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Do your eyes a favor; don’t sleep in your contacts!

Contact lenses give patients flexibility to see the world without glasses. These days contact lenses are more comfortable than ever. Some patients  occasionally forget that they have lenses on their eye at all!  After a busy day, leaving these comfortable contact lenses in overnight becomes tempting. Our corneas need oxygen to function properly. When we close our eyes during sleep, the… Read More »


Punctal plugs

Punctal plugs help patients with dry eye by decreasing the rate tears drain away from the eye. Punctal plugs are inserted in our puncta (structure where our tears drain). Our tear lake rests on our lower eyelid and acts as a reservoir to contain our tears. Each time we blink, tears from this tear lake are… Read More »


Multifocal contact lenses

Are you ready to leave your glasses at home? Over 40 years old? Multifocal contact lenses may be for you. . . Multifocal contact lenses help many patients over 40 years old each year. Multifocal contact lenses contain a distance and near correction in each lens. This setups gives patients more flexibility, as reading glasses… Read More »


Vyzulta-a new drop for glaucoma

Vyzulta (Bausch&Lomb) is a new drop that has been approved to treat patients with chronic open-angle glaucoma, the most common type of glaucoma. Vyzulta helps to lower eye pressure which promotes better circulation of the optic nerve. This helps to preserve vision. This drop is simply used once daily in affected eyes. Advanced Eye Care Center offers the… Read More »


Allergy season, just around the corner

For many, allergy season begins in the spring and can last through the summer and fall. Allergies cause sinus congestion, runny noses, as well as itchy and watery eyes. Over-the-counter options, like oral anti-histamines (Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra, or Xyzal) can help general symptoms. Over-the-counter eyes drops (Alaway and Zaditor) help patients who have itchiness, redness, and tearing in… Read More »


What are scleral contact lenses?

Scleral contact lenses are larger than standard gas permeable (GP) contact lenses. The smallest sclerals are approximately 14.5 mm in diameter, and the largest can be up to 24 mm. Lenses that are 18 mm or smaller are subcategorized as mini-sclerals. The average human cornea is approximately 11.8 mm in diameter so even the smallest… Read More »


Have you been checking your grid??

At-home Amsler grid monitoring is an important part of managing age-related macular degeneration. Macular degeneration affects patients’ central vision over time. While most changes are gradual, some patients can experience rapid changes in vision. The damage that macular degeneration causes can be irreversible. This makes detection of any damage important so patients can receive care… Read More »


Diabetic Eye Exams

Yearly eye examinations are important for patients diagnosed with diabetes. The longer one has diabetes, the greater likelihood of visual complications . Vision can fluctuate for patients with poor blood sugar control. If bleeding occurs in the back of the eye, the patient’s visual ability could be negatively impacted-making reading or driving very difficult. For severe… Read More »


Macular pucker

Macular pucker is a condition where a thin, clear layer of cells grow across the retina. Patients who have macular pucker may not notice any change in their vision or may notice distortion or blurriness that gradually worsens.  Most cases of macular pucker only require observation, but in moderate to severe cases, surgery can be performed… Read More »


Scleral lenses

Advanced Eye Care Center fits scleral lenses. These lenses vault the front surface of the eye, the cornea. The lens holds fluid allowing the cornea to remain hydrated throughout the day. Along with dry eye, scleral lenses can be a great option for patients with a history of corneal scarring, keratoconus, or other corneal degenerative diseases.… Read More »


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