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Three Glasses Trends to Stay Up On This Season

By Millennium Park Eye Center
March 15, 2016
presciption glasses

It used to be that the last thing you would want to be dead wearing were your prescription glasses. However, with the rise of the hipster crowd and trendsetters alike, one of the greatest accessories that you can invest in are your eyeglasses. From oversized tortoise shell to lucite frames, this article will discuss some...  read more

Soft Vs Hard: Understanding the Different Types of Contact Lenses

By Millennium Park Eye Center
February 28, 2016
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There are three main ways that you can help to improve your vision: glasses, contacts, or corrective eye surgery. However, as one of the best ways to keep up with your appearance without having to undergo surgery, contact lenses are a must have. When it comes to choosing contact lenses you have a few options:...  read more

The Truth Behind Glaucoma Part 3: How Glaucoma Is Treated

By Millennium Park Eye Center
February 15, 2016

So far in our three-part blog series on glaucoma, we have addressed the different types of glaucoma and how glaucoma is caused. To wrap up our blog series, we are going to discuss the most important thing for you to know about glaucoma: how it is treated. Read on to learn more about how Millennium...  read more

The Truth Behind Glaucoma Part 2: How Is Glaucoma Caused?

By Millennium Park Eye Center
January 30, 2016

In part one of our three-part blog series, we discussed the three prominent kinds of glaucoma including open-angle glaucoma, normal tension glaucoma, angle closure glaucoma. Now that we are familiar with the different types of glaucoma, it’s important to know how it is caused. Genetics, fluid buildup, and pressure in the eyes are all contributory...  read more

The Truth Behind Glaucoma Part 1: The 3 Different Types of Glaucoma

By Millennium Park Eye Center
January 15, 2016

Nothing can be quite as complicated as your health. And as one of the most complex parts of your body, your eyes are equally as complicated. Glaucoma is an eye disease that can damage your optic nerve which can ultimately lead to permanent eye damage. And as one of the largest contributors to blindness among...  read more

5 Foods to Help With Your Vision

By Millennium Park Eye Center
December 15, 2015
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When you’re little, you learn that eating your fruits and vegetables will make you grow big and strong. However, as you grow up and gain your independence foods like McDonald’s cheeseburgers and sugared cereal tend to take precedence over those vitamin enriched foods. By aiding in not only a healthy body but healthy vision, the...  read more

Surf’s Up Dude: How to Get Rid of Surfer’s Eye

By Millennium Park Eye Center
November 15, 2015
Surfer’s Eye

Nothing can quite beat a morning of waking up and hitting the surf to get a few waves in before a busy day of work. And although surfing is a fun sport, sitting in the sun for an endless amount of time can wreak havoc on your vision causing a condition called pterygium or “surfer’s...  read more

Is That a Stye In Your Eye? What Is a Stye and How to Treat It

By Millennium Park Eye Center
October 15, 2015
Stye In Your Eye

Do you have a big date coming up or a work conference that you have to look presentable for? If so, you are going to want to look your best, and as something that can make you look a bit disheveled, a stye in your eye is something you will want to get taken care...  read more

The 411 Behind Pink Eye

By Millennium Park Eye Center
September 15, 2015
pink eye

Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is an eye infection that can be caused by allergies, a virus, bacteria, or overly dry eyes. Notorious for how contagious it is, if you think either you or a loved one have it, stay home and contact Millennium Park Eye Center right away. What Are the Symptoms? Most commonly, people...  read more

The Truth Behind Cataracts

By Millennium Park Eye Center
August 15, 2015

Have you ever looked at a cat or dog and noticed that their eyes look clouded over? If so, then you know what cataracts look like. And although cataracts can inflict animals, did you know that they are also the number one cause of blindness in people over the age of 40? By understanding what...  read more