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Is Blue Light from Electronic Devices Bad for My Eyes?

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jun 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM

People are becoming increasingly aware of the effects of light pollution, especially as it relates to the health of their eyes. Many consumers are concerned about blue light emitted from electronic devices. In fact, many retailers offer blue light screen protectors that promise to shield eyes from the effects of blue light.

But is blue light really that harmful?

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

7 Eye Safety Tips for Home Eye Safety Month

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Oct 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

October is Home Eye Safety Month, which means it is time to take a close look at your daily routine and change any habits that may be putting your vision at risk. Here are some everyday eye safety tips to reduce your chance of eye injury.

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Topics: Eye care, Eye Safety

Top Eye Injury Statistics for Eye Injury Prevention Month

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

Eye Injury Prevention Month is an awareness month celebrated in October. In honor of this awareness month, we wanted to share some of the top eye injury statistics that you should be aware of as well as some ways to prevent eye injury at work and at home.

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Topics: Eye care, Eye Safety

Prevent Eye Injuries with Sports Eye Safety Month

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

With thousands of eye injuries each year directly related to sports injuries, it is important to take all precautionary measures to protect your eyes when hitting the field, court, or gym.

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Topics: Eye care, Optical, Illinois Eye Center Optical Boutique, Eyeglasses, Sunglasses, Sports Eyewear, Eye Safety

Children's Eye Health & Safety Month: When to Suspect Childhood Eye Problems

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Aug 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Our kids can’t always tell us when something is wrong, especially when it concerns a still-developing sense like their eyesight. This month, we’re focusing on children’s eye health and safety by sharing how to spot childhood eye problems so you can get your little one the help they need ASAP.

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Topics: Eye care, Eye Safety, Eye Health

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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Topics: Eye care, Eye Safety

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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Topics: Eye care, Eye Safety

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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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care, Children's Eye Care, EyeCareToday, Eye Safety, Eye Health

Why Sports Eye Safety Month is Important

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Apr 2, 2018 8:52:00 AM

When we send our kids off to play football, we make sure their helmet is on tight and their pads are firmly in place. No soccer enthusiast is on the field without his or her shin guards, and a hockey game without a face mask is practically unheard of. Why is it, then, that we’re so lax about providing our children – and, when necessary, ourselves – with the appropriate protective eyewear? 

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Topics: Eye care, Optical, Illinois Eye Center Optical Boutique, Eyeglasses, Sports Eyewear, Eye Safety

4 Eye Safety Tips to Avoid a Real-Life Horror Story This Halloween

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Oct 18, 2017 7:51:00 AM

When the leaves start falling and the air gets crisper, you know Halloween season is quickly approaching. It’s time to celebrate with pumpkin carvings, costumes, and trick-or-treating with loved ones. However, some costumes can inadvertently lead to scary eye problems if precautions aren’t taken. While you want to enjoy a frighteningly fun Halloween, you don’t want it to be damaging to your eye health.

By adhering to these four Halloween eye safety tips, you’ll be able to fully enjoy your spooky traditions eye-injury free!

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Topics: Eye care, Optical, Eye Safety

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