It happens every year, and yet it always seems to sneak up out of nowhere. February 14th looms, and you haven’t prepared your annual sacrifice of a stuffed bear with a box of candy to prove your love. It’s too late to get a reservation anywhere “nice”. A bouquet of roses is a classic idea, but flowers die in a week and the markup is astronomical for the month of February. If you want to surprise your Valentine, you might just have to think outside of the heart-shaped box.
This is the time of year when we all take a long hard look at our health, our habits, and our hopes for the coming year and set tangible goals to improve before the ball drops again next year.
At ilumin, we are always striving to advance causes that help our community to see more of the world in new, clearer, and more vibrant ways. While ilumin does this literally, The Omaha Public Library has been doing this figuratively in Omaha for generations through literature. Sea voyages to space adventures, animal studies to psychology, the library lets the cosmos be seen by all in our community.
It’s not the color of your eyes that matters, it’s what you do with them! Autumn in Nebraska is a veritable visual ambrosia, with sites and stimulations for every occasion. From falling leaves to people watching, ilumin has compiled a list of local places for you to feast your eyes on!
The daytime sky is about to switch off for a moment. The temperature will drop suddenly (but pleasantly). A few stars may even be visible in the middle of the day.
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?