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Lagging Behind: Lagophthalmos

For patients who wake up with gritty, red, and aching eyes, lagophthalmos may be to blame. Lagophthalmos occurs when patients’ eyes do not fully close during sleep. Patients who have this condition may have been told they “sleep with their eyes half open.” This involuntary process exposes the conjunctiva and cornea to the ambient environment.… Read More »


Floppy Eyelid Syndrome

Floppy Eyelid Syndrome occurs at night when patients’ upper lids are too lax and allow the surface of the eye to come into contact with their pillow. This generally occurs in obese males, especially those with sleep apnea. Patients with Floppy Eyelid Syndrome may have red, gritty eyes with mucus discharge along their eyelashes when… Read More »


A ring of white and blue–Arcus

If you’re over the age of 50, you may have noticed a faint to moderate white/blue ring around your cornea. This is known as arcus and is a normal age-related finding. Arcus does not impact the clarity of your vision or the comfort of your eyes. Arcus represents a gradual build-up of cholesterol. Patients over… Read More »


Itchy, tearing, gritty eyes?

With early May here already, central Ohio is in prime allergy season.  Pollen from grasses, trees, and other plants can make springtime miserable for allergy sufferers. Along with a runny nose, nasal congestion, and post-nasal drip, our eyes can be affected by allergies as well. Common symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis includes itchiness, grittiness, and watery… Read More »


Flashes, floaters, and curtains-oh my!

Each week, we see several patients who suddenly notice new floaters or new flashes in their vision. Usually patients notice one or more translucent or small black dots in their vision and sometimes white, momentary flashes of light–much like a lightning bolt.  Much less frequently, patients notice a grayish curtain falling across a portion of their… Read More »


Allergy season

Allergy season is just around the corner! For many patients allergies tend to worsen in the spring months. While we appreciate the warmer weather, pollen from trees, plants, and grasses can cause misery for allergy sufferers. Along with a runny nose, tiredness, and sinus congestion. . .allergies can have a direct impact on eyes. Itchiness,… Read More »


“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 »


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 »


Contact Lens Care Tips

Contact lenses allow many patients to experience clear comfortable vision, without the need for spectacles. As contact lens technology progresses, more and more patients can enjoy their benefits. Let’s take a minute to review how to care for these wonderful medical devices.   Replace lenses are directed by your eye care provider. Wearing lenses longer… Read More »


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