Contact lenses that don’t fit properly can cause discomfort and even eye damage. During a contact lens exam, your eye doctor will perform various tests to ensure you get the right prescription and the proper fit.
The older one gets, the more the eye changes and the higher the risk of developing sight-threatening conditions. Learn about why middle-aged people need reading glasses and when to visit the eye doctor.
Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially sight-threatening condition caused by high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Fortunately, your eye doctor can advise on how to manage and reduce the risk of developing it.
Myopia or nearsightedness is most commonly corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses. As children grow, their prescription often gets stronger, what we call “progressive myopia”. Our eye doctors can help.
Driving long distances, prolonged screen time and even reading can cause eye strain symptoms like headaches and blurry vision. Here are some eye exercises that can help you relax your eyes and find relief.
If you wear glasses and a face mask, you’ve probably struggled with “mask fog.” Your lenses get all misty, requiring you to wipe your eyewear throughout the day. Below are a few strategies to help you prevent your eyeglasses from fogging up when wearing a mask. But First, Why Do...
Countless people around the world wear daily disposable contact lenses or dailies. These popular single-use lenses are removed and discarded at the end of each day, and a new, fresh pair is inserted the next morning. Used properly, dailies promote eye health, and they’re comfortable and convenient. Despite the...
An online eye exam is an automated and interactive vision test that claims to measure mainly visual acuity. It may seem like a convenient way to evaluate your vision or get an eyeglass or contact lens prescription, as these tests can be administered using your computer, tablet, or smartphone from...
Munster Award Program Honors the Achievement MUNSTER May 12, 2020 -- Gailmard Eye Center: Moles Katharine OD has been selected for the 2020 Best of Munster Award in the Optometrist category by the Munster Award Program. Each year, the Munster Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional...
As optometry practices reopen, many strict hygiene and sanitary guidelines are being put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Read on to learn about some of the changes you should expect to see during your next visit.
As we navigate new processes and protocols as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, you may be wondering, what's the difference between Essential and Non-Essential Eye Care. Essential Eye Care services include treatment for medical conditions, including urgent care needs that keep patients from carrying out their regular daily routines....
Our 2016 Holiday Hours are as follows: Saturday December 24: Closed Sunday December 25: Closed Monday December 26: Closed Saturday December 31: 8:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Sunday January 1: Closed Monday January 2: 8:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Happy Holidays!...
Happy Thanksgiving week!! The office will close early tomorrow, Wednesday, November 23rd, at 5pm. We are also closed on Thursday. Our normal business hours resume on Friday, 9-5 and Saturday, 9-1. We are thankful for our patients and appreciate you all very much!!...
We are very excited and proud to announce that we are now carrying STATE OPTICAL! These frames are made in the USA!! AND they are made right here in Chicago! GEC is an exclusive vendor for State Optical in NW Indiana! Be sure to stop by and ask us to share the story about State Optical today!!
Patients and staff of Gailmard Eye Center are saddened by the passing of our friend and colleague, John. He was an outstanding optician who provided excellent eye care to our community for 15 years. He will be greatly missed and we extend our deepest sympathy to his family.
The office will be closed the following dates....Thursday, December 24th, Friday, December 25th and Saturday, December 26th as well as Friday, January 1st. We will be open 9-1 on Thursday, December 31st from 9-1 and Saturday, January 2nd from 9-1. Happy Holidays!
Come visit GEC's booth at Pumpkins, Witches and Hayrides, Oh My!
Free vision screenings, goodies and treats!
Centennial Park Saturday, October 3 (Rain date: Sunday, October 4) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
FREE Admission: costume parade on the stage, prizes for best costumes, trick or treat with local businesses and games $10 Wristband: hayride, pumpkin patch, face painting, petting zoo, bounce house, concessions.
Join us at 8 am for the Monster Dash 5K Walk/Run.
Mark your calendars!! We are very excited to announce our 2nd annual eyewear trunk show on April 30th! We are highlighting the following brands-Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss and LaFont. Stay tuned for more details!!
It's Back to School time! Make sure to schedule your child's annual eye health exam today! We have an amazing selection of children's eyewear including brands like, Juicy Couture, Nike, Disney, X-Games and much more!
We are very excited to announce that we are now fitting Dailies Total 1 contact lenses in our office!! This contact lens is nothing like you have ever tried in the past! We have been chosen to be the only ones in NW Indiana to fit this incredible lens! Please ask about it at your next visit and we will be happy to give you free trials! We are confident that you will just love this new lens! Schedule your appointment today!!
Introducing Anne Klein to our eyewear gallery! A GLOBALLY ICONIC AMERICAN FASHION BRAND
For over 40 years, Anne Klein has been synonymous with style. As a pioneer of classic American sportswear,
Anne encouraged women to mix and match separates and accessories to create a wardrobe full of staplepieces for work, life, and everything in between. She was a true innovator of sophisticated, effortless dressing, creating a brand that paved the landscape for American fashion.----courtesy of altaireyewear.com
Hello everyone! We will be closed on Thursday (May 9th) due to an in-office seminar. Please feel free to stop by today, Tuesday (open until 5) tomorrow, Wednesday (9-7) or Friday (9-5). Have a great week!
Do you know anyone who has low vision? Did you know that we specialize in low vision exams? We have many tools available to try at our office to see what works best for your needs. Our latest low vision aid is a magnified mouse that can be plugged in to any TV with ease. Now you can move the mouse over a book, magazine, bills, prescription bottles or anything that has small print and see it large on the TV screen in color! Call today for more information on our low vision exams and the many aids we carry!
We are happy to offer EyePromise Zeaxanthin + Lutein here at Gailmard Eye Center! If macular degeneration runs in your family or you just want a supplement that promotes good macular health, this is a supplement that you should consider taking! Ask about this at your next eye health exam!
Meet Owen Snow! He just picked up his very first pair of glasses today and is so excited to wear them! Owen has anti-reflection on his lenses which help him see better especially at night and on the computer; his lenses look nicer too! He also added Transitions lenses which will turn dark outside when sunny and will help protect his eyes from harmful UV rays.
Introducing...Zero G Eyewear! Each frame is 100% titanium which means it is extremely durable and very light weight. Another great thing about this collection is there are no screws to fall out or get loose! Ask about Zero G next time you are in our office!
We are excited to announce the i.Profilerplus ® by ZEISS! This "3-in-1" instrument is the latest in technology. The i.Profilerplus ® measures an individual profile of your eye and creates an i.Scription. The i.Scription is a revolutionary new technology by ZEISS that determines the unique requirements of your eyes with far greater precision than standard methods, resulting in eyeglass lenses more attuned to your vision needs than any other lenses available today.
Come join the excitement and schedule your eye exam today!
Diane von Furstenberg - “Putting on a pair of glasses can change the way you look and feel, they are the lens through which you see the world.” DVF Eyewear is beautifully crafted. The collection features sun and optical frames inspired by the DVF Wrap Dress and iconic design elements such as the power stone and translations of signature prints. Styling includes color blocking, patterns, and mixed material techniques, using proprietary zyls, luxurious lightweight metals, and intricate temple detailing.~Courtesy of Marchon Eyewear
We have enhanced our online appointment requests! Next time you need to make an appointment, try scheduling it here on our website, or check out our Facebook page. You can choose which doctor you would like to see and what time works best for you! We will contact you as soon as the appointment you requested has been confirmed.
Do you have trouble seeing when you take your glasses off? Is it difficult for you to choose a new frame because you cannot see? Click on "more" and you will be relieved to see that you will be able to choose a new frame with confidence next time you are in for a new pair of glasses!
Most people wonder why frames cost so much and why some are more expensive than others. Here’s an excellent video that shows in great detail how a custom, hand-made frame is produced from start to finish.
Have you owned a pair of Anti-Reflective lenses lately? It is not what it used to be! Some people are skeptical about Anti-Reflection (AR) because they had a bad experience in the past but AR technology has come a long way and gets better and better every year.
Blurry vision, spots, glare at night -- these are common eye complaints that can be harmless annoyances or an early sign of disease. In the slides ahead, we explore several eye problems and offer two quick eye tests. You'll see the world through eyes that have floaters, cataracts, myopia, and glaucoma. Be sure to see an eye doctor promptly for any concerns.
Harley Davidson for men! Cool, sharp and very handsome! And also introducing Candie's Eyewear! Cute, fun and very affordable! Come in and try them on! Gailmard Eye Center is constantly keeping up with the latest trends!
For anyone who “likes” us on facebook, they will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift card to Gailmard Eye Center. Please spread the word and tell your friends and family. Hurry, the drawing will be this Friday, Oct. 7th at 4pm. Good Luck!
Our OCT instrument (optical coherence tomography) is equipped to take a cross-sectional image of the anterior chamber of the eye. See a photo on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/GailmardEyeCenter .
We are pleased to announce that we now have a new instrument that allows us to screen for risk of macular degeneration.Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in adults.