Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the layer of tissue that lines your eyelids and the whites of your eyes. About three million people in the U.S. develop pink eye every year, according to the National Eye Institute.
So, you’ve been considering new glasses, huh? With the start of the New Year many people are figuring out different ways to change their appearance and perhaps you want to give your glasses a makeover. This is where our Elmhurst, IL, optometrists can help. Of course, many people wonder if they actually need to get an eye exam every time they want to swap out their frames.
Being familiar with the best way to care for your contact lenses can help you keep your eyes healthy and functioning well for years to come. Learn more about contact lens maintenance and what makes it important with Dr. Mark Skowron, Dr. Kerry John, Dr. Lavender Streiff, and Dr. Neelam Patadia at Skowron Eye Care in Elmhurst, IL.
asik is an outpatient procedure that takes less than 20 minutes to perform with no pain. During the surgery, an Elmhurst, Illinois eye doctor creates a corneal flap that is lifted with a blade or a laser to reveal the inner part of the cornea. The use of the laser is much safer.
Good vision is important for everything from driving to cooking to working. If there's a problem that’s impeding or limiting your ability to see, you should see an optometrist for assistance as soon as possible.
According to Vision Impact Institute, about every 3 out of 4 people need some kind of vision correction, whether it’s wearing glasses or contacts. If you’ve wanted to take the plunge and start getting contacts, it can often feel like there are so many options that you aren’t sure which one is right for you.
Having problems with your contacts? While contact lenses are safely used by millions of individuals every day, there are some things you should keep a lookout for. Skowron Eye Care in Elmhurst, IL, offers a full range of eye care services to their patients. Here are five contact lens problems to watch out for.
Treatment for stinging eyes depends on the cause. If sunscreen or another substance got in your eye, you may need to rinse your eye to stop the stinging. Look on the package label before you rinse to make sure that it's the best solution. Your optometrist can prescribe special eye drops that reduce stinging caused by allergies.
Over 40 million people in the United States wear contact lenses, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When the CDC partnered with the group Contact Lens Assessment in Youth (CLAY) to conduct a survey on the eye care habits of a group of contact lens users...
Itching, tearing, blinking, and scratching...we all know the feeling of getting something in our eyes. Although this can be extremely uncomfortable, it isn't usually an emergency if it's just hair or a piece of dirt. However, it's important to know the right way to care for this problem at home.