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Combat Spring Eye Allergies: Symptoms To Look Out For

This spring, you can combat eye allergies effectively by looking out for symptoms and getting the right treatment. Here’s how can help treat spring eye allergies easily.

Keep Your Eyes Safe During the Solar Eclipse on April 8

The solar eclipse on April 8 is a must-see celestial event. It occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow that turns day into night. This guide covers what a solar eclipse is, where it will be visible, and important safety tips for viewing.

Blinking Back Discomfort? Find Relief and Clear Vision at Buena Vista Optical

Suffering from dry eyes? Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options at Buena Vista Optical, Chicago.

Eye Exam Saves Woman’s Life by Detecting Brain Tumor Early

Here's how eye exams helped save Katie's vision and quality of life. Call Buena Vista Optical to schedule your appointment.

New Year, New You, New Look!

If you’ve been thinking about new eyeglasses to spruce up your wardrobe, look no further than Buena Vista Optical.

8 Tips To Help You Improve Your Vision Naturally

Here are 8 tips to help you improve your vision naturally. For all of your eye care needs, Buena Vista Optical in Chicago is here for you.

What’s Hot in Eyewear This Winter

Here’s what’s trending in eyewear this winter 2022. For all of your eyewear and contact lens needs, Buena Vista Optical in Chicago is here for you.

7 Eye Care Tips for the Holiday Season

Your eye experts at Buena Vista Optical have compiled our top 7 tips for keeping your eyes healthy and safe this holiday season. Let us know how else we can help!

3 Reasons to Use Your Vision Benefits By the End of 2022

Vision insurance benefits can save you a lot of money on eye care, but only if you use them before they expire at the end of the year. This way, you’ll be able to stay on top of your eye health and address any vision problems you may be experiencing.

Study Finds Half of Childhood Blindness Cases Could Have Been Prevented

A new study on blindness in children found that blindness could have been prevented in half the cases.

4 Ways To Maximize Your Vision Benefits Before 2023

Not sure how to use your vision benefits before they expire? Here are 4 tips to help you get the most out of your 2022 vision plan.

Natural Remedies to Relieve Dry Eyes

Are you experiencing dry eyes? It may surprise you to learn that maqui berries, nuts and even caffeinated coffee can naturally help relieve some dry eye symptoms? At Buena Vista Optical, we believe that patients can benefit from a multifaceted approach to treating dry eye syndrome (DES) that includes both conventional treatments and healthy lifestyle changes.

Wear Contact Lenses? Here’s How to Avoid Eye Infections

Although contact lenses are a convenient and comfortable alternative to eyeglasses, you can increase your risk of eye infections if you don't follow your eye doctor's care and maintainance instructions. Continue reading to find out how to avoid eye infections.

Only 50% Of Parents Recognize The Dangers of Screen Time

How much do you know about the consequences of excessive screen time on your kids’ eyes? Read on to learn what science has to say, and how Buena Vista Optical can help

Protect Your Eyes With These Contact Lens Safety Tips

It's Contact Lens Safety Month, which makes it the perfect time to brush up on ways to keep your eyes and vision healthy when wearing contact lenses. Here are our top contact lens safety tips to keep your peepers happy.

Why You Should Get Custom-Made Reading Glasses

If you’ve got age-related farsightedness (presbyopia), you might be tempted to buy a pair of over-the-counter (OTC) reading glasses. While OTC readers are cheap and easy to find, they’re no substitute for custom-made prescription reading glasses created with your specific visual needs in mind. At Buena Vista Optical, we take care of all of your eye care needs.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – How Treatment Can Affect Your Vision

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we celebrate survivors as we alert patients to the potential effects of treatment on their eyes and vision.

How Does Blue Light Impact Your Sleep?

Do you look at digital screens during the course of your day? If you do, you’re being exposed to blue light rays. The best way to protect yourself from any harmful side effects is to wear blue light glasses.

Are You Suddenly Seeing Dark Spots? Here’s What You Should Do

Seeing floaters is common and usually nothing to worry about. Yet there are times when floaters are a sign of a serious eye condition. Here’s what you need to know about eye floaters, and how Buena Vista Optical can help!

What Does Lack of Sleep Do to Your Eyes?

While we all know that we should get a good-night’s rest, you may not know how important it is for your eye health! Read on to find out how you can take the proper steps to keep your eyes healthy.

Is It Okay To Wear Expired Contact Lenses?

Did you know that contact lenses can expire? Well, they can. Wearing contacts past their expiration date - or longer than their prescribed time - can harm your vision. To schedule a contact lens exam, call Buena Vista Optical in Chicago today.

3 Effective Ways to Relieve Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions in the world, yet many people put up with the discomfort, even though it's very treatable. Here are tips to help you deal with your dry eye symptoms, along with treatment from your eye doctor.

Back To School: 3 Ways Your Child Can Avoid Digital Eye Strain | Buena Vista Optical

With the new school year starting, digital eye strain is a real concern for many kids. Fortunately, Buena Vista Optical in Chicago is here to help!

Are Your Child’s Eyes Ready For The New School Year?

Here’s why every child should visit an optometrist for an eye exam before the start of the new school year. And if your child has myopia (nearsightedness), we’ll explain what can be done to ensure your child’s eyes remain healthy.

5 Eye Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Here are 5 eye symptoms that you should never ignore. Call Buena Vista Optical without delay if you or a loved one experiences any of these eye or vision problems.

How Hot Weather Affects Your Contact Lenses

Worried about how summer weather affects your contact lenses? Don’t be! Just follow these simple guidelines to keep your eyes safe and healthy in warm weather.

4 Eye Conditions Linked To Sun Exposure

Before you head outdoors, grab your UV-blocking sunglasses and sun hat to protect your eyes from these 4 eye conditions.

Start The Year Right With A Pediatric Eye Exam

Every child should have a comprehensive eye exam before the start of the new school year. Just as you wouldn’t consider sending them to school without a backpack or a lunch box, make sure their eyes and vision are ready for the challenges ahead.

What Lens Color Is Best For Sunglasses?

In the market for stylish new shades but aren’t sure which lens tint to choose? We’re here to help.

5 Reasons We Love Photochromic Lenses

Tired of switching between regular glasses and sunglasses? Photochromic lenses darken when you’re outside and lighten when you’re indoors—all the while providing full UV protection. Here are 5 reasons why we at Buena Vista Optical love photochromic lenses.

The Surge In Cosmetic Procedures During COVID Raises Eye Health Concerns

The increased use of video conferencing due to COVID-19 has had a surprising impact: A boom in cosmetic procedures. Here’s why eye doctors are concerned about the eye health risks these procedures pose.

My Eyelid Hurts, Do I Have a Stye?

Emergency Eye Care in West Lawn, IL First of all, don’t panic! Styes may cause pain, yet they are generally harmless and very rarely have any effects on your vision or eyeball. In addition, they’re pretty common. Most people experience at least one or two styes at some point during...

Should I Get Eyeglasses If Only One Eye Has Blurred Vision?

It's fairly common for people to experience blurred vision in a single eye. While in many cases it's a simple refractive error that requires vision correction, at times it may indicate a more serious issue.

The Ultimate Halloween Costume

Tips on how to choose the best decorative color contact lenses Not just for Halloween, color contacts transform any so-so costume or outfit into a truly eye-catching ensemble. Add a pair of bloodshot eyes to your ragged zombie garb or match your eyes to your favorite turquoise shirt. Do you...

Que contienen los materiales que usa para limpiar su casa?

La mayoría de nosotros usamos lo básico: El blanqueador, limpiador de horno, atomizador perfumado, brillo para los muebles, limpiador de vidrios. etc. Sabía usted que estos materiales contienen químicos que son tóxicos para su salud? En pequeñas cantidades generalmente no causan mucho daño. Pero cuando usado diariamente o en áreas...

Buena Vista Optical in Chicago, IL

Welcome to Buena Vista Optical, featuring Diana Canto-Sims, the creator and designer of La Vida Eyewear. Buena Vista optical is an eye care clinic and boutique optical that specializes in Primary eye care and hard to fit contact lenses. Founded by Diana Canto-Sims and her husband Dr. Todd W. Sims, Buena...