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Services and Specialties

Comprehensive Eye Exam

State of the Art Exams

The doctors at Illinois Eye Care Centers and Image Optics are on the forefront of eye care treatment. Patients enjoy state of the art examination and precise prescription fills through,

  • Long term experience & academic participation
  • Cutting edge technology
  • Personalized service and consultation

Approach for Visual Problems and Eye Disease
The Doctors, opticians and staff are dedicated to providing the best in both visual and eye health. Our doctors provide thorough eye examinations for the early detection and treatment of visual problems and eye disease.

Common conditions that can affect the eyes are:

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease and Stroke
  • Neurological conditions
  • Autoimmune disorders

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Specialty Contact Lenses

Our doctors specialize in all forms of contact lenses, particularly difficult-to-fit contacts. We provide state of the art technology when it comes to fitting for bifocals, mono-vision, astigmatism, and dry eye specialty lenses.

Our goal is to fit our patients with the most comfortable, suitable lens to meet his or her daily needs.

Specialty contact lenses we carry and specialize in fitting include:

  • Soft disposable
  • Astigmatism
  • Dry Eye
  • Bifocal
  • Monovision
  • Colored lenses
  • Gas permeable
  • Keratoconus

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Disease of the Eye

The doctors at Image Optics and Illinois Eye Care Centers encourage regular comprehensive examinations. This allows them to see changes within the eye that can be indicative of longer term or more serious health matters.

We take pride in our close working relationship with other doctors and surgeons in the area and stay abreast of continued advances within the eye care field.

Eye conditions that our doctors work extensively to manage include:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Eye infections & allergies
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Ocular Diabetes and Hypertension
  • Corneal conditions
  • Neurological conditions

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Corneal Refractive Therapy

Proven Results
Paragon CRT is a specially designed therapeutic contact lens that gently and temporarily reshapes the cornea while you sleep.

Through intense research and clinical testing, Paragon CRT has been proven both safe and effective for patient of all ages when worn during sleeping hours, earning this therapy FDA approval for nighttime use.

The result for you is great vision 24 hours a day – without the lenses during waking hours and while they’re in at night – with correction of myopia (nearsightedness) and myopia with astigmatism.

The convenience you’ve been looking for.

  • No more torn lenses.
  • No more broken frames.
  • No more discomfort from dry eyes.

No glasses…
No Daytime Contacts…
No Surgery…
Just Great Vision!

Courtesy of Paragon CRT.

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OCT – Optical Coherence Tomography


With OCT, each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen, allowing our doctors to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance for retinal diseases and conditions, including age related Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Eye Disease, among others.

In addition, OCT is often used to evaluate disorders of the optic nerve. The optic nerve is made up of many nerve fibers and sends signals from your retina to your brain, where these signals are interpreted as the images you see. The OCT exam is helpful in determining changes to the fibers of the optic nerve, such as those caused by Glaucoma.

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Emergency Service

The doctors at Illinois Eye Care Center and Image Optics are exceptional when it comes to diagnosing and treating your urgent eye care needs. We care about your health, and make it a priority to have any emergency fit into our schedule.

Common emergency eye care services we provide include treatment of:

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Contact lens problems
  • Foreign bodies
  • Trauma

Doctors ON CALL
We know that many emergencies can occur outside office hours, we provide a contact number for one of our doctors to be reached after hours.

Dr. Kent Aide (847) 641-2433

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LASIK (Laser in-Situ Keratomileusis)

LASIK offers a number of benefits over the other forms of laser vision correction because it is performed under a protective layer of corneal tissue. As a result, there is less surface area to heal, less risk of scarring, less risk of corneal haze, less postoperative discomfort, less postoperative need for medications, and vision returns more rapidly, often within a day or so.

The LASIK Procedure

1) The procedure begins with numbing your eye with an “eye drop” anesthesia
2) An eyelid holder is placed between your eyelids to prevent you from blinking

3) An instrument known as a microkeratome or a laser makes a protective flap in the cornea

  • during this procedure you may feel a little pressure, but no discomfort

4) You will be asked to look directly at a target light while the laser reshapes the cornea
  • this usually takes less than one minute

5) The protective flap is folded back in place where it bonds securely without the need for stitches

6) After LASIK some patients report a slight discomfort that usually resolves within 12-24 hours
7) Specific ocular medications are given to take for the next week to promote healing and comfort

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