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Eye Safety Tips for this Fourth of July

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jun 30, 2021 9:00:00 AM

The Fourth of July is a fun holiday, especially with fireworks. Unfortunately, fireworks can cause serious eye injuries. The good news is that eye injuries associated with fireworks can be prevented.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), eye injuries accounted for 15 percent of all injuries from fireworks between June 21, 2019 and July 21, 2019, with emergency departments treating 1,100 patients for eye injuries from fireworks in that month.

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

Keep Your Eyes Safe and Healthy on the Job During Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Mar 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Eye health is important in every workplace – even in home offices, where many workers now spend their days during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day, about 2,000 workers in the United States suffer a job-related eye injury that requires medical care. More than 100 of these injuries result in one or more days away from work. Some of these injuries can cause serious damage to the eye with the potential to cause temporary or even permanent eye damage.

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care, Eye Safety

9 Bad Habits That Can Ruin Your Eyes

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Aug 26, 2020 9:00:00 AM

You might be surprised to learn that some little habits can have a big impact on the health of your eyes. In fact, some habits can contribute to discomfort, pain, and even vision loss. Identifying these bad habits – and making an effort to break them – can help save your vision.

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

Important News for Women: The Surprising Effects Hormones Have on Your Vision

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

A woman’s hormone levels fluctuate throughout life, changing with puberty, pregnancy and menopause. These normal hormone changes, and hormone changes associated with certain health conditions, can affect mood, skin, and weight. Hormone changes can also affect a woman’s sight.

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Topics: Eye care, Eye Safety, Eye Health

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