Prioritizing Your Long-Term Vision
Our team takes a meticulous approach to the management and diagnosis of various eye diseases. Our comprehensive services include glaucoma management, evaluations for diabetic eye disease, cataract management, and monitoring for age-related macular degeneration.
Our team can gather all the necessary information required to evaluate your eyes and vision accurately. Based on this information, we will prepare a personalized treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.
We aim to help you enjoy clear, healthy vision for years to come. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.Book Appointment
Focusing on Early Detection & Treatment
Eye exams aren’t just about updating your prescription, they can also assist us in the early detection of eye diseases. Detecting eye diseases in their early stages can improve the effectiveness of treatment and help prevent long-term vision problems.
Our goal is to help you maintain clear and healthy vision through timely eye exams and treatment plans based on your needs.
Understanding the Different Forms of Eye Disease
We understand that navigating and understanding eye diseases can be a daunting task. At Advanced EyeCare of Central Florida, we’re here to support you every step of the way.
Our team will take the time to explain your diagnosis in detail and answer any questions you may have. We understand that each patient is unique, and that’s why we develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs.
Our office has multiple retinal screening devices, allowing us to capture detailed images of the retina to provide digital views of the back of the eye. Our non-dilated screening photos enable us to get a peek without shining bright lights in your eyes. This allows us to see what areas may need additional special testing in the future.
Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that cause damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for sending visual information to your brain. Damage to the optic nerve can lead to vision loss and blindness if not detected and treated early.
The 2 most common forms of glaucoma can cause damage to the eyes due to high intraocular pressure, which is pressure within the eye.
Along with regular eye exams, we use retinal imaging to monitor your vision and accurately diagnose and manage glaucoma.
Cataracts develop when the normally clear lens of the eye becomes clouded. Cataracts begin forming when proteins in the eye form clumps that prevent the lens from sending clear images to the retina, the thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye.
Common symptoms of cataracts can include:
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Seeing dim or yellowed colors
If cataracts progress to a later stage and prevent you from going about your daily activities, such as reading or driving, cataract surgery is the best and only option to remove them.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes can increase the risk of developing eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy, which is the primary vision loss concern for patients with diabetes. Some symptoms of diabetic retinopathy can include:
- Blurry vision
- A loss of central vision
- Difficulty seeing at night
We use OCT to diagnose and manage diabetic eye disease.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the macula, which is responsible for sharp central vision, and is a leading cause of vision loss in older adults. Symptoms can vary depending on the type of AMD you have but may include:
- Blind spots
- Blurry or distorted vision
- Difficulty seeing colors
Risk factors for AMD include age, family history, and smoking. We use OCT to help us diagnose and plan treatment for AMD.
Optical Coherence Tomography
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a diagnostic tool that uses light waves to take high-resolution images of the retina, optic nerve, and other structures inside your eye.
These detailed images can help us diagnose and manage a variety of eye conditions, including glaucoma, AMD, and diabetic retinopathy. OCT is a noninvasive procedure that takes only a few minutes to complete.
Putting Your Eye Health First
Our team aims to provide comprehensive care for the different forms of eye disease. We combine patient education, years of experience, and diagnostic technology to manage a wide range of eye conditions and issues.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of an eye disease, or are at risk of developing an eye condition, contact us today to schedule your appointment and get ahead of it.Book Appointment
- 5680 Wayside Dr.
- Sanford, FL 32771
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: By appointment only
- Sunday: Closed
Our Google Reviews
Your eyes are important and of course, seeing is believing. Dr. Ben Larson is caring and his team has the latest in advanced technology to make sure your eyes get the very best technology has to offer. We only get one pair of eyes, so only the best will do for me and you should feel the same way. Because of Dr. Larson’s long tenure as a doctor, he can spot and see things in your eyes some doctors miss.
Been coming here two years. Never waited to see a specialist or doctor for more than 7minutes. The team is prompt, responsive, accurate and most of all they work together to get you out of there fast and efficiently. You would never have to question this doctors or it’s staffs integrity. Definitely recommend.
Ray J Henriquez
Dr Ben Larson he is absolutely amazing! He is a complete perfectionist when it comes to your vision. He is also charming and knowledgeable about all aspects of eye care. Everyone in the entire office is always kind, patient and helpful. Dr. Larson saved my ski trip this year because thanks to him, I was able to read the signs on the mountains because of my Ortho K contacts. I didn’t have to wear glasses or contacts in the cold weather which was wonderful. Dr. Larson and Ortho K are the perfect combination for an active lifestyle! they have every means of advanced testing for your vision. I would highly recommend Advanced Eye Care to anyone who is looking for the best in eye care.
Dr Christy Larson is wonderful! She is thorough and makes sure to carefully explain everything. I appreciate the care and attention I receive during each visit. The staff here is always friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Advanced Eye Care if you are looking for exceptional service and high quality care for your eyes.
Dr. Ben Larson and his staff were simply wonderful to me, on several occasions. I was dealing with a scratched cornea – which happened several times – and the entire team was compassionate and understanding. Dr. Ben gave me excellent care and helped me understand what was happening at every stage. After the last time, he discussed with me the underlying issues and is working with me to address those problems to avoid the pain of a scratched cornea again. I recommend him to everyone for eye care. And, the rest of his team is kind, cheerful, and really delightful!
I recently moved from London, England and was looking for an eye doctor. I have Keratoconus also called Conical Cornea and haven’t been able to see clearly for years. My first scleral lenses were fitted in London and did not seem to improve my vision plus were also very uncomfortable. My doctor in London was now recommending cornea transplant which made me very nervous and I was not excited about the idea of going under the knife.
I had almost lost all hope and faith in scleral lenses until I met Dr Ben Larson. Dr Larson is highly experienced and knowledgeable. From the start, he was patient and took the time to get the correct prescription. His care changed my life. Such a great experience and I am very impressed with my results in a way I never thought was possible. I highly recommend Dr Larson and Advanced Eye Care to anyone with Keratoconus or any other eye problems. Brought me tears of joy, thank you Dr Larson!
I have been going to Advanced EyeCare for 15+ years and they never cease to exceed expectations. All of the doctors and staff are friendly, professional, and treat you like you’re family. Dr. Ben and Dr. Christy truly take the time to get to know you and answer any questions you have. Also, if you need glasses, Patch is the best! He makes the process incredibly fun and won’t let you leave without loving your frames. Highly recommend this office and refuse to go anywhere else for my eyes!
Dr Larson and his staff especially Sam are fantastic. My 8 year old is a patient and they have helped his eye site tremendously. I can’t imagine why anyone would ever give them less than a 5 Star Review. They defiantly care about their patients a lot more than most offices we have tried.
Val reports Dr. Christy remains the very best in her field, extremely knowledgeable, and caring. Her staff starting with Heather at the front desk is able to greet multiple clients at the front desk, provide professional assistance with check in and smiles! Sam is amazing with his talent to engage clients and does an in-depth history with ease. His skill taking scans of the eye was very evident and was doe in a timely manner. Erica was was such an asset at the end of the appointment and is willing to clarify all information for follow up care. Patch was so very patient, kind, and knowledgeable when explaining how my glasses would work with my computer when looking at the screen for long periods of time. He also responded to all my questions especially showing me how to scan this review on my cell phone! I was thankful for those on the team I met yesterday! Also love the live access on the website where a person responded on the weekend. Wanted to end on saying First Class Team and environment. Thanks Dr. Christy!
This was by far the most thorough eye exam and nicest staff I have ever worked with. I was blown away by the office which is beautiful and pristine. I felt listened to and not judged for any issues. I will be coming back here for years to come.
I am very happy with my visit to this office. From making my appointment, the very thorough exam, and the over all office visit. I would highly recommend! Randy A
My first time here for eye exam. I have been served on time – without any delay. Before I come needed to reschedule 3 times due to work, they were very open and helpful to find a time slot fits my availability. Sam was very knowledgeable and nice to talk with. They have wide selection of glasses – but don’t compare it to the big stores!. Overall, my experience was positive.
Needed a repair to my Silhouette frame while visiting from out of town. They had the needed part in the right size and color in stock! They gave me a complete description of my options and the price before the work was done. Excellent, quick service while I waited. Highly recommended from my experience!
Dr. Ben fitted me for Ortho K. He got the prescription perfect. Saw 20/20 the first day following sleeping in the corrective lenses. We were completely informed as to what we might expect and how the lenses would work as well as what maintenance was required. The staff was extremely professional and courteous. The office was extremely clean and beautiful, and they took every possible precaution with Covid to ensure our safety as well as the safety of their other clients and staff. Advanced Eye Care is the best of the best!!!