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5 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy in Your 20s and 30s

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jun 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Taking good care of your eyes is important during childhood, of course, because that is when your eyes and your vision are developing. Proper eye care is essential to prevent age-related sight problems, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts, when you get older. But what about when you are in your 20s and 30s?

If you are like most young adults in this age range, your eyes are probably in good overall health – you might even have perfect 20/20 vision, with or without the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses. By taking the right steps to maintain good eye health, you may expect great eyesight for the next decade or longer.

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care, EyeCareToday, Eye Health

Does Staring at a Screen All Day Hurt Your Vision?

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on May 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The average American spends about seven hours a day on a computer, either at home or on the job. Especially during these uncertain times where many of us are working from home, we are spending more time than ever on our screens. Not only are we doing work on our screens, but we are also participating in meetings virtually, meeting with friends virtually, taking class virtually, and depending on our screens for entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many worry about what all that screen time will do to their eyes.

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care, EyeCareToday, Eye Health

5 Tips for Saving Your Vision During Save Your Vision Month

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Mar 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Held every March, Save Your Vision Month is a great opportunity to learn more about protecting your eye health.

Approximately 12 million people aged 40 and over have some form of vision impairment that prevents them from seeing as well as they should. About 1 million American adults are blind, and 3 million still have vision impairment even after correction with glasses, contacts, or other treatments. Another 8 million people have uncorrected refractive errors, such as nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness associated with age (presbyopia).

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care, EyeCareToday, Eye Health

Same Day Eye Care at Illinois Eye Center: EyeCareToday!

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Mar 2, 2020 9:00:00 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 has got you covered with EyeCareToday, an initiative designed to provide same day eye care when you need it most.

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care, EyeCareToday

February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Feb 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM

About 1 in 28 Americans have low vision, which is a visual impairment not correctable through surgery, medications, glasses, or contact. Cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy are diseases that cause low vision. While up to 80 percent of cases of low vision are preventable, many eye disorders that result in low vision cause subtle symptoms – or no symptoms at all. Furthermore, many people are unaware of low vision and its causes therefore do not undergo the routine eye exams that can detect the disorders that cause low vision.

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Topics: Eye care, Cataracts, Diabetic Eye Disease, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration

10 Stats for National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jan 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

January has been declared National Glaucoma Awareness Month by many leading eye health organizations in efforts to spread awareness of the disease by sharing knowledge regarding the risk factors, causes, symptoms, and treatment options for the disease.

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, but loss of sight from glaucoma can be prevented if treated early enough.

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Topics: Eye care, Glaucoma

Make a Resolution (and an Appointment) for Routine Vision Exams in the New Year

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jan 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Make your eye health a priority in the New Year with a routine vision exam.

Routine vision exams allow your eye doctor an opportunity to detect vision problems and eye diseases early, while they are most responsive to treatment. Many vision problems and eye diseases have no early warning symptoms, such as pain or noticeable vision loss, until the condition has advanced to the point where permanent damage has occurred. For example, many eye care professionals refer to glaucoma as “sneak thief of sight” because it causes no symptoms, no noticeable vision loss, and no pain; glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the world. Once vision is lost to glaucoma, it cannot be restored.

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Topics: Eye care, EyeCareToday

5 Common LASIK Misconceptions

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Dec 25, 2019 9:00:00 AM

LASIK eye surgery is a refractive surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. This procedure is one of the most popular elective surgeries, which comes with many misconceptions. Here are the top LASIK misconceptions that we’re debunking for you today: 

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Topics: LASIK, Eye care

4 Signs You May Be Experiencing Dry Eye

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Dec 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Dry Eye syndrome is exactly what you’d think it is – when your eyes get dry. Specifically, it is when your eyes are unable to produce enough quality tears to keep your eyes moist, comfortable, and healthy.

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Topics: Eye care, Dry Eye Syndrome

5 Foods for Eye Health

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Dec 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

A healthy lifestyle can have a significant impact on your overall health in life, which includes your eye health. By eating a clean diet, you can significantly reduce your chances of developing various eye health problems down the line.

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Topics: Eye care, Eye Health

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