Spectrum Eye Institute provides hearing aid services. For more details call (815) 729-3777.
We offer Botox Cosmetic treatment, which is a simple non-surgical procedure, that smooths the deep, persistent lines between your brows and the corners of your eyelids (crow's feet). Ask one of our doctors if Botox Cosmetic is right for you.
For patients with diabetes mellitus, you are probably aware of your body's inability to use and store sugar, and how it can affect your health. You may become disoriented, tired or thirsty due to fluctuations in your blood sugar.
Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication associated with diabetes, and it the leading cause of blindness among working-age Americans.
Although diabetic retinopathy is not painful, it can severely damage your vision. Early forms of this disease are called non-proliferative or background retinopathy. If either of these lead to macular edema, you may have difficulty with up-close work (such as reading), or you may notice a gradual blurring. If the abnormal blood vessels bleed, then your vision may become spotty, hazy or disappear altogether.
General Eye Care
The professional and administrative staff at the Spectrum Eye Institute strive to provide our patients with the best in medical and surgical services. Our refractive surgeons work closely with your optometrist in a coordinated effort to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Glaucoma is a group of conditions in which optic nerve cells in the back of the eye die. This is usually due to excessive intraocular pressure inside the eye exerted by fluid known as aqueous humor. The function of these optic nerve cells is to transform the light entering the eye into electronic impulses for the brain to understand. As these cells slowly die, then some vision may be lost. High intraocular pressure is not always dangerous, however in susceptible individuals high pressure can begin to damage the optic nerve. Glaucoma is a painless disease that can cause permanent damage before ever noticing a difference in your vision. Glaucoma is a treatable disease but unfortunately at this time, there is no cure.
Pediatric Ophthalmology is a sub-specialty of ophthalmology concerned with diseases, visual development, and vision care in children.
Spectrum Eye Institute offers state-of-the-art testing to enhance the vision obtainable. Using the latest technology we can detect possible problems before you experience any loss of vision or discomfort.