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LASIK After 40

May 15, 2021

Many people dream of waking up without having to fumble around for glasses or hassle with contacts. Urgently searching for your glasses or putting on your contacts can feel frustrating.
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Eye Allergies and The Potential Effect On Ocular Health

Apr 11, 2021

Spring is a time of growth and renewal, making it what many consider to be the most beautiful season. Unfortunately, as flowers bloom, pollen counts rise, which can be an issue for those with seasonal allergies.
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Top Tips to Maintain Your Vision At All Ages

Mar 24, 2021

Protecting eye health is important at every age. At Wicker Park Eye Center, our ophthalmologists provide eye care services for patients of all ages, including children.
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LASIK vs PRK Laser Eye Surgery

Feb 16, 2021

Laser eye surgery can work wonders for correcting blurred vision. You may be interested in pursuing laser vision correction, but are unsure of which type is best for you. Wicker Park Eye Center has helped countless people in the greater Chicago, IL area
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Why Taking Care of Your Eyes During Winter Is Important

Jan 15, 2021

Winter can be a tough time on our bodies, so we bundle up to protect against the biting cold. But what about our eyes? More often than not, they remain exposed to the cold weather.
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Glaucoma vs Cataracts

Dec 24, 2020

Most people will eventually experience some degree of vision loss as the eyes change and weaken with age. Eye diseases also become more with advanced age. In fact, cataracts and glaucoma are the leading causes of blindness among those aged 65 and older.
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Eye Exams for Teens and Kids

Dec 15, 2020

It is never too early to start caring for your children’s vision. Eye exams for teens and kids are important because vision problems can often progress imperceptibly slowly.
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How Long Until I See Results After Cataract Surgery?

Oct 21, 2020

At Wicker Park Eye Center, our team often sees patients who are suffering from cataracts and need relief to improve their vision. With this condition, a cloudy area forms on the lens of the eye, causing blurry vision.
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Eight Home Remedies for Dry Eyes

Jun 19, 2020

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition characterized by dry, irritated, stinging eyes. Our doctors provide comprehensive dry eye treatment at Wicker Park Eye Center in Chicago, IL.
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Exercise After Cataract Surgery

May 24, 2020

Clouded or blurred vision can have a significant negative impact on quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can reduce or eliminate age-related vision problems.
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Which Eyedrops Work Best for Dry Eyes

Apr 08, 2020

Dry eyes occur when there is insufficient lubrication for your eyes. The resulting symptoms can leave the eyes feeling irritated, itchy, and inflamed. The eye doctors of Wicker Park Eye Center can treat your symptoms using minimally invasive procedures.
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When Can I Drive After LASIK?

Feb 03, 2020

LASIK surgery is the leading form of laser vision correction. LASIK reshapes the cornea to correct imperfections that cause nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. At Wicker Park Eye Center, we can perform pre-LASIK testing to let our Chicago, IL
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Is Cataract Surgery Performed on Both Eyes?

Nov 24, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)estimate that 20.5 million Americans have cataracts in one or both eyes. Thankfully, routine cataract surgery can restore vision and improve the overall quality of life.
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Four Factors that Affect the Cost of Cataract Surgery

May 14, 2019

Cataract surgery is an effective and highly successful treatment option for cataracts. During this procedure, surgeons can remove the clouded lens of the eye and replace it with an intraocular lens (IOL).
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Dry Eyes When Sleeping

Apr 28, 2019

If you suffer from chronic dry eye, you know that it’s more than just a little bit of itching and discomfort. Dry eye can make it extremely difficult to function normally, and if you suffer a flat up while driving or operating machinery,...
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Can Cataracts Interfere with Driving?

Feb 14, 2019

Cataracts are a collection of proteins that build upon the lens of the eye and create cloudy formations that interfere with a person’s vision. Cataracts are a progressive condition, so patients can often function with cataracts for many years.
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Dry Eye Statistics and Facts

Feb 04, 2019

Having dry, itchy eyes is never enjoyable. Sometimes it’s just a temporary issue, but some people suffer from frequent bouts of dry eye that require professional attention.
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Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes for Dry Eyes

Nov 13, 2018

If your eyes are dry, itchy, or irritated, they can negatively impact your vision and your well-being. Thankfully there are many at-home and professional dry eye treatment options out there, and we can help design a treatment plan just for you.
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History of Cataract Surgery

Oct 24, 2018

Cataracts are a common issue people face, particularly as they get older. An estimated 25 million Americans currently live with cataracts. Thankfully, cataract surgery is a safe, effective, and routine procedure that can restore vision quality.
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Cataract Statistics: Numbers and Figures

Sep 18, 2018

As people get older, their risk for various eye problems increases. This includes the formation of cataracts. Cataracts are one of the most common and easily treatable causes of age-related vision loss.
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