Posts Tagged ‘ eye ’

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 »


Supplements for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration affects patients’ central vision.  Aside from injections, which help to slow changes with wet macular degeneration, no treatment exists to reverse changes due to macular degeneration. Preserving macular function is paramount for patients with dry and wet macular degeneration. The Age Related Eye Disease Studies concluded vitamin supplementation of  lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamins C and… Read More »


The dangers of costume contact lenses

With Halloween around the corner, Advanced Eye Care Center would like to highlight the dangers of non-prescription “costume” contact lenses. Non-prescription contacts can usually be purchased online or at Halloween-themed retail stores. While these lenses may provide added realism to a costume, they can have a serious impact on the eye. Blindness, infection, ulceration, pain, and… Read More »


Eyes itchy, tearing, and red? A short-term steroid may help!

Ocular allergies affect many in north-central Ohio. Many patients are still struggling through allergy season. If your eyes are red, itchy, and tear up frequently, you may suffer from allergies. Allergies can exist outdoors-like pollen or indoors-like animal dander. Advanced Eye Care Center can help you with your allergies! Over-the-counter eye drops, like Alaway or Zaditor, and… Read More »


Diabetes, Hypertension, and Dilated Eye Exams

Diabetes and high blood pressure (hypertension) affect many people in the US. An estimated 29.1% of all Americans have hypertension and 9.1% have diagnosed diabetes (1-2). These vascular diseases have the potential to permanently impair vision. Patients who know they have diabetes and hypertension can receive proper care to limit visual complications. Unfortunately, many people are not… 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 »



Have you been checking your grid?

For patients diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), we hand out an Amsler grid. Pictured below, this grid has a central dot to focus on with a grid pattern. We ask each patient who has ARMD to check this grid daily. With consistent monitoring at home (which only takes a few seconds for each eye), patients… Read More »


Restasis

Since its approval in 2002, many people have seen commercials or at least heard of Restasis, a drop used to help patients with dry eye. How does this drop work? Restasis works by increasing tear production by suppressing inflammation on the ocular surface. When patients have more tears hydrating the front of their eyes (cornea… Read More »


“Bloodshot” Eye

Not uncommonly, patients call in noting a “bloody” eye that seemed to come out of nowhere. Either they look in the mirror and are surprised, or a friend/family member notices the new redness.  While vision is not changed and the eye remains painless, the sight of blood consistently alarms patients. What is going on? For the… Read More »


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