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When to Seek Urgent Care for Acute Eye Conditions

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Feb 24, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Some eye conditions come about so slowly that patients can wait a week or two to visit their eye doctors. Acute eye conditions, on the other hand, need attention the same day.

Acute eye conditions are those that come on suddenly. They can include eye injuries, such as scratches to the surface of the eye, a foreign body in the eye, or a chemical injury. Other acute eye conditions may include infections and extreme symptoms of eye allergies.

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What Do Your Eyes Say About Your Health?

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Feb 17, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Many say that your eyes are the window to your soul, but they also provide a glimpse into your overall health.

What Your Eyes Say about Your Health

Red, itchy, teary eyes
Red, teary eyes that itch all of the time are a sure sign of allergies to pollen, animal fur, dust mites, makeup, or eye drops.  

White spots on the front of your eye
White spots on the clear layer over the front of your eye, known as the cornea, could be a sign of corneal infection. This is especially true if you wear contacts.

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

Tips for Keeping Your Eyes Happy this New Year

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Dec 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

One of the best ways to make this a Happy New Year is to take better care of your eyes. While it is not a common resolution, improving your eye health is always a worthwhile goal. Here are four resolutions you can make for healthier eyes in the next year.

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Same-Day Care in Peoria

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Nov 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM

At EyeCareToday, our Peoria eye doctors answer a wide variety of questions, both about eye care and about our office. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions and their answers.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about EyeCareToday

What is EyeCareToday?

EyeCareToday provides same-day access to eye care for patients who are ages 5 years and up that have acute/urgent eye care or routine vision exams.

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

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

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

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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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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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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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