Blepharitis affects nearly all patients older than 70 and can also affect younger patients. Blepharitis causes redness, a burning sensation, and grittiness on a daily basis for patients with this condition. Blepharitis is the accumulation of dead skin cells and oil around eyelashes. This also allows bacteria to grow and reproduce, which irritates our eyelids. Worse… Read More »
Monthly contact lenses offer great vision along with low-hassle maintenance of caring for lenses. Most contact lens brands are available for purchase in 6 month or 12 month increments. Which option is better? There are several advantages in ordering a 12 month supply. Many contact lens brands offer rebates to those who purchase their contact lenses in-person (not online).… Read More »
Diabetes and high blood pressure (hypertension) affect many people in the US. An estimated 29.1% of all Americans have hypertension and 9.1% have diagnosed diabetes (1-2). These vascular diseases have the potential to permanently impair vision. Patients who know they have diabetes and hypertension can receive proper care to limit visual complications. Unfortunately, many people are not… Read More »
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 generally occurs in obese males, especially those with sleep apnea. Patients with Floppy Eyelid Syndrome may have red, gritty eyes with mucus discharge along their eyelashes when… Read More »
If you’re over the age of 50, you may have noticed a faint to moderate white/blue ring around your cornea. 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. Patients over… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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!
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 »
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