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Randall R. Ricketts, O.D.

Optometrist

Dr. Randall R Ricketts O.D. is a top Optometrist in Chicago, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Randall R Ricketts O.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Randall R Ricketts O.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Randall R Ricketts O.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Chicago, IL, Dr. Randall R Ricketts O.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
29 years Experience
Randall R. Ricketts, O.D.
  • Chicago, IL
  • Illinois College of Optometry - Chicago, Illinois
  • Accepting new patients

How is redness of the eyes treated?

Have your eyes examined. It sounds like you have ocular allergies.

How often should we ideally visit an optometrist?

I recommend an eye examination once a year. Not only to check if someone needs eyeglasses, but also to check the health of your eyes. A yearly eye exam may uncover other general READ MORE
I recommend an eye examination once a year. Not only to check if someone needs eyeglasses, but also to check the health of your eyes. A yearly eye exam may uncover other general health conditions.

Dr. Randy

What are the best foods for healthy eyes?

Superfoods that have lots of Ocular Vitamins Here is our list of top superfoods that are great for your health and vision: -Spinach: Spinach is a great source of antioxidants, READ MORE
Superfoods that have lots of Ocular Vitamins
Here is our list of top superfoods that are great for your health and vision:
-Spinach: Spinach is a great source of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and vitamins. They can help promote bone and vision health. Great source of calcium.
-Carrots: who doesn’t love carrots. My dog loves them. This guy has tons of vitamin A, protects you from uv radiation, contains carotenoids, and is great for your eyes.
-Blueberries: Blueberries are nutritionally filled with fiber, vitamin C and cancer fighting compounds.
-Strawberries: Strawberries are packed with vitamin C. Vitamin C is full of antioxidants, which help build and repair the body’s tissues. They also boost immunity and help fight free radicals, great for eye health.
-Walnuts: Walnuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids. This wonderful nut is great for brain function, cancer prevention thru antioxidants and of course eye health.
-Avocado: This fatty fruit is great for our brains. It can increase blood flow, lower blood pressure, and reduce cholesterol.
-Peppers: Peppers have a high concentration of vitamin C. They contain beta-carotene which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidants benefits.
-Sweet potatoes: Ah, sweet potatoes. Not only are they delicious. They contain lots of vitamin C and vitamin A. They can help boost immunity and help with body tissue repair.
-Broccoli: Broccoli is lean and mean and packed with vitamins, minerals, disease fighting compounds called flavonoids and fiber that is essential in any diet.
-Salmon: Salmon is a heart healthy source of omega-3 fatty acids. Which can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. It also help protect you from the sun and great for the health of your eyes.
-Kale: This dark leafy vegetable is packed full of nutrition. It provides more antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable. Great source of iron, calcium and fiber.
-Brussel Sprouts: Contains many vitamins and minerals. One of my favorites to eat. Has antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties.
-Apples: You know the old saying” An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” can help with weight control, has high fiber, more saliva production, decrease risk of diabetes.

I write a blog on my website http://eyemechanix.com/info-updates/ that you can read about eye health and other information about you eyes.

Is a squint surgery safe for a 12 year old?

Squinting may cause fatigue, other than that, it will not hurt her eyes. You should definitely think about getting her a pair of glasses. Surgery is difficult to determine without READ MORE
Squinting may cause fatigue, other than that, it will not hurt her eyes. You should definitely think about getting her a pair of glasses. Surgery is difficult to determine without more information.

Why are my eyes sore after contacts?

It's best if you visit your Eye Doctor

I am experiencing eye strain from overusing computers. What to do?

Visit your Optometrist and have an eye examination.

Why are my eyes so sensitive to light?

There could be a few things going...first, you may have dry eyes and the wind outside may cause your tears to evaporate. Some allergies may become worse outside and the eyes water READ MORE
There could be a few things going...first, you may have dry eyes and the wind outside may cause your tears to evaporate. Some allergies may become worse outside and the eyes water to protect and wash irritants away. It could be other things as well....I recommend seeing an Optometrist.