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Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your...

How to Keep Glasses from Getting Foggy

Whether you live in a cold climate or have visited one in the winter, you have probably seen someone who just walked in from the...

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...

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...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

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...

Rockford LASIK – Does LASIK eye surgery hurt?

Your eyes are extremely sensitive – the smallest particle of sand or thinnest eyelash stuck in your eye can lead to intense pain. With this...

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

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

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...

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...

How Can I Protect My Eyes From Diabetes?

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

Dr. Facchiano Wishes You an Eye Safe Halloween Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year...

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...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

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,...

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...

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

Cosmetic Contact Lenses One of the biggest costume-related dangers to your eyes and vision is cosmetic or decorative contact lenses. Decorative lenses can be a...

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,...

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 toddler 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.

Are Bifocal/Multifocal Contact Lenses Right for You?

Presbyopia Treatment in Rockford, IL If you are in your 40s, and are finding it harder and harder to read the newspaper, or text on...

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)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded,...

Welcome to our New Website

Visit our new optometry website for information about our Practice.

Nutrition for Better Eyesight

Our eyes like all the other parts of the human anatomy benefit intensely from the right nutrition and is harmed by poor nutrition. Vitamins and...

How to Choose the Best Contacts for You

Making the best possible choice regarding what contacts to purchase is not necessarily an easy process. What are the factors that go into the decision-making...

Sunglasses are for Everyone

Dr Goetsch on Sunwear Sunglasses should be on everyone. Every day, whether it is sunny or cloudy, no matter the season – we are exposed...

Dr Facchiano Giving the Gift of Sight -How precious is sight to you?

                                      On a mission last week a little native American child received his first RX from the eye care Dr Facchiano, a Rockford Illinois eye doctor provided...

An Eye Exam Can Save Your Vision from Glaucoma

Its estimated that about four million people in the United States have glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve and silently...

Happy Holidays

  Thank You!  Rockford IL and Madison WI for choosing our office for all your optical and medical eye care needs. We look forward to serve...

sunwear video

Sunwere should be on everyone when outdoors - click on this link to learn more: http://vimeo.com/47901080...

Macular Disease – New genetic tests available that can guide eye exams and treatment

  Eye Exam Every one fears the loss of vision.  That news is worse when a patient learns they have a loss  that is now beyond treatment. So now is...

Childs Play – How to keep them playing safe.

www.freedigitalphotos.net           Do you really know what sorts of toys are the safest and the most beneficial for kids?           Infants are born with a...

Teens in Contacts?

Needing to purchase eyeglasses is often met with great resistance from a teenager. Adolescents may cringe at the idea of being seen in eyeglasses and...

What can a parent do to keep their child’s eye safe??

Are you aware that annual statistics show that sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the hospital? That's one injury every 13 minutes! Eye...

Photoker-what?

Photokeratitis. This is the “sunburn” of the cornea. During the past 4th of July holiday were you out playing yard games with the family? Boating...

Can I sleep in my contacts?

Yes.. and no. There are two different types of contact lenses available daily wear (you remove them before sleeping) and extended wear (you leave them...

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July from Dr. Facchiano and Associates! Our office will be open on Monday, July 4th. Please call (815) 332-2223 to schedule an...

Shining a New Light on Sun

I see patients every day asking, “What are you doing about sun protection?" Yet less than half have an answer and some even think sun...

Allergy Season Is Here – Ask Your Eye Doctor For Help.

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes you may be suffering from spring eye allergies. For some, spring is pollen season,...

3D Vision and Eye Health

As 3D viewing becomes more commonplace in movie theatres, on television and even in handheld gaming systems, American Optometric Association (AOA) doctors of optometry, together...

Should you purchase your eye glasses on line ?

In today's world, where more and more consumers are used to shopping for more and more products online, glasses are one item that should be...

Save Your Vision Month

Imagine struggling to see the numbers on a clock, or the letters on a sign, or the cars coming down the road. Think how discouraging...

With her by my side I step out with confidence,
and conquer any challenge life has to give.

Yes, this Valentine's day we recognize our special loved ones. For those with low vision, the love of their life may just be their guide...

Eyelid Twitching

Eye twitching, eyelid tics and spasms are pretty common. Usually only the bottom lid of one eye is involved, but the top eyelid also can...

Color blind – What does that really mean?

Color blindness means you have trouble seeing red, green, blue or a mix of these colors. It’s rare that a person sees no color at...

Blizzard in Rockford

Snoopy Snow Time Like much of the Midwest, Dr. Facchiano & Associates PC located within Lenscrafters at Cherryvale Mall Rockford, IL is currently experiencing severe...

What’s a Lazy Eye?

Lazy eye, or amblyopia, is the loss or lack of development of central vision in one eye that is unrelated to any eye health problem...

Looking For Long Lashes?

When it comes to eyelashes, ladies are always looking for longer, thicker, more defined lashes. The way to achieve this look has always been with...

You Will Not Believe Your Eyes!

The new guest can be seen at the Cherryvale Mall through May 15 on display to promote the "Giants: African Dinosaurs" exhibit at the Burpee...

Comfortable Contacts You’ve Been Looking For!

Looking for more comfortable contact lenses? These videos from CooperVision explain the benefits of Biofinity and Proclear contacts....

Best Eye Care for Bags Around Eyes

Ever have someone indicate that you look tired? It is a safe bet that the area around your eyes may provide a visual clue. Yes...

How To Enhance Your Vision

Age-related macular degeneration is a very common and dreaded disease of our senior years which may lead to irreparable vision loss. This acquired retinal disease...

Do you worry about losing your vision ?

80 percent of Americans worry about losing their vision yet 86 percent of those who already have an eye disease do not get routine exams....

What Eye Exams Detect

Most people think of eye exams as something done to detect a need for eye glasses, prescription sun glasses or contact lenses. That is one...

HD Optics

There is a marketing buzz word going around right now for contact lenses that you might be hearing about more next year and it is...

How Multifocal Contacts Work

I've said it about a thousand times, but there is a contact lens out there for everybody. When people hit the age of 40, the...

Digital Retinal Photos Are a Great Tool for Optometrists

There are many parts to an eye exam that assess the overall health of the eyes. One of the most helpful parts is the digital...

Medication Apps

One of the most important questions asked before any type of exam is what medications are currently being used. At that point, there are two types of...

Going Blind: Coming Out of the Dark About Vision Loss

If you were told that you were going blind, what would you do? One film maker, when faced with that question, decided to document the...

5 Things to Consider Before LASIK

Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, or LASIK for short, is the medical procedure that changes the shape of the eye so that corrective lenses aren't needed...

Airsoft Guns and Vision Do Not Mix Well

There are quite a few ways to injure the eyes. They are such a delicate part of the body that even something seemingly minor can...

Happy Thanksgiving

Our offices will be closed today for Thanksgiving. We will resume normal business hours on November 26, 2010....

November Tornado in Rockford Illinois

At a time where families are supposed to be gathered together, counting their blessings and enjoying the company of loved ones, the Rockford Illinois area...

InfantSEE Program Helps Optometrists Treat Eye Diseases

If you were reading last Sunday's Rockford Register Star newspaper in Rockford, Illinois you might have noticed that Dr. Facchiano was highlighted as a participant...

OneSight Mission to Burkina Faso

Dr. Facchiano recently went on a mission to Africa to Burkina Faso with the organization OneSight. Burkina Faso is a French speaking nation in western...

Colored Contacts

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New Phone System for Madison Patients

If you are a patient at our Madison eye clinic, you might have already noticed the telephone greeting when you dial the number 608.829.2440. If...

How to Tell if a Contact Lens is Inside Out

It can be difficult to tell if a contact lens is inside out. Pictures and models of inside out contacts look very obvious, but when...

Customized Displays on Contact Lenses Possible

The LA Times recently ran an news story about researchers at the University of Washington who have found a way to use nanotechnology to put...

When to Tell Your Optometrist about “Eye Crusties”

Everybody at some point in their life has woken up with little crusty particles in the corner of the eyes. The dry little particles are...

The Difference Between an Optometrist and…

There are a lot of "O" words when it comes to eye care. There are optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians. Most people confuse the terminology as the...

Common Vision Myths

I've been on the hunt for other vision care blogs around the net because I want to see who is also covering the eye. There...

Halloween Contact Lenses

Our eye clinics phones have been ringing with a lot of calls lately (Madison in particular) about "monster" contact lenses. With Halloween approaching, people are...

How Contact Lenses are Made

This video speaks for itself. It's really fascinating to see how contacts are made....

Join The Conversation

This post comes as bit of a PSA for our blog readers. In effort to bring you great news related to caring for the eyes, eye exams...

Zinc

Zinc is going to be the last important nutrient talked about in these blog posts for a while. There are other important minerals and nutrients,...

10 Normal Symptoms for New Contact Lens Wearers

When people need vision correction, they usually start out with glasses. Most people usually try contacts at some point in their life and some people...

The World Vision Expo West 2010

I just caught on the 4greatvision Twitter feed that The World Vision Expo is happening right now in Las Vegas. Essentially, it's the who's who...

A Cautionary Tale: Double Check the Labels

Watch the video below- Yes, that happens more than it should. When people are given eye drops for an infection, disease or after surgery they...

DHA/EPA

DHA/EPA are docosahexaenoic and eicosapentaenoic acids, respectively. More commonly, they are referred to as Omega-3 Fatty Acids. They are commonly found in cold-water fishes and have been...

Vitamin E

The next healthy nutrient on the series of posts is Vitamin E. It is an antioxidant found in nuts, some breakfast cereals, peanuts and sweet...

Vitamin C

I'm on a health kick lately. All the talk about lutien and its ability to help the health of the eye made me look for...

Lutein

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 55. The number of cases is expected to triple by...

How the Eye is Able to See

It is really interesting how the eye is able to take light, bend it and reassemble the information into an object. Here is the basics...

Eye Care 101: Inserting Contact Lenses

Eye Care is one of the most important parts in the practice of Optometry. Good eye care practices are both the responsibility of patients and...

Allergies and Your Eye

The change of the seasons usually means many people will start suffering from environmental allergies. Even during the colder winter months, there are irritants that...

Fashion Tuesday: Ray-Ban Wayfarer

If there is one, unmistakable fashion statement that can be made with sun glasses, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer is it. Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn to Robert Pattinson...

Half of Eye Injuries Happen at Home

Injuries to the eye are no laughing matter, they can  be annoying at best and all the way to very painful. It's always good to...

Online Contact Lens Ordering Available

Just a quick update about the website for our patients. Online contact lens ordering is back online. If you have have a current prescription, follow the...

Eye Care 101: 20/20 Vision

Eye Care is one of the most important parts in the practice of Optometry. Good eye care practices are both the responsibility of patients and...

143 Million American Workers Plugged into an Electronic Device at Least 6 Hours Daily

The time people spend in front of a desktop computer or laptop is on a minuscule decline. The only reason for that because there are...

People are Turned Off by 3D TV Glasses

The biggest push in home consumer electronics right now is 3D. We've all been to the movies where you purchase a ticket and also get...

Have a Safe Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is officially here. We just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday. Our offices will be open on Labor Day....

A Splash of Color

The site has been live for around 72 hours already and changes are happening by the hour. Like the blue background. The big change today...

A Brand New Look

How do you like the new, fresh, updated look to 4greatvision.com? This has been in the works for some time now and it is fantastic...