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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 »


Do you have a film over your vision?

If you have filmy vision that seems to come and go, you may have dry eye. In order for clear vision, our tears need to completely cover the front of our eyes (cornea). If they don’t, light scatters more when entering the eye, causing blur and appearance of “filmy vision.” This filmy vision comes and goes… Read More »


Having more glare while driving at night?

Are TV news tickers getting harder to read? Do you have to squint to see scoreboards on TV? If so, you may be developing cataracts. Cataracts are a naturally occurring age-related change that occurs in the lenses inside our eyes. Cataracts change our lenses from clear to a yellowed and hazy/cloudy appearance; this changes makes vision… Read More »


Flu Season and your Eyes

“Pink eye” or conjunctivitis is a general term that refers to inflammation in the front of the eye, making the white of our eyes adopt a red or pinkish appearance. With cold and flu season here in full-swing, it’s worth mentioning the symptoms of conjunctivitis. Viral conjunctivitis is the most commonly variety of “pink eye.”… Read More »


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