Many eye health organizations recognize January as Glaucoma Awareness Month. Almost all eye care professionals agree that January 2021 will look much different from other years – the COVID-19 outbreak had prevented many people from getting the glaucoma screening and eye care they need for clear vision. This could put thousands of people at risk for undetected eye disease. If you are like other Americans who put off your eye care during 2020, Glaucoma Awareness Month presents a great opportunity to get back on track and in control of your eye health.
If you are like many people, 2020 was a bit of a blur. Fortunately, Illinois Eye Center is helping you bring 2021 into focus with $20 off our optical packages.
During the entire month of January, you can save on our optical packages at any of our locations. You can get frames, lenses, and a 1-year warranty for less money when you purchase a package through January 31. This valuable special is available at our Peoria, Pekin, and Washington, IL, locations. You don’t even need a coupon – just make an appointment with our eye care professionals at the nearest location.
OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois is excited to announce the opening of their new pediatric ophthalmology clinic. The clinic will open on January 11, and they are ready to start taking appointments. They require a referral from a primary care provider or other specialist in order to schedule an appointment. Medical insurance will only be accepted at this time. Call the clinic at (309) 308-3500 for more information.
Pediatric ophthalmology is a branch of medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating eye problems in children. In other words, pediatric ophthalmology helps kids see well.
Pediatric ophthalmology helps children who are having trouble with a vision-screening exam, have difficulty reading or learning, or need medical treatment or surgery for an illness affecting their eyes.
One of the best ways to make this a Happy New Year is to take better care of your eyes. While it is not a common resolution, improving your eye health is always a worthwhile goal. Here are four resolutions you can make for healthier eyes in the next year.
LASIK can provide a wide variety of benefits to those who undergo the eye surgery, but it does have its downsides. Understanding the pros and cons of the LASIK procedure can help you decide if this vision-correcting procedure is the right alternative to glasses or contacts.
Pros and Cons of LASIK
Pro: Living without glasses or contacts
The best benefit of undergoing the LASIK procedure is better vision without the use of contacts or glasses, of course. Patients are always glad to enjoy their favorite activities without the inconvenience of glasses or contacts.
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!
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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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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