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

Treatments

Atropine drop treatment

Atropine drops in high concentrations are used to dilate the pupils (black opening in the front part of the eye). Research has shown that a very low concentration of atropine (0.05%) slows the progression of nearsightedness without increasing the pupil size or decreasing near vision dramatically.

Daytime Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses

Multifocal soft contact lenses are worn in the daytime and removed before sleep. They not only correct for distance vision, but intermediate and near vision as well. By adjusting how the eyes focus at all distances, research has shown that this method can slow the progression of eye elongation. Elongation of the eye is what leads to Myopia.
It is always important to maintain consistent and proper care of your contact lenses. You must dispose of these lenses as directed, using a clean contact lens case and new solution. Remember to not sleep in these contact lens at any time.

Day time multifocal glasses

Much like the soft multifocal contact lenses, multifocal glasses correct for near, intermediate, and distance vision. The correction of focus at all distances has been shown to slow the progression of myopia by decreasing the rate of eye elongation. Glasses may be worn on a part-time or full-time basis.

Orthokeratology using nighttime Paragon Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) lenses

Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is a non-surgical procedure that involves the wearing of a series of specially designed rigid contact lenses overnight to reshape the curvature of the cornea over time (corneal “molding”). During the daytime, contacts or glasses do not need to be worn. The results are not permanent, requiring retainer contact lenses to be periodically used overnight to maintain vision improvements.

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