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Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future. The goal of this campaign is to promote awareness of the importance of equal and affordable access for all women, whether they are at risk...

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the world population. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of millions of individuals around the world who are unnecessarily blind or visually impaired due to causes that are...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is why now is the time to remind the public about some very important precautions about eye safety since there are some common costume props and...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time around 40, occurs when the lens of the eye begins to stiffen, making near vision (such as reading books, menus, and computer screens) blurry. You...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli. It’s important to know the impact the aging can have on your eyes and vision so you can take the necessary precautions to stay safe...

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any color, but rather that you have difficulty perceiving or distinguishing between certain colors. This is why many prefer the term color vision deficiency or CVD...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it will also be the first time an eclipse will be visible across the continent, from coast to coast, since 1918. If you want to bear...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort, pain and intolerance. People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when exposed to light and often experience...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which is why it is called “periorbital”- around the eye). It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other serious...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating.   Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems.   How does it work? The...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of potential dangers to the eyes.  One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet children, who spend much more time outside, are typically exposed to three times the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that adults get. This early...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against the sun. Most people are aware of the dangers ultraviolet (UV)  light from the sun pose to your skin, while the long-term effects of sun...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens. On the one hand, they need to be comfortable and provide the optimal fit for improved vision and protection. At the same time, they also...

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness about the disease, the risk factors and prevention are critical, even for younger...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps for prevention. Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss and blindness in adults in the United States and Canada and the second leading...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or cloudy. A cataract can result in loss of vision as it prevents light from passing into your eye and focusing on the retina. While cataracts...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has occurred. As July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, here are a number of practical first aid tips to remember if you or anyone you know...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched in 2012 was created for parents, eye care professionals, educators and children who wear glasses or have other vision challenges to celebrate and create awareness...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable and treatable. As June is Cataract Awareness Month, here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss. ...

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental skills that your child to facilitate learning in school, so it is important to make sure that your child's eyes are comfortable when they are...

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with dry indoor heating can be a recipe for eye discomfort.  Dryness and irritation can be particularly debilitating for those who wear contact lenses or suffer...

Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month.   Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which can not be corrected with traditional means such as glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery.   Low vision includes a loss of visual acuity...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper education and care. With the increased risks for women it’s critical for women to know about the risks and prevention to effectively protect their eyes...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According to the 2014 Annual Fireworks Report, compiled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission there were at least 11 deaths and 10,500 injuries due to...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are you will develop a cataract!  Cataracts are considered part of the natural aging process so if you live long enough, you will likely eventually develop...

Request Your Next Appointment Online

You can now request your next appointment online. Find out how...

Eyeglasses Are Back!

New Options to Look Good and See Better

Loaner Lenses Available

If you are in need of an immediate contact lens or eyeglass replacement visit our office or our web site at daviseyecare.com.

New Investigational Products

No Glasses, No Surgery, No day time contacts Just great vision.

The Glare and Flare from lights are Blinding

Is your night vision compromised from halos, glare, starbursts and flare?

Fields tester to uncover eye pathology

We are proud to announce that we have purchased a new piece of equipment to help better follow the health of our patients eyes.

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Rigid Lenses: Do They Make Sense for You?

Although you may be most familiar with soft contact lenses, another lesser-known kind of contact lenses exists: gas permeable (GP) lenses, sometimes called oxygen permeable lenses. In reality, hard lenses are a newer technology than soft lenses, which are longer-lasting, offer finer vision quality, and provide increased durability. Additionally GP...

A Guide to Caring for Contact Lenses

  Contact lenses require careful treatment and care in order to be a safe and feasible option for those needing corrective eye wear. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn contacts, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which occasionally results in blindness. Any individuals that are not ready...

Ultraviolet Awareness Month – Your Eyes and the Sun

  Most Americans are aware of the hazards of Ultraviolet (UV) light to your skin, (including sunburn and skin cancer) and the necessity of using sunblock and avoiding direct contact with the sun particularly during the blazing summer months. What is less known is that ultraviolet rays and other types...

True or False: Can Carrots Improve your Vision?

Can carrots really enhance your eyesight? While eye doctors admit that carrots are made up of large amounts of a beta-carotene that has proven to be beneficial for one's eyes, carrots do not substitute for suitable corrective eye care. Beta-carotene is an orange pigment (carotenoid) that changes into vitamin A...

Safety Glasses for Children

Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits a year. That's the equivalent of one injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care experts believe that the vast majority of those accidents could be easily prevented by using proper eye protection. More often than not eye damaging accidents occur...

Know How to Keep Your Eyes Safe This Summer

Now that summer has officially arrived it’s time to protect your eyes from the risks of UV exposure and other summertime dangers. Here are some pointers on remaining safe in the sun: Make sure your glasses offer 100% UV protection. If your glasses don’t protect against 100% of UV rays,...

Don’t Wait – Book an Eye Exam!

For those of us with healthy eyes, we might miss the importance of a routine eye examination. Nevertheless, timely diagnosis of eye disease is necessary to maintaining healthy eyes. And all it requires is a yearly eye test. Many optical ailments don't have any obvious warning signs. As a result,...

Handling Some of the Most Frequently Encountered Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of severity. Some may require emergency treatment and immediate care by an eye care practitioner, while others can be taken care of at home. Follow this guide to routine eye injuries, to determine your next step following an accident....

Choose Contact Lenses: The Advantages of Lenses for Teenagers

No adolescent likes to be caught wearing something out of style, and for a lot of adolescents, eyeglasses sometimes seem that way. The mere thought of wearing glasses can make a teen go to pieces. As opposed to eyeglasses, kids and teenagers that use contact lenses feel a significant enhancement...

Getting Your Child’s Eyes Ready for the Classroom: Oaklawn Children’s Eye Exams

It's that season again, when the days start getting shorter, the weather a bit more bearable, and children everywhere return to school. Before heading back to the classroom, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends a check-up with the optometrist. Proper eyesight is crucial to the cognitive process and accomplishments in...

August is Cataracts Awareness Month: Book your Eye Examination in Oaklawn Today

A surprising number of people aren't aware that cataracts affect approximately 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older. In reality, over 50% of the population above age sixty-five have some amount of cataract development. What are cataracts? Cataracts occur when the ocular lens, the part of the eye that focuses...

Sunblock in the Eyes- OUCH!

Those who have unfortunately gotten sunblock in their eyes know firsthand just how much it can sting. A real good spray in the eye can sometimes result in burning that lasts for hours. It can be a while before the victim can open his eyes, particularly in the glaring sun....

Oak Lawn Fall on the Green!

  Join us this year for Oak Lawn's Annual Fall on the Green! We will have a booth in the business section, with chances to win fabulous prizes! This year the grand prize is a Fuji digital camera! Also a chance to win a free year supply of contacts, or...

Cosmetics Tips for Lens Wearers from your Oaklawn, IL Eye Doctor

For those who wear contact lenses there are a few precautions that should be taken when it comes to using cosmetics. Here are a few tips on ways to ensure you keep your eyes beautiful and safe. Which Makeup Are Best for your Eyes? First of all, eye care professionals...

Fall on the Green was a success!!!

With balloons and prizes as givaways, Davis EyeCare staff had a very successful Fall on the Green!

Maintaining Safety for Your Eyes in the Home

  In recognition of Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to focus on ways to keep your home eye safe specifically when it comes to kids. Don't wait until it's too late to ensure your house doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes. Naturally, children enter...

Halloween Eye Safety: Watch Out For Special Effect Contacts!

  Halloween is a night for getting out and dressing up but you wouldn't want the fun to lead to some scary damage to your eyes. A popular costume prop as of late has been decorative contact lenses and the trend is causing serious concern amongst eye doctors. Contacts are...

Fall Ocular Allergy Treatment in Oaklawn, IL

  Toward the end of the summer, many people start to experience symptoms of ragweed allergy or hay fever. In addition to sneezing and congestion, ocular allergies can result in a great level of discomfort. Ocular allergy symptoms include tearing, itching, swelling and burning. Often vision becomes blurry or eyes...

How We Perceive Color: A Look at Color Blindness

Call our Oak Lawn, IL Eye Doctor for a consultation

The End of the Year Is Coming! Use Your FSA Dollars

As the year's end advances, so does the end of your flex spending dollars. If you aren't familiar with the term you likely don't have an FSA (or flex spending account) but you should check your insurance plan to make sure. If you have an FSA with your work benefits...

This Month Consider Toys and Eye Safety

Holiday season is rapidly approaching which means dolls, radio controlled airplanes, and Leapster Explorers. Adoring parents enjoy treating the favorite little ones with the newest toys to start off the New Year. It is important that parents instruct relatives about the guidelines when it comes to eye safety and choosing...

Changes: Managing Presbyopia

Having trouble when reading is a commonly occurring problem if you're close to middle age. But why is this so? As time passes, the lens of your eye grows less flexible, decreasing your ability to focus on near objects. This is known as presbyopia. And, it's something that affects all...

Raise Your Awareness of Glaucoma this January

Since January marks National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in this article we would like to emphasize the importance of being aware of the indications of this vision threatening disease. Glaucoma is a category of progressive ocular diseases that damage the eye's optic nerve, which may be a precursor to a loss...

The Winter Sun and Your Eyes

Winter has officially arrived, which means in some places biting winds and frigid precipitation are also in the forecast. You would never even contemplate of leaving the house without a coat in cooler climates; nevertheless surprisingly, far too many people leave their sunglasses at home. While the sun may not...

Safeguard Your Eyes From Dry Eyes This Winter

Dry eyes are often more prevalent during the winter time due to cold and dry air conditions.

The In’s and Out’s of Contact Lens Care

Contact lens wearers practice proper eye care. Research conducted by Bausch & Lomb in August determined that a large number of adults regularly use potentially harmful substances in place of contact lens solution to keep their lenses moist. Products including baby oil, beer, coke, petroleum jelly, lemonade, fruit juice, butter...

Davis EyeCare is now Cola Laboratory Accredited!

Davis EyeCare is Recognized for Quality Laboratory Services

Risk Factors and Symptoms of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

February is age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision recognition month. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the foremost causes of loss of vision in adults over 65. AMD is characterized by a degeneration of the macula in the eye which is the part of the eye...

Vision at Work

In an effort to teach corporations and their workers about the relevance of eye wellness, and to spread safety tips on how to prevent vision-impairing eye accidents, Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has designated March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. Every day, workers are inflicted by workplace related eye injuries that...

Eye Care on The Go

Good eyesight is required for road safety. In fact, safe driving relies on a number of visual abilities including being able to see both far ahead as well as your immediate surroundings, side or peripheral vision, seeing at night and color vision, just to name a few. Strong distance vision...

April we acknowledge national Sports Eye Safety Month

As the spring arrives, as well as often warmer weather, comes an increase in the danger of eye injuries related to sports. Every year, far too many people, both young and old sustain sports related eye injuries that could be avoided with suitable safety measures and information. Guarding your eyes...

A Look Inside Women’s Eye and Vision Health

It's April, which is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. Women go through various stages throughout their lives, and each can impact vision differently. Eye disease in women is increasingly common, particularly in aging women. Actually, studies indicate that most women aged 40 and above have some degree of eyesight...

Poor Vision: Know The Signs

A decline in strong vision is usually caused by a number of conditions including anatomical changes or defects in the eye, diseases affecting the eye, side effects due to medicine or injury. Many people also report visual abnormalities due to aging or eye strain. These experiences can cause changes in...

Davis EyeCare frame of the Month

                             BVLGARI brown lace acetate glasses with Jasmine motif and Swarovski crystals.                                           Call or come in today...

See Clearly with Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

One of the most reputable lens manufacturers, Transitions® Optical, have just put out the newest addition to their comprehensive range. It's called the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. They've added a great new feature to their impressive light adapting lens with the addition of groundbreaking variable polarization. Light that bounces off surfaces...

The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

May is healthy vision month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested regularly is one of the most effective steps you can take to make sure your vision remains strong and healthy. During this session, your optometrist thoroughly examines your eyes, keeping an eye...

Free Exams for Veterans June 25 – July 3

  We at Davis EyeCare Associates  would like to show our heartfelt appreciation to all of our service men and women for their unselfish and brave service to our country. On June 25th through July 3rd  2012 we would be honored to offer a free eye examination. Please call for...

Quality Protection from UV Rays

It's a fact that basically everybody is exposed to UV rays. Even though this is the case, the possible dangers of many years of exposure to these harsh rays aren't really thought about, to a point where most people take little action to shield their eyes, even if they're planning...

Focusing on Cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness month. Are you aware that cataracts are the leading cause of deteriorating vision among adults aged 55 and older? Actually, more than half of all people 65 or older have at least some cataract development. So what exactly is a cataract? A cataract is a fogging...

The Importance of Changing Your Contact Lenses

Are there ever days when you leave your soft contact lenses in for longer than you're supposed to? We don't need to tell you that things are better when they're fresh. Guess what? The same also applies to your contacts. It's not a good idea to leave your lenses in...

Keeping Your Eyelids Clean

Inflamed eyelids, also referred to as blepharitis, is something that a lot of people suffer from at some point during their lives. It's a common eyelid inflammation, usually associated with an existing bacterial eye infection, some kinds of skin conditions, like acne, or dry eyes. Usually, symptoms include redness, itching,...

See The World With A Fresh Look

How would you like an updated look for your eyes? FreshLook® offers a vast assortment of colored contact lenses, which just boost or totally alter your natural eye color. This collection of contact lenses has such a large number of options, that you're sure to get just what you want....

Focusing on Visual Acuity

It's likely that you have stumbled upon the expressions visual acuity and 20/20 vision. As common as these terms may be, do most people actually know what they mean? Really understanding them will give you insight into how your eye specialist evaluates your vision when you have an eye exam....

A Strong School Year Starts With Good Vision

It's hard to believe that summer's almost over. Boys and girls everywhere are preparing for the rapidly approaching academic year, equipped with new bags, textbooks and loads of anticipation. And if you haven't already taken care of it, it's also the perfect chance to bring your child in for an...

Keeping Toys Safe for Eyes

It's crucial to know what sorts of toys are the safest and the most beneficial for kids. Children are born with only semi-formed vision. Nothing stimulates a child's visual development more easily than play, which encourages hand-eye coordination and a clearer understanding of spatial relationships. Between the ages of 0-3...

2012 Fall on the Green

Oak Lawn's fall on the green was a big success this year! We handed out ballons, toys and prizes! A fun time was had by all!...

Patches: How Lazy Eyes Get Active

Lazy eyes are really common, and are also quite easy to treat. A lazy eye forms when the brain shuts off or suppresses sight in one eye. This might happen if someone can't see properly through one eye because of issues with distance vision, and in some cases, astigmatism. In...

How much do you know about your eyes?

Is it time for your next eye exam? There are a few things you should let us know about to help make sure your exam is a productive one. Because your eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions, it's pretty important that you inform us of any differences...

Retaining Good Vision in Middle Age

Are you over 40 and struggling to read small print? You might be developing presbyopia, a condition that affects many of those who are approaching their 40s. It's comforting to know that developing presbyopia when you already wear glasses for distance vision doesn't mean you need to start switching between...

Eye Safety and Mobile Devices

Have you ever thought about the toll your smartphone might be taking on your sight? We can't deny that these devices are wonderful, because they let us stay in touch with whoever we want almost always. Nevertheless because handheld devices sport small screens, a lot of people tend to hold...

Annual pumpkin decorating contest in our office!

It's Halloween time, and the staff at Davis EyeCare has shown thier "spirit" by decorating pumpkins! Feel free to vote on your favorite by phone, visiting the office, or by going to our facebook page!

Focusing on Retinoscopy

There are some tests that you have seen at an eye exam and wondered how they work. Having beams of light shined into your eyes could be one of them. This test is called a retinoscopy examination, and if you struggle with accurate vision, this is one way the optometrist...

Can People With Astigmatism Also Wear Lenses?

A lot of people with astigmatism are under the impression that they can't use contact lenses due to their condition. But there's actually a unique type of contact lens that corrects astigmatism. An eye with astigmatism has a differently shaped cornea (football-shaped, as opposed to a normal, spherical cornea), which...

Eyeglasses are more popular than ever!

For a long time many individuals who have vision problems have turned to contacts to help their eyesight. However with all the new advances in both lenses and frames, eyeglasses have become really popular again. Not only do many people find eyeglasses more comfortable to wear than contacts but they...

Diabetes and Eye Health

Diabetes is a complex condition which can lead to a multitude of health problems. A lot of people don't know that it can put you at risk of developing several eye-related diseases. These conditions include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts, and also a number of other conditions that, even though...

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month!

Are you or anyone you know at risk for Glaucoma? Make an appointment to day to prevent the silent thief of vision.

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world of difference. While it may not be something that you pay much attention to, the way you clean your lenses can also make a difference,...

Spring Fling Trunk Show

Please join us on March 21, 2013 for our exclusive showing of eyewear and sunwear!

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for many, it's often hard to enjoy nature's blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and bacteria, it is vital to ensure that the products you use to apply and remove your makeup are hygienic to prevent irritation that can cause...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the Centers...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...

Halloween Contact Lenses

Halloween is just around the corner, and Special FX contacts are on sale-but beware of the dangers of non-prescription contact lenses!

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...

Great News for Chronic Corneal Inflammation sufferers-ProKera is here!

Davis EyeCare is happy to announce we have acquired a new medical device proven to help heal chronic corneal diseases, damage and pain. Prokera embryonic membrane is FDA approved for a myriad of corneal complaints. Get more information on this amazing corneal bandage device!...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot more than your thoughts and emotions; it can be an indicator of your overall health.  A study by UnitedHealthcare entitled, “Impact of Eye Exams in...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...

Do it yourself eye surgery? Do not try this at home!!! (Graphic Photo)

A 61 year old surfer uses a giant wave to remove a growth on his cornea-we do not reccommend trying this!!! follow this link for the full story! http://www.weather.com/special/great-outdoors/video/a-dangerous-procedure-46900?collid=/video-minutes/great-outdoors...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a closer look at what happens behind your closed lids when your head hits the pillow. Firstly, once your eyes are closed, they do continue to...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an impact on his/her daily activities? Look out for these 4 warning signs during the summer months – they could be a sign of vision difficulties...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about what your child will need for after school sports and hobby activities. Making sure they have the right protective eyewear for their sporting or athletic...

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment worldwide. The day aims to create awareness that blindness can be avoided if there is universal access to quality vision and...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and low vision all around the world. Children account for some 19 million of them. The vast majority of visual impairment is readily treatable and/or preventable....

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms or tics are actually quite common. Here are 7 things you should know about this eye condition: Eye twitches are generally caused by a repetitive,...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to check in and make sure their independent kids are taking care of themselves properly.Vision plays a key role in learning as well as extra-curricular activities...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs medical attention? First of all, any time an eye infection is accompanied by fever, excessive discharge or pain, you should see your eye doctor immediately....

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk of developing glaucoma? The short answer is yes. Anyone can get glaucoma and because of this it is important for every person, young and old...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light. But all of this good brings with it a measure of concern: Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome. Focusing on your vision on digital...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware that 75% of potential vision loss can be prevented or treated. This largely depends on patients being proactive and educated about their eye health. Here...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have heard, looking directly at a solar eclipse is very dangerous for your eyes and vision. Nevertheless, this rare event is something that many people want...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and allergens floating in the fresh spring air can certainly wreak havoc on the comfort level of those suffering from allergies, causing an otherwise nature-loving individual...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here are some things to keep in mind: Know your genes While your eyes may be the same color as your father’s eyes, you may have...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and feel great in your shades, sunglasses also have the very important job of properly protecting your eyes from the sun.  Here are a few facts...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use them together as a team.  The brain also needs to learn how to process the visual information from the eyes to understand and interact with...

Online Registration Forms

Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Find out how...

How to Handle an Emergency Situation

Don’t worry, call the EyeCare Specialist— Davis EyeCare

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) Management in Oaklawn, IL

Findings from the American Optometric Association indicate that over seven out of 10 of the American citizens that work for the majority of the day on a computer screen (which is over 140 million individuals) experience computer vision syndrome or eye strain. Excessive periods of sitting at the computer can...

Oaklawn, IL Vision Exams: What Does 20/20 Vision Really Mean?

  Ever wonder why 20/20 is the standard for ''perfect'' eyesight and what it truly stands for? 20/20 vision is a phrase used to describe normal visual acuity or sharpness of vision. That is to say that an individual with such visual acuity will be able to see an object...

What is Lazy Eye? Treatment in Oak Lawn, IL

For proper sight, it is essential for the eyes to function in cooperation with each other and with the brain. In instances when this process doesn’t function properly, a condition called amblyopia, or lazy eye, can result. In most cases of ambylopia the actual eyes are typically healthy yet the...

Diabetes: A Leading Cause of Vision Loss

Diabetes is the leading precursor to impaired vision in men and women aged 20-74 years. In the past four years alone, over four million men and women in North America suffering from diabetes were found to have diabetic retinopathy. Of this group, seventy thousand were afflicted with advanced diabetic retinopathy,...

Conjunctivitis: Types and Treatments

Conjunctivitis, also referred to as pink eye, is one of the most common eye infections, especially when it comes to kids. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses or even irritation from chlorine in pools, pollen, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other chemicals that penetrate your eyes. Some types of...

Focusing on Astigmatism

The part of the eye that surrounds your iris and pupil is your cornea, which is, under normal circumstances, round. When light hits the eye, the cornea's job is to focus that light, aiming it to the retina, right in the anterior portion of your eye. What is the result...

Davis EyeCare Easter Egg Contest

The staff at Davis EyeCare created Easter Eggs that will be voted on 4/7/12.

Davis EyeCare is conducting a Dry Eye Disease study

If you suffer with dry eye disease, maybe Davis EyeCare can help.

Visual Evoked Potential-Early detection saves sight-Nora’s Story

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Convergence Insufficiency

So many kids are diagnosed with learning or behavioral disabilities when actually, that isn't the issue at all. You may be relieved to know that he or she might have a hidden condition that impacts learning at school. It's known as Convergence Insufficiency (CI). In short, CI is a near...

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Turn Out the Lights: How Does Night Vision Work?

  Let's say there's a power outage and you need to locate a flashlight or the fuse box. You need several moments to get used to the dark and then you are able to see better. We call this ''dark adaptation'' and it lets our eyes get used to low...

December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month

  Instructions 1 Keep the child's age in mind when purchasing  gifts and consider their maturity level. Read the age recommendations and any warnings on the packaging and abide by them. 2 Select toys that are well constructed and meet the American Society for Testing and Materials' (ASTM) approval. You will...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month  Women often manage family health concerns. Do you know how to protect your sight?  Hormonal changes, age and smoking can endanger sight. The women in your life do a lot to take care of you-make sure they are taking care of their  vision!  ...

UV Protective Sunglasses: Winter Sports and UV Rays

Sunglasses are an essential part of your wardrobe, even in the winter. While many people associate the need for 100% UV protective sunglasses with warm weather and glaring sun like you find on the beach, harmful UV radiation is present even on a gloomy, cloudy day. No matter where you...

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

New Genetic testing in office helps to determine if you have a strong risk for developing sight robbing AMD.