Eye Care

People often take their eye care for granted, but it is very important to take preventive steps to take care of your eyes. Children and adults should get their eyes examined once a year for vision, and should be conscious of changes in eye sight as this can be an indicator of other health issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular disorders and cancer. Common infections or issues of the eye include conjunctivitis or “pink eye”, cataracts, color blindness and macular degeneration.

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By Dr. Shantan Reddy
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 100 million adults in the United States are prediabetic or diabetic. Both conditions are the result of higher than normal blood sugar levels, typically 100 mg/dL or higher. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes, you are at an increased risk of developing other health conditions including stroke, heart or kidney disease. When blood sugar levels remain elevated for an extended period of time, it can also affect the health of your eyes and lead to complications such as blurry vision and in some cases, blindness. While diabetes is a serious disease, you can manage your blood sugar with medications and by following a healthy lifestyle. Taking steps to keep your blood sugar levels within the recommended range, along with regular checkups with your primary care physician and an ophthalmologist, can minimize your risk of developing complications. Board-certified ophthalmologist, Shantan Reddy, MD, shares how diabetes can affect your vision and offers tips to maintain your eye health.

By Winston Rajendram, MD
Whether you’re taking a dip in the neighborhood pool or catching waves at the beach, practicing healthy swimming habits can keep you and your whole family safe this summer.

By Lisa Wohl, MD
Your eyes play an important role in your overall health, but are often overlooked until a problem occurs. Just like other parts of your body, when not properly cared for, your eyes can develop a variety of conditions including arthritis, cellulitis or sunburn. Board-certified ophthalmologist, Lisa Wohl, MD, shares some of the surprising conditions that can impact your eyes and what you can do to keep your eyes healthy.

By DuPage Medical Group Ophthalmology
Your body goes through many changes as you age, and your eyes are no exception. While the aging process is different for each person, many people experience similar changes with their vision and eye health.
Topics and Subtopics: Eye Care, General Health & Senior's Health

By Kathryn Winkler, MD
As we age, it is not uncommon for one or both eyelids to begin to sag, a condition called ptosis. In some cases the sagging is minimal, while other times it may become severe enough to impact your vision. DMG Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic physician, Dr. Winkler, shares what you should know about ptosis and when to seek medical care.
Topics and Subtopics: Eye Care & General Health

By DuPage Medical Group Ophthalmology
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health, Eye Care & General Health

By DuPage Medical Group Ophthalmology
As technology continues to become more integrated in everyday life, more information has emerged about the potential dangers of blue light. From vitamin supplements to smart phone filters and special lenses for eye glasses to protect against blue light damage, DMG Ophthalmologists break down the facts about blue lights and steps you can take to keep your eyes healthy.
Topics and Subtopics: Eye Care & General Health

By DuPage Medical Group Ophthalmology
Between cell phones, computers, TV's and tablets, technology is everywhere these days. Learn how to prevent digital eye strain.
Topics and Subtopics: Eye Care & General Health

By DuPage Medical Group Ophthalmology
Frequent trips to the swimming pool can leave you with red, dry, itchy eyes commonly referred to as "swimmer's eye". With a few simple steps you can make a HUGE impact on the comfort and health of your eyes this summer.
Topics and Subtopics: Eye Care

By DuPage Medical Group Ophthalmology
Did you know you have the ability to control the health of your eyes? Follow these simple tips to prevent blindness through early detection and preventative measures.
Topics and Subtopics: Eye Care

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