Frequently Asked Questions about Same-Day Care in Peoria

At EyeCareToday, our Peoria eye doctors answer a wide variety of questions, both about eye care and about our office. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions and their answers.

Frequently Asked Questions about EyeCareToday

What is EyeCareToday?

EyeCareToday provides same-day access to eye care for patients who are ages 5 years and up that have acute/urgent eye care or routine vision exams.

Who will I see at EyeCareToday?

You will see either an optometrist (eye doctor) or ophthalmologist (medical doctor who specializes in eye and vision care).

Do I need a referral?

No, unless your insurance provider requires one.

Does insurance cover care at EyeCareToday?

EyeCareToday works with most insurers – contact your insurance company to confirm your coverage.

What are common reasons for being seen at EyeCareToday?

The most common reasons patients visit our eye doctor for urgent care include:

  • Eye infection
  • Eye injury
  • Corneal scratches, which affect the cornea, or transparent front part of the eye
  • Foreign object stuck in eye
  • Irritation from a foreign object
  • Extreme eye allergy symptoms

What are some of the symptoms that would warrant a visit to EyeCareToday?

  • Stinging, burning or pain that does not go away
  • Sudden vision loss
  • Having a foreign object stuck in your eye
  • Burns on your eye or eyelid
  • Eye itchiness
  • New sensitivity to light
  • New floaters, or small spots that drift through your field of vision
  • Seeing flashes of light
  • Seeing dark shadows moving across your field of vision

Can I just have an eye exam?

Certainly! During your eye exam, your eye doctor can check your vision, screen for eye disease, and/or update your eyeglass or contact lens prescription, and produce a final diagnosis, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness.

Will my walk-in visit be making someone else late for their appointment?

Not at all – one eye doctor dedicates the entire day to EyeCareToday, which leaves the rest of our eye doctors to see regularly scheduled patients.

Where is EyeCareToday?

We are conveniently located at 8921 North Wood Sage Road in Peoria, IL.

What are your hours?

EyeCareToday is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm at our Peoria location.

Do I need to schedule an appointment or can I just walk in?

You don’t need an appointment for care at EyeCareToday, but you may schedule an appointment if you desire by calling 309-243-2400.

Memorial Day Holiday Hours

Saturday 5/25 – Peoria Office by Appointment Only
All Other Offices Closed

Monday 5/27 – All Offices Closed

Tuesday 5/28 – Resume Normal Hours at All Locations

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Holiday Hours

Saturday, 9/2

Peoria office open by appointment only

(Pekin & Washington are always closed on Saturdays)

Monday, 9/4

All offices closed

Tuesday, 9/5

Peoria & Pekin offices resume normal hours

Note: The Washington office will remain closed for renovations until Monday, Sept 18. 2023