October is Blindness Awareness Month. At the Illinois Eye Center (IEC), we think it’s important to pause and reflect on the unique experiences of people with blindness or vision impairment.

As we age, our body and our health inevitably starts to change. Our eyes are no exception.  With September being Healthy Aging Month, we want to remind you that taking care of your eyes as you get older is important for keeping your eyes healthy. But we know this can seem more challenging as the […]

Summer is well underway, which means you’re probably spending a lot of time outdoors in the sun. But have you stopped to think about how you’re protecting yourself from UV radiation? While it might be the last thing on your mind, you should start any outdoor activity thinking about how you’re going to protect yourself […]

In the state of Illinois, every child is required to have an eye exam prior to starting kindergarten or entering an Illinois school for the first time, regardless of whether they are attending a public, private, or parochial school.  If you’re getting ready to enroll your child in school, here’s what to know about the […]

New drugs and surgical procedures are being developed every day to treat a range of illnesses, and eye care is no exception. But before a new drug or procedure can be used in standard eye care, it must go through rigorous testing in clinical trials.  Would you be surprised to learn that Illinois Eye Center […]

If you’ve sustained an eye injury while playing a sport, you probably know that they’re no fun. They can cause pain and affect your vision, sometimes causing lasting damage. That’s why it’s important to protect your eyes while playing sports. This goes for adults as well as children. Though children experience high rates of sports […]