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How to care for contact lenses

By Stuart Sondheimer | November 30, 2020
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According to the Center of Disease Control, or the CDC, over 45 million people in the United States use contact lenses to correct their vision. However, without proper care and attention to these corrective lenses, patients can experience a host of issues including increased risk of infection and damage to their contacts or eyes. Below …

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When might I need cataract surgery?

By Stuart Sondheimer | November 30, 2020
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Cataracts are a common vision disorder that can occur, typically in senior patients. It is more commonly known for causing clouded vision that can eventually progress to the point that it impacts one’s daily life. At this point, patients might start talking to their eye physician about undergoing cataract surgery. But how do you know …

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Comprehensive eye care with Dr. Stuart Sondheimer

By Stuart Sondheimer | October 30, 2020
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At the practice of Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer, we take your eye health seriously. We understand that your vision is important to you and we offer a wide selection of treatments to help you in maintaining the clear and dependable vision you deserve. In doing so, we provide routine, comprehensive eye examinations for new and …

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Frequently asked questions about glaucoma

By henley.tabal | October 15, 2020
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Many conditions can impact one’s vision health, including that of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a serious eye disorder that can show no symptoms until the later stages. This makes it extremely important for patients to visit their eye doctor regularly for routine evaluations and screenings. Often, when patients notice vision loss, the condition has already progressed …

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What happens during vitreous floater surgery

By Stuart Sondheimer | September 30, 2020
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Over time, many patients will experience the development of “floaters” in their field of vision. Floaters are specks, strings, and other shapes that may appear when looking around. While these flecks are harmless, they can become severe, large, and interfere routinely with one’s vision, impacting their ability to read or drive. These specks are actually …

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What to expect with pterygium surgery

By Stuart Sondheimer | September 15, 2020
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Conditions such as pterygium of the eye, or “conjunctiva growths,” can be bothersome to patients, even though they are not harmful. Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer understands that many patients want to have this conjunctiva tissue overgrowth addressed with surgical interventions, especially if it is bothersome and interferes with one’s vision. What to expect with pterygium …

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Understanding LASIK

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | August 30, 2020

Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer and his team believe that everyone deserves to have clear vision to take in the world around them. However, patients in Skokie, IL who are struggling with daily contact lenses or prescription eyeglasses may be interested in learning about alternative solutions available to them. Many patients who are ready to enhance …

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What is laser vitreolysis?

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | July 30, 2020

While most “floaters” and strings that are visible in one’s field of vision are completely normal, there are times in which these particles in the vitreous gel may be extremely bothersome for patients. In situations such as this, these particles can be broken up by a laser to reduce and even eliminate floaters in your …

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Dry eye awareness month is in July!

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | July 15, 2020

The month of July is Dry Eye Awareness Month, which makes it the ideal time for Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer to educate patients on this condition. Dry eye is a condition that may be temporary or chronic, but either way, it can be uncomfortable and painful for those who experience it. Dry eye is commonly …

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Understanding refractive cataract surgery

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | June 30, 2020

Cataracts are a concern that can develop with age and cause patients to have cloudy, hazy vision. In the earlier stages, cataracts are often just a nuisance, though they can become larger and more prominent. Severe cataracts can impair one’s overall quality of life, causing them to be unable to read a book, drive a …

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