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5 Ways to Prepare for an Eye Exam

By Millennium Park Eye Center
August 15, 2022
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Eye exams are important to maintaining good vision and keeping your eyes healthy. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your next eye exam: 1. Make sure you have a list of all the medications you're currently taking. This includes over-the-counter drugs and vitamins. Your doctor will need to know what you're taking to...  read more


5 Signs You Need Glasses Or Contact Lenses

By Millennium Park Eye Center
July 15, 2022
Man putting on his contact lenses in front of a mirror

Do you suffer from headaches and eye strain? Do you constantly squint? If so, you might need glasses. Headaches are a common symptom of eye fatigue, which makes it difficult for us to focus. Watery eyes and computer vision syndrome are other symptoms of eye strain. Weigh your symptoms to determine if you need glasses...  read more


How To Choose The Perfect Pair of Sunglasses

By Millennium Park Eye Center
June 15, 2022

A pair of sunglasses is more than just a fashion accessory. They play an important role in protecting your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Exposure to UV rays can cause eye problems, from minor discomfort to more serious conditions like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. That’s why it’s important to choose sunglasses that offer...  read more


What To Do if You Think You Have Conjunctivitis (And What Not To Do)

By Millennium Park Eye Center
May 15, 2022
Close-up of human's red eye.

There are lots of misconceptions about what causes conjunctivitis, which is more commonly referred to as pink eye. It’s a minor condition typically associated with affecting children and is known for being extremely contagious. There is some truth to both of those statements, but the reasoning behind why it happens is not as straightforward. The...  read more


Dealing with Dry Eye

By Millennium Park Eye Center
April 15, 2022
Guy dripping eye drops

Blinking is an involuntary function of our eyes, although we can, of course, blink when we want to, such as when trying to clear a speck of dust or maybe batting our eyes for dramatic effect. But blinking has a valuable role in eye health: every time you blink a clear film spreads across the...  read more


Questions About Cataracts

By Millennium Park Eye Center
March 15, 2022
Elderly woman working on computer at home

In our blog here at Millennium Park Eye Center, we’ve had numerous posts on cataracts. And why not? It’s estimated that 20 million people over the age of 40 in the U.S. have cataracts. Cataract surgery replacing the clouded natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens is one of the most common and most successful...  read more


What Do Polarized Sunglasses Do?

By Millennium Park Eye Center
February 14, 2022
Sunglasses by the pool

Although we don’t have an optical shop in our offices on Michigan Avenue, in past Millennium Park Eye Center blogs, we’ve discussed different options for buying new eyeglasses, everything from high-definition eyeglasses to matching your glasses to the shape of your face. What about “polarized” sunglasses? Patients often wonder what the benefit of polarization is...  read more


Melanoma in the Eye

By Millennium Park Eye Center
January 15, 2022
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Most people have heard of the most dangerous form of skin cancer — melanoma. Melanoma is a type of cancer that develops in the cells that produce melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its color. What is not commonly known is that your eyes also have melanin-producing cells and can develop melanoma. Eye melanoma,...  read more


Go Beyond Single Vision with Premium IOLs for Cataracts

By Millennium Park Eye Center
December 15, 2021
Upload: November 10, 2021

Cataract surgery is already the most successful surgery worldwide with a success rate of a mind-blowing 99 percent. That’s a great statistic since just about everyone gets cataracts — by the age of 65 over 90 percent of people have a cataract. This means the lens of their eye with the cataract is building proteins...  read more


What is Keratoconus?

By Millennium Park Eye Center
November 15, 2021
Upload: October 8, 2021

People have heard of most eye conditions, such as macular degeneration or glaucoma. But if you really want to stump people at a party ask them what “keratoconus” is. You’ll hear the sound of crickets. Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease where the person’s normally round cornea thins and then begins to bulge into a...  read more