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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

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

Routine vs. Medical Eye Exams – What’s the Difference?

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Dec 6, 2017 8:02:00 AM

Insurance companies usually categorize visits to your eye doctor as either “routine” or “medical.” But understanding the difference between the two can get a little confusing. 

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care, EyeCareToday

Kindergarten Comprehensive Eye Exams

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Apr 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM


The first day of school is closer than you think. Many parents have already begun tackling their to-do list: clothes shopping, scheduling appointments for physicals and immunizations, and trips to the store to purchase school supplies for the classroom. Make sure you've added a visit to the optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam to your checklist.

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

Eye Care Tips During Save Your Vision Month

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Mar 8, 2017 8:59:00 AM

March is recognized as Save Your Vision Month, a national observance by the American Optometric Association. This month is all about spreading the message that we always need to take care of our eyes – not just when we are having trouble seeing.

Check out these eye care tips for optimum visual health:

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care, EyeCareToday

Getting Ready For Back-to-School: The Basics of Children’s Eye Care and Safety

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Aug 4, 2016 7:00:00 AM

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month and with the first day of school almost here, it’s a great time for your child to get that eye exam you’ve been meaning to schedule. In fact, there’s no better time to start learning about children’s eye health and safety than the start of a new academic year.

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

Your Eye Care Professional Will See You Now

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jul 20, 2016 10:30:00 AM

At Illinois Eye Center in Peoria, you’ll find a wide variety of eye care professionals and specialists – so many that you may not be able to tell who does what. If you’ve ever been confused about who performs optical surgeries and who customizes prescription lenses, you’re in luck. This blog post will cover the several different types of eye care professionals working at Illinois Eye Center, so you’ll know exactly who you’ll be seeing during your next appointment.  

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

Comprehensive Eye Exam: Be Prepared for Your Next Appointment

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Aug 27, 2015 8:07:00 AM

How do you keep your eyes healthy and working properly? Do you wear sunglasses, eat nutritious foods, and look away from your computer screen every twenty minutes? Practicing these habits are important, but having your eyes routinely examined by an eye doctor is the best habit you can develop. When visiting your eye doctor, they’ll ensure your eyes are healthy and working to their optimal ability by examining your vision, testing for any eye diseases and answering any questions you may have.

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care, EyeCareToday

The Importance of Comprehensive Eye Exams for Children

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Aug 29, 2014 10:06:00 AM

The first day of school has come and gone. As a parent, you did everything you could to get your kids ready to go back to school; took them clothes shopping, bought them supplies and took them to the doctor to get those required physicals and immunizations. But has your child received a comprehensive eye exam? Are you wondering if your child may have a vision problem?

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

Back To School Comprehensive Eye Exams

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jul 10, 2014 3:52:00 PM

The first day of school is right around the corner and many parents have already begun tackling their list of back-to-school to-do’s: clothes shopping, scheduling appointments for physicals and immunizations and trips to the store to purchase school supplies for the classroom. You may need to add one more item to your checklist – a visit to the optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam.

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