Blog

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 »


Floppy Eyelid Syndrome

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 »


A ring of white and blue–Arcus

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 »


Itchy, tearing, gritty eyes?

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 »




Flashes, floaters, and curtains-oh my!

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 »


Contact Us Today

If you are a new patient and would like to schedule an appointment or have questions, please call us at 419.521.3937 or fill out the sections below and submit.

Current patients, please click here to access the patient portal where you can contact us in a secure manner with any questions or concerns.

Do not use this form to submit personal medical information, or for urgent concerns. Please allow 72 hours for a reply.

Quick Contact

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

* All indicated fields must be completed.
Please include non-medical questions and correspondence only.