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“Do I have to get dilated?”

“Do I have to get dilated?” This is one question we hear on a regular basis. As patients have experienced, dilation temporarily causes increased sensitivity to light as well as blurry vision when trying to read.  These side-effects typically last 4-6 hours.   Fortunately, distance vision is hardly affected. We recommend patients bring a driver to assist… Read More »


Do I have a stye?

A stye (or “hordeolum”) occurs when oil glands along eyelids become infected. This infection is due to bacteria that naturally live along our eyelids. Typically these bacteria are harmless and do not create problems. Problems arise from clogged oil glands near the eyelid’s edge. Bacteria replicate easily in a clogged gland. Swelling, redness, and pain occur… Read More »


November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Diabetes affects around 22 million Americans. Millions more are borderline diabetic, or simply unaware they have the disease.  Essentially, elevated blood sugar levels cause damage to small blood vessels. The longer one has diabetes, the greater likelihood of complications. As small blood vessels are found in nearly every part of the body, diabetes can be devastating to … Read More »


Allergy testing. . .could you benefit?

Do your eyes itch, tear up, feel swollen, and look red regularly? Do you have nasal congestion, a sore throat, or a runny nose frequently? We’re here to help! Advanced Eye Care Center offers allergy skin testing to help patients identify what they are allergic to.  We use Doctor’s Allergy Formula to objectively determine our patients’… Read More »


Costume contact lenses

As Halloween is fast approaching, some folks are busy putting together their costumes. While most people may put a wig on or find a new themed outfit, others look for additional measures for altering their appearance. Non-prescription contact lenses come in a variety of colors and patterns to enhance a costume. While going the extra mile for ones’ costume… Read More »


Five tips to limit damage from Macular Degeneration

Most commonly affecting patients over the age of 55, age-related macular degeneration is a chronic disease that affects central vision over time.  While patients with early stages of the disease may not notice any change, those with advanced macular degeneration have profound visual deficiencies.  If you have macular degeneration, consider these tips to help limit… Read More »



Tricky lashes. . .trichiasis

When eyelashes function normally, they help to protect our eyes from the environment. Eyelashes help to deflect debris from entering our eyes. Lashes also help us sense if something is very close to our eyes-causing us to blink. Blinking refreshes our eyes with tears. Most days, we don’t even think about our eyelashes. For some patients, instead… Read More »


Multifocal contact lenses

Patients in their early-to-mid 40s gradually, yet inevitably lose their ability to read without glasses or contacts. This phenomenon, known as presbyopia, decreases the ability of patients’ natural lenses to focus on books, computers, phones. . .anything closer than an arms length away. Decline of one’s near vision can be frustrating.  Patients must then find a solution to regain their… Read More »


Slowing Cataract Changes

Did you know that after our late 50s to 60s, the natural lenses in our eyes begin to become cloudy and yellow? These changes are known as cataracts.  Over time, patients with cataracts notice glare and halos around bright lights, fuzzy vision while watching TV, as well as needed more and more light to read. Cataracts can make enjoyable daily… Read More »


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