We often get approached by patients seeking a second opinion on what to do with their child who’s prescription is getting worse and worse every single year. Myopia or nearsightedness - as some people call it - is an epidemic these days because of extended computer use. The average adolescent spends 6 hours a day or more looking at screens - which is a lot more than our forefathers did. Because of this, by 2040, which isn’t too far away from now, half the world's population will be nearsighted. There are lots of wonderful nearsighted opportunities to halt the progression and use the latest treatment technologies to help this epidemic.
The eyes exams at our location are comprehensive. A comprehensive eye exam checks for visual acuity as well as other concerns. We check for the presence of or the risk of diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes retinopathy, and cataracts. Also, we assess for dry eye and offer tips and prevention. Our staff will check to see how the eyes work together, and they will suggest treatment. We assess lifestyle choices that could affect your vision, such as blue light use and offer risk reduction tips. Visit our eye exams page to learn more.
Factors resulting in dry eye include a disruption in normal tear production due to MGD, extended exposure to digital screens, health problems, allergies, or reduced production of tears. Symptoms of dry eye include severely itching eye, burning eyes, gritty eyes, crusty eyes, or tired eyes. Call our eye care clinic today to speak with someone about dry eye treatment options. Visit our dry eye page to learn more.
At our eye care clinic, we offer contact lens fittings that are unique to each patient. A variety of contact lenses are available, and we will help you find the right fit for you. Our eye care clinic in Long Grove offers a wide variety of custom lenses as well such as Ortho-K lenses to treat Myopia and Scleral contact lenses for Keratoconus. Ultimately, our goal to find the most comfortable fit for you. Visit our contact lens page to learn more.
We feel that detection of childhood vision issues needs to be discovered and treated right away. Our optometrists are trained to fully exam the eye of youth, and they are committed to serving children to the best of their ability. Our optometrists provide vision exams for infants, preschool, and school-aged children. Taking into considerations children with special needs, our staff is trained in using the latest and best technology and testing procedures available to them. Screenings include:
- amblyopia (lazy eye)
- strabismus (misalignment)
- convergence insufficiency (inability to maintain eye alignment when viewing near objects)
- focusing ability, depth perception, color vision
- anterior and eyelid health.
- myopia (nearsighted) and assessing the need for myopia control.
Your child will receive specialized, personal care in a warm and kid-friendly environment. Visit our pediatric eye exams.page to learn more.
In the case of an eye emergency, you should be evaluated by the optometrist or the emergency room. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to treat an eye emergency. Contact the staff as soon as possible if you experience any of the following:
- Foreign objects in the eye-either large or small
- Swelling of one or both eyes or bulging
- Eye trauma
- New flashers or floaters
- Non-Uniform Pupils
- Eye infection
- Light sensitivity
- Discharge from eye
- Blood in the sclera (white) of the eye
- Pain in eyes
- Bruising around eye
- Severe burning itching, or stinging in the eye
- Lost or broken contact lenses or eyewear
- Bleeding from eye
- Vision loss or double vision
- Chemical spills.
- New or severe headaches.
Our office offers options for blue light protection. Blue light can cause different forms of damage to the eyes because of the glow from electronics. The pixelated images on the screens that make it difficult for our eyes to focus without eye strain. Ask our well-trained staff what options are available for blue light protection. Click here to learn more about blue light eye protection. Visit our blue light protection page to learn more.
We offer a wide variety of eyewear that are a fit for any personality, face shape, desired look, or desired style. Besides the best and most sought-after designers, we offer a wide variety of options to fit every budget. Our knowledgeable staff is here to help you in any way they can. Visit our eyewear page to learn more.
You will find a wide variety of glasses and accessories in brands, such as Tom Ford, Silhouette, Prodesign, Bevel, MODO, Kate Spade, Ted Baker, Liz Claiborne, Nine West, Maui Jim, Carrera, and Nike. Stop by our optical to get a great pair of designer frames for you or your child.
- Monday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed