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How Diabetes Affects the Eyes

In the United States, nearly 26 million Americans are living with diabetes, and another 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes. This means that about 1/3 of Americans are or may soon be affected by the condition. Eyes can be severely impacted by diabetes as well as other organs like our kidneys. Diabetes can negatively affect our vision and eyes… Read More »


LipiView-another tool in our Dry Eye toolbox

Dry eye symptoms range from asymptomatic to severe. Patients who suffer from dry eye the most notice grittiness, stinging, burning sensation, red eyes, and fluctuation in vision. These aggravating symptoms decrease comfort and only grow worse over time. At Advanced Eye Care Center, we offer LipiView testing. LipiView testing is a unique device that allows for… Read More »


Advanced Eye Care Center now offers True Tear!

Allergan’s True Tear is a unique treatment for addressing the annoying burning, stinging, and grittiness of dry eye. True Tear is not an eye drop. This device stimulates glands in our eyes to produce their own natural tears. Our natural tears hydrate our eyes better than artificial tears, as they are made of a complex… Read More »


Kerato-what? (Keratoconus)

Keratoconus  affects 1 in 2,000 Americans. Kerato-meaning cornea and conus-meaning cone. . . keratoconus describes a painless progressive thinning of our corneas. This thinning causes the front of our eye to bulge forward (when viewed under a microscope) and the cornea adopts a cone-shaped appearance. Keratoconus usually is an inherited condition and can be made worse… Read More »


When to wear sunglasses

With the last few weeks of summer here, there is still ample time left to enjoy time outdoors. From visiting Cedar Point, to a relaxing walk at Mohican State Park, we spend hours enjoying sunny weather. As we would think to use sunscreen at the beach, on a hike, or spending the weekend doing yard work, sunglasses should also come to… Read More »


Teary, watery eyes

Excessive tearing is frustrating.  Watering of our eyes blurs our vision and wiping away tears getting annoying.  Why does this happen? For many patients, our eyes tear up in response to dryness. In other words, dry eye can cause increased tearing. This occurs because the ocular surface is not adequately covered in tears. This usually occurs because our… Read More »


Eyelid twitching

Have you ever noticed your eyelids twitching? Eyelid twitching, known as myokymia, usually lasts a few minutes up to a few days. Twitching usually comes and go; however, it is not painful. Myokymia usually resolves without treatment. Twitching eyelids can be alarming at first, but almost always does not pose any long-term problems. Primary causes of myokymia include: Stress Caffeine intake… Read More »


When should I wear safety glasses/eye protection?

According to the CDC, around 2,000 eye injuries occur daily in the US. Construction workers have one of the highest rates of eye injuries. Certain types of eye injuries can be severe and permanent. Prevention is better than treatment; eye protection is highly recommended for specific activities. Occupations involving grinding metal, welding, mixing chemicals, chopping wood, lawn… Read More »


August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

With back to school specials on TV already, let’s take a moment to discuss children and health of their eyes. It’s recommended that children have a comprehensive eye examination prior to kindergarten. School screenings are helpful, but may miss detection of some eye conditions. If these issues are left uncorrected, the student may struggle in school. We… Read More »


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 »


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