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 Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is the loss of central vision due to damage to the macula, a part of the retina located on the back layer of the eye that affects the center of the visual field.

Macular degeneration is one of the biggest causes of vision loss in adults over 50. Common symptoms include gradually blurred vision, seeing less vivid colors, and obstruction in the center of vision. While peripheral vision can remain intact, macular degeneration can make daily activities difficult, such as reading or recognizing people’s faces.

Macular degeneration can be atrophic (dry) or exudative (wet). The dry form of macular degeneration is more common and has no medical or surgical treatment. It occurs when debris collects between the retina and the choroid, which can cause scarring of the retina.

The wet form is less common, but more dangerous. It occurs when blood vessels grow from behind the choroid, which can leak. This form of macular degeneration can be treated with laser coagulation and medication if diagnosed early.

Macular Degeneration Treatment

If you are experiencing signs of macular degeneration, call us at 630-553-6166 today or click below to schedule an eye exam and consultation. Early detection and treatment are vital to managing vision loss.