DR. PETE LAGOUROS AND DR. PATRICK RHODE OF ILLINOIS EYE CENTER CHOSEN BY PEERS FOR INCLUSION TO THE BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA®
FEBRUARY 2013 — PEORIA, IL — Dr. Pete Lagouros, fellowship trained specialist in Vitreo-Retinal diseases, and Dr. Patrick Rhode, fellowship trained Glaucoma specialist, have been named to Best Doctors in America® for 2013. This is Dr. Lagouros’s fourteenth time and Dr. Rhode’s third time earning this prestigious honor.
Best Doctors Inc. conducts peer-to-peer surveys to select 50,000 Best Doctors worldwide in 400 subspecialties, including ophthalmology. 1.5-million evaluations are collected annually, and only 5% of the doctors in any country are actually selected to become Best Doctors. The specialists who make the list are considered by fellow physicians to be the most skilled in their fields and most qualified for reviewing and treating complex medical conditions.
Over the last 16 years, Best Doctors has earned worldwide acclaim for its remarkable database of physicians. The Best Doctors database is the world's premier effort to create a validated, peer-reviewed database of excellence in medicine. The Best Doctors methodology is rigorously impartial and strictly independent. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the database and are not paid to complete the survey. The only way to be recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America® is for a doctor to earn high marks for clinical ability from his or her peers.
DR. STEVE LICHTENSTEIN OF ILLINOIS EYE CENTER RECIPIENT OF 2013 MARQUIS WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA® AWARD
FEBRUARY 2013 — PEORIA, IL — Dr. Steve Lichtenstein, fellowship trained Pediatric ophthalmologist, is a recent recipient of the 2013 MARQUIS® Who’s Who In America award.
Who’s Who In America® was founded in 1988 and is comprised of some of the most notable names of leaders and achievers from America. Individuals become eligible for listing by virtue of their positions and noteworthy achievements that have proved to be of significant value to society.
SUPERFOCUS – THE FIRST ADJUSTABLE FOCUS EYEGLASS LENS – NOW AVAILABLE AT ILLINOIS EYE CENTER
FEBRUARY 2012 — PEORIA, IL — Illinois Eye Center is pleased to offer Superfocus, formally known as Trufocals, the world's first and only eyeglasses offering on-demand, user-adjustable, infinitely variable focus through the entire field of view. Superfocus provides benefits for individuals suffering from presbyopia, a natural result of aging in which the eye's crystalline lens becomes increasingly inflexible, making it difficult to focus on nearby objects. Unlike bifocals, trifocals or progressives, Superfocus glasses function like the youthful human eye - providing razor sharp focus at any distance by instantly focusing the entire lens. The Superfocus design provides the ability to see clearly, near and far, through the entire field of vision simply by moving a slider on the bridge of the eyeglass frame.
News about the eyeglasses' capabilities has spread quickly among consumers, especially in communities where vision plays a key role, including architects, computer programmers, surgeons, pilots, graphic designers, golfers and shooting enthusiasts.
Dynamic, adjustable focus eyeglasses that successfully emulate the youthful human eye's ability to change focus have been a leading scientific goal for over a century. Superfocus achieves that goal by utilizing a lightweight two-lens system. Each "lens" is actually a set of two lenses, one firm and one flexible. The firm front lens holds the distance prescription including astigmatic and prism corrections. The flexible lens (closest to the eye) has a transparent distensible membrane attached to a clear rigid surface. The space between the membrane and rigid surface holds a small quantity of clear optical fluid. As a user moves a slider on the bridge of the nose, the fluid is pushed forward to alter the shape of the membrane, thereby altering the shape of the flexible lens as well. Changing the shape changes its focus, mimicking the performance of the natural lenses in the youthful human eye.
Superfocus technology has been awarded several prestigious industry awards including Popular Science 2009 Best of What's New Award and the Wall Street Journal 2010 Innovations Silver Award.
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Dr Steve Lichtenstein of Illinois Eye Center recipient of 2011 Patients' Choice & 2012-2013 Marquis Who's Who Awards
January 2012 - PEORIA, IL - Dr Steve Lichtenstein, fellowship trained pediatric ophthalmologist, is a recent recipient of the 2011 Patients' Choice Award and the Marquis Who's Who in America Award for the eyars 2012-2013, 67th edition.
PATIENTS' CHOICE AWARD
Every month, more than 100,000 patients across the U.S. provide online feedback about their experiences with their doctor. Doctors are rated on bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, degree of follow-up and overall opinions. Only those who have received rave reviews with near perfect scores by their patients are awarded the honor of the Patient's Choice Award.
MARQUIS WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA 2012-2013
Who's Who in America was founded in 1899 and recognizes today's leaders and achievers from America.