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What are cataracts?

In our eyes, there are naturally clear crystalline lenses, one in each eye. These lenses helps our eyes to focus light on our retina, resulting in clear images. Over time, gradual changes occur and the clear lens becomes more yellow. Additionally, the lens can develop cloudiness in different parts of the lens. Generally speaking, a gradual… Read More »


Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

As cold and flu season steadily ramps up, we expect to see an increase in “pink eye” visits. Pink eye is a loose term that describes irritation, redness, and inflammation of the conjunctiva-what we call conjunctivitis. There are several varieties of conjunctivitis. For colder months, bacterial and viral conjunctivitis are common. Bacterial conjunctivitis tends to occur… Read More »


Happy Thanksgiving!

Advanced Eye Care Center wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Our office will reopen Monday, November 26th!    


Macular Degeneration-ForeSee Home

For patients with at least intermediate macular degeneration, new technology is available to assist in monitoring at-home. For years, the Amsler grid has been the standard of at-home monitoring. ForeSee Home has been shown to detect damage from macular degeneration sooner than the Amsler grid. Patients using ForeSee Home were able to maintain at least 20/40… Read More »


Do I need reading glasses?

Over time, our eyes gradually change. Around our early 40s, we gradually lose our ability to easily see reading material up close, known as presbyopia. With presbyopia, the lens in our eye becomes less flexible, making reading and using smartphones more difficult. For patients who haven’t worn glasses in the past, this can be somewhat alarming. Thankfully over-the-counter… Read More »


Costume Contact Lenses: Not Worth It

With Halloween tomorrow, people are assembling their costumes. Costume contact lenses may seem like the perfect finishing touch to a costume, but they have their own dangers. Non-prescription contact lenses, like those found at a Halloween store, are likely not manufactured under the same regulations as prescription contact lenses. As a result, these lenses may… Read More »


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 »


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