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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 »


Rhopressa-a new treatment for glaucoma

A new type of medication to treat open-angle glaucoma has recently been released. Rhopressa helps glaucoma patients by lowering their eye pressure on a consistent basis. Rhopressa is a convenient treatment option as it is used once per day. Rhopressa helps fluid in the eye to drain away more efficiently, thereby lowering eye pressure. Rhopressa may be… Read More »


Low Vision: Max TV glasses

For patients with mild to moderate macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other visual impairments, watching television can be difficult. Many patients settle for moving uncomfortably close to the TV screen. Others simply close their eyes and listen to the TV, missing out on half of the broadcast. Watching sporting events on TV is very frustrating for patients… Read More »


PROKERA amniotic membrane

Advanced Eye Care Center is proud to offer patients the latest technologies for their eye care. The PROKERA amniotic membrane offers patients relief from painful eye conditions such as moderate-to-severe dry eye, recurrent corneal erosions, corneal ulcers, and corneal abrasions. These membranes are placed on the affected eye and remain in place for 3-5 days. Superior… Read More »


New OTC drop available in future: Lumify

Bausch & Lomb has developed a new over-the-counter dry eye drop, designed to decrease redness for patients suffering with dry eye. Redness-relieving products, such as Visine, are non-selective, which makes them less effective over time. “In contrast, low-dose brimonidine, the active ingredient in LUMIFY, selectively constricts veins in the eye, increasing the availability of oxygen to surrounding… Read More »


What is a stye?

Have you ever had a red, tender bump on your eyelid? Did it seem to have a white top, or look like a pimple? If so, you may have had a stye. Also known as a hordeolum, a stye occurs when oil glands along our eyelids get clogged, then become infected. Usually staphylococcus bacteria are to blame. The… Read More »



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 »


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