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The Many Benefits of Optos Retinal Imaging Apr 19th, 2021

Staying on top of your eye health is crucial. In addition to taking certain steps like wearing sunglasses in bright areas or blue light glasses when looking at screens, you should be scheduling regular eye exams. Catching eye diseases in their early stages can make all the difference in treatment...

Why Omega-3s Matter When You Have Diabetes Mar 17th, 2021

When you have diabetes, many aspects of your everyday life call for close monitoring — including your blood sugar, heart health, kidney health, and foot health. But you may not have known that your eye health could be affected as well. If you have diabetes, you’re at risk of developing...

What Does It Mean to Have an Astigmatism? Feb 16th, 2021

If you’ve ever had an eye exam, you’ve likely heard the term “astigmatism.” You may have even been told that you have it. If you’re wondering what that term means and how it affects your vision, you’re in the right place. In this blog post, we go over what you...

Near and Farsighted? Consider Bifocal Contact Lenses Jan 13th, 2021

Being nearsighted and farsighted at the same time can be frustrating. Perhaps you’re not aware that you’re near and farsighted, and your single power lenses don’t allow you to see as clearly as you should be able to. Or maybe you currently have bifocal glasses, but want to make the...

5 Most Common Causes of Red Eyes Dec 1st, 2020

One of the leading eye issues in adults is red eyes, and it’s on the rise for children, too. You can easily identify when you have red eyes, as the sclera, or the white portion of your eye, becomes bloodshot or a reddish pink color. But what causes this condition?...

See More Clearly This Holiday Season With New Lenses Nov 1st, 2020

Have you had the same lenses for years now? Are you noticing your vision is blurry despite wearing your glasses or contacts? Your prescription may have changed over the years, and it may be time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rutkowski so you can see clearly in time for...

The Power of Optos Retinal Imaging Oct 1st, 2020

The gift of vision is often taken for granted. Yet having the ability to see and take in the beautiful world around us makes life that much sweeter. That’s one reason why taking care of your eyes and keeping track of your eye health is of the utmost importance. Scheduling...

7 Tips for Managing Dry Eyes This Fall Sep 2nd, 2020

Do you suffer from dry eyes? Having dry eyes is an uncomfortable and common condition that’s caused by inadequate lubrication of your eyes. Dry eyes can occur due to aging, certain medications, specific medical conditions, and environmental conditions. Thankfully, there’s help. Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates in Frankfort and Bourbonnais,...

Eyes Feeling Strained? Consider Blue Light Filtered Glasses Aug 4th, 2020

Screens have become a huge part of our lives. We use them to guide us, work, socialize, watch shows or movies, and make memories. They’re in our possession pretty much at all times, and if we’re awake, chances are, we’re looking at a screen. With people spending as many as...

Bifocal IOL Implants After Cataract Surgery Jul 8th, 2020

Living with cataracts deprives you of many simple joys in life: enjoying vibrant colors, seeing loved ones’ faces clearly, and taking late-night drives to clear your mind. Now that you’ve reclaimed those simple joys by undergoing cataract surgery, you may be curious about bifocal IOL implants. Those who have had...

Diabetes and Omega-3s: How Healthy Fats Can Help Jun 9th, 2020

Living with diabetes requires paying close attention to many aspects of your daily life. It’s common knowledge that people with diabetes need to monitor their blood sugar and keep their carbohydrate intake low. But did you know that diabetes can affect your eyes as well? One of the leading causes...

Bifocal Contacts vs. Glasses May 12th, 2020

When it comes to needing corrective lenses, we all have a preference between contacts and glasses. Whether you choose glasses for the sake of ease or fashion, or contacts because you don’t want anything to get in the way of others seeing your gorgeous eyes, we’ve got you covered. But...

Myths and Facts About LASIK Surgery Apr 28th, 2020

Most likely, you’ve heard about LASIK and know that it’s an operation that can help you to see better. But, you’ve also probably heard a lot of myths around the procedure.   Here at our offices in Frankfort and Bourbonnais, Illinois, Dr. Nicholas Rutkowski and our expert team are dedicated to...

How Astigmatism Changes Your Eye Health Needs Mar 17th, 2020

You may have heard of astigmatism, but you may not know what it exactly is. And when you consider that about 285 million people worldwide have a vision problem and that one-third of the population experiences astigmatism, it makes sense that you’d want to get your vision checked out by...

How to Prepare for a Diabetic Eye Exam Feb 25th, 2020

Did you know that about 9.4% of the population is diabetic? What’s worse is that diabetes can have a devastating effect on your vision. It doesn’t matter whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes because both involve changes to your circulation from high levels of blood sugar, which...

Lifestyle Tips to Cope With Chronic Dry Eye Jan 15th, 2020

You know the itchy, irritating feeling of dry eyes that results from long hours in the sun or staring at a screen. Typically, after a good night’s sleep, your dry eyes feel refreshed and lubricated. But sometimes dry eye persists, causing a chronic condition, especially for people 50 years and...