inside banner 1
inside banner 3
inside banner 4
inside banner 5

Blog list

Advanced Eyecare Consultants Blog

Learn more about optometry care in our blog!

How to Keep Eyes Healthy As We Age

The American Academy of Ophthalmology acknowledges how aging affects your eye health. Age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts can develop over time. The onset of these conditions is common in people at least 50 years old. If you want to know how to keep your eyes healthy while aging, here’s what you should know.


Is It Dry Eyes or Seasonal Allergies?

Telling the difference between seasonal allergies and dry eyes can be difficult. Despite the connection dry eyes have with seasonal allergies, getting a proper diagnosis from a doctor is ideal. Visit your eye care specialist to know what causes your eye discomfort.


5 Reasons Keratoconus Patients Should Use Scleral Lenses

Patients diagnosed with keratoconus know that generic soft contact lenses may not be the best option. The irregular cornea shape caused by the condition makes it difficult to get an optimal fit with traditional contact lenses. However, scleral lenses act as a better solution as they are large and have a shape that allows for a proper fit.


What Are the Symptoms of Low Eye Vision?

Most people thought to be entirely blind have some sight left. Low eye vision is sight loss that eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery cannot correct. Low eye vision leaves some sight remaining. The condition has various sight loss degrees. You can have a blind spot or nearly total sight loss. 


How Diet Can Affect Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. There are many forms of glaucoma, all of them not giving away any warning signs. The condition damages the optic nerve, whose health is vital for good vision. Damage to the optic nerve is what eventually results in blindness.


When to Be Concerned About Dry Eyes

Tears lubricate the eye and stop its surface from drying out. They are a mixture of oil, mucus, and water that protect the eyes from infection and injury. Your eyes produce tears naturally. You might not give much thought to the amount and/or quality of tears your eyes produce.


When Is the Right Time to Start Myopia Management?

Statistics show that more children are developing myopia (nearsightedness) at an early age. Also, research shows that children under the age of 10 are at more risk of developing high levels of myopia compared to adults. 


What Conditions Do Scleral Lenses Help Treat?

Scleral lenses are special contact lenses made to fit over the sclera, or the white part of the eye. This is the less sensitive part of the eye conjunctiva. The lenses are as comfortable as soft contacts, with a rigid surface that helps correct vision problems. The lenses are designed to help people with different corneal disorders as well as correct astigmatism.


Is Lasik Eye Surgery Worth It?

If you do not want to keep wearing corrective lenses, you should consider getting LASIK eye surgery. This refractive eye surgery can correct your vision problems. The surgery is safe and effective, and complications are very rare. 


Symptoms of Dry Eyes vs. Seasonal Allergies

Itchiness and irritation are common symptoms of dry eyes and allergies. It can be difficult to know the difference if you have never experienced symptoms before. About five million people in the United States experience dry eye. Around 50 million people experience dry eye. There are many overlapping symptoms, but it is important to know the differences.


KEY FACTS ABOUT OPTOS HIGH-RESOLUTION RETINAL IMAGING

Regular visits to your eye doctor are essential in preserving your vision and good eye health. Today, many eye care centers are offering Optos high-resolution retinal exams. This test generates digital images of the eye or Optomaps. These pictures will help your eye specialist see problems more easily.


TIPS ON HOW TO PROMOTE GLAUCOMA AWARENESS

Glaucoma pertains to a group of diseases that harm the optic nerve of the eyes. When not treated, it can result in vision loss and blindness.


ADJUSTING YOUR EYES TO YOUR PRESCRIPTION GLASSES

Whether you got glasses for the first time or were given a stronger prescription, you may have to undergo a short adjustment period before you feel comfortable wearing them. During this time, you may see objects that appear warped, bent, wavy, or out of focus.


ALL ABOUT PHOTOPHOBIA: CAUSES AND TREATMENT

Photophobia is a medical condition in which the eyes cannot tolerate light. In mild cases, entering a brightly-lit room or going outside can make you squint.


4 EYE DISEASES THAT CAN BE DETECTED VIA RETINAL IMAGING

Ophthalmoscopy, also known as a retinal exam, is one of the most important eye exams. In this procedure, the eye doctor may apply eye drops to dilate your pupil before checking the retina or the back part of your eyes using a retinal imaging device.


TIPS TO ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILDREN TO WEAR THEIR EYEGLASSES

An eye exam can help determine if your child has a strong case of astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness, or a type of refractive error. From there, the eye doctor prescribes eyeglasses so children can have a clear vision as they grow up


admin none 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Closed 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm By Appointment Only Closed 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Closed Closed 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 9:00 pm – 1:00 pm By Appointment Only Closed