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Illinois Eye Center Introduces its New Optical Try-on Feature

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Oct 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Finding the perfect frame usually involves trying on several different pairs of glasses, but traveling to an eye center can sometimes be a hassle. Fortunately, technology steps in to save the day with Illinois Eye Center’s new Virtual Try-on.

 

Virtual Try-On lets you see how you would look in different eyeglasses frames, and is as easy as looking in a mirror. Illinois Eye Center offers two try-on options that allow you to “try on” glasses from the comfort and convenience of your own home.

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Topics: Optical, Illinois Eye Center Optical Boutique, Eyeglasses, Sunglasses, Eye Health

How Often Should You Get a New Pair of Glasses?

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

Many of us stick with an old pair of glasses for years, especially if we think we can still see well with them.

Eye care professionals often recommend getting a new pair of glasses every one to three years as needed. Some people have to change their eyeglasses more often than do others. A variety of factors can affect how often you should get new eyewear.

Blurry vision is the most obvious sign that you need new glasses. Using an outdated prescription can make your eyes work harder to focus and this can lead to eyestrain, which can cause headaches. Vision changes typically happen very slowly, especially those associated with glaucoma, so you may not be aware that your vision has changed.

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Topics: Optical, Illinois Eye Center Optical Boutique, Eyeglasses

5 Reasons to Wear Sunglasses All Winter Long

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Nov 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Why wait for warmer weather? Sun protection is needed all year round, which is why you need to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays, even in the snow! Learn all the reasons why you should wear your sunglasses every time you’re outside this winter.

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Topics: Eye care, Optical, Illinois Eye Center Optical Boutique, Sunglasses

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

Illinois Eye Center's Optical Boutique: Where Fashion and Function Meet

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Aug 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Eye care, Optical, Illinois Eye Center Optical Boutique, Eyeglasses, Sunglasses

Why Sports Eye Safety Month is Important

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Apr 2, 2018 8:52:00 AM

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? 

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Topics: Eye care, Optical, Illinois Eye Center Optical Boutique, Eyeglasses, Sports Eyewear, Eye Safety

4 Eye Safety Tips to Avoid a Real-Life Horror Story This Halloween

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Oct 18, 2017 7:51:00 AM

When the leaves start falling and the air gets crisper, you know Halloween season is quickly approaching. It’s time to celebrate with pumpkin carvings, costumes, and trick-or-treating with loved ones. However, some costumes can inadvertently lead to scary eye problems if precautions aren’t taken. While you want to enjoy a frighteningly fun Halloween, you don’t want it to be damaging to your eye health.

By adhering to these four Halloween eye safety tips, you’ll be able to fully enjoy your spooky traditions eye-injury free!

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Topics: Eye care, Optical, Eye Safety

The Day-of: Your Guide to the LASIK Procedure

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Oct 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is an amazing procedure, but not many people know exactly how it works. The colloquial term “Laser Eye Surgery” can summon intimidating images for someone who doesn’t know what to expect during a procedure. Of course, everyone wonders whether or not LASIK surgery is painful, how long it takes to recover from LASIK, or simply how long the procedure takes. If you’re considering LASIK at Illinois Eye Center, this is a walk through of the day-of your LASIK procedure.

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Topics: LASIK, Eye care, Optical

Preventing the Spread of Pink Eye: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Sep 21, 2016 11:45:00 AM

Most people are familiar with pink eye – the bloodshot eyes, the itchy eyelids, gunk on your lashes – but not many people know exactly how contagious pink eye really is. Most pink eye cases are caused by viruses that can’t be medically treated. That means it spreads extremely easily and quickly. Whether you, your child, or someone you know has pink eye, it’s important to take steps to avoid its spread. 

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Topics: Eye care, Optical

LASIK Eye Surgery: Because You're Sick and Tired of Wearing Glasses

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Sep 7, 2016 2:00:00 PM

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?

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Topics: LASIK, Eye care, Optical, Illinois Eye Center Optical Boutique, Eyeglasses, Sunglasses

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