Eyecare News & Info

Ptosis

Ptosis (pronounced “toe-sis”) refers to the drooping of an eyelid. It affects only the upper eyelid of one or both eyes. The droop may be barely noticeable, or the lid can descend over the entire pupil. Ptosis can occur in both children and adults, but happens most often due to aging. Ptosis signs and symptoms … Read more

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is an eye condition that develops as we grow older. This occurs when the natural lens of the eye begins to lose its flexibility, causing difficulty in focusing on closer objects. Presbyopia is a very common condition that most people will face once they are over the age of 40. Because of the prevalence of … Read more

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

Conjunctivitis (more commonly known as Pink Eye) is a common eye condition when the conjunctiva (transparent membrane lining the outer eye) becomes inflamed. According to one study, more than 3 million school days are missed annually due to acute pink eye. Pink eye can be caused by bacterial or viral infections.  Infection pinkeye is highly contagious, … Read more

Pingueculae

A pinguecula is a yellow bump that appears on the white of the eye. This is an alteration of the normal eye tissue due to the deposit of protein and fat. Pinguecula are often the result of chronic irritation of over-exposure to sunlight. People who spend a great deal of time outdoors (farmers and the … Read more

Myopia

Myopia, better known as near-sightedness, is a vision condition which causes people to see closer object clearly, but objects that are farther away appear blurry. Like hyperopia, myopia is also caused by a refractive error in the eye. While hyperopia is caused by the distance between the cornea and the retina being too short, myopia … Read more

Keratoconus

Keratoconus is an eye condition during which the eye’s cornea loses it’s round shape. The eye contains tiny fibers of protein called “collagen”; when these begin to weaken, the cornea cannot hold it’s round shape, and over time becomes cone-shaped. This cone-shaped cornea can make it difficult, or even impossible for the eye to focus … Read more

Hyperopia

Hyperopia, better known as farsightedness, is a fairly common vision problem affecting a significant portion of the US population. It is caused by a refractive error in the eye, meaning the light entering the eye doesn’t refract properly. Hyperopia is caused when the distance between the cornea and the retina is too short, causing light … Read more

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions characterized by damage to the optic nerve. The condition is frequently hereditary and often caused by abnormally high pressure in the eye. It is one of the leading causes of blindness in the US. While it can occur at any age, it is most commonly shows up later … Read more

Corneal Transplant

A corneal transplant, also known as a keratoplasty, is an eye surgery in which a portion of the cornea is removed and replaced with a portion of cornea from a donor. Corneal transplants are often employed if the cornea no longer allows light to enter the eye properly. This is most often the result of … Read more

Mark Your Calendars For Our Exclusive Trunk Show on March 8th!

Here at Performance Eyecare, we treat patients for eye health issues, routine care, and we offer many different options to people who long to correct their vision.  It’s very rewarding to be making such a difference in our patients’ vision, and therefore improving their lives.  And of course, we help make our wonderful patients happy … Read more

Welcome to Performance Eyecare! See What We Can Do For YOU!

  Hello, world, and welcome to Performance Eyecare’s blog! If this is your first time seeing us here on the Internet, then you’ve got lots of learnin’ to do about us! We are a team of eyecare professionals that strives to meet your every vision health need. Located in Swansea, Illinois, on Highway 159 at … Read more