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Did You Know BOTOX Treats Medical Problems?

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Apr 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

You may already know that BOTOX® is a great way to get rid of wrinkles, but did you know it also treats certain medical problems?

In its earliest days, long before they began using it for cosmetic purposes, doctors used BOTOX® to treat abnormal spasms of the eyelid, known as blepharospasm. The condition causes uncontrollable frequent eye blinking and closing of the eyes, which makes it very difficult to see. Treatment with the active ingredient in BOTOX®, botulinum toxin type A, stops the excessive blinking.

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care

Change These 5 Habits to Prevent Vision Loss

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Mar 24, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Did you know that certain habits can affect your vision? It’s true! Some bad habits, such as smoking and a sedentary lifestyle, can lead to eye disease and vision loss; while many good habits can prevent these diseases and keep your eyes in top shape.

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care, Eye Health

Keep Your Eyes Safe and Healthy on the Job During Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Mar 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Eye health is important in every workplace – even in home offices, where many workers now spend their days during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day, about 2,000 workers in the United States suffer a job-related eye injury that requires medical care. More than 100 of these injuries result in one or more days away from work. Some of these injuries can cause serious damage to the eye with the potential to cause temporary or even permanent eye damage.

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care, Eye Safety

What Do Your Eyes Say About Your Health?

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Feb 17, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Many say that your eyes are the window to your soul, but they also provide a glimpse into your overall health.

What Your Eyes Say about Your Health

Red, itchy, teary eyes
Red, teary eyes that itch all of the time are a sure sign of allergies to pollen, animal fur, dust mites, makeup, or eye drops.  

White spots on the front of your eye
White spots on the clear layer over the front of your eye, known as the cornea, could be a sign of corneal infection. This is especially true if you wear contacts.

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

New Trifocal IOLs Review from Illinois Eye Center

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jan 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM

The reviews are in – Illinois Eye Center’s new trifocal intraocular lens (IOL) implant are well liked by patients!

IOL implants are artificial lenses that are implanted during cataract surgery after the eye’s natural lens is removed. Illinois Eye Center already offers several types of IOLs, ranging from the basic monofocal lens that delivers clear distance vision without glasses to sophisticated toric lens implants that correct astigmatism. They have recently introduced the newest technically advanced trifocal IOLs that help you see close-up, intermediate, and faraway objects clearly.

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Topics: Eye care, Cataracts, Routine Eye Care, IOLs, Eye Health

Tips for Keeping Your Eyes Happy this New Year

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Dec 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

One of the best ways to make this a Happy New Year is to take better care of your eyes. While it is not a common resolution, improving your eye health is always a worthwhile goal. Here are four resolutions you can make for healthier eyes in the next year.

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

FSA and HSA: Using Your Dollars Before the End of the Year on Eye Care Services

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Nov 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM

If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Healthcare Spending Account (HSA), you probably already know that they are convenient and can save you money in taxes. You also likely know that they may expire and that you might forfeit any money you don’t use at the end of the year. So what is the best way to spend your hard-earned dollars before the end of the year? On eye care, of course!

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Topics: Eye care, Cataracts, Optical, Eyeglasses, Glaucoma, Routine Eye Care, Contact Lenses, Eye Health

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Same-Day Care in Peoria

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

At EyeCareToday, our Peoria eye doctors answer a wide variety of questions, both about eye care and about our office. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions and their answers.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about EyeCareToday

What is EyeCareToday?

EyeCareToday provides same-day access to eye care for patients who are ages 5 years and up that have acute/urgent eye care or routine vision exams.

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

Illinois Eye Center Announces the Opening of its New Pekin Office

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Sep 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Illinois Eye Center is proud to announce the opening of our new Pekin location to expand our services and to help even more people in our community! 

 

Illinois Eye Center has been providing comprehensive eye care to thousands of Central Illinois families for more than 60 years. From the very first day, patient experience has been our number one goal. Every member of our Illinois Eye Center team works to meet that goal by responding to each of our patients’ individual needs as quickly as possible. Throughout the years, we have expanded our list of services and renovated our offices to provide the best eye care possible. Now we are excited to offer a wide variety of personalized eye care services in Pekin, IL.

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care