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

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, Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses That Change in the Light–Now Available at Illinois Eye Center!

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Apr 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM

ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™ is the first-of-its-kind contact lens that adapts to balance the amount of indoor and outdoor light entering the eye. 

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Topics: Eye care, Contact Lenses

Keep it Clean: A Quick Guide to Contact Lens Health

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Aug 22, 2018 9:11:00 AM

About 45 million Americans use contact lenses to improve their vision, but with the remarkable convenience of frame-free vision correction comes the increased possibility of irritation and infection. Are you taking the right steps to protect your eyesight?

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Topics: Eye care, Contact Lenses

LASIK: Say Goodbye to Corrective Lenses This Fall

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Sep 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

With school beginning and the leaves starting to change, it’s no secret that fall is right around the corner. But if your vision is less than perfect, enjoying the fall foliage and changing of seasons can be a pain. Eliminate your need for glasses and contacts with LASIK eye surgery – the 20-minute procedure to correct refractive errors.

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Topics: LASIK, Contact Lenses

How You Can Avoid Contact Lens Problems

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jul 19, 2017 8:12:00 AM

More than 30 million people in the United States wear contact lenses; yet, according to the CDC, between 40% - 90% of these wearers do not properly follow the care instructions for their lenses. That’s a staggering number of people who aren’t taking proper care of their contacts, and are at risk for vision problems.

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Topics: Eye care, Illinois Eye Center Optical Boutique, Contact Lenses

Getting Comfortable in Your Own Lenses: Contact Lens Compliance

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on May 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Contact lenses are an easy and safe form of vision correction. But it’s critical that you follow your eye doctor’s instructions when it comes to proper care and wearing instructions. If you fail to use your lenses as directed, you could be damaging your eyes. Protect your eyesight and always practice clean and safe handling of your contact lenses.

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Topics: Eye care, Optical, Illinois Eye Center Optical Boutique, Routine Eye Care, Contact Lenses

Implantable Contact Lenses: For Those Who Aren't Candidates for LASIK

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Nov 18, 2015 11:30:00 AM

The implantable contact lens (ICL) is a refractive lens that can correct vision for patients with high levels of nearsightedness or astigmatism. This procedure may be an excellent alternative for patients who have been told that LASIK is not an option. Think of ICLs as semi-permanent contact lenses placed inside the eye to add focusing power. Unlike traditional contact lenses that are placed on the surface of the eye, the ICL is surgically inserted into the eye, providing excellent vision for a wide range of corrective needs.

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Topics: LASIK, Eye care, Contact Lenses