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What Your Eye Health Reveals About Your Overall Health Mar 2nd, 2020

There’s no overstating the importance of your eyes, which means eye care is essential in your overall health. Prevention and early diagnosis of abnormalities and eye diseases are vital to avoiding serious problems later.  That’s why Dr. Andrea J. Stein of Eye See Ravenswood in Chicago provides thorough eye exams...

Contacts or Glasses? Tips for Switching Between Them Feb 5th, 2020

Switching from contacts to glasses, from glasses to contacts, or alternating between them on a regular basis is much more common than most people realize. In fact, an article for Catalogs.com states that switching back and forth regularly can help you in a number of ways — from preventing issues...

The Most Common Eye Emergencies (and What You Should Do to Treat Them) Jan 1st, 2020

The risk of an eye accident is always present. A little splash of some chemicals or a small piece of debris can quickly cause an eye emergency situation. There are many ways you can accidentally damage your eye, and that’s why it’s so important to know what to expect and...

Winter Triggers Allergies Too: How to Winterize Your Eyes Dec 2nd, 2019

Most of us see winter as the time for warm, cozy fires and hot cocoa. But for millions of patients with eye allergies, winter is an endless barrage of irritating symptoms. Dr. Andrea J. Stein of Eye See Ravenswood knows how difficult winter eye allergies can be. That’s why she...

What Your Optometrist Can Detect About Your Eye Health Nov 1st, 2019

It’s been said that the “eyes are the windows to the soul.” They also offer a valuable look into your body’s overall state of health, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  At Eye See Ravenswood, Andrea J. Stein, OD, helps prevent, diagnose and treat any eye issues that may...

Tips for Adjusting to Life With Glasses Oct 1st, 2019

When given the right prescription, eyeglasses can let you see clearly and accurately despite having a vision problem. While you can look forward to normal vision and say goodbye to squinting, blurry vision, and eye strain, your initial experience with new glasses may be less than perfect. Your eyes will...

Why You Should Never Skip Your Annual Eye Exam Sep 1st, 2019

Good vision is critical for just about anything we do. And when our eyes are “working” the way we need them — providing us with clear, crisp vision, day in and day out — we don’t give them a lot of thought. Even if we wear contact lenses or glasses,...

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...