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By Skowron Eye Care
December 10, 2018
Category: Eye Care
Tags: Eye Exam  

Do you need an eye examination from your Elmhurst, IL, doctor?

Eye ExamSkowron Eyecare in Elmhurst, IL, has long invested in state-of-the-art eye examination technology for easier and more accurate results. With these tools, the skilled staff at Skowron tests color vision, muscle imbalance, peripheral vision, depth perception, and blood pressure. Read below to learn more!

Different Types of Tests

  • Refraction: Your Elmhurst doctor uses this to determine what prescription accurate glasses and/or contact lenses you need.
  • Focus and Eye Movement: This helps the doctor assess focus and eye-tracking ability.
  • Bio-Microscope Examination: This is a high powered magnifying lens that evaluates eye structures. It checks for corneal degeneration or injury, blepharitis (dandruff on eyelashes), blocked tear ducts, styes, dry eye evaluation, cataracts, glaucoma, pupil anomalies, macular degeneration, optic nerve health, and general retinal health.
  • OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography): Your doctor splits individual layers of the optic nerve and macula.
  • Zeiss Humphrey Full Threshold Perimeter: This instrument identifies and monitors glaucoma.
  • Digital Retinal Photography: This high-resolution camera enables the diagnosis of eye conditions, such as cataracts, glaucoma, swollen optic nerves, macular pathologies (macular degeneration, macular hole, and macular edema) and subtle bleeding due to diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or blocked arteries.

Your doctor treats several issues, including:

  • Allergies
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Glaucoma
  • Prism prescriptions
  • Foreign body removal
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Pink eye
  • Spots or light flashes in the eye
  • Loss of vision
  • Eye injuries

Other Eye Examinations:

  • LASIK: Your doctor examines your eyes for LASIK treatment as not everyone is a good LASIK surgery candidate. Approximately 20 percent of individuals are not a good fit for this procedure.
     
  • Contact Lenses: You need a proper eye exam to get contact lenses. There are several issues contact lenses deal with and there are several types, like soft disposables, tinted lenses, toric lenses (for astigmatism), bifocals, monovision, rigid gas permeable lenses, keratoconus fittings, and corneal transplant fittings.

If you have any questions or concerns, call Skowron Eyecare in Elmhurst, IL.

By Skowron Eye Care
October 26, 2018
Category: Eye Care
Tags: Eye Exam   New Glasses  

Having trouble seeing as clearly with that old pair of glasses?

New GlassesHave you had your glasses for a few years? If so, you might think that you see great with them; however, your vision often changes over time. This change can be gradual enough that you might not even notice; however, if you are experiencing these top three issues then it might be time to turn to our Elmhurst, IL, optometrists for new glasses.

Headaches

Are you noticing frequent or recurring headaches? If so, this is one of the classic symptoms of visual changes. While you might not notice those small changes in your vision, your brain certainly does. As a result, it goes into overdrive, working its hardest to fix the issue.

Unfortunately, what you’re left with is a pretty annoying and nagging headache. If you are nearsighted you may experience headaches right around the brow line, while those who are farsighted often experience headaches if they’ve been staring at one thing too long (e.g. a computer screen). Dealing with regular headaches? It’s time for our Elmhurst, IL, eye doctor to check your vision.

Squinting

While enjoying a beautiful day without sunglasses may certainly leave you squinting, if you notice that you have to squint to read traffic signs or to read a menu at a restaurant then this is a telltale sign that your vision needs to be checked. Unfortunately, a lot of people aren’t aware that they are even squinting. This bad habit is a problem because squinting can actually cause long-term damage and make your vision worse since it’s putting unnecessary strain on your eyes.

Therefore, if you find yourself squinting or straining to read your computer screen or that construction sign up ahead, then it’s time to give us a call.

Tired, Fatigued Eyes

Do you feel like your eyes are constantly feeling sore or tired? Sure, a lot of people can blame sitting in front of a computer screen all day for this problem and there are certainly only reasons including allergies that can lead to this symptom; however, if your eye fatigue lasts more than a day or two then your strained eyes could be due to an old prescription that needs to be updated.

Everyone should visit their optometrist every year to check their prescription as well as the health of their eyes. If it’s time you had your eyes checked then call Skowron Eye Care in Elmhurst, IL, to schedule your next appointment.

By Skowron Eye Care
February 07, 2018
Category: Eye Care
Tags: Eye Exam  

Find out if you can actually skip the eye exam when you want to get new glasses.eye exam

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. Here’s the real answer…

One important questions to ask yourself is, “Do you notice any changes to your vision?”

If you said “yes” then you are going to need to undergo an eye exam before getting new glasses. It’s important that everyone, no matter how healthy they are, gets an eye exam once a year to make sure that if there are any issues that our Elmhurst, IL, eye doctors are able to catch them before they cause serious or permanent damage to your eyes.

During your exam, we will perform a series of tests to check your vision, as well as talk to you about your current health and lifestyle to determine which kinds of glasses are best suited to your day-to-day needs.

However, we also know that there are a lot of people out there that stubbornly hang on to their glasses or don’t change them regularly. Perhaps it’s because they don’t feel like scheduling an appointment. Perhaps it’s because glasses can be rather expensive. Whatever the excuse might be, if you haven’t gotten an eye exam in the past year, then you are well overdue.

You might not even notice it, but if you are wearing old glasses regularly this could be putting unnecessary strain on your eyes, which can lead to eye discomfort, dry eyes, fatigued eyes and other issues. Why deal with these issues when a simple exam can get you the fresh new prescription you need to see more clearly?

When you come in for your eye exam it’s important to let us know that you are interested in replacing your old glasses. Even if you get reading glasses over-the-counter at your local drugstore, you should still be coming in for regular exams to make sure nothing has changed with your prescription.

Plus, eyewear is constantly changing, which means the unique features and offerings that weren’t even possible a year or two ago are now possible. Anything that can improve the way you see is a major benefit for those who wear glasses (or even contact lenses).

Whether you are dealing with eye problems or you just want to schedule your annual eye exam, turn to the specialists at Skowron Eye Care to provide you with the gentle and comprehensive eye care you’ve been looking for.



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