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3 Practical Tips Before Cataract Surgery

If you have cataracts, it means that the natural lens of the eye has become cloudy. Without cataracts, the lens is normally see-through and clear. Proteins in the eyes build-up and cloud the lens. This results in dulled colors, blurry vision, poor night vision, and nearsightedness. While cataracts may occur for several reasons, the main… Read More


Is LASIK Like What’s Shown In Final Destination 5?

For many people, when they hear the phrase “LASIK” the first thing they think of is the scene in Final Destination 5. You know the one. There’s a laser with a woman who is lying alone underneath it because the doctor isn’t in the room. She’s also strapped to the bed and trapped. Sound familiar?… Read More


Will LASIK Hurt?

Are you thinking about having LASIK? Are you worried that it will hurt? A common worry is that LASIK eye surgery will hurt. There’s really no need to worry! Understanding what happens during LASIK helps patients remain calm and stress out less. Keep reading to learn more about LASIK and why it’s not painful! Pre-LASIK… Read More


Will LASIK Make Your Life Safer?

When it comes to deciding whether you’ll get a procedure like LASIK, you may be unsure if it’s the right decision. Many people associate LASIK as a pricey and unnecessary procedure. So why get it? Among many other things, LASIK can make your life safer! Keep reading to learn about some of the ways that… Read More


What Life Is Like With Cataracts

When you drive at night, do you see halos around lights? Have you been experiencing frequent vision changes in a short period of time? These are some of the signs and symptoms that you could have developed cataracts. Let’s learn more about cataracts and what life is like with cataracts. What are Cataracts? People develop… Read More


Why Does LASIK Save You Money?

When you think about a procedure like LASIK, what comes to mind? Maybe the fact that it’s a permanent procedure? Or that it costs quite a bit of money upfront to get? What you may not consider is that LASIK can actually save you money. Yeah, imagine that! How is this possible? Keep reading to… Read More


What Happens When You Have Cataracts?

Are you starting to see halos around lights when you drive at night? Do items that once looked whit now look yellow? These are signs that you may be developing cataracts. Keep reading for more information about what happens when you have cataracts! What are cataracts? People develop cataracts when the natural lens in the… Read More


7 Reasons You Should Get LASIK In The Winter

The new year is almost upon us and yes, winter has definitely hit Chicago! If you’ve ever thought about LASIK, you may have thought the best time to get it is in the summer. While there’s no “bad” time to get LASIK, why not get it in the winter instead? Not convinced? Keep reading to… Read More


What To Know About LASIK Before Having It

Are you counting down the days until you get LASIK? Have you started preparing for the procedure? Taking the time to prepare before your procedure will let you be relaxed. It is normal to be nervous and anxious before surgery, especially a procedure that’s on your eyes. LASIK has a high success rate, but there… Read More


Why Are My Eyes So Dry?

Do you have dry eyes? Have you been having trouble determining why your eyes are dry? Unfortunately, there are often many reasons that cause you to develop dry eye. You need to consider everything from environmental factors to your contact lenses. They can all affect how moist your eyes are. We experience dry eye when… Read More


LASIK eye surgery is a procedure that is designed to reduce your dependency on eyeglasses and contact lenses. Here at Chicago Cornea Consultants, our LASIK surgeons and eye doctors use the latest in laser vision correction technology to ensure each patient receives optimal results.
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As leaders in the field of ophthalmology, we were among the first in the area to offer the advanced Alcon LenSx laser platform for cataract surgery. This exciting new technology allows our skilled ophthalmologists to make incredibly precise modifications, enhancing the patient experience.
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Traditionally, presbyopia, which happens to all of us as we age, has always meant glasses for clear reading vision. It's a condition not even correctable by laser vision correction. Luckily, there is an option. Refractive lens exchange allows patients a clear alternative to reading glasses and is capable of reducing or eliminating presbyopia by using an advanced multifocal intraocular lens.
Refractive Lens Exchange
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Keratoconus describes a cornea that weakens as collagen fibers deteriorate, causing the cornea to adapt a cone-like shape. Keratoconus can cause blurred vision, light sensitivity, glares, and decreased night vision. In its early stages, keratoconus may be treated with the use of prescription glasses or contact lenses. Keratoconus is also one of the most common reasons for corneal transplant, and one of the most successful. Call any of our offices and ask to speak to the Vision Correction Surgical Coordinator, or use the contact form below.
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It's estimated that a million or more Americans have glaucoma and don't even know it. People with glaucoma often do not experience any symptoms until they begin losing their peripheral vision. One of the scariest things about glaucoma is that it usually has no symptoms in the early stages, earning glaucoma the name "silent thief of sight." Anyone can be at risk, so it's important to have your vision regularly examined.
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At Chicago Cornea Consultants, our doctors take great care in maintaining ocular health for our patients. However, a number of our patients voice concerns regarding soft lines and wrinkles around the eyes and other regions of the face. We have responded by introducing cosmetic procedures like BOTOX® Cosmetic through our Chicago practice.
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Dry eye can result from a lack of sufficient production of your own natural tears, with an inability to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. This can cause mild to severe discomfort including itching, stinging and burning. Dry eyes are a common concern in Chicago, and the experienced team of corneal specialists at Chicago Cornea Consultants have the latest advancements in technology to treat dry eye.
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Dry Eye
Contact lenses are medical devices which interact directly with the ocular surface of the eye. At Chicago Cornea Consultants, we provide exceptional care to ensure that you obtain the best possible vision with contact lenses that fit appropriately and maximize health benefits.
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