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What is Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K?

What is Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K?

Orthokeratology is a treatment where a nearsighted, or myopic, patient places custom designed lenses in their eyes just before going to sleep. These special lenses gently mold the front surface of the cornea (the clear part of the eye that conventional contacts rest...

Carillon has your Solar Eclipse Glasses!

Carillon has your Solar Eclipse Glasses!

Drs. DalPorto and Neukirch are ready to safely view the Solar Eclipse on August 21st. ARE YOU??? UPDATE AUG 15th 5PM: Apologies, we have completely ran out of eclipse glasses. The demand was far greater than anticipated - we went through 500 pairs in less than 3 days!...

Check out our new look!

Check out our new look!

Carillon went through EXTENSIVE renovations in March 2019. We are very excited to show off our ENTIRELY NEW OPTICAL and our HUGE collection of new designer eye wear frames and glasses!!! Come check it out!

So What Exactly IS Macular Degeneration?

So What Exactly IS Macular Degeneration?

  So What Exactly IS Macular Degeneration? Top: Normal Vision Bottom: Macular Degeneration Macular degeneration is a serious and debilitating disease affecting millions of adults typically over the age of 50. It results in the permanent damage of an area of the...

Corneal Topography, What is That?

Corneal Topography, What is That?

I would like to take this opportunity to briefly explain what Corneal Topography is and why your doctor may use this instrument.   The cornea is the clear tissue  at the very front of the eye. The cornea may be seen as you look at the iris; the colored part of...

What are Cataracts?

What are Cataracts?

Cataracts are one of the most common eye diseases, affecting up to 17% of Americans each year. This number increases to over 91% after the age of 85*. Cataracts form in the lens of the eye, which is a clear structure made of water and protein, located directly behind...

FREE Eyeglass Cleaner!!!

FREE Eyeglass Cleaner!!!

Our own Dr. Christina DalPorto is going on a mission trip to Africa! In exchange for a small donation, receive a FREE Eyeglass Cleaner! This fall, Dr. DalPorto will be traveling with Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity (VOSH), a non-profit organization committed...

Important Notice for our EyeMed Patients

Important Notice for our EyeMed Patients

Dear Valued Patient, Our mission at Carillon Vision Care is to provide the absolute highest quality eye care to all our patients. Unfortunately, certain insurance and vision plan companies have been tying our hands by placing limitations on your policies that, we...

Introducing Electronically Focusing Prescription Eyewear

Introducing Electronically Focusing Prescription Eyewear

    Electronically Focusing Prescription Eyewear Life Activated Eyewear     Electronic Glasses come to Chicago Initially unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show last year, the new emPower! electronic eyeglasses are now finally available in the greater...

Thanks for the past three years!

Thanks for the past three years!

THANKS!!!!! I would like to take a brief moment and thank all of our patients, my wonderful staff, and my helpful healthcare colleagues for the past three years since I came to Chicago! The number of active patients at our office has nearly doubled, we have been able...