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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 »


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 »


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