America’s favorite summer holiday is approaching—which means the night sky is about to erupt in a bouquet of light, coast to coast. Spectacular stuff. But also hazardous if the right precautions aren’t taken.
Nebraska is gorgeous. In the summertime, our colorful sunsets resemble masterpieces by Monet, our sandhills offer a deep, verdant shade of green, and our fields of grain stretch to the horizon like golden oceans. Isn’t all of that beauty worth seeing as clearly as possible?
Our branding agency, SecretPenguin, recently called the ilumin office, wanting to schedule eye exams for their entire team. A few of them hadn’t been to the eye doctor in quite a while, and they wanted to experience firsthand what we’ve been telling them about our practice. We’ll turn it over to them now, so they can tell you about it in their own words.
As 3D movies become increasingly popular – with more being released all the time – one study shows this film medium could be a good indicator of vision issues among people of all ages. After watching a 3D movie, check for the following three simple signs to see if you have an issue to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist.
School’s out, the weather’s hot, and you’re ready to hit the pool. As you race out the door, you run back for your sunscreen but what else did you forget? Studies show that exposure to bright sunlight not only increases the risk of skin cancer but may also increase the risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration, and cancerous growths on the eye.
Spring is in the air - and it’s not the only thing. As temperatures rise and flowers bloom, seasonal allergies are in full effect, leaving you frustrated and uncomfortable. The sudden influx of springtime pollen causes your body’s immune system to overreact to the allergen and thus, flood the eyes with disease-fighting cells. Aside from the sneezing and sniffling, you may experience blurred vision and sensitive skin due to swollen, itchy, and watery eyes. So what can you do to treat and prevent these pesky allergens?
Unfamiliar words can be scary words, especially when they’re referring to an exam dealing with your eyesight. We’ve compiled a list of seven common assessments completed during an eye exam so there are no surprises when you visit us at ilumin. Please note that, in some cases, the following tests may be performed by trained technicians who report findings to the doctor before he/she sees you.
Contact lenses are a wonderful alternative to glasses for many people, and are especially popular among teenagers and young adults.
As January winds down, we at ilumin want you to know that January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Have you had your eyes checked for it recently? If not, you should.
Winter snow can be a beautiful sight for our eyes, but the cold weather can also cause many extra vision complications. Protect your eyes and keep them healthy this season with these tips for avoiding these wintertime eye issues:
As you’re reading this, if you notice a tiny fleck or string-like object that appears in your sight and doesn’t seem to go away, don’t worry. Your vision is probably just fine.
One of our patients found time yesterday to come into ilumin for an eye appointment -- on her 107th birthday!