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Seasonal Allergies and Eye Care

Spring is on its way, bringing with it pollen, in all its allergy-inducing glory. If you’re sensitive to pollen, you’re probably already gearing up for a miserable couple of months, but it ...
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Eyewear Trends 2018

If you wear glasses, it can be fun to keep up with the latest eyewear trends, because the right eyewear can be an accessory that completes your signature style. Do you know what’s hot this year? ...
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Common Mistakes Wearing Contact Lenses

When it comes to wearing contact lenses, are you doing it right? When you first got your lenses, you were given information from your doctor about how to care for them. However, as time has gone on, ...
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Benefits of Various Lenses

If you wear glasses, do you wear the same lenses all the time? It may be time to rethink that. Advances in eyewear have created so many different options that it’s possible to find lenses that ...
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The Connection Between Eye Pressure and Open-Angle Glaucoma

The Connection Between Eye Pressure and Open-Angle Glaucoma Healthy eye pressure requires the constant release of aqueous humor through the trabecular meshwork. If your eye doctor in Chicago is ...
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Glaucoma 101

Glaucoma 101 Glaucoma is one of the most common causes of blindness in the world. Although there is no cure for glaucoma, when it is diagnosed and treated early, eye doctors can often slow or prevent ...
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Am I a Good Candidate for Visian ICL Lenses?

Am I a Good Candidate for Visian ICL Lenses? Visian ICL—Implantable Collamer Lenses—are FDA-approved to correct nearsightedness without the use of glasses and contacts. With a short ...
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Answering Common Questions About Dry Eye

Answering Common Questions About Dry Eye If you suffer from dry eye, then you know how uncomfortable and frustrating the condition can be. Fortunately, you don’t have to simply accept your ...
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Getting Lasik Surgery? How to Prepare

Getting Lasik Surgery? How to Prepare Prepping for any kind of surgery involves a number of steps, and Lasik surgery is no exception. In order to maximize the effectiveness of the procedure and make ...
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Keeping Your Eyes Healthy as You Age

Keeping Your Eyes Healthy as You Age Everyone would like to preserve their vision as much as possible as they age, but what steps can you take to do that? The good news is most of the things you can ...
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10 Foods for Healthy Eyes

10 Foods for Healthy Eyes Do you know what foods are healthy for your eyes? Chances are most of us have heard the sage old advice about eating carrots, but what other foods can you add to your diet to ...
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Just for Fun: Eye Tests

Just for Fun: Eye Tests Have you ever wondered if you have better vision than most people? Do you think we all see colors the same way? Can you pass an eye chart exam with no problem? Here, we at ...
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Protecting Your Vision from Glaucoma

Protecting Your Vision from Glaucoma Glaucoma refers to conditions that damage the optic nerve, and this problem can develop gradually and lead to blindness if not addressed. Also, because vision loss ...
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What Diabetic Patients Need to Know About Eye Care

What Diabetic Patients Need to Know About Eye Care To understand the importance of practicing good eye care in Chicago, diabetic patients can benefit from knowing how diabetes can increase their risk ...
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Why Choose Visian ICL Intraocular Lenses?

Why Choose Visian ICL Intraocular Lenses? If you’re tired of wearing contact lenses and eyeglasses, then your ophthalmologist in Chicago may recommend treatment with intraocular lenses. Keep ...
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A Quick Guide to Diabetic Eye Disease

A Quick Guide to Diabetic Eye Disease November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, and if you have diabetes, then there are several things that your ophthalmologist near Chicago would want you to ...
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What Are the Symptoms of Angle-Closure Glaucoma?

Has your ophthalmologist in Chicago informed you that you have a higher than normal risk for glaucoma? If so, then you may benefit from understanding the symptoms of one form of this condition, called ...
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Tips for Preventing Eye Injuries

As your ophthalmologist in Chicago will tell you, eye care comes down to more than just regular vision check-ups. October is Eye Injury Prevention Month, and there are plenty of steps you can take to ...
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Finding the Best IOL for You

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) allow many people with cataracts to see clearly again. If you’re considering speaking with your ophthalmologist in Chicago about the benefits of cataract surgery with ...
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Recognizing Household Eye Hazards

Good eye care and visits to your eye doctor in Chicago are important year-round. However, October is eye safety month, so now is a great time to learn what objects around your house may pose a threat ...
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Preserving Your Eyesight as You Age

September is Healthy Aging Month, and people of all ages and walks of life are invited to participate. After all, good health in your golden years starts with a commitment to preventive wellness ...
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Comparing Monofocal and Multifocal IOLs

Your options for cataract treatment in the Chicago area include monofocal and multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs). During cataract surgery, the eye doctor removes the cloudy natural lens of the eye ...
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Exploring Your Glaucoma Treatment Options

An optic nerve transmits impulses from each eye to the brain. This allows the information that enters the retinas to be interpreted by the brain. The optic nerve is essential for your clear, healthy ...
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Help Protect Your Vision with Regular Eye Exams

Just like physical exams and dental check-ups, eye exams from an ophthalmologist are an essential part of a complete preventive wellness plan. If it’s been longer than a year or two since ...
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What to Consider When Choosing Your IOLs

Millions of Americans suffer from poor eyesight due to cataracts, but many will enjoy restored vision after undergoing surgery for intraocular lenses or IOLs. If you’re planning to see an ...
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Hours of Operation

Office hours at Gerstein Eye Institute are by appointment only and may change week-to-week based on the surgeons schedule. However, in general, our hours are as follows:

  • Monday: 8 AM - 4 PM
  • Tuesday: 8 AM - 4 PM
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 8 AM - 4 PM
  • Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM
  • Saturday: 8 AM - 12 PM

The office closes daily from 12-1pm