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Do You Know the Warning Signs of Cataracts?

Is your vision starting to look cloudy or foggy? Are you having issues driving at night or seeing facial expressions? Has it seemed like your prescription for glasses or contacts won’t stop changing? These are some of the warning signs that you might have cataracts. Cataracts occur when the lens in your eye becomes cloudy,… Read More


Coming Soon: VisionPoint Eye Center!

Have you heard the news?  We are merging with several well-established local eye care practices to form VisionPoint Eye Center. VisionPoint Eye Center brings together: Eye Surgical Associates: Daniel Brownstone MD, Catharine Crockett MD, Scott Pinter MD, Kathy Vize OD McLean County Eye Center:David Landess OD, Jeffrey Huettemann OD, Jason Dunn OD Central Illinois Eye… Read More


An American Heroes LASIK Story – Part 2

It has been said there are two types of people: those who run away from danger and those who run toward it. The few brave souls who abandon their own safety for the welfare of others are those we call heroes. It is difficult for heroes to run toward danger, however, when they can’t see… Read More


An American Heroes’ LASIK Story

On some summer days, it feels like walking around while being smothered in a wet wool blanket. In other words, it’s a typical Central Illinois summer. On yet another one of these typical Illinois summer days, Patrolman Jason Shumard of the Monticello Illinois Police Department has pulled someone over for a moving violation. As he… Read More


Enjoy the Solar Eclipse! – without Damaging Your Eyesight

Enjoy the Solar Eclipse- without Damaging your Eyesight Solar eclipses are a relatively rare experience, usually happening only twice a year. They occur when the moon partially or totally blocks sunlight, creating a fascinating and stunning visual effect. While they certainly are incredible, they are still dangerous to look at directly. The sun emits incredible… Read More


Here Comes the Sun: UV Safety and Your Eyes

Summer means lots of fun outdoors, but the sun can be just as dangerous as it is delightful. Rays of ultraviolet radiation (or UV rays for short) can cause painful burns on your skin and are particularly harmful to your eyes. Needless to say, it is important to keep your eyes safe from all forms… Read More


The Importance of Cataract Awareness

Did you know that the leading cause of reversible blindness in the U.S. is cataracts? As a natural part of the aging process, cataracts affect more than 20.5 million Americans over the age of 40. And by age 80, over 50% of people have a cataract or have already had cataract surgery. What is a… Read More


“A Second Chance at Sight”: Check out our article in Healthy Cells Magazine!

Eye Surgical Associates was featured in this month’s issue of Healthy Cells magazine! Written by our very own Julie Payne, the article covers Kevin’s journey to clear vision with ESA. At age 20, Kevin (pictured left, with his two stepchildren) was referred to cornea specialist Dr. Crockett after years of struggling with his long-distance vision and keratoconus,… Read More


5 Ways to Keep Your Vision Sharp

Vision. We use it for just about everything in our lives. Reading, driving, walking – all of the things we love in life are largely dependent on clear vision. Clear vision, while one of the most important facets of our lives, is often taken for granted. It is easy to put vision care on the… Read More


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