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It’s Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month: Celebrate With These 6 Safety Tips

August 05, 2019
This month is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month! And there is no better way to observe this special occasion than to practice good eye health habits with the little ones![…]

What to Expect at a Child Eye Exam: 4 Ways to Prepare Your Child

August 01, 2019
Whether you’re 8 years old or 80 years old, eye exams can be a daunting experience that leaves you sleepless and anxious the night before. Without proper knowledge of the exam you are going in for, one can begin to worry about the outcome of the visit.[…]

Marijuana and Glaucoma: The Facts and Misconceptions

July 25, 2019
Recreational marijuana will soon be legal in Illinois.  With the marijuana legalization being discussed throughout the United States, many medical institutions have ramped up their research on its effects on a variety of different illnesses, diseases, and inflictions.[…]

Why Retinoblastoma is More Common in Children

July 22, 2019
Retinoblastoma is a serious ocular condition that occurs in children significantly more than adults. […]

What Is Albinism?

July 18, 2019
Most of us may be familiar with albinism, as 1 in 18,000 people lives with this genetic condition.  While we may be familiar with the concept of albinism, what exactly is it? And how does it affect those that have it?[…]

What is Protanopia?

July 17, 2019
Color is the focal point of how we view our lives every day. It’s the visual representation of different waves of light. But not everyone sees color the same way. Not all of us have the same view of the world. Some see colors in an altered way, and some don’t see color at all.[…]

How Do Cones and Rods Work? Eye Anatomy 101

July 15, 2019
Our eyes are complex systems of the body capable of perceiving incredible amounts of detail, letting us see a wide range of objects both near and far.  The eye is made up of a network of vessels, muscles, and nerves, but what parts of the eye actually let you see the object you are looking at?[…]

What's The Trend in 2019? The Latest Sunglasses Styles You Need to Know

July 11, 2019
Trends can be fleeting.  What’s popular one year may not be in style the next, and it seems that manufacturers are locked in a perpetual race to beat the competition to the new trend. This is good news for consumers, because it means we constantly have the option to jump on the latest trends and fill our closets with the best and brightest […]

What is Blepharitis?

July 08, 2019
Blepharitis is the medical term for inflammation of the eyelids, usually involving the area where the eyelashes grow. This common and irritating eye condition affects around 37% of American ophthalmologists' patients, according to a recent survey.[…]

9 Fireworks Safety Tips You Need to Follow in 2019

July 04, 2019
As summer turns the corner and grilling season takes full effect, most of us begin planning to take part in the age-old tradition of celebrating our freedom with fireworks! But be careful! While even the smallest firework might look like a harmless toy, fireworks are dangerous if misused and should always be treated with reverence and […]