Posts Tagged ‘ vision ’

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 »


February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Macular degeneration causes damage in our eyes that degrades our central vision. Thankfully macular degeneration doesn’t cause blindness, but the inability or decreased ability to use our central vision leads to struggles with reading, driving, writing, and many other tasks. Macular degeneration is estimated to impact over 3 million Americans by 2020. Risk factors for macular… Read More »


Do you have cataracts?

Do you have trouble with glare from oncoming headlights while driving at night? Ever need to move closer to the TV to read ballgame scores or the news crawl along the bottom of the screen? Is it getting more difficult to tell navy blue from black apart? If so, you may have cataracts! Cataract simply… 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 »


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 »


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 »


Do you eyes burn, sting, or feel gritty?

If your eyes feel this way, you may have dry eye disease. Cold and dry wintery months are particularly irritating for patients with dry eye.  Advanced Eye Care Center is a Dry Eye Center of Excellence. We have the latest technology, like LipiView and LipiFlow, in order to provide high-quality care for all dry eye patients. We use… 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 »



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 »


Contact Us Today

If you are a new patient and would like to schedule an appointment or have questions, please call us at 419.521.3937 or fill out the sections below and submit.

Current patients, please click here to access the patient portal where you can contact us in a secure manner with any questions or concerns.

Do not use this form to submit personal medical information, or for urgent concerns. Please allow 72 hours for a reply.

Quick Contact

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

* All indicated fields must be completed.
Please include non-medical questions and correspondence only.