Category Archives: Blog

Certified Ophthalmic Technician, Miranda Jones

How Does Stress Affect Your Vision?

Stress can cause  a condition called Central Serous Chorioretinopathy, commonly referred to as the CSC is condition in which fluid accumulates under the retina. CSC is only one of many diseases that causes fluid to accumulate in the retina. CSC most often occurs in young and middle-aged adults. Men develop this disease more commonly than […]

Am I too Old for LASIK?

LASIK has been FDA approved here in the United States since 2003, just over sixteen years now. LASIK became very popular shortly after and peaked just before the recession in 2009. If you are now over the age of 40 and wear correction then you may at one time contemplated getting the procedure done, possibly […]

Morgan Sarver is a Surgical Coordinator and CST for Bond Eye Associates

Making Sense of Cataract Surgery Options

Making Sense of Cataract Options When You Decide to Have Surgery You have been diagnosed with having cataracts in one or both of your eyes. This clouding of the lens behind your iris may have happened gradually over time, or it may have felt like this happened overnight. Visually, you may have blurry vision, lots […]

Optometrist, Dr. Wilson's professional headshot

Foreign Bodies in your Eye

Foreign Bodies in your Eye, can be Minor or Devastating So, you feel like there’s something in your eye. Let’s start with a very important question. How did it happen, and when?  Did it fall or get blown into your eye, or was it driven in at high speed (Tools)? Next…, is it metal, organic, […]

Sandy Beal, Certified Surgical Technician

Do I Have to use Those Drops?

Technology continues to improve the way cataract surgery is done, including techniques available right here in Central Illinois such as drop-less cataract surgery. First, what is a cataract? A cataract is when the natural lens in your eye becomes hazy and cloudy making it difficult to see clearly. Common symptoms of cataracts include blurred or […]

Lexi Chimens, ABOC

Do these contacts make me look spooky?!

As Halloween approaches many are still trying to decide what our costume is going to be for this year. While most enjoy the fun of changing our appearance for a day, we still must keep the health of our eyes under consideration. You may have seen the advertisements or have known someone with the decorative […]

Monica Ronke, Certified Surgical Technician

What is that bump?

Have you ever had an eyelid bump, chances are you might have had a chalazion? A chalazion is a blocked oil gland that appears on your upper or lower eyelid. They tend to come on gradually over the course of a few weeks. A chalazion is not a tumor or growth and does not cause […]

Haley Leuallen

You Want to Stick a Needle in my Eye?!

This is the reaction we get from many of our patients when they are told they need an injection in their eye to save their vision. The thought of a needle in your eye is not a pleasant thought. Surprisingly, most patients after their first treatment often tell the technician and doctor that the treatment […]

Dry Eyes: Why do I cry all the time!

  Over 300 million people worldwide suffer from dry eye syndrome. Dry eye syndrome is a common and often chronic condition and until recently, was widely under diagnosed. Dry eye syndrome is defined as a condition that is caused by a lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye causing inflammation. […]

Clear Vision & Understanding Refractive Errors

For us to see clearly, light rays must travel through the cornea and the lens of the eye to focus on the retina. The retina converts the light into electrical signals and sends them along the optic nerve to the brain, where they are interpreted as images. The shape of the cornea, lens and even […]

Our Locations

We have multiple locations throughout Illinois for your convenience. Click on a location below for full details and directions.


Peoria Office

6800 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61614


Phone: 309.692.2020 | Toll free: (800) 243-2020
M-F: 8:30am – 5:00p | 24-hour Emergency Service


Pekin Office

725 S 14th Street, Pekin, IL 61554


Phone: 309.353.6660 | Toll free: (800) 243-2020
M-F: 8:30am – 5:00p | 24-hour Emergency Service


Illinois Valley Eye Laser Institute

6800 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61614


Phone: 309.689.0700 | Toll free: (800) 243-2020
M-F: 8:30am – 5:00p | 24-hour Emergency Service