Posts From August, 2017

Prokera- “Protect, Repair & Heal”

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 »


Lagging Behind: Lagophthalmos

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 »


Multifocal Contact Lenses

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 when… Read More »


Over 40? Let’s Talk About Presbyopia

Around age 40 to 45, patients will find their near vision (reading a book or using a smart phone) gradually becoming more blurry. Patients may find they must hold their book further away to clearly read the text.  Reading for long periods of time may become uncomfortable and create eyestrain. This condition is known as presbyopia. Presbyopia is a… Read More »


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