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Safe Toys and Gifts Month: How to Protect Your Child’s Eyesight

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Dec 20, 2018 11:28:22 AM

’Tis the season for all kinds of presents, but there’s an edge to the holidays that’s often overlooked. Prevent Blindness America has declared December “National Safe Toys and Gifts Month,” an initiative designed to shine light on items that could pose a danger to our littlest loved ones.

With more than 250,000 children under the age of 12 ending up in the emergency room each year with toy-related injuries, it’s more important than ever that we find ways to protect our kids.

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Illinois Eye Center Gives Thanks This Holiday Season

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Dec 5, 2018 10:51:18 AM

We hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.

Illinois Eye Center has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. This time of the year is always a bit more hectic, but we’ve managed to fit a few activities in before the holiday rush.

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What optomap Can Tell You About Your Eyes

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Nov 12, 2018 11:44:51 AM

When you go in for your routine eye exam at our Peoria office, you’ll be offered a new service called optomap®. optomap is a crucial component of a comprehensive exam, and it can tell you some surprising things about the current state and future health of your vision.

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Diabetes and Eye Disease: What You Need to Know

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Nov 7, 2018 8:02:00 AM

Being diagnosed with diabetes comes with a whole host of concerns, most of which are related to monitoring glucose levels and maintaining overall health, but diabetics also face peripheral complications. One of those potential complications is eye disease.

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World Sight Day: A Global Look at Blindness and Preventative Care

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Oct 11, 2018 11:50:35 AM

In honor of World Sight Day on October 11, Illinois Eye Center is taking an extra moment to shine a light on this year’s theme: Eye Care Everywhere

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Three Things to Know About Vision and Aging

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Sep 19, 2018 1:52:17 PM

It’s Healthy Aging Month, and we’re celebrating with these three tips for healthy eyes.

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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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Children's Eye Health and Safety: 3 Back-to-School Eye Care Tips for Kids

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Aug 15, 2018 9:10:00 AM

Our kids so often learn by looking. From following along as their teacher writes words on the board to soaking in the delicate brush strokes of Monet and Renoir, the littlest people in our lives see the world in a very special way. 

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It's World Orthoptic Day!

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jun 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Orthoptics involves the study of eye movements and binocular vision. Orthoptists evaluate patients and administer nonsurgical treatment for visual disorders such as amblyopia, double vision and strabismus (misalignment of the eyes).

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4 Smart Ways to Celebrate Healthy Vision Month

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on May 7, 2018 10:42:14 AM

Did you know?

While vision issues are anything but rare, most conditions can be minimized or even cured if the problem is caught early. This May, celebrate Healthy Vision Month by doing your eyes four huge favors.

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