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Fall is Here! Do You Wish You Could See the Leaves Changing Color?

We offer specialized glasses for color blindness in Oak Brook As autumn pushes the year forwards, everyone oohs and ahs over the fiery tones of...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

6 Tips for Having Healthy Eyes & Contact Lenses

Your eyes do so much for you every day, show your love and appreciation by taking care of them! Read on for 5 health tips from your local, knowledgeable eye doctor near you to ensure that you give your eyes the attention they deserve:

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

Is School Work Causing Computer Vision Syndrome in Your Child?

Eye health tips for students from our Oak Brook eye doctor The start of fall means back-to-school for kids of all ages – and our...

Rest Your Eyes & Get a Good Night’s Sleep!

You know how you feel when you don’t get enough sleep – cranky, foggy, dragging through the day? And your eyes may be red and...

Get Some Fresh Air! Go Outside to Boost Your Body & Eye Health

Scientific studies abound with support for the timeless wisdom of moms everywhere! Spending more time outdoors is good for kids. It keeps their bodies in...

Optometrist’s Warning: Beaching without eye protection can damage your vision

Tips on what to pack in your beach bag to keep your eyes safe Most people remember to bring a pair of sunglasses to the...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

See Under the Sea & in the Swimming Pool Too

Wear goggles for clear & healthy underwater vision You don’t swim naked at a public beach or swimming pool, and you shouldn’t swim with naked...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

Eye Care Center near me April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Eye allergy relief near you Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people...

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

Progressive Myopia In Children | Eye Doctor in Oak Brook, IL

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Beware of Online Glasses: Reasons to Buy Your Glasses at Oakbrook Optical Eyecare

More and more people are drawn to buying their glasses online. The main reasons people tend to quote are convenience and price. BUT, convenience and...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trunk Show: We are pleased to introduce Fendi eyewear to our collection!

Join us Saturday Oct 28th from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. to preview the entire line of ophthalmic and sunglass frames. Special discounts will apply...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Red, Black and Blue – Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your child may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

Fun In The Sun – TRUNK SHOW

Join us on April 16th as we will display the ENTIRE collection from REVO, BCBG, Mark Ecko and Ocean Pacific! The trunk show runs from 9 a.m. until  3 p.m. We will have light refreshments and a number of giveaways! Don't miss this opportunity to receive 25-50% off frame and lenses. Get ready for summer! untitled

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Eye_Strain_WorkSYVM2016Thumbnail March is host to two national vision-related health observances, Workplace Eye Wellness Month and Save Your Vision Month. The first, sponsored by Prevent Blindness America generates awareness for eye-safety in the workplace. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2012, there were 20,300 occupational injuries to worker’s eyes which resulted in days away from work. A recent report issued from The Vision Council reports that 70% of adults reported they’ve experienced digital eyestrain from increasing use of computers, tablets and smartphone screens.  

Thank you for your generosity!

Trunk Show for Breast Cancer was a huge success! We would like to thank all our patients who attended our Pretty in Pink Trunk show. We happily donated $1000.00 to Hindsdale Hospital's Breast Cancer Outreach program.

Pretty in Pink Trunk Show – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

25-50% off Frames and Lenses with an ADDITIONAL10% donated to Breast Cancer!!

I Care & Share

With Each pair of glases purchased at our office, Dr. Franceschini will donate $5.00 to Optometry Giving Sight!! Projects are designed to TRAIN, ESTABLISH and DELIVER.

Fireworks Safety

Reports show that “in the past three years, eye injuries caused by fireworks have more than doubled, according to the annual fireworks injury report issued by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.” US emergency departments  treated 1,300 eye injuries caused by fireworks over a one-month period in 2014 compared to 600 eye injuries over the same timeframe in 2011.”

Team Franceschini

On May 31st, our office participated in a 5K race supporting Answers for Emmett! The race benefits SUDC -  sudden unexplained death in childhood (SUDC), which occurs when an apparently healthy child beyond the age of 12 months dies without warning and without a known cause.

Gran Fondo Ride Supporting the Davis Phinney Foundation

Dr. Franceschini and a few hundred cyclists rode the hills of Napa in support of the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's.

Dr. Joe is was on Team Boitano and is pictured below with former Olympic Champion: Brian Boitano.

March 14th – Save the Date!

Please come to the office as we unveil our new frame line - Tom Ford Eyewear!

March is Save Your Vision Month!

During the month of March, the American Optometric Association  would like to remind Americans of all ages of the importance of eye health and regular exams.

Digital Eye Strain- Vision Council Report

On average, more than nine in 10 adults (93.3 percent) spend more than two hours each day using a digital device, with more than six in 10 adults (60.8 percent) spending five or more hours on digital devices each day. Whether it's for work or play, using computers, smartphones, tablets and e-readers TV or video games, all that time can take a toll on the eyes and lead to digital eye strain.

We are pleased to announce that our office is the ONLY practice in the state of Illinois to carry: iGreen Frames

iGreen is a unique product line which combines style and technology in an unprecedented collection! The new and revolutionary polymer at its core gives it flexibility, lightness and resistance which have never before been seen, offering sensational comfort. iGreen means style and is distinctively trendy and vibrant. The Chamaleo-ICG system and the interchangeable temples let you customize your glasses, playing with the colours and making them a truly personal accessory which is refined and elegant.

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and...

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about...

Don’t Miss our Prada Trunk Show on Sat. Oct. 11

Fall into Fashion at our Prada Trunk Show on Sat. Oct. 11 - from 10:00am to 3:00pm.  Save 50% off frames and 25% off lenses...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental...

Your Child’s Eyes and the iPad

How long does your child spend using electronic devices every day? According to an AOA survey, it may be more than you think: http://bit.ly/Vdg9V8
 
83% of children said they spend at least three hours a day using electronic devices, while the majority of parents grossly underestimate the duration of their kids’ daily device use. Prolonged technology use can lead to digital eye strain: http://bit.ly/Vdg9V8

Trunk Show: April 24th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR EXCLUSIVE DESIGNER FRAME TRUNK SHOW:

February is Macular Degeneration Awareness Month!

Macular degeneration is a major cause of visual impairment in the United States and around the world. Macular degeneration is a major cause of irreversible vision loss in the United States and around the world. As many as 11 million Americans have some form of macular degeneration, including both early and later stages of the wet and dry forms. We urge everyone to regularly get comprehensive eye exams.

Holiday Electronics Can Cause Eye Strain

Doctors at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston reveal an increase in patients complaining of sore eyes, blurry vision, headaches, and muscle strain — and only after consultations do they realize that it is related to excessive use of smartphones, among other computer devices. Though scientists have introduced some inventions that can turn smartphones into reading aids, most people are at risk for the dangers these devices pose for their eyes.