein composition makes the lens harder and less flexible. When the lens loses its flexibility, it loses its ability to change shape and bend light rays – this diminishes the eye’s ability to focus on near objects.

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Topics: LASIK, Eye care, Routine Eye Care

Frequently Asked Questions about Same-Day Care in Peoria

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Nov 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM

At EyeCareToday, our Peoria eye doctors answer a wide variety of questions, both about eye care and about our office. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions and their answers.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about EyeCareToday

What is EyeCareToday?

EyeCareToday provides same-day access to eye care for patients who are ages 5 years and up that have acute/urgent eye care or routine vision exams.

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

End Your Year On a Good Note with 20% Off LASIK

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Oct 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM

2020 go by in a blur? Was it because 2020 was the craziest year ever, or was it the result of eye problems, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism? Maybe it was a little bit of both – there’s nothing more frustrating than dealing with a challenging situation with blurry vision.

 

The good news is that Illinois Eye Center has come up with a plan to make 2020 just a little better – we’ve decided to take 20% off the cost of your LASIK surgery when you schedule your free consultation by December 31, 2020.

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Topics: LASIK, Eye care

What You Need to Know about Retinal Injections

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Oct 21, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Eye drops and pills work well for many conditions affecting the eye, especially for treating problems affecting the surface of the eye. For many diseases affecting the eye’s retina, though, injection is the only way to get medication where it needs to go.

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Topics: Eye care

Illinois Eye Center Introduces its New Optical Try-on Feature

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Oct 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Finding the perfect frame usually involves trying on several different pairs of glasses, but traveling to an eye center can sometimes be a hassle. Fortunately, technology steps in to save the day with Illinois Eye Center’s new Virtual Try-on.

 

Virtual Try-On lets you see how you would look in different eyeglasses frames, and is as easy as looking in a mirror. Illinois Eye Center offers two try-on options that allow you to “try on” glasses from the comfort and convenience of your own home.

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Topics: Optical, Illinois Eye Center Optical Boutique, Eyeglasses, Sunglasses, Eye Health

Post-LASIK Dry Eye & How to Properly Apply Eye Drops

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Sep 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Dry Eye is a condition that occurs when your eyes are unable to produce enough tears to lubricate the eyes, which leaves them healthy and comfortable. Without this natural production of tears, your eyes are left irritated and without the tears they need to naturally function and stay healthy.

 

When you receive LASIK surgery, your eyes do become more vulnerable to Dry Eye Syndrome. Today, we will be discussing how LASIK can cause dry eye, and how to treat it if you happen to get the condition post-LASIK.

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Topics: LASIK

Illinois Eye Center Announces the Opening of its New Pekin Office

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Sep 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Illinois Eye Center is proud to announce the opening of our new Pekin location to expand our services and to help even more people in our community! 

 

Illinois Eye Center has been providing comprehensive eye care to thousands of Central Illinois families for more than 60 years. From the very first day, patient experience has been our number one goal. Every member of our Illinois Eye Center team works to meet that goal by responding to each of our patients’ individual needs as quickly as possible. Throughout the years, we have expanded our list of services and renovated our offices to provide the best eye care possible. Now we are excited to offer a wide variety of personalized eye care services in Pekin, IL.

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care

LASIK Gives Aaron a Clearer View of All He's Accomplished

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Sep 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

At the end of a long day on the farm, Aaron likes to look out over the fields to see what he has accomplished. To appreciate the view fully, though, Aaron relies on contacts for sharper vision.

 

Like many of us, Aaron never liked wearing glasses, even as a kid. He was an active young man who likes to play golf and other sports; glasses always seemed to get in the way. Fortunately, his parents agreed to let him try contacts while he was in high school. Contacts never posed a problem for Aaron, so he ditched his glasses almost completely for several years.

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Topics: LASIK, Eye care, Eye Health

9 Bad Habits That Can Ruin Your Eyes

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Aug 26, 2020 9:00:00 AM

You might be surprised to learn that some little habits can have a big impact on the health of your eyes. In fact, some habits can contribute to discomfort, pain, and even vision loss. Identifying these bad habits – and making an effort to break them – can help save your vision.

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