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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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Low-Vision Awareness: What You Need to Know About AMD

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Feb 13, 2019 11:59:00 AM

Did you know...some 4.2 Americans 40 years of age and older are currently visually impaired, and that number is expected to reach a staggering 7.2 million by the year 2030?

Here’s a look at what constitutes low vision and how you can spot and treat AMD for the best possible outcome.

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Andrew Benedict, O.D., Now Seeing Patients at Illinois Eye Center

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jan 30, 2019 1:30:57 PM

Join us in welcoming Andrew Benedict, O.D., to Illinois Eye Center! Dr. Benedict completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri, and his Doctor of Optometry from the Indiana University School of Optometry. He is fully licensed to diagnose and treat most eye diseases.

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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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