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Happy Independence Day!

Barbeques, pool parties, fireworks, and freedom. July 4th’s celebration of our country’s independence is an enjoyable holiday for family and friends. While most folks enjoy fireworks from a safe distance, firework-related eye injuries become a concern for those launching their own patriotic firework display. In 2014, an estimated 7,000 firework injuries occurred between June 20th and… Read More »


InflammaDry-one tool in our dry eye toolbox

For patients struggling with dry eyes, inflammation is usually to blame. Increased levels of inflammation are often presents before other clinical signs, like corneal staining. Advanced Eye Care Center offers InflammaDry as a diagnostic tool for patients who have or are at-risk for dry eye disease. InflammaDry acquires a small sample of tears and measures… Read More »


July is UV safety month

We’d like to remind to you wear sunglasses when outside this summer. UV exposure can cause cataract progression, worsening of macular degeneration, and lead to potentially cancerous skin lesions. Sunglasses block these harmful rays from reaching sensitive tissue in our eyes.  Check out our optical shop to see our premier selection of sunglasses, including our Ray-Ban line. Protect your eyes… Read More »


At Advanced Eye Care Center, you can see AND hear the difference

Dr. Ballitch and Dr. Finn help patients by maximizing their vision with the latest and greatest techonology. From glasses and contacts to surgical procedures, Advanced Eye Care Center has your visual needs covered. Along with vision and eye care, we also offer hearing services! Advanced Hearing Services provides hearing evaluation, hearing aids, hearing accessories, as… Read More »


Colored contact lenses

Searching for a new look this summer? Have you considered changing eye colors? “AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses create a beautiful look that blends naturally with any eye color— whether you have dark eyes or light, whether you need vision correction or not. These breathable* contact lenses provide stunning eye color and outstanding comfort. Plus, their… Read More »


Have macular degeneration? Sunglasses are important!

One controllable risk factor for patients with macular degeneration is ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. UV light can be a destructive force for patients with chronic exposure to the sun. For patients with macular degeneration, maintaining retinal health is vital for slowing down progression of the disease. Sunglasses shield eyes from damaging UV radiation. Just as… Read More »


Rhopressa-a new treatment for glaucoma

A new type of medication to treat open-angle glaucoma has recently been released. Rhopressa helps glaucoma patients by lowering their eye pressure on a consistent basis. Rhopressa is a convenient treatment option as it is used once per day. Rhopressa helps fluid in the eye to drain away more efficiently, thereby lowering eye pressure. Rhopressa may be… Read More »


Low Vision: Max TV glasses

For patients with mild to moderate macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other visual impairments, watching television can be difficult. Many patients settle for moving uncomfortably close to the TV screen. Others simply close their eyes and listen to the TV, missing out on half of the broadcast. Watching sporting events on TV is very frustrating for patients… Read More »


PROKERA amniotic membrane

Advanced Eye Care Center is proud to offer patients the latest technologies for their eye care. The PROKERA amniotic membrane offers patients relief from painful eye conditions such as moderate-to-severe dry eye, recurrent corneal erosions, corneal ulcers, and corneal abrasions. These membranes are placed on the affected eye and remain in place for 3-5 days. Superior… Read More »


New OTC drop available in future: Lumify

Bausch & Lomb has developed a new over-the-counter dry eye drop, designed to decrease redness for patients suffering with dry eye. Redness-relieving products, such as Visine, are non-selective, which makes them less effective over time. “In contrast, low-dose brimonidine, the active ingredient in LUMIFY, selectively constricts veins in the eye, increasing the availability of oxygen to surrounding… Read More »


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