Starting Monday, June 1st, our office will be open for routine care including eye exams and optical services. Per the Governor’s Executive order, you must wear a mask or face covering when you are in public and will need to have one on when entering our office. Prior to check-in, a member of our team will take your temperature, and ask you a series of COVID-19 questions adapted from the CDC. Please note, that guests or family members are asked to stay in their vehicles to further our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our staff and patients.

 

As always, we are available for emergency care 24/7.

 

If you need to reschedule your appointment or have further questions, please contact us at (630) 553-6166.

 

Curbside pick-up is still available during office hours at (630) 538-6571. Walk-ins welcome for Optical services.

 

We are currently not accepting cash payments in the office. Check, Credit, or Debit only.

 

Please visit our COVID-19 page for more detailed information and current hours of operation.

WHAT IS DIABETIC RETINOPATHY?

Diabetes can affect your health in many different ways, including your visual health. Diabetic Retinopathy, a retinal disease involving the eye’s blood vessels, is one, primary example.

Diabetic Retinopathy begins when blood vessels along the retina grow weak. As a result, blood leaks from the vessels, causing blurry vision. In an attempt to compensate, your body will create new blood vessels. However, these vessels often prove to be weak as well, and cause even more blood leakage in the eye. In time, scar tissue may form, prompting the retina to move away from the eye and leading to legal blindness.

Without treatment, Diabetic Retinopathy can worsen, especially when diabetes are not under control. In fact, Diabetic Retinopathy can affect the eyes long before symptoms are experienced. For this reason, if you have diabetes, it is essential to have your eyes checked regularly.

Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy

If you have diabetes and would like to have your eyes examined, contact us today at 630-553-6166 or schedule your appointment via our online scheduler.