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Comprehensive eye care solutions with Dr. Stuart Sondheimer

By Stuart Sondheimer | April 30, 2021

Your eyes allow you to see and interact with the world around you. When problems arise, it can significantly impair your vision and reduce your overall quality of life. With routine and comprehensive eye care solutions, you can maintain healthy eyes and reduce your risk of future problems. Some conditions, such as glaucoma, can be …

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What to expect from cataract surgery

By Stuart Sondheimer | April 15, 2021
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If you are noticing increasingly clouded vision, you may be dealing with a condition known as cataracts. Cataracts is best described as an eye disorder that causes the clouding of the lenses in the eyes. When cataracts develop, they can cause the image cast on the retina to become clouded and causing patients to notice …

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Understanding PRK

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | March 30, 2021
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Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer is an eye doctor in the area of Skokie, IL who is pleased to provide a wide range of services when it comes to the vision health of his patients. New and established patients who are dealing with refractive errors such as astigmatism, farsightedness, or nearsightedness who want to avoid the …

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How laser vitreolysis can eliminate floaters in your field of vision

By Stuart Sondheimer MD | March 15, 2021
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Patients who notice spots or “floaters” in their field of vision may wonder if they are a sign of a bigger problem. In rare instances, these squiggles, rings, or whips may be a sign of an issue that requires further evaluation, but for most, these imperfections in the vision field are often harmless. However, they …

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What is pterygium surgery?

By Stuart Sondheimer | January 30, 2021
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Patients who spend a considerable amount of time outdoors may be at risk of developing a host of problems with their eye health. One condition that can often develop is that of pterygium. Pterygium is the formation of a fleshy, pink tissue on the white portion of the eye. This web-like tissue is often relatively …

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Learn about refractive cataract surgery, or LASIK

By Stuart Sondheimer | January 15, 2021
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Patients who want to be free from eyeglasses and contacts will often find that refractive eye surgeries such as LASIK are their most reliable option. LASIK is a common procedure performed to help patients improve their vision and stop relying on prescription eyewear to see properly. The procedure is incredibly popular because it allows patients …

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What are monofocal IOLs?

By Stuart Sondheimer | December 30, 2020
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Cataracts are the clouding of the eye lens which can impair one’s vision. Cataracts block light from getting to the back of the eye to see clearly, causing patients to become frustrated in day-to-day activities such as driving and reading. When cataracts become more severe, it is always a good idea to work with a …

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Treating eye floaters effectively with laser vitreolysis

By Stuart Sondheimer | December 15, 2020
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Patients who notice spots and lines across their vision may be dealing with a condition known as eye “floaters.” Inside of the eye is a gel called the vitreous. This fluid fills the eye. For some patients, protein fibers called collagen within this gel-like substance can clump together and cause shadows onto the field of …

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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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