Friedrichs Eye Care and Updates

Eye Safety for Hunting Season

January 22nd, 2018

This fall, many hunters will be hitting the woods for their shot and bagging the perfect target. And while they may gather a collection of camouflage jackets, pants, boots, hats, and gloves, one item that seems to be greatly overlooked is protective eyewear. Before you head out to the woods this season, make sure to…Read More…

Healthy Eating This Holiday Season

January 22nd, 2018

Last year, 21.4% of all New Year’s resolutions were to eat healthier and/or lose weight. Ironically, the holiday just a few days prior to the dawn of 2018 will be one that includes indulging in large amounts of cookies, candies, and eggnog. Start planning for that 2018 weight loss by starting healthier habits during the…Read More…

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January 22nd, 2018

According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, nearly 3 million people in the United States currently have glaucoma. Glaucoma is also called, “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms, and once the vision is lost, it’s permanent. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness, and is more prevalent among African American and…Read More…

Halloween Eye Safety

October 17th, 2017

Halloween is one of America’s favorite holidays. There’s just something so fun about dressing up as whatever or whomever you want and seeing who can collect the most candy. But no matter what how old you are, there are always certain safety precautions you should take when it comes to eye safety on Halloween. Read…Read More…

Travel with a Spare Pair

March 02nd, 2017

Spring break is just around the corner and summer will soon be booked with weekend getaways. You look forward to vacations as an opportunity to have fun and relax with friends and family. You rarely daydream about your glasses becoming lost or broken and putting a damper on your itinerary. Being prepared ensures you will…Read More…

Halloween Eye Safety

October 31st, 2016

Witches, warlocks, goblins – oh my! While dressing up for Halloween should be fun, there are occasions when your spooky costume can turn into a scary situation. Each Halloween, there are hundreds of trips to emergency rooms across the country due to costume related injuries. How can you prevent your Halloween from turning into a…Read More…

Children’s Eye Health and Safety

October 14th, 2016

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. It is also the time of year when kids are going back to school. Friedrichs Eye recommends that you add eye screenings to your children’s back-to-school routine along with their other required doctor visits for school physicals and immunizations. If this is your child’s first year of…Read More…

Are Contact Lenses for You?

October 14th, 2016

If you find glasses distracting or don’t like the way they look or feel on your face, then contact lenses may be for you. When worn correctly, contact lenses look and feel natural. They also correct many of the same types of vision problems that glasses do including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism (blurred vision for both…Read More…

Nutrition and Eye Health

October 14th, 2016

Good diet and exercise go a long way in maintaining a healthy body. Just like your primary care doctor might suggest some heart-healthy foods, we’re here to offer some insight on eye-healthy foods. You may be surprised to learn that your eyes benefit from many of the same foods that the rest of your body does.…Read More…

Eye Screening Requirement for First-Year Illinois Students

October 14th, 2016

Eye screenings for students aren’t just recommended – they’re required. The State of Illinois requires parents to have their child’s eyes screened by an optometrist or ophthalmologist before their first year of school. The eye screening must be performed within the period one year before the first day of school through October 15 of the child’s first school…Read More…

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