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Vision Care

We provide comprehensive eye exams for current patients of the Lawndale Christian Health Center. Our doctors are experienced with examining and following patients with Glaucoma, Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy and the ocular effects of other medical conditions.

Our optical area carries a large selection of frames. We provide complete pairs of glasses at low cost and participate in the Illinois Medicaid eyeglass program. Our staff speaks English and Spanish. To make an appointment, just call 872.588.3240. 

Adult - Common Eye Conditions & Diseases 

  • Cataract – Clouding of the lens of the eye. Causes painless, gradual worsening of vision.
  • Chalazion (or Stye) – Inflamed (not infected) oil gland that results in a red bump on the lid
  • Diabetic Retinopathy – There are two types: retinal swelling which reduces detail vision and bleeding from new, fragile blood vessels, which can reduce vision.
  • Dry Eye – Eye feel gritty or irritated and vision blurs.
  • Floaters – Sudden appearance of floaters can be a sign of retinal detachment.
  • Glaucoma - Optic nerve damage that causes a loss of side (or peripheral) vision. If not treated, center vision is lost. Most often caused by high eye pressure. Symptoms are halos around lights, significant pain, red eye, decreased vision and nausea. LCHC offers glaucoma screening once a month at our Ogden campus. Ask your Provider about making an appointment.
  • Low Vision Rehabilitation - When vision is not good enough to read, or perform daily activities a prescription may be given to improve vision.

Children - Common Eye Conditions & Diseases

  • Ambylopia or “lazy eye” is a term used to describe poor vision in an eye that has not developed normal sight.
  • Conjunctivitis or “pink eye” can refer to a viral or bacterial infection (very contagious) or an allergic reaction (not contagious). The eye appears red or pink due to inflammation.
  • Ptosis involves a drooping upper eyelid that covers the eye either somewhat or entirely blocking vision.
  • Stye looks like a red, sore lump near the edge of the eyelid; it is caused by an infected eyelash follicle.

 

Vision Care for Kids

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Our Children's Optometry services are conveniently located in our Eye Clinic at 3851 W Ogden Avenue/

Did you know?

  • 75% of the school day is spent on visual activities.
  • 60% of students identified as problem learners have an undetected vision problem.
  • Children should get their vision checked at least every 2 years even if they can see 20/20.
  • 1 out of every 4 school-aged children has a vision problem.

Signs your child may have a vision problem:

  • Frequent eye rubbing or blinking
  • Trouble copying from the board
  • Avoiding reading and other close activities
  • Frequent headaches
  • Squinting
  • Head tilt
  • Losing place when reading
  • Sitting too close to the TV
  • An eye turning in or out
  • Seeing double
  • Is your child showing any of the above signs? Or maybe they're overdue for an eye exam? Eye Exam Schedule below. 

We can help! Give us a call at (872) 588-3240!

Eye Exam Schedule

  • First eye exam at 6 mos old
  • Next eye exam at 3 years old
  • An additional eye exam right before school
  • Complete eye exams every two years - even if your child can see 20/20.