Rouge, rojo, red…In any language it’s the color can be associated with emotions of anger, passion and of course love.  Imagine not being able to distinguish these vibrant colors.  Some people are unable to, which makes them color deficient.  Color deficiency is often referred to as “color blindness”.  Many people think anyone who is “color blind” only sees black and white.  This is a big misconception.  There are many different types of “color blindness”.  Color deficiency may vary from not being able to tell certain colors apart to not being able to identify any color.  When our eyes are viewing, the retina is responsible for our viewing.  It is made up of Rods and Cones.  The Rods give us our night vision.  The Cones make up our daytime color viewing.  A person becomes color deficient when any of the three cone pigments are missing.  An estimated 8% of males and 1% of females have a defective gene which give the wrong information to our brain, thus resulting in seeing our world in the wrong colors.


Our Dr. Gebert and Dr. Prate are optometrists who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and disorders of the eye and visual system.  During a comprehensive examination, all aspects of your vision needs are addressed.  Whether you woke up in the morning with an eye irritation or you simply need to update your prescription, we can help.  At The Eye Works our doctors have been providing quality eye care for 30 years.  Along with a staff of board certified opticians, we continue to provide outstanding care and service.  We are providers for major vision insurances like VSP, EyeMed, Davis Vision and Avesis.  And we now accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, for medical visits.  We have two convenient locations-Barrington and Lake Zurich.  Please do not hesitate to call our office with any questions or concerns.  We want to work with you to ensure good vision and healthy eyes.