EYE CONDITIONS 2017-05-11T12:53:04+00:00

More Information About Eye Conditions

At Village Eyecare, we believe it is important for our patients to understand the information we provide them with so they can make the best choices to maintain and improve their eye health. Below you will find videos and details about the most common eye conditions:

Why Are We The Best?

Quality eyewear and service is our utmost concern. For this reason we have installed our own finishing lab. Having our own lab enables us to manufacture your lenses to the exact specifications of your prescription.

The on site lab allows us to produce most single vision prescriptions the same day, depending on tint or coating options. Progressive lenses are custom ordered and will be typically completed in our lab in 1 or 2 days. In some cases next day service is available.

With the latest diagnostic equipment, we can detect eye problems sooner, resulting in more effective treatment.

Equipment and Advanced Testing

Corneal Topographer

Dry Eye Analyzer

Visual Field

Anterior Segment Camera

Retinal Fundus Camera

Digital Refraction Systems

Electronic Medical Records

OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)

Patient Education Videos

Village Eyecare understands the importance of immediate eye care when there are symptoms of sudden vision loss, pain, light sensitivity, discharge, redness, flashes of light, or floaters. These are signs that an immediate evaluation or consultation is necessary. Please call one of our offices University Village: 312.829.6173, South Loop: 312.663.4250, Hyde Park: 773.363.0202, or After Hours: 312.829.6173

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Refractive Errors

Refractive errors include myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism, they are very common and can usually be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lens. Read More >>

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Dry Eye

In people with dry eye, the eye produces fewer or less quality tears and is unable to keep its surface lubricated and comfortable. It is important to get treatment in order to prevent damage to the eyes.

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Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. Read More >>

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Amblyopia

Also known as Lazy Eye, is a condition where the eye itself looks normal, but it is not being used normally because the brain is favoring the other eye.

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Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a common condition that causes inflammation of the eyelids. The condition can be difficult to manage because it tends to recur. Read More >>

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Conjunctivitis “Pink Eye”

A disease that causes swelling, itching, burning, and redness of the protective membrane that lines the eyelids and covers exposed areas of the white of the eye.

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises. Read More >>

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Ocular Allergies

Allergies affecting the eye are fairly common usually related to pollen symptoms can include redness, itching, tearing, burning, stinging, and watery discharge.

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Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision needed for seeing objects clearly and completing daily tasks. Read More >>

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of diabetes. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness.

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Keratoconus

A progressive thinning of the cornea keratoconus is the most common corneal dystrophy in the U.S., affecting one in every 2000 Americans, it mostly effects teenagers and young adults. Read More >>

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Pterygium

A pinkish, triangular-shaped tissue growth on the cornea pterygiums are more common in sunny climates, and although unknown, many doctors believe they are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light.

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Cornea Abrasions

The cornea is the eye’s outermost layer. It is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye and can be damaged by direct contact from a foreign object or even dust. Read More >>

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Corneal Neovascularization

A corneal condition where oxygen deprivation and/or stress causes abnormal blood vessels to grow in the normally clear, translucent cornea.

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Retinal Detachment

The retina is a layer of tissue inside of the eye, that sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. If not promptly treated, retinal detachment can cause permanent vision loss.

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