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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: Optical, Eye care

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, Optical, Eye care

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: Optical, Eye care

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, Optical, Eye care

Treating Astigmatism With LASIK

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Aug 3, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Astigmatism is a vision condition caused by refractive error, similar to nearsightedness and farsightedness. An eye with astigmatism isn’t diseased or unhealthy; it simply has trouble focusing light. It’s more common than you’d think as well: about one in three people suffer from this condition. People with astigmatism no longer need to depend on corrective lenses—astigmatism can often be treated with LASIK.

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Topics: LASIK, Optical, Eye care

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

Is It Time for LASIK?

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jul 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

You’ve come to a point in your life where you’re sick and tired of wearing contact lenses and glasses – meaning it’s highly likely that you’ve considered LASIK eye surgery at some point in time. Many Americans undergo the LASIK procedure because of its high success rate, fast healing time and extraordinary results. If you’re considering undergoing laser corrective surgery, now may be the right time for you to get LASIK.

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Topics: LASIK, Optical

Eyewear Designed For You: The Importance of the Fit

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jul 6, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: Eye care, Optical

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