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.
Once upon a time, glasses were strictly functional — and many of us have the old-school photos to prove it! But today, eyewear is at the forefront of fashion, with major designers creating incredible styles worn by everyone from A-list celebrities to people just like you. We created the Illinois Eye Center Optical Boutique to give our clients the best eyewear options possible, so you can look and feel fantastic each and every day.
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?
The word “surgery” can sound scary, especially when it comes to your eyes. But for many people affected by cataracts, surgery can restore the ability to clearly see a grandchild's first smiles, drive safely at night and enjoy an evening book without reading glasses. For those people, cataract surgery can mean a brighter life.
Of course you’ve heard people talk about LASIK eye surgery. Maybe even a friend or family member has recommended it to you. So, how long have you been wearing eyeglasses? Do you need glasses just to read this post? How about when driving, playing sports, or swimming? How many times a day do you notice little spots and smudges on your lenses? Ever broken your frames and had to spend time and money on a replacement pair? Let’s rephrase all of that: are you sick and tired of wearing glasses?
Getting a new pair of glasses can be an exciting experience. There are a lot of things to consider: price, brand, and style, making it easy to become overwhelmed. While it’s not usually the first thing on people’s minds when they’re searching for new frames, one of the most important aspects is the fit.
It’s that time again – your prescription has changed, you broke a lens or you are simply looking to change up your style with a new set of frames. Whatever the case may be, you are in need of a new pair of eyeglasses. But, the search for that perfect pair is not always an easy one to conduct. It takes time to find the right style and the right fit at the right price. At Illinois Eye Center, we understand that everyone has different visual and lifestyle needs, and we are committed to providing each and every individual with the tools to find their perfect pair.
Whether you’re traveling to Florida, going on a tropical cruise with the family or spending time at home during spring break – one thing’s for sure – you need a great pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the damaging rays of the sun. The Optical Boutiques at Illinois Eye Center are proud to offer sun protection for all ages, from top brands at affordable prices.
More than 40,000 people seek treatment for sports-related eye injuries each year, so it’s no surprise that September has been designated Sports Eye Safety Month. For all of you sport enthusiasts out there: there’s no need to panic. 90 percent of serious eye injuries can be prevented through the use of appropriate protective eyewear.