If you suffer from dry, irritated, red, stinging eyes, you’re not alone. Over 3 million people in America suffer from dry eye syndrome, which is a chronic condition in which your eyes don’t produce enough natural lubrication. This condition, if left untreated, can lead to vision problems in the... Read Full Post
LASIK vision correction surgery is extremely effective and popular, but many people are understandably concerned about side effects. Your vision is an important sense, and no one wants to lose it due to side effects of elective eye surgery.
Luckily, most potential LASIK side effects are minor and... Read Full Post
LASIK laser eye surgery is a remarkably fast, efficient, and precise procedure. Typically, while your entire appointment may take an hour, the procedure itself is only 5 to 10 minutes per eye. It is not painful, as numbing drops are applied beforehand. Plus, while you will be conscious through the... Read Full Post
Although LASIK laser vision correction is the most commonly known procedure to fix your eyesight, there are other procedures available if you are not a LASIK candidate for any reason. Among these are PRK and Visian ICL.
Our experienced eye doctors will examine your eyes closely during your... Read Full Post
Did you know that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness in America? Around 3 million Americans suffer from glaucoma, with even more projected for the future. Glaucoma is irreversible, but if you catch it early enough, there are effective treatment options to delay... Read Full Post
Summer is a great season here in Chicago. Go boating on the lake, take a stroll along the river, go hiking, swimming, biking... the possibilities are endless! If you wear glasses or contacts, though, you may not be able to enjoy summer to its fullest. Glasses can make swimming and exercising... Read Full Post
If you are interested in better vision but are not a candidate for LASIK, then PRK eye surgery may be a good choice for you. PRK is an established, safe, and effective LASIK alternative that can help you get to 20/20 vision or better.
Recovery from PRK takes a bit longer than recovery from LASIK.... Read Full Post
If you wear glasses or contacts, there have probably been times where you found them cumbersome or annoying. Especially if you lead an active lifestyle, glasses and contacts can be a massive annoyance. Luckily, modern technology has provided the means for you to be able to ditch your glasses for... Read Full Post
While LASIK is the most well-known treatment for nearsightedness, not everyone is a candidate for it. Visian ICL is an equally effective treatment that can provide the convenience of a glasses-free life to patients who are not LASIK candidates.
Learn more about Visian ICL and see if it would be a... Read Full Post
Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, most often as a result of age. When left untreated, cataracts may become progressively worse, eventually even leading to blindness. The only true cure for cataracts is surgery, in which the clouded lens is removed and replaced with a clear... Read Full Post
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