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  • Spike in Eye Injuries from Toy Guns Prompts Holiday Caution

    With the holiday toy-shopping frenzy in full swing, chances are there’s a lucky kid or two on your gift list. Of course you want to pick out something enjoyable. But some may pose a serious threat of eye injury to children, especially toy guns. Arbor Centers for EyeCare and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are urging parents to avoid buying toys that can cause serious eye injuries and even blindness in children.

  • Sixty Percent of Americans with Diabetes Skip Annual Sight-Saving Exams

    People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving, annual eye exams, according to a large study. This is especially timely as Arbor Centers for EyeCare joins the Academy in reiterating the importance of eye exams during the month of November, which is observed as Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month.

  • Ophthalmologists Warn of Five Frightening Risks of Wearing Contact Lenses Without a Prescription

    Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume’s fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. Arbor Centers for EyeCare joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in urging Halloween shoppers to understand the risks of wearing over-the-counter contact lenses. 

  • Ophthalmologists Encourage Making Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy

    According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or vision problems. A significant percentage of them, however, fail to seek medical attention in the form of regular, sight-saving eye exams. In observance of Healthy Aging Month in September, Arbor Centers for EyeCare joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in emphasizing the importance of having regular eye exams to maintain healthy eyes and vision.

  • Four Tips to Make Sure Kids’ Eyes and Vision Are ‘Grade A’ This School Year

    With back-to-school time around the corner, parents will be scrambling to buy new school supplies and clothes. As they tick off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes.
     
    Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning. Arbor Centers for EyeCare joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in emphasizing the importance of healthy vision to academic success during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August.

  • Five Tips from Ophthalmologists That Will Protect Your Eyes from Sun Damage

    The days are longer, the sun is hotter, the beach beckons and out comes the sunscreen. But summer revelers looking forward to sizzling hot fun in the sun shouldn’t overlook their eyes when it comes to protecting themselves from damaging ultraviolet rays, warns Arbor Centers for EyeCare and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
     

  • Fireworks Eye Injuries Have More Than Doubled in Recent Years

    Fireworks sales will be blazing across the country from now through the Fourth of July. As retailers begin their promotions, Arbor Centers for EyeCare joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in shining a light on this explosive fact: the number of eye injuries caused by fireworks has more than doubled in recent years.
     

  • Blind Sailing Worlds Comes to Chicago!

    Arbor is a proud sponsor of the Blind Sailing Worlds and International Championship hosted at the Chicago Yacht Club (CYC) from September 8 – 13, 2015. This unique biennial event welcomes the world’s most talented blind sailors. CYC is partnering with the International Federation of Disabled Sailors (IFDS) to bring together countries from around the world to Chicago to compete in this prestigious race. Learn more about the event
  • Arbor Welcomes New Optometrist

    Vilderman.jpgArbor proudly welcomes Jane Vilderman, O.D. as our newest addition to our optometric team. Dr. Vilderman joins Drs. Jill Davids and Dianne Anderson to assist us in the care of our patients. As always, Arbor strives to recruit doctors who provide the best possible care for each patient.

  • Arbor Participates in Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show

    Arbor was a proud participant in the annual Ladies’ Luncheon, Fashion Show and Marketplace at the Chicago Yacht Club (CYC). As part of her role as the Chair of the Women’s Committee of the CYC, Dr. Chris Albanis helped coordinate this charity event that raised funds for the CYC Foundation. Lynn from our Optical Department created a festive display of our favorite sunglasses, readers and the like. The ladies loved Arbor’s fashions (especially the woman who won the designer sunglasses in the raffle)! Thanks to Lynn, Brittany, and Gabrielle for their assistance in this event!

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