Dear valued patients,

 

Per CDC recommendations and in the best interest of our patients we have postponed all routine eye care for the next 14 days. If it has not already been rescheduled, we will be calling you. Given the expected demand for post-quarantine care we recommend you schedule now if you are able.

 

Urgent issues are still being addressed, please call us at 630-553-6166 if you have an issue that needs to be addressed, this number is monitored 24 hours a day.

 

Medication, contact lens, and eyeglasses are being refilled and delivered. If you need any of these things please call us at the above number during business hours and press 5 for medication concerns, 4 for glasses and contacts.

 

Existing patients, if you have broken your glasses or run out of contacts please reach out, issues can often be addressed based on information from your previous visit.

 

Delivery of materials is available curbside, to contact us for curb-side pickups please call (630) 538-6571 (only monitored during open hours).

 

Business hours are currently modified to Monday – Friday 10am-3pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Given the constantly changing nature of the situation, we strongly encourage you to call the clinic before driving.

 

We thank you for your understanding in this difficult time, and due to the fluidity of the situation we will continue to provide up to date information via our website.

 

Stay Healthy,

The Brenart Eye Clinic Team

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.