At ilumin, we feel incredibly lucky to be working in the field of Ophthalmology at a time when our research can be used to fine-tune the advancements our predecessors made before us! Take for instance, the delicate and intricate design of the contact lens.
We didn’t become Ophthalmologists by mistake or chance. The journey to earn the privilege of caring for your sight was deliberate, difficult, and required more than a decade of study and endless ongoing education. After achieving a bachelor’s degree or higher, we each attended at least 3 years of undergraduate school, and an additional 4 years of medical school. After receiving every diploma we could earn, we endured a grueling internship and residency, followed by intense licensing exams.
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.
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!
With a new school year right around the corner, you’re busy helping your kiddos wind down from summer and prepare to get back to the books. Between shopping for school supplies and planning carpooling schedules, it’s important to squeeze in an eye exam for your children. Children should have an eye exam every two years if they don’t need vision correction, and annually if they have glasses or contacts.
Fireworks are a fun tradition to celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang. But while thrilling to watch, fireworks can be major culprits of holiday mishaps.
The sun is shining, the bees are buzzing, and the flowers are in bloom: spring has officially sprung and summer is well within our sights. While the warmer temperatures and beautiful blossoms are a welcome change, these surefire signs of spring can also mean the onset of itchy, red, and watery eyes brought on by seasonal allergies.
Just when we think that the Nebraska winter is winding down, we are sacked with another round of heavy snowfall. If you and your family members are spending time in the bright, glaring snow, your eyes could be susceptible to a condition called snow blindness.