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Itchy, tearing, gritty eyes?

By editor
May 8, 2017

With early May here already, central Ohio is in prime allergy season.  Pollen from grasses, trees, and other plants can make springtime miserable for allergy sufferers. Along with a runny nose, nasal congestion, and post-nasal drip, our eyes can be affected by allergies as well. Common symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis includes itchiness, grittiness, and watery...  read more


Did you know our tears have three layers?

By editor
May 2, 2017

These three layers all contribute to proper comfort and visual function of the eye. If any of these layers are deficient or produced in inadequate amounts, blur and discomfort occur. Mucus layer: This layer is produced by goblet cells on the surface of the eye. Mucus helps the tear film to adhere to the eye...  read more


Our Optical Frame Show is just 2 days away!

By editor
May 2, 2017

Advanced Eye Care Center's Optical frame show is two days away! Be sure to stop by to check out premier frames from several vendors. We can help you see your best and look your best at Advanced Eye Care Center!    


Flashes, floaters, and curtains-oh my!

By editor
May 2, 2017

Each week, we see several patients who suddenly notice new floaters or new flashes in their vision. Usually patients notice one or more translucent or small black dots in their vision and sometimes white, momentary flashes of light--much like a lightning bolt.  Much less frequently, patients notice a grayish curtain falling across a portion of their...  read more


It's time for our annual frame show... join in on the fun!

By editor
April 19, 2017

Contact lens tip: Rub your lenses

By editor
April 10, 2017

Contact lenses afford many patients crisp and clear vision without the mild hassle of wearing glasses.  Because these lenses directly rest on the surface of the eye, they require routine and proper care.  One of the more easily-overlooked details of contact lens care is simply rubbing the lens with a few drops of contact lens solution....  read more


Did you know we can measure the 'quality' of your tears?

By editor
April 7, 2017

At Advanced Eye Care Center, we pride ourselves on using the best technology to help patients.  TearLab helps us to measure the quality of your tears.  A TearLab test takes less than one minute, is painless and non-invasive.  A small sample of tears is collected from the patient with a handheld device and is measured by the...  read more


How can my eyes tear up, if I have dry eye?

By editor
April 5, 2017

For some dry eye patients, their main symptom of dry eye disease is excessive tearing. This may seem counterintuitive, as they usually ask, 'Why do you think I have dry eye if my eyes are already too wet?' The issue here is the quality of tears, not simply quantity. Commonly the oil glands of dry eye...  read more


Have you been checking your grid?

By editor
March 31, 2017

For patients diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), we hand out an Amsler grid. Pictured below, this grid has a central dot to focus on with a grid pattern. We ask each patient who has ARMD to check this grid daily. With consistent monitoring at home (which only takes a few seconds for each eye), patients...  read more


Allergy season

By editor
March 21, 2017

Allergy season is just around the corner! For many patients allergies tend to worsen in the spring months. While we appreciate the warmer weather, pollen from trees, plants, and grasses can cause misery for allergy sufferers. Along with a runny nose, tiredness, and sinus congestion. . .allergies can have a direct impact on eyes. Itchiness,...  read more


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