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2014 Blog Posts of Gerstein Eye Institute

Different Types of Cataracts

Cataracts develop with age and create cloudiness over the lens of the eye. Before you can get custom cataract surgery to improve your vision, you have to have a better understanding of the different ...
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Gerstein Wants to Hear From You!

Hey we're always excited to hear from our happy patients and customers! If you've had a positive experience with Gerstein Eye Institute then review us on our Google Plus page!
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How LASIK Works

Have you heard of LASIK eye surgery? This procedure becomes more popular every year, allowing patients with a variety of vision problems to enjoy clearer and brighter vision without the use of ...
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Understanding the Basics of Cataracts

How often do you visit a vision center ? Scheduling regular appointments with your ophthalmologist can help you protect your vision and eye health. These appointments can also help you learn how to ...
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Boosting Your Vision: Comparing LASIK and ICL [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you tired of fumbling with glasses and contact lenses every day just so you can see clearly? Do you wish you could wake up in the morning with crystal clear vision? If so, it might be time to ...
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Meet Dr. Melvyn A. Gerstein

This medical expert has the tools and knowledge to spot signs of problems and offer advice for protecting your eyes as you get older. Finding the right ophthalmologist is essential for creating the ...
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What Are the Benefits of LASIK?

Over 20 million people have corrected their vision problems with the help of LASIK eye surgery. Visiting an eye care center in Chicago is the first step to take when determining if LASIK is right for ...
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Signs LASIK Isn't Right for You

Not everyone is a good candidate for this eye surgery, though. If you can relate to any of the following, you might have to talk to your eye doctor about some alternative options that can help with ...
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What Is Custom Cataract Surgery?

Although there is no way to treat a cataract, custom cataract surgery is an effective way to eliminate the cloudy lens and replace it with an intraocular lens. If cataracts are making it difficult to ...
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Preparing for Cataract Surgery

Many people develop cataracts at some stage of their life. Cataracts cause lenses to get cloudy, which makes it more difficult to see. Most people with cataracts are older, but even younger patients ...
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Type of Work Involved in Ophthalmology

An ophthalmologist works across a few different platforms to try to prevent, diagnose, and treat eye disorders to help their patients maintain the best vision. Some eye doctors are more involved in ...
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How Often Do You Need New Prescription Glasses?

If you want to get the best vision, it is important to get new glasses when your prescription changes. Use this guide to determine when you should schedule an eye exam with your ophthalmologist to see ...
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Understanding the Cataract Treatment Options

Thanks to new advancements in ocular technology, a cataract diagnosis does not have to be bad news. If your eye doctor has told you that you have cataracts, keep reading to learn more about the ...
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We Want to Hear From You!

If you've had a positive experience with our Eye Clinic then we'd love to hear about it on our Google Plus page.
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How Cataracts Affect Your Vision

A cataract is a clouding of the lens that can cause blurry vision. This condition is commonly related to age, but it can happen earlier in life. If your eye doctor tells you that you have cataracts, ...
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An Overview of LASIK Eye Surgery

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, LASIK eye surgery could fix your vision issues to free you from the burden of corrective lenses. Keep reading for an overview of the procedure and how it can ...
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Benefits of Intraocular Lenses

If you are one of the many people who rely on glasses or contact lenses in order to see clearly, you may have resigned yourself to the fact that you will always need these assistive aids. You may have ...
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Why LASIK Is the Leading Laser Vision Correction Procedure

Do you rely on contact lenses or glasses in order to see clearly throughout your day? Do you wish you could wake up in the morning and see without having to reach for your glasses first? If so, it ...
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Choosing Protective Sunglasses

You probably know that the sun's rays can damage your skin and even lead to skin cancer, but did you know that exposure to UV rays can also be dangerous for your eyes? Watch this video to learn ...
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Adult Risk Factors for Cataracts

It's easy to take your good vision for granted, but if something should go wrong, it could change your entire life. If you have not visited an eye doctor in Chicago recently, it's time to make ...
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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