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Multifocal contact lenses

By editor
July 18, 2017

Contact lenses are a great option for correcting refractive error. Contact lenses allow patients to function with greater versatility without the need for glasses. For patients around ages 40 to 45, near vision tasks like reading a book, working on a computer, and browsing Facebook on a smartphone become difficult due to presbyopia.  Presbyopia is...  read more


Lagging behind: Lagophthalmos

By editor
July 13, 2017

For patients who wake up with gritty, red, and aching eyes, lagophthalmos may be to blame. Lagophthalmos occurs when patients' eyes do not fully close during sleep. Patients who have this condition may have been told they "sleep with their eyes half open." This involuntary process exposes the conjunctiva and cornea to the ambient environment....  read more


Prokera-"Protect, Repair & Heal"

By editor
July 12, 2017

For patients struggling with recurrent corneal erosions, keratitis, corneal ulcers, or other frustrating corneal conditions, "Prokera" (Bio-Tissue) can help patients recover more quickly and completely than other traditional methods. Prokera is essentially a contact lens constructed with amniotic membrane tissue. Prokera nourishes the corneal surface, allowing for faster healing. Prokera is inserted by Dr. Ballitch...  read more


Floppy Eyelid Syndrome

By editor
June 2, 2017

Floppy Eyelid Syndrome occurs at night when patients' upper lids are too lax and allow the surface of the eye to come into contact with their pillow. This has a tendency to occur in obese males, especially those with sleep apnea. Patients with Floppy Eyelid Syndrome may have red, gritty eyes with mucus discharge along...  read more


A ring of white and blue--Arcus

By editor
June 1, 2017

If you're over the age of 50, you may have noticed a faint to moderate white/blue ring around your corneas. This is known as arcus and is a normal age-related finding. Arcus does not impact the clarity of your vision or the comfort of your eyes. Arcus represents a gradual build-up of cholesterol deposited within...  read more


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

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