• Acanthamoeba Keratitis

    Acanthamoeba keratitis is a relatively rare type of eye infection, but it can become quite serious. If left untreated, Acanthamoeba eventually leads to vision loss, requiring a corneal transplant to restore sight. Understanding how to prevent this infection is key. What Is Acanthamoeba Keratitis? Acanthamoeba

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  • Low Vision

    Most people classified as blind still retain some ability to see. They often have significantly impaired vision but can discern light, shapes, or other figures. Low vision refers to a class of visual impairment that cannot be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. A number of conditions may cause low

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  • Color Blindness

    Color blindness, also known as color vision deficiency, occurs when an individual cannot distinguish between certain colors like red and green or, less commonly, blue and yellow. Cause of Color Blindness Light-sensitive tissue, the retina, lines the back of the eye and consists of two types of light

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  • Nystagmus

    Nystagmus is a vision condition characterized by repetitive, uncontrolled eye movements. These involuntary eye movements may be side-to-side, up and down, or in a circular pattern, which hinders the eyes’ ability to focus on a steady object. Individuals with nystagmus may hold their heads in unusual

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  • Macular Hole

    The condition known as a macular hole refers to a tiny break in the macula that results in blurry or distorted vision. To fully understand the condition, one must understand eye anatomy. The macula is a spot located in the center of the retina (the back portion of the eye). Located where light comes

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  • Presbyopia

    As we age, our eyes—like the rest of our bodies—begin to lose flexibility and strength. When this happens to the lens of the eye and its surrounding muscles, your lens will become stiff. This makes it harder to see close objects clearly because the eyes can't focus properly. It's a natural part of

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  • Reading Glasses

    During the normal aging process, components of your eyes change in shape and flexibility. This frequently corresponds to vision changes that may make it difficult to see close objects. Although not all adults experience these changes, many find that they need reading glasses as they get older. Visiting

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  • Lens Coatings

    When you’re picking out a new pair of glasses, choosing the frames that best fit your face is just the beginning. After selecting your frames, you’ll need to choose the type of lens, lens material, and lens coating. With advances in eyeglass technology, there are several lens coating options to choose

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  • How to Read Prescriptions

    Vision that is 20/20 describes a normal level of clarity and sharpness in your vision. This is called visual acuity. This measurement offers a way to compare the quality of your vision to a professional standard. Using this tool helps your eye care provider to accurately gauge whether you need corrective

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  • Bifocals & Multifocals

    If you find yourself struggling to see both at far distances and nearby reading materials, then it may be time to consider bifocals. Your eye care provider and the trained optometry staff will work with you to determine the best way to meet your needs while helping you to look and feel your best. What

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Why do I need to see an eye care provider? Many “silent” diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetes, can only be detected through regular eye exams. When these conditions are discovered earlier rather than later, they become easier to treat or manage, allowing for better long-term preservation of eyesight.In

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  • What Is a Chalazion?

    Could that bump on your eyelid be caused by a chalazion?

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  • Reasons Why Your Eyelid is Swollen

    Are you wondering why you have a swollen eyelid?

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  • Different Types of Contact Lenses

    Do you know which type of contact lens is right for you?

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  • How Diet Affects Vision

    Want to protect your eyesight? Try making a few changes to your diet.

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  • What to Do When You Get Something in Your Eye

    Do you have something stuck in your eye? Try a few of these helpful tips.

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  • Poor Air Quality and Your Eyes

    Could poor air quality be the reason that your eyes hurt?

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  • How is Eye Pressure Measured?

    Do you know how your eye doctor measures the pressure inside your eye?

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  • Facts About Astigmatism

    Do you know how astigmatism can affect your vision?

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  • The Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments of Periorbital Cellulitis

    Pain and swelling around your eye can be symptoms of periorbital cellulitis, an infection that warrants a visit to the eye doctor.

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  • What Are Eye Freckles and Are They Harmless?

    Have you been wondering if your eye freckle is a sign of a serious problem?

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  • Tear Duct Obstruction

    Do you have watery eyes? A problem with your tear duct could be the reason.

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  • Are Some Eye Conditions and Diseases Hereditary?

    Could your child have inherited an eye condition from you?

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  • Causes of Low Vision

    Do you know which eye diseases could permanently affect your vision?

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  • A Look at the Human Eye

    Do you know how your eyes help you see?

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  • Can Chronic Stress Affect Your Vision?

    Have your eyes been bothering you lately? Your problems could be caused by chronic stress.

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  • How an Active Lifestyle Benefits Your Eye Health

    Want to protect your vision? Adding more exercise to your schedule may help.

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  • Swimming Pool Eye Safety

    Do you know how to avoid common eye issues that can occur after swimming in a pool?

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  • What Causes Ocular Hypertension?

    Could the pressure inside your eye be too high?

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  • Eye Makeup and Your Vision

    Do you know how to prevent makeup-related eye mishaps?

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  • How to Choose the Best Sunglasses

    Planning on buying a new pair of sunglasses? Check out a few tips that will help you protect your eyes from the damaging effects of UV light.

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  • Indoor Tanning and Your Eyes

    Do you know how indoor tanning can affect your eyes?

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  • Questions You Should Ask Your Optometrist

    Do you know what questions to ask your optometrist during your eye exam?

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  • Uveitis Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

    Do you know how uveitis could affect your eyes?

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  • How Nutrition Can Be Beneficial to Your Vision

    Want to protect your vision? Improving your nutrition may help.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Freeport:

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Stockton:

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Lanark:

Monday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Oregon:

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Rock Falls:

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Injured my eye and Northwest Eye Care saw me right away. Very professional and service was outstanding. Thank you!!"
    Brian S.
  • "I can’t thank Donna and the rest of the team enough for getting me in with urgency today as soon as I called with an issue. Such great people to their customers. I would recommend 10/10 times!"
    Bryn B.
  • "Absolutely fantastic experience, this is the third time I've been here, and I was so impressed with Dr. Diemer's customer service, I had to write this review. I wish there was a category for 6 stars."
    John M.