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By Skowron Eye Care
December 15, 2021
Category: Eye Care
Tags: Eye Care   Eye Conditions  

Many types of eye conditions can adversely affect vision, making it difficult to see clearly. Some eye conditions can occur at any age, while others are associated with the aging process. If you have an eye condition, it is important to receive proper eye care. In Elmhurst, IL, eye care for many different types of vision conditions is available at Skowron Eye Care, where our highly skilled optometrists monitor eye health and treat specific eye conditions.

Types of Vision Conditions

There are many different types of eye conditions that can affect vision. Some common vision conditions include:

  • Myopia — Also called nearsightedness, myopia is a condition associated with objects close up are seen clearly while those at a distance usually appear blurry.
  • Hyperopia — Also called farsightedness, hyperopia is a condition in which far vision tends to be more clear than close vision.
  • Astigmatism — A condition in which the eye focuses light at two different points rather than one. Far and near vision can both be blurred.
  • Presbyopia — A condition associated with aging. The lens in the eye gradually loses elasticity, which makes it difficult to focus clearly on objects at close distances. Individuals with presbyopia tend to need reading glasses.
  • Cataracts — A condition that commonly occurs with aging and is caused by a clouding of the lens of the eye, which can affect vision.
  • Glaucoma — A condition associated with increased pressure within the eye, which restricts nutrient flow to the optic nerve and can lead to blindness
  • Macular Degeneration — A condition in which the central focal point on the retina is damaged, which results in distorted or blurred vision. Patients with this condition might also see a dark area in the center of their field of vision.

Treatment and Care

We treat all types of vision conditions and provide general eye care at our Elmhurst, IL, optometry practice. The treatment needed depends on the type of eye condition affecting the patient. Our experienced optometrists can recommend the right treatment for your specific eye condition and also provide guidance on how to properly care for your eyes on a daily basis.

One of the best ways you can care for your eyes is to schedule regular eye exams. This is especially important for patients over the age of 40 since many eye conditions develop with aging. Regular eye exams allow the optometrist to monitor the health of your eyes and detect new vision conditions soon after they develop. Treating eye conditions promptly could help prevent them from becoming worse.

Proper eye care begins with seeing an optometrist for an accurate diagnosis of your particular eye condition. Once the condition is properly diagnosed, an individualized treatment plan can be developed for you. To schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists for vision issues and general eye care, call Skowron Eye Care in Elmhurst, IL, at (630) 984-6850.

By Skowron Eye Care
May 11, 2020
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Eye Care  

Has it been a while since you visited the optometrist? Making time for a vision exam at the Elmhurst, IL, office of your eye doctors at Skowron Eye Care not only helps you protect your eyesight but also offers a few other benefits.

Why eye exams are so important

Vision changes are often slow and subtle. In fact, you may not even realize that your vision has gotten worse until you visit your Elmhurst eye doctor. Regular eye exams are important no matter what your age, but are particularly crucial for children. After all, without good vision, it's hard to succeed in school or sports.

Other benefits of regular checkups include:

  • Prompt Detection and Treatment of Eye Diseases: In the early stages, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or other conditions and diseases may not cause any noticeable changes in your vision. When symptoms do occur, permanent damage may already have happened. If any eye diseases or conditions are spotted during your annual visit, you'll be able to receive the treatment you need to prevent vision loss.
     
  • Identification of General Health Issues: Did you know that some diseases cause changes in your eyes. If you have diabetes, you're more likely to develop diabetic retinopathy, a condition that occurs when the blood vessels in your retina begin to leak. Leaking can lead to impaired vision that can become permanent if you don't receive treatment to seal the vessels. Other health issues that can cause obvious changes in the eyes include high blood pressure, Lyme disease, shingles, autoimmune diseases, rosacea, and liver disease.
     
  • Strategies to Relieve Computer Vision Syndrome: Computer vision syndrome, also known as digital eyestrain, occurs when you spend too much time using computers, smartphones, tablets, and other digital devices. Symptoms include blurry vision, dry eyes, eyestrain, headaches, and neck and shoulder pain. Your optometrist can prescribe computer glasses that reduce glare and filter out blue light and offer safe viewing tips.
     
  • Information on Eye Care Topics: Visits are the perfect time to discuss issues that affect your eyes, such as dry eye or irritation from contact lenses. If you've been having a little difficulty seeing up close as you've gotten older, your eye doctor can offer reading glasses and discuss the benefits of bifocals, trifocals, or progressive lenses if you already wear glasses or contacts.

Do you need to schedule an eye exam? Call your Elmhurst, IL, eye doctors at Skowron Eye Care at (630) 834-6244 to make an appointment.

By Skowron Eye Care
April 23, 2019
Category: Eye Care
Tags: Eye Care  

The health of your eyes is just as important as the rest of your health, making proper eye care a necessity. This includes attending regular eyeeye exams with an optometrist who can check for changes in vision, as well as any other potential eye health concerns. These visits can address problems as soon as possible, helping you maintain healthier eyes. At Skowron Eye Care in Elmhurst, IL, Dr. Mark Skowron, Dr. Kerry John, Dr. Lavender Streiff, and Dr. Mirjana McCarthy are here to help!

 

Eye Exams

Attending regular exams from an optometrist at our Elmhurst office is one of the most important ways you can care for your eyes. These exams allow your eye doctor to monitor your vision and detect any changes sooner rather than later. If these vision changes are affecting your ability to see clearly, an exam can indicate if you would benefit from prescription glasses or contacts. If you already wear glasses or contacts, an eye exam can indicate if a change to your existing prescription is needed.

Eye exams can also reveal potential problems with the health of your eyes. Left undetected and untreated, some eye conditions can become worse or even lead to additional eye problems. Examples of conditions that could affect eye health or vision include:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Corneal degeneration
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Pupil anomalies
  • Styes

 

Emergency and Urgent Eye Care

It's also important to see an eye doctor when changes to your vision suddenly occur, even if you are not yet due for a routine exam. Some situations that require emergency or urgent eye care with an optometrist include loss of vision, injuries to the eye, seeing light flashes, spots in the eye, as well as conditions such as conjunctivitis (i.e. pink eye). Allergies can also affect the eyes and an optometrist can offer recommendations for maintaining eye health and comfort when allergies are acting up.

 

Time for Your Next Appointment? Give Us a Call!

Eye care is an extremely important component for maintaining both your vision and the health of your eyes. To schedule an eye exam with Dr. Skowron, Dr. John, Dr. Streiff, or Dr. McCarthy, your eye doctors in Elmhurst, IL, contact Skowron Eye Care at (630) 834-6244.



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