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This or That: Maintaining Your Eyesight

365 days can manifest a great deal that you might not be able to set your sights on quite yet. Don’t wait until you can't see it to believe it. Quiz yourself in a quick "This or That!" and see where you stand when it comes to maintaining your eyesight...

A Visit to the Emergency Room or Your Optometrist?

When the emergency is related to your eyes, consider a trip to your optometrist's office instead of the ER. Here's why.

Fall Allergies: Cause, Effect, and Solution

Fall is a great time of year, but the accompanying allergens: not so much. Let’s talk causes, effects, & solutions of allergies, & how they can affect your eyes

A Close Up of Presbyopia

There are several ways to combat presbyopia, and the good news is, your optometrist can help!

Sunglasses: Protect Your Peepers

June brings with it, not only the first day of summer, but also National Sunglasses Day.

May is Healthy Vision Month

What does that mean for you? It means that now is the time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. Find out why.

Are Contact Lenses Safe For Young Children?

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.

The Importance of Eye Exams for Contact Lenses

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.

8 Ways Your Eyes Change With Age

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.

Protect Your Eyes From Vision Loss: Diabetes Awareness Month

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.

New To Contact Lenses? Here Are Our Top 5 Tips!

If you or your child is new to wearing contact lenses, read our Top 5 Tips to make the adjustment easier.

5 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses In The Fall

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.

The Best Foods for Your Eyes

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!

How Can My Child’s Myopia Be Corrected?

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.

Are Floaters and Flashes Dangerous?

Eye floaters are usually normal. But what causes them and when do they indicate a serious eye problem that needs emergency eye care?

Tips to Relax Your Eyes

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.

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to New Glasses?

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.

How To Prevent “Mask Fog” on Your Glasses

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...

Don’t Do These 11 Things If You Wear Daily Disposable Contacts!

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...

Why You Should Avoid Online Eye Tests

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...

Gailmard Eye Center’s Katharine Moles, OD Receives 2020 Best of Munster Award

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...

What Will Optometry Practices Look Like Post-COVID?

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.


Essential vs. Non-Essential Eye Care

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....

Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays from Gailmard Eye Center! Our office will be closed December 23-December 25, we will reopen Tuesday, December 26 at 8:30am with our normal business hours!...

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Images

Sunglass Sale!

Now through April 31, get $40 off any pair of sunglasses*!...

Steve Madden frames

Introducing new Steve Madden frames! Come check them out!...

Office closed on Monday, January 30, 2017

Our office will be closed Monday, January 30, 2017 for an in-office seminar. Our normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Thank you for your understanding!  ...

Holiday Hours


Happy Holidays!

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!

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!!...

State Optical

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!!

Trunk Show!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! We are planning our annual trunk show for Wednesday, May 6th from 1-7pm!! Hope to see you there!!

Closing Early Today

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!!!

In Memoriam-John Ricondo

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.

Holiday Hours

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!

Holiday Sales Event

Community Event

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.

Digital Lenses

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Community Event Tonight!

New Swarovski has arrived!!


Best of the Region 2015!!

Trunk Show Pictures



Trunk Show!!!

Staff Appreciation Dinner

 We will be closing the office at 4pm on Tuesday, April 28th to attend a staff appreciation dinner.
Thank You!


Superior Vision

We are now accepting Superior Vision!  Call for your appointment today!

Merry Christmas!

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!!

Happy Holidays!


Holiday Party

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.


$99 for an Eye Exam and $200 Towards Complete Pair of Glasses! ($379 Value)

Air Optix Colors

We are now carrying Air Optix Colors!!  Call for your appointment today!

Best of the Region!!

Thank you for voting us "Best of the Region!"

Davis Vision

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting Davis Vision.  Please call for your appointment today!

Trunk Show

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!!

Opening late-Wednesday, March 12

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!!

Open Today!

Gailmard Eye Center is open today with its normal hours of 9-5.  Please be careful on the roads!

Closed Today

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.

New Year’s

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!!

Holiday Party-Closing early today

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).  

Thanksgiving Food Drive


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.

Sports Eye Injury

Back to School

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!

Dailies Total 1 Contact Lenses!!

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!!

Holiday Office Hours

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!

Anne Klein

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

Now accepting Spectera!

We are now accepting your Spectera vision plan!  Please call to make your appointment today!

Lafont Eyewear!

We would like to introduce you to our latest collection in our eyewear gallery-Lafont Eyewear!
If you are looking for comfort, style and something unique, this is the collection for you! 
Please take a moment to watch this very intriguing video of how Lafont Eyewear is made from start to finish. Notice the craftsmanship, hands-on design and detail of each frame-you will be amazed!!

In-Office Seminar

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!

Gailmard Eye Center Trunk Show, May 3rd and 4th

Low Vision

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!

Eye Supplements

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!

First pair of glasses!

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.


We are excited to announce that we are now on Google+
We would love to see you there too!
Click on the icon below to see our page.

Zero G Eyewear!

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!

Pure Luxury

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!

New Technology!

We are proud to announce new technology!  We have recently installed The Optomap 200Dx 

2012 Olympics

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!

Office hours

Gailmard Eye Center will be closed this Saturday, June 30th 2012. Our doctors and staff will be attending continuing education courses in Chicago.   

i.Profilerplus® by ZEISS

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 

Tiffany & Co.

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!

Online Appointments

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!

Vision Therapy Session

 What is Vision Therapy? Many of you may be wondering. Watch this short video and our patient, Blake De Valk, will show you!

Digital Camera Mirror

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

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!


Eco Friendly Eyewear

Yes, even eyewear can be "eco" friendly. Just in....Eco-Optics by Modo Eyewear!

Eye Twitch

Does this ever happen to you? It's so annoying! No need to worry, here are a few reasons why this may happen.

Gold & Wood

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.

What Eye Problems Look Like

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.

2012 Checklist for Better Vision and Eye Health

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.

Vision Related Learning Problems

Report cards will be coming out soon, if they haven't already.

Happy New Year!

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!

Happy Holidays

New Arrivals!

 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!

Happy Holiday!

Gailmard Eye Center would like to wish you and your family a very happy and healthy holiday season!

Macular Degeneration/EyePromise Restore Supplements

  Click Are you familiar with Macular Degeneration (AMD)?




Eyeglass Guide

EyeGlass Guide

“Like” us on Facebook

 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!

PV 2 for Astigmatism


Watch this short video about Helen Keller. Amazing!

This video shows rare footage of a 1930 newsreel with Helen Keller and her teacher and friend, Anne Sullivan.  Click here to watch:

Dr. Gailmard lectures at Berkeley

Dr. Neil Gailmard is presenting three lectures this spring to third year students at University of California at Berkeley, School of Optometry.

Please find us on Facebook and click “Like”!

Click on the Facebook icon to the right and become a fan of our page.  We will keep you posted with news items and promotions.  Thanks!

OCT test for anterior chamber of the eye

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 .

Use your benefits before the end of 2010

If you have a flex-spending account through work, don't forget to use your benefits before the end of the calendar year.

New FDA Clinical Studies Begin

We are currently beginning two new FDA clinical studies for contact lens products.  If you wear contact lenses and would like to be considered…

New Contact Lens for Keratoconus

The doctors at GEC are now certified to fit a new type of contact lens for keratoconus and…  

Wiley X Eyewear Now Available!

We are now an authorized dealer for Wiley X sunglasses and protective eyewear.

New screening test for macular degeneration

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. 

We are on Facebook!

Find us on Facebook and become a fan!

We now carry Ed Hardy frames and sunglasses

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!

New! Lower contact lens prices!

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...

Now open: Pediatric Vision Clinic

The Pediatric Vision Center at Gailmard Eye Center is now open!

OCT diagnostic scan of the retina

An amazing new instrument helps our doctors to diagnose and monitor retinal and optic nerve disease like macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.