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Which Eye Color Is The Rarest?

March 28, 2019
The hard truth about eye color is that there really isn’t one eye color that is fully agreed upon as being the rarest in the world. With that being said, there are a couple colors that are more uncommon than others among most parts of the world, which in turn makes them generally rarer than most other colors.[…]

Can An Optometrist Detect Diabetes?

March 25, 2019
Diabetes: the name alone can strike fear into our hearts, and the threat of being diagnosed is ever prevalent in the hearts of millions of Americans every year. However, as the threat of diabetes persists, so does the support for those that are afflicted.[…]

Tired Eyes? Consider Reducing Screen Time in 2019

March 21, 2019
If your eyes feel strained, tired, and irritated at the end of most days, there could be a number of causes. But, one cause, in particular, has been sharply on the rise in recent years. Before your next appointment with your optometrist, consider reducing your screen time in 2019. Screens are now an indispensable part of daily life for most […]

Give Your Eyes A Treat: 5 Scenic Overlooks in Illinois

March 18, 2019
Illinois is often known for its cold, dreary, winters or its infinite expanse of cornfields, but the reality is that Illinois can be a very beautiful place if you know where to look. Here are five beautiful scenic locations to visit that will show you just how beautiful the Land of Lincoln can really be.[…]

6 Tips for Choosing Your Next Pair of Sunglasses

March 14, 2019
While winter weather might be lingering, it's time to start considering what your next pair of sunglasses is going to look like. Shades are the perfect accessory year-round, but they're especially important when you're spending long hours outside. With warmer weather around the corner, you're likely to be spending more time outdoors in the […]

March is Save Your Vision Month: 4 Ways That You Can Celebrate

March 11, 2019
March is Save Your Vision Month! Your vision is a critical part of your overall health and wellbeing. If you neglect your eyesight, you're risking your quality of life. During the month of March, take inventory on what your current habits look like and how they can be improved. Where can you start? What's most important? What can you do to […]

Observe World Glaucoma Week by Scheduling Your Next Eye Exam

March 07, 2019
The 2019 World Glaucoma Week runs from Sunday, March 10th to Saturday, March 16th. World Glaucoma Week is an excellent time to sit and contemplate your current eye care routine, any lingering problems or warning signs, and what you can do to protect yourself from glaucoma. Are you at risk for glaucoma? What role does genetics play? Does […]

How Brain Injuries Can Affect Your Eyesight

March 04, 2019
Did you know that brain injuries contribute to roughly one-third of all injury deaths in the United States? The CDC reports that 153 people in the U.S. die every day from injuries that include traumatic brain injury (TBI).   Traumatic brain injuries are when the brain’s normal function is disrupted by a “bump, blow, or jolt.” Let’s take a […]