What is an optometrist?

Optometrists are doctors of optometry (OD) who provide primary vision care.  Though they are not medical doctors, they are well-educated to provide services such as vision testing and correction.  Additionally, they are skilled in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision changes.  In Illinois, optometrists may prescribe medication for certain eye diseases.  

The team at Illinois Eye Center includes knowledgeable optometrists who work closely with our ophthalmologists to provide complete vision care for our patients.

Care provided by our optometrists includes:

  • Management of non-surgical conditions (such as dry eye disease, conjunctivitis, diabetic eye exams, corneal scratches, foreign body sensation in the eye, etc.)
  • Management of refractive errors (astigmatism, diplopia, myopia, presbyopia, etc.)
  • Prescribing and fitting of any ophthalmic lenses including contact lenses
  • Prescribing eyeglasses
  • Routine eye exams
  • Urgent, same-day eye exams

Schedule Change - Pekin Clinic

 Illinois Eye Center office in Pekin will be closed during the 12:00pm-1:00pm hour on Wednesday, June 19. This includes the Optical Department. Our Peoria and Washington clinic locations are open for walk-in optical services during this period. EyeCareTODAY is also available at our Peoria location for walk-in exams and urgent eye care.

4th of July Hours

Services at Illinois Eye Center on July 4th will be available by appointment only. Illinois Eye Center wishes you a happy and safe Independence Day holiday.