It may surprise you to learn that contact lenses can be safely worn by children aged 8 and over. Read on to learn more about contact lenses for the younger demographic.
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.
If you or your child is new to wearing contact lenses, read our Top 5 Tips to make the adjustment easier.
Sunglasses aren’t just for summer. Why not, you ask? Read on to find out why sunglasses are just as much “fall wear” as jackets are.
Consuming certain vitamins and nutrients can support your eye health and potentially ward off serious eye diseases and conditions. Read on to find out more!
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.
Eye floaters are usually normal. But what causes them and when do they indicate a serious eye problem that needs emergency eye care?
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.
Adjusting to new eyeglasses can take time, but persistent visual or eyestrain symptoms that accompany your new eyewear could warrant a call to your optometrist.
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.
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!!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! We are planning our annual trunk show for Wednesday, May 6th from 1-7pm!! Hope to see you there!!
Due to the weather, we will be closing at 1pm today. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Stay warm and safe everyone!!!
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.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED OUR TRUNK SHOW!! IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS AND WE HOPE YOU HAD FUN!!
We will be closing the office at 4pm on Tuesday, April 28th to attend a staff appreciation dinner.
We are now accepting Superior Vision! Call for your appointment today!
Our office will be closed Wednesday and Thursday (December 24th and 25th) to celebrate Christmas with our families. We will re-open on Friday from 9-5 and Saturday 9-1. Merry Christmas!!
We are closing early on Thursday, December 18th, for our holiday party. We will be open 9-1 Thursday, 9-5 Friday and 9-1 Saturday.
We are now carrying Air Optix Colors!! Call for your appointment today!
Thank you for voting us "Best of the Region!"
We are happy to announce that we are now accepting Davis Vision. Please call for your appointment today!
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!!
In anticipation of the bad weather tomorrow morning, we will be opening late. Wednesday, March 12th we will be open from 1-7pm. Let's hope this is the last of the bad weather!!
Gailmard Eye Center is open today with its normal hours of 9-5. Please be careful on the roads!
Gailmard Eye Center is closed today (Monday, January 6th 2014) due to the extreme weather. We hope to be open tomorrow.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Don't let your flex spending go to waste! Our office is open 9-5 on Monday, December 30th and 9-1, Tuesday, December 31st!
Happy New Year!!
Gailmard Eye Center will be closing early today, Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 3pm for our holiday party. Normal business hours will resume tomorrow (Wednesday 9-7).
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Oakley has created special frames and will donate $20 for each pair sold! Stop by the office and try them on! Sunglasses also available.
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!!
We are closing today at 5pm and will be closed on Thursday, July 4th. We will resume regular business hours from 9-5 on Friday and 9-1 on Saturday. Have a safe and happy holiday!
We are now accepting your Spectera vision plan! Please call to make your appointment today!
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 have a very exciting announcement! We are now an authorized dealer of CHANEL! Please come visit our optical gallery and we will assist you in finding the perfect pair for you!
We are proud to announce new technology! We have recently installed The Optomap 200Dx
Come celebrate the Olympics with us! New Nike "Olympic inspired" sunglasses! Come try on the pair that Gold medalist, Misty May-Treanor wears in the sand!
Gailmard Eye Center will be closed this Saturday, June 30th 2012. Our doctors and staff will be attending continuing education courses in Chicago.
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 are just thrilled to announce that Tiffany & Co. eyewear just arrived at Gailmard Eye Center! Gather your girlfriends and come spoil yourself! You deserve it!
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.
Very exciting news! Gailmard Eye Center just received the latest release in Prada eyewear! Also, we will be announcing another exciting collection in the very near future...stay tuned!
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!
Michael Kors...."the fastest growing retailer in the world". His collection is timeless, chic, luxurious and classic!
Are you accident prone? Flexon may be your answer! Enjoy this short video and see for yourself how Flexon may be a good choice for your next pair of glasses!
Yes, even eyewear can be "eco" friendly. Just in....Eco-Optics by Modo Eyewear!
Does this ever happen to you? It's so annoying! No need to worry, here are a few reasons why this may happen.
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.
Warning Signs of Eye Trouble
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.
Print this checklist and tape it to the fridge — you'll be on your way to having your best year ever for good vision and eye health.
Report cards will be coming out soon, if they haven't already.
Don't forget to use up your flex account this week! 2012 will be here before you know it!
Even Santa takes time to get his eyes examined!
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!
Gailmard Eye Center would like to wish you and your family a very happy and healthy holiday season!
This video shows rare footage of a 1930 newsreel with Helen Keller and her teacher and friend, Anne Sullivan. Click here to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv1uLfF35Uw&feature=youtu.be
Dr. Neil Gailmard is presenting three lectures this spring to third year students at University of California at Berkeley, School of Optometry.
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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 .
If you have a flex-spending account through work, don't forget to use your benefits before the end of the calendar year.
We are currently beginning two new FDA clinical studies for contact lens products. If you wear contact lenses and would like to be considered…
The doctors at GEC are now certified to fit a new type of contact lens for keratoconus and…
We are now an authorized dealer for Wiley X sunglasses and protective eyewear.
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.
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Ed Hardy is an artist who designs fashions that are inspired by vintage tatoos and now the look is available in eyewear! Stop in today and try some on!
We want to be your contact lens source so we lowerd prices on all brands of contacts! We are now priced less than the largest online contact lens vendor! We also now offer an additional 10% off if...
The Pediatric Vision Center at Gailmard Eye Center is now open!
An amazing new instrument helps our doctors to diagnose and monitor retinal and optic nerve disease like macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.