Allergies are a common and often frustrating condition that affect many people. They can cause a wide range of symptoms, including sneezing, coughing, congestion, and itchy, watery eyes. Allergic reactions occur when the immune system mistakes a harmless substance, such as pollen or pet dander, for a harmful invader and launches an attack against it. […]

Illinois Eye Center is committed to helping patients maintain good eye health, and we understand that this goes beyond just treating eye conditions. While we provide treatments, medications, and assistive devices like glasses to support our patients, we also recognize that there are measures patients can take in their daily lives to promote healthy vision. […]

Parents are often confronted with the question of how much screen time to allow their children. While several factors may influence your decision, screen time can cause a range of social, emotional, and physical effects on children. Research has shown, for example, that too much screen time can cause changes in a child’s overall development […]

Colder temperatures of a central Illinois winter bring all kinds of challenges; slick roads, frigid fingers, and icy wind chills. Of course, your eyes aren’t exempt from the effects of cold, windy weather. You may have noticed that even a short time spent outside in winter conditions can cause your eyes to water. No, those […]

At Illinois Eye Center (IEC), we’ve completed LASIK on thousands of eyes. Each one is a new beginning and a fresh outlook. Now it’s the Illinois Eye Center LASIK team’s chance for new beginning. As of October 2022, our LASIK coordinator, Jessica Scarcliff is advancing to a new role at IEC and Gracyn Kennedy has […]

When one thinks about the impacts of diabetes, issues like diet, heart conditions and weight loss come to mind. For many, loss of vision isn’t often considered, but is a very real ailment associated with diabetes. The specific condition is called diabetic retinopathy, a condition attributed to damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive […]