Posts Tagged ‘ vision ’

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 »


Multifocal contact lenses

Patients in their early-to-mid 40s gradually, yet inevitably lose their ability to read without glasses or contacts. This phenomenon, known as presbyopia, decreases the ability of patients’ natural lenses to focus on books, computers, phones. . .anything closer than an arms length away. Decline of one’s near vision can be frustrating.  Patients must then find a solution to regain their… Read More »


Bifocals can be your PAL

Bifocals help patients over 40 years old read with clarity and comfort. Around this age, our eyes gradually lose the ability to focus on near vision tasks such as reading or using a computer. Traditionally, bifocals and trifocals had distinct lines across the lenses. These work well for many people, but what if a bifocal… Read More »


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