It was an exciting summer for us at Gailey! We officially opened our new Ottawa location at 4100 Veterans Drive in June. While we were sad to say goodbye to our former location in Downtown Ottawa, we’re excited to offer our patients and staff a brand new building with ample parking. Our new home is fresh from top to bottom. Stop in to peruse our awesome optical boutique or call to schedule your next eye exam today!Read More
Clear frames are all the rage right now and we highly recommend that you get your hands on a pair, stat! From celebrities, to college students, to business professionals, people all over the globe are donning these terrifically translucent trend-setters.Read More
To avoid a real-life Halloween horror story, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning the public against wearing costume contact lenses purchased without a prescription.Read More
On August 21, 2017, people across 11 states in the U.S. will have the rare and memorable opportunity to see a total solar eclipse, including residents of Illinois. Though a total eclipse will be visible only from southern Illinois, namely Carbondale and the surrounding area, those of us in central Illinois will still be able to see a partial eclipse.Read More
Are you ready for all the fun in the sun this summer? Make sure you protect your eyes in style! The sunglasses you choose will not only affect the way you look, they will actually impact the way you see!! Here are some cool options to consider as you purchase new sunglasses this season.Read More
If you're looking for unique glasses, something no one else has, we can help with that! Gailey is now offering the exclusive brands; KIO YAMATO and Maui Jim Ophthalmics.Read More
Floaters appear as black spots that can be semi-transparent or dark and appear to float in front of your vision.
Some people are born with floaters. For others, floaters occur with age, when the tiny pieces of the eye’s gel-like vitreous break loose within the inner back portion of the eye. When we are born and throughout our youth, the vitreous has a gel-like consistency. As we age, the vitreous begins to dissolve and liquefy to create a watery center.Read More
Here’s a look at how they’re different.
An optometrist is an eye doctor who has earned the Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Our optometrists at Gailey Eye Clinic examine eyes for both vision and health problems and correct refractive errors by prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses. They also participate in pre- and post-operative care if you have eye surgery performed by an ophthalmologist.Read More
There are many studies that show that consuming more fruits and vegetables may help protect against age-related eye problems.
Why not pack the essential vitamins and Omega 3 fatty acids that give your eyes the nutrition they need in to a delicious smoothie? Yes, please!Read More
March is National Eye Donor Month and we’d like to honor the thousands of eye donors and their families who have made the decision to give the gift of sight through tissue donation.
Eversight Illinois- Bloomington is central Illinois’ very own eye bank. It has carried on the mission of restoring sight in communities throughout central Illinois since its inception in 1952. Initially, the eye bank was named the Watson Gailey Foundation Eye Bank and was part of Mennonite Hospital. Now, many years later, the eye bank is part of a network of community eye banks called Eversight Illinois that provides the resources and expertise for eye tissue donation, transplantation, and research.Read More
Twitching eyes may not seem serious from a medical perspective, but they can be seriously annoying! Eye twitching is the involuntary, spontaneous contraction among the fine muscles of the eyelid. In most cases, minor eye twitching resolves as spontaneously as it began and isn’t associated with any disease. However, sometimes a twitching eye can last for weeks or even months.Read More
Cold weather is upon us. For those who wear glasses, nothing is more frustrating than having your eyeglasses fog up when you come in from the cold. Aside from the frustrations, foggy glasses are also potentially dangerous for those who work in jobs that require clear vision at all times. Here are a few solutions to help stay fog-free this winter:Read More
Treat your taste buds and your eyes with this delicious green bean casserole, one of the most requested holiday dishes! Fresh green beans are an excellent source of several vitamins that contribute to healthy eyes. Green beans may not show it, but they contain the same pigments that give vegetables their red, yellow and orange colors. These pigments are called carotenoids. They all function as antioxidants, which helps to reduce the risk of developing serious Age-Related Eye Disease.Read More
The end of the year is quickly approaching. Vision insurance benefits do expire! Do you have benefits left to use? A second pair of eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses, extra contact lenses, or eyewear that is specifically designed to fit your lifestyle might be within ready reach if you maximize your vision insurance coverage. Call Gailey Eye Clinic and let us check your benefits to ensure nothing is lost.Read More
No, carrots won’t give you X-ray vision or cure blindness, but the vitamins found in the vegetable can help promote overall eye health. Here’s one of our favorite ways to eat this yummy veggie that’s packed with vitamin A and lutein. Serve these tasty carrots with pork loin and rolls for a delicious meal that everyone will love!Read More
Everyone has heard, “Eat your carrots to have good eyesight!” Is there any truth to this statement or is it a bunch of baloney? Well, yes and no. Carrots won’t improve your visual acuity if you have less than perfect vision. A diet of carrots won’t give a blind person 20/20 vision. But, the vitamins found in the vegetable can help promote overall eye health. Carrots contain beta-carotene, a substance that the body converts to vitamin A, an important nutrient for eye health. An extreme lack of vitamin A can cause blindness. Vitamin A can prevent the formation of cataracts and macular degeneration, the world’s leading cause of blindness. However, if your vision problems aren’t related to vitamin A, your vision won’t change no matter how many carrots you eat.Read More
While mascara and eye shadow make your eyes stand out, they could harm your vision if you are not using them correctly. Eye injuries and infections from using makeup improperly happen all too often. Over time, bacteria and fungi can grow in your eye cosmetics that you don’t want to transfer to your eyes. Here are a few makeup tips to keep your eyes healthy:Read More
Gailey Eye Clinic marked its 75th Anniversary by holding a Community Outreach Event May 13th and 14th. During the event, four patients referred by the Community Health Care Clinic (CHCC) received free cataract surgery at Gailey’s state-of-the-art surgery center, Bloomington Eye Institute. An additional ten patients received free vision exams at Gailey’s Main Street location in Bloomington. Dr. Ara Aprahamian and Dr. Robert M. Lee, along with a team of medical technicians, nurses, anesthesiologists, and administrative staff donated their time and experience to provide the gift of sight to those in need.Read More
We only get one pair of eyes, so it’s important to take good care of them. What you eat can affect your vision as you age. Supplement your diet with Vitamin C, antioxidants, zinc, beta-carotene, and vitamin E to reduce the risk of developing serious Age-Related Eye Disease. Try out this Spinach Salad recipe – it’s a family favorite from a Gailey Eye Clinic employee with homemade dressing! Spinach and tomatoes are loaded with antioxidants and tomatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C.Read More
Interested in Laser Vision Correction (LVC), but not sure where to begin? Start here, at Gailey Eye Clinic’s newly designed, state-of-the-art Laser Vision Correction Suite! Not only are we proud to offer the latest, blade-free technology in LASIK, we are excited to perform iLASIK in our beautifully remodeled surgical suite that is sure to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. Our surgical suite includes the iDesign Advanced Wavescan Studio to map the exact landscape of the eye, the Intralase Femtosecond laser for bladeless flap creation, and the Advanced CustomVue laser to reshape the cornea. These components work together to ensure that you will achieve the best visual acuity possible from your procedure.Read More
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Gailey Eye Clinic would like to hear from you! We now offer patient satisfaction surveys. You may notice an email from email@example.com following your next appointment…that's us! By telling us about your experience, you help us improve and better serve our patients. We greatly appreciate your feedback!Read More
Gailey Eye Clinic is now 1 of only a handful of clinics in the United States with the iDesign Wavescan system! The same blade-free technology that NASA and the U.S. Military have approved for Laser Vision Correction on pilots and astronauts, professions highly dependent on excellent visual acuity, is now available to Gailey Eye Clinic patients in central Illinois. No two eyes are alike, not even one person’s two eyes. The iDesign allows us to capture the detailed map of each eye and translates this information into specific treatment instructions for each patient. Through the use of the iDesign, we may provide a broader range of vision correction. Also, its ability to map the surface of irregular corneas, greatly expands the number of patients that may qualify for Laser Vision Correction.
From pre-operative testing to post-operative care, our experienced team of surgeons and technicians provide personalized care like no other LASIK team in central Illinois. We are here to make you feel comfortable, relaxed, and answer any questions you have.Read More
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