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Do you eyes burn, sting, or feel gritty?

If your eyes feel this way, you may have dry eye disease. Cold and dry wintery months are particularly irritating for patients with dry eye.  Advanced Eye Care Center is a Dry Eye Center of Excellence. We have the latest technology, like LipiView and LipiFlow, in order to provide high-quality care for all dry eye patients. We use… Read More »


2017 is winding down

Time flies! 2017 has been a great year at Advanced Eye Care Center serving patient across north-central Ohio. We would like to take a moment to thank all of our patients for trusting us with their eye care needs. We are honored to serve you and we look forward to providing excellent patient care in 2018 and… Read More »


Understanding glaucoma-pachymetry

Glaucoma is a disease that’s known as the ‘silent thief of sight.’ Over time, glaucoma can constrict our peripheral vision and in severe cases cause blindness. Early and moderate stages of glaucoma may not be noticeable by the patient, making glaucoma testing important-to catch the disease as early as possible. One of the tests we… Read More »


Do you know the warning signs of shingles?

Shingles, caused by the herpes zoster virus (HZV), can cause pain for weeks, months, or even years after an infection starts. Shingles usually starts with pain and red blisters occurring on one side of the head or body. These painful blisters increase in size, as the virus travels across nerve fibers. If these occur along the face… Read More »


Entropion

Entropion is a condition where eyelids rotate inwards towards the eye ball. Because of this, eyelashes are in direct contact with the surface of the eye. Imagine how irritating constantly having one or more eyelashes in the eye would be! Throughout a full day of blinking, theses lashes painfully abrade the cornea and conjunctiva. Other symptoms include… Read More »


Supplements for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration affects patients’ central vision.  Aside from injections, which help to slow changes with wet macular degeneration, no treatment exists to reverse changes due to macular degeneration. Preserving macular function is paramount for patients with dry and wet macular degeneration. The Age Related Eye Disease Studies concluded vitamin supplementation of  lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamins C and… Read More »


The dangers of costume contact lenses

With Halloween around the corner, Advanced Eye Care Center would like to highlight the dangers of non-prescription “costume” contact lenses. Non-prescription contacts can usually be purchased online or at Halloween-themed retail stores. While these lenses may provide added realism to a costume, they can have a serious impact on the eye. Blindness, infection, ulceration, pain, and… Read More »


Eyes itchy, tearing, and red? A short-term steroid may help!

Ocular allergies affect many in north-central Ohio. Many patients are still struggling through allergy season. If your eyes are red, itchy, and tear up frequently, you may suffer from allergies. Allergies can exist outdoors-like pollen or indoors-like animal dander. Advanced Eye Care Center can help you with your allergies! Over-the-counter eye drops, like Alaway or Zaditor, and… Read More »


Cliradex

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 contacts: Buying 6 months versus Annual Supply

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 »


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