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Myths and Facts About Contact Lenses Aug 8th, 2019

About 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control, which is a pretty clear indication of just how popular they are. Still, even though millions of people have embraced contact lenses to correct their vision problems, plenty of misconceptions...

How LASIK Works to Correct Your Vision Problems Jul 9th, 2019

More than 10 million people have had LASIK eye surgery since it first received FDA approval 20 years ago, according to information from WebMD, and about 700,000 people turn to LASIK every year to give them clearer vision without glasses. Although LASIK can be a great option for certain types...

Playing Sports This Summer? Don't Forget to Put On Your Protective Eyewear Jun 1st, 2019

Your eyes are invaluable to you. There’s no way to know what could happen when you step out onto the court or the field for your favorite sport. Every play can mean your eyes are put at risk. Unfortunately, damage to eyes is not often easy to reverse. And, in...

Here’s How to Tell if You Are Suffering from an Eye Emergency May 1st, 2019

Have you ever scratched your eye or splashed it with a chemical and wondered if you needed emergency care? A quick Google search may say to call your eye doctor, while another search may recommend flushing your eye with cool water. At Eye See Ravenswood, we understand the worry and...

4 Common Causes of Dry Eye and How You Can Find Relief Apr 1st, 2019

Having dry eyes can affect your life in many ways, from making your eyes more sensitive to light to causing redness and discomfort. Fortunately, finding relief from this condition is possible. Below are four of the most common causes of dry eye, along with some information about best treatment options. ...

Spring Allergies and Managing Your Itchy, Red Eyes Mar 6th, 2019

Spring is a time when the snow begins to melt, the sun starts to shine, and the flowers start to bloom, but for some people, it signals something completely different — the arrival of allergy season. Spring allergies can cause you to experience a number of different symptoms, ranging from...

Trouble Learning to Insert or Remove Contact Lenses? Follows These 6 Expert Tips Feb 6th, 2019

Wearing contacts gives you great freedom over glasses, but for many, the struggle and frustration of learning how to insert and remove contact lenses is too much. Here’s your expert guide to worry-free contact wear, complete with troubleshooting for common contact-wearing problems. 1. How to remove a contact lens that...

The Importance of Wearing Sunglasses Year Round Jan 15th, 2019

If you're like most people, you know it's important to apply sunscreen every time you go outside to reduce your risk of skin damage and cancer from ultraviolet light. But, it’s equally important to protect your eyes against UV rays each time you go outside, not just when the sun...

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Glasses for Your Face Dec 13th, 2018

If you’ve never considered your face shape before, selecting new eyeglass frames is definitely the time to do so. Our knowledgeable optometry team at Eye See Ravenswood in the Ravenswood area of Chicago, IL wants you to love everything about your new glasses — from state-of-the-art vision correction to an...