Posts Tagged ‘ Finn ’

Understanding an Eye Exam

Has it been awhile since you had your eyes checked out? Are you nervous about going to the eye doctor?  There’s no need to be nervous! Let’s go over the basics of an eye exam. First, we’ll ask you to read some letters on a computerized chart. This helps us see what you see.  After… Read More »


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 »


Kerato-what? (Keratoconus)

Keratoconus  affects 1 in 2,000 Americans. Kerato-meaning cornea and conus-meaning cone. . . keratoconus describes a painless progressive thinning of our corneas. This thinning causes the front of our eye to bulge forward (when viewed under a microscope) and the cornea adopts a cone-shaped appearance. Keratoconus usually is an inherited condition and can be made worse… 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 »


Colored contact lenses

Searching for a new look this summer? Have you considered changing eye colors? “AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses create a beautiful look that blends naturally with any eye color— whether you have dark eyes or light, whether you need vision correction or not. These breathable* contact lenses provide stunning eye color and outstanding comfort. Plus, their… Read More »


Low Vision: Max TV glasses

For patients with mild to moderate macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other visual impairments, watching television can be difficult. Many patients settle for moving uncomfortably close to the TV screen. Others simply close their eyes and listen to the TV, missing out on half of the broadcast. Watching sporting events on TV is very frustrating for patients… Read More »


Multifocal contact lenses

Are you ready to leave your glasses at home? Over 40 years old? Multifocal contact lenses may be for you. . . Multifocal contact lenses help many patients over 40 years old each year. Multifocal contact lenses contain a distance and near correction in each lens. This setups gives patients more flexibility, as reading glasses… 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 »


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 »


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