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Do you have Dry Eye Syndrome??

At our clinic, we see patients struggle with dry eye syndrome on a daily basis. Some patients are not aware they may have the beginning symptoms of dry eye, and assume their glasses need an update. In today’s digital world, nearly everyone spends multiple hours in front of a screen each day. Patients may also… Read More »


Plaquenil and our Eyes

Plaquenil is a medication used to treat various auto-immune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Did you know extended use of the medication can affect the eyes?  Plaquenil use can lead to changes in our macula. Our macula provides us with clear central vision. Plaquenil can damage the macula over time. This damage can impair our ability to… Read More »


Are You at Risk for Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a condition where patients’ optic nerves degenerate over time. Most of the time, pressure in the eye is elevated; however, we now know that patients with “normal” eye pressure can suffer from glaucoma. Risk factors for glaucoma include family history of the disease, African American race, age over 60, vascular conditions, and prolonged… Read More »


Thank You!

As 2018 winds to a close, we’d like to thank all of our patients for trusting us with their eye care needs! It has been a pleasure to work with everyone we have seen this year!  Dr. Ballitch, Dr. Finn, and our staff look forward to providing excellent vision and eye care to patients in 2019 too.  If you… Read More »


Happy Thanksgiving!

Advanced Eye Care Center wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Our office will reopen Monday, November 26th!    


How Diabetes Affects the Eyes

In the United States, nearly 26 million Americans are living with diabetes, and another 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes. This means that about 1/3 of Americans are or may soon be affected by the condition. Eyes can be severely impacted by diabetes as well as other organs like our kidneys. Diabetes can negatively affect our vision and eyes… Read More »


Advanced Eye Care Center now offers True Tear!

Allergan’s True Tear is a unique treatment for addressing the annoying burning, stinging, and grittiness of dry eye. True Tear is not an eye drop. This device stimulates glands in our eyes to produce their own natural tears. Our natural tears hydrate our eyes better than artificial tears, as they are made of a complex… Read More »


August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

With back to school specials on TV already, let’s take a moment to discuss children and health of their eyes. It’s recommended that children have a comprehensive eye examination prior to kindergarten. School screenings are helpful, but may miss detection of some eye conditions. If these issues are left uncorrected, the student may struggle in school. We… Read More »


InflammaDry-one tool in our dry eye toolbox

For patients struggling with dry eyes, inflammation is usually to blame. Increased levels of inflammation are often presents before other clinical signs, like corneal staining. Advanced Eye Care Center offers InflammaDry as a diagnostic tool for patients who have or are at-risk for dry eye disease. InflammaDry acquires a small sample of tears and measures… 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 »


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