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The Pros & Cons of LASIK

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

LASIK can provide a wide variety of benefits to those who undergo the eye surgery, but it does have its downsides. Understanding the pros and cons of the LASIK procedure can help you decide if this vision-correcting procedure is the right alternative to glasses or contacts.

Pros and Cons of LASIK

Pro: Living without glasses or contacts

The best benefit of undergoing the LASIK procedure is better vision without the use of contacts or glasses, of course. Patients are always glad to enjoy their favorite activities without the inconvenience of glasses or contacts.

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Topics: LASIK, Eye care

Monovision Provides Clearer Vision for Many Older Adults

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Nov 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Are you finding yourself more dependent on reading glasses as you get older? Monovision may be right for you.

 

As we grow older, our risk of developing presbyopia increases. Presbyopia is a condition that makes it progressively harder to focus on nearby objects. Presbyopia can make it hard to read a book, for example, or dial a cell phone.

 

Typically beginning in your 40s, presbyopia is the result of age-related changes that affect proteins inside the crystalline lens within your eyes. The lens is flexible, so it can change its shape to bend light rays to give you sharp vision. The composition of the proteins made the lens soft and flexible in young people, but changes in the protein composition makes the lens harder and less flexible. When the lens loses its flexibility, it loses its ability to change shape and bend light rays – this diminishes the eye’s ability to focus on near objects.

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Topics: LASIK, Eye care, Routine Eye Care

End Your Year On a Good Note with 20% Off LASIK

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Oct 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM

2020 go by in a blur? Was it because 2020 was the craziest year ever, or was it the result of eye problems, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism? Maybe it was a little bit of both – there’s nothing more frustrating than dealing with a challenging situation with blurry vision.

 

The good news is that Illinois Eye Center has come up with a plan to make 2020 just a little better – we’ve decided to take 20% off the cost of your LASIK surgery when you schedule your free consultation by December 31, 2020.

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Topics: LASIK, Eye care

Post-LASIK Dry Eye & How to Properly Apply Eye Drops

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Sep 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Dry Eye is a condition that occurs when your eyes are unable to produce enough tears to lubricate the eyes, which leaves them healthy and comfortable. Without this natural production of tears, your eyes are left irritated and without the tears they need to naturally function and stay healthy.

 

When you receive LASIK surgery, your eyes do become more vulnerable to Dry Eye Syndrome. Today, we will be discussing how LASIK can cause dry eye, and how to treat it if you happen to get the condition post-LASIK.

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Topics: LASIK

LASIK Gives Aaron a Clearer View of All He's Accomplished

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Sep 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

At the end of a long day on the farm, Aaron likes to look out over the fields to see what he has accomplished. To appreciate the view fully, though, Aaron relies on contacts for sharper vision.

 

Like many of us, Aaron never liked wearing glasses, even as a kid. He was an active young man who likes to play golf and other sports; glasses always seemed to get in the way. Fortunately, his parents agreed to let him try contacts while he was in high school. Contacts never posed a problem for Aaron, so he ditched his glasses almost completely for several years.

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Topics: LASIK, Eye care, Eye Health

It’s Time to Clear the Fog With $750 Off LASIK

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jul 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

In a world where we are all wearing masks regularly now, simple things like wearing your glasses daily can become a bit more challenging. If you find that every time you put on your face mask your glasses get fogged up, you are not alone. The only thing worse than wearing a mask, is wearing a mask with glasses. So if you’ve been considering LASIK for a while, now is the perfect opportunity to get it done.

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Topics: LASIK, Eye care

See The Action Like Never Before With $750 Off LASIK

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

Choosing the right eye LASIK surgery center is the most important decision you will make during your LASIK journey. It is important that you feel comfortable with not only your surgeon, but also the LASIK center overall. Knowing that you are in good hands and that you made the right decision will give you peace of mind throughout your entire LASIK procedure.

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Side Effects Associated with LASIK Surgery

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Feb 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM

While LASIK surgery is safe and effective, occasional side effects may develop. In most cases, they clear up within a few weeks after the LASIK procedure, and very few patients consider them to be a problem or concern. The side effects may include dry eye, fluctuating vision and glare/halos around lights. These are not unusual nor concerning, since they get better with time as things stabilize and your visual quality improves.

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Topics: LASIK

What You Need to Know About LASIK Enhancements

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jan 29, 2020 9:00:00 AM

LASIK surgery corrects many visual problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. A unique combination of variables can affect the visual outcomes of LASIK surgery. While the vast majority of LASIK procedures are effective, some patients may be good candidates for a LASIK enhancement to refine the result of their procedure. Fewer patients may be a candidate for a LASIK enhancement several years after their initial surgery to correct changes in their vision.

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5 Common LASIK Misconceptions

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

LASIK eye surgery is a refractive surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. This procedure is one of the most popular elective surgeries, which comes with many misconceptions. Here are the top LASIK misconceptions that we’re debunking for you today: 

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Topics: LASIK, Eye care

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