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Advanced Eye Care Services
1470 Martin St
State College, PA 16803
Phone: 814-231-3937

We're across the street from Weis Market.
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Allergies can cause numerous irritating symptoms including itchy eyes, red eyes, blurry vision, and in some cases, an uncontrollable desire to rub your eyes. Since the eye comes into direct contact with the air it is not uncommon for the first and most significant allergy symptoms to occur in the eye. In order to relieve troublesome allergy symptoms, first of all don’t rub your eyes. Rubbing your eyes will rupture mast cells in the eye membranes. Mast cells contain histamine so the rubbing will tend to increase your itchiness rather than decrease it. Second, holding cold compresses on your closed eyes several times per day will help to reduce the inflammation which causes much of your allergy related discomfort. Third, using over-the-counter lubricating eyedrops such a Systane Ultra can help rinse off a lot of the allergens on your eyes, and frequently washing your face and hair will reduce the amount of allergens near your eyes as well. Fourth, dust mites are a common allergen and bed pillows often harbor dust mites. Using hypoallergenic pillow covers and frequently washing bed linens can be very beneficial. Lastly, keeping the bedroom free of allergens such as pet dander, dust and pollen can help your body recover overnight. So using air purifiers and keeping your pets out of the bedroom can be helpful. If you would benefit from medical treatment of your eye allergies talk to an eye doctor. For more eye related information please check out the rest of our website.

Ultimate Lens Package and Offer

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Anti-Reflective Coating

What are the Benefits of Anti-Reflective Coating?  

Flex Spending

Flex_Spending   It is that time of the year again! Most people don't realize that you can use your flex spending for sunglasses (even non-prescription), eyeglasses & contact lenses! Don't Wait until the end of the year and chance that you can't get in, schedule now!!  

Sunglass Myths

Here is an interesting article explaining the myths of sunglasses!      

A Day in the Life of Your Eyes!

This is pretty interesting!

Happy Veterans Day!

IMG_1217 Thank you to all the Service Men & Women, past and present, who have served!

Eyelid Twitching?

Here is a great video on eyelid twitching.   https://share.rendia.com/theater/34d05161-429f-4fa4-4c07-491f4d4f4345  

New Michael Kors Frames!

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New Frame Line!

DSCN1008 (2)   Stop in and check out our new Bebe Line!!!

April is Sports Eye Safety Awareness

Here is a great article on sport safety http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/eye-injuries.htm  

Polarized Sunglass Specials!

DSCN0986 DSCN0987   Just in time for Spring Break! Non- Prescription Sunglasses for $100.00! Contact lens wearers: Purchase a year supply of contacts lenses & get a pair of the sunglasses for $50.00!! Penn State Employees and Penn State Graduate Students: You can get these FREE with your insurance if you are eligible!!! Don't miss this great deal!!!  

Holiday Hours

Our Holiday Hours are: 12/24 - 9:00am -2:00 pm 12/25 - Closed 12/31 - 9:00am - 2:00 pm 1/1 - Closed...

Flex Spending Account

Did you know that you can use your Flex Account for sunglasses, contact lenses or eyeglasses! Don't forget to use it or you will lose it!   Call our office if you have any questions!

Thanksgiving

Our office will be closed on November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday....

Toys for Tots

A portion of our sales will be donated to Toys for Tots this holiday season!

Halloween is coming!

Halloween is coming! Who doesn't want the best costume? But are Halloween contacts worth the risk?? Here is a good article on the risks of wearing the Halloween contact lenses. Halloween Contact Lens  ...

What not to do with contact lenses

If you are a new contact lens wearer or have been wearing contacts for years, here is a good article on what you should not do with your contact lenses.   http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/a35006/contact-lens-mistakes/...

New Disney’s Frozen Frames!

Come check out our new Frozen frames featuring Anna and Elsa!...

New Fendi Frames

Come in and check out our new selection of Fendi frames!

NEW HOURS

You asked. We listened!

We are changing our days & hours!

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...

M’eye Fit & Dispensing Table

We got a new dispensing table which will hold our digital measuring device. Stop in & see it!

October

October is Home Eye Safety Awareness Month.

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you close them after a long day?...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable and treatable. As June is Cataract Awareness Month, here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss. ...

Relief from Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is caused by poor tear quality and low tear volume...

Our Promises

Five promises to our patients...

How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

There are several things that are vitally important for keeping your eyes healthy.

Is my child ready for contacts?

There are several important factors in determining if a child is ready...

What all contact lens wearers should know

Contact lenses are an excellent vision correction option especially for people who don't like to wear glasses for all occasions;  however, contacts are medical devices worn on the eyes and they must be treated as such. If you ever notice any unusual redness, irritation, blurriness, or discharge from your eye you...

Allergies and Your Eyes

Allergies can cause numerous irritating symptoms...

Are you wearing your contacts correctly?

"Americans don’t wear contact lenses properly and it leads to about 1 million eye infections a year" check out this article from The Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/11/13/americans-dont-wear-contact-lenses-properly-and-it-leads-to-about-1-million-eye-infections-a-year/?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost...

Insane Optical Illusions!

Check out these 35 crazy optical illusions! http://distractify.com/mark-pygas/mind-blowing-optical-illusions/