Posts Tagged ‘ Mansfield ’

What are cataracts?

In our eyes, there are naturally clear crystalline lenses, one in each eye. These lenses helps our eyes to focus light on our retina, resulting in clear images. Over time, gradual changes occur and the clear lens becomes more yellow. Additionally, the lens can develop cloudiness in different parts of the lens. Generally speaking, a gradual… Read More »


Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

As cold and flu season steadily ramps up, we expect to see an increase in “pink eye” visits. Pink eye is a loose term that describes irritation, redness, and inflammation of the conjunctiva-what we call conjunctivitis. There are several varieties of conjunctivitis. For colder months, bacterial and viral conjunctivitis are common. Bacterial conjunctivitis tends to occur… Read More »


Macular Degeneration-ForeSee Home

For patients with at least intermediate macular degeneration, new technology is available to assist in monitoring at-home. For years, the Amsler grid has been the standard of at-home monitoring. ForeSee Home has been shown to detect damage from macular degeneration sooner than the Amsler grid. Patients using ForeSee Home were able to maintain at least 20/40… Read More »


Do I need reading glasses?

Over time, our eyes gradually change. Around our early 40s, we gradually lose our ability to easily see reading material up close, known as presbyopia. With presbyopia, the lens in our eye becomes less flexible, making reading and using smartphones more difficult. For patients who haven’t worn glasses in the past, this can be somewhat alarming. Thankfully over-the-counter… 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 »


Teary, watery eyes

Excessive tearing is frustrating.  Watering of our eyes blurs our vision and wiping away tears getting annoying.  Why does this happen? For many patients, our eyes tear up in response to dryness. In other words, dry eye can cause increased tearing. This occurs because the ocular surface is not adequately covered in tears. This usually occurs because our… Read More »


Eyelid twitching

Have you ever noticed your eyelids twitching? Eyelid twitching, known as myokymia, usually lasts a few minutes up to a few days. Twitching usually comes and go; however, it is not painful. Myokymia usually resolves without treatment. Twitching eyelids can be alarming at first, but almost always does not pose any long-term problems. Primary causes of myokymia include: Stress Caffeine intake… Read More »


When should I wear safety glasses/eye protection?

According to the CDC, around 2,000 eye injuries occur daily in the US. Construction workers have one of the highest rates of eye injuries. Certain types of eye injuries can be severe and permanent. Prevention is better than treatment; eye protection is highly recommended for specific activities. Occupations involving grinding metal, welding, mixing chemicals, chopping wood, lawn… 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 »


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