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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Detect Retinal Detachment Early - And What to Do About It

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Mar 27, 2019 7:48:00 AM

Some eye problems are minor and don’t require immediate attention. Other issues, such as a detached retina, are far more serious — even emergent. Familiarize yourself with retinal detachment now, and you could save your vision later.

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Now Introducing Same Day Eye Care: EyeCareToday!

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Mar 13, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Whether you are looking for immediate care to address acute/urgent eye conditions or want to find a reliable, eye doctor for routine vision exams - Illinois Eye Center’s Peoria office is proud to introduce EyeCareToday, an initiative designed to provide same day eye care when you need it most.

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Three Exciting New Ways to Treat Dry Eye Syndrome

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Feb 20, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Almost everyone experiences dry, itchy eyes from time to time, but for some people, the condition is both pervasive and progressive. Dry eye syndrome (DES) is characterized by a chronic lack of moisture on the eye’s surface. Symptoms range from a pesky burning sensation to eye fatigue to photophobia, aka light sensitivity.

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