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Daily Vision Requirements

Today’s contact lenses offer satisfying and safe solutions to address an extensive range of vision needs. If you are interested in wearing contact lenses, the vision care professionals at the office of Optical Outlets will examine your eyes to determine which type of lenses will provide you with the most accurate and comfortable fit as well as suit your daily vision requirements.

At present over 35 million Americans utilize contact lenses. While most individuals wear contact lenses for corrective purposes, a smaller percentage of people use them for either a therapeutic or cosmetic purpose. Corrective contact lenses are used to provide clear, crisp vision for individuals who are dealing with either one or a combination of vision impairments, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and the age-related loss of close-up vision, which is known as presbyopia

Choosing the correct type of contact lenses to provide a healthy and comfortable vision experience is based on your prescription, eyes shape and daily needs. Our eye doctor will measure your eyes to select the proper lens type and fit as well as determine the precise amount of vision correction that is required. Thanks to advances in optical technology, today’s contact lenses are not only much more comfortable, versatile and convenient than ever before; they can address an extensive range of vision needs. While for many people getting contact lenses is a routine procedure that offers a relatively quick and easy solution for their vision needs, there are others who fall into the “Hard to Fit” category. Our office also offers hard-to-fit contact lenses for the treatment of eye irregularities related to disease or injury.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

Methods to Treat Corneal Disease

The cornea is the clear, dome shaped layer on the outermost surface of your eye. It is responsible for focusing 85% of the light that passes through your eye. If you are suffering from keratoconus, a condition that causes the cornea to become misshapen, our eye doctor can help. At the office of Optical Outlets, we use state-of-the-art technology and advanced methods to treat corneal disease, improving your eye health and vision.

Keratoconus occurs in around 1 in 2000 people, and generally first strikes in the late teens and early twenties. Symptoms may include difficulty seeing at night, eye strain and headaches, excessive rubbing of the eyes, glare and light sensitivity. In patients suffering from keratoconus, the cornea, which is typically curved, begins to thin and adopt a conical shape. To diagnose this condition, our eye doctor will perform a clinical examination to measure the curvature of your cornea and identify physical signs that are consistent with the diagnosis. Detecting this condition early on allows for the most straightforward and effective course of treatment. In its initial stages, keratoconus may be treated with customized soft contact lenses or prescription glasses. To treat keratoconus, your eye doctor may recommend rigid gas permeable contact lenses, which are carefully fitted and prescribed to improve your vision as the condition progresses. Advanced stages of this condition may require surgical intervention to correct the shape of the cornea and improve your vision. As skilled and compassionate providers of care, we’ll guide you on the best treatment options for managing and dealing with this condition and make appropriate referrals as indicated. We provide attentive care and the personalized attention that you deserve to help you protect the health of your eyes and enjoy optimal visual function.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

574 North Hwy 27
Lady Lake, FL 32159
(352) 350-5298

Treating Corneal Abrasion

When a corneal abrasion occurs, it is important to contact the office of Optical Outlets for timely care.

A corneal abrasion or “scratched cornea” is one of the most common injuries seen by eye doctors. Whether it’s simply the result of getting poked in the eye or a small particle of sand or dust, a scratched cornea can cause profound discomfort, redness, tearing and hypersensitivity to light. You may also experience a headache, blurry vision, eye twitching, a dull ache, and even nausea.

Please remember to exercise some precautions before you get to our office so as not to cause more harm to your eye. Do not rub or apply pressure to the injured eye, and do not to make any attempts to remove particles stuck to the cornea.

For skilled and experienced care

As skilled and experienced eye care providers, we’ll determine the extent of the injury and the specific treatment that’s required. Based on the severity of your corneal abrasion treatment may include antibiotic drops or ointment to prevent infection, a steroid to decrease inflammation, as well something to relieve light sensitivity and pain. As your eye doctor, we typically schedule a follow-up visit to monitor your progress and healing. If you wear contact lenses, you will also be advised at what point in your recovery that you can resume wearing them.

The importance of timely treatment

With prompt treatment, most cases of corneal abrasions heal completely with no lasting effects or loss of visual acuity. However, when left untreated deeper abrasions can lead to corneal ulcerations and severe vision loss.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we provide skilled and compassionate care to protect the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. Whether you need a routine eye exam, the management, and treatment of a condition affecting the health of your eyes, or care for a corneal abrasion; we can help.

For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

574 North Hwy 27
Lady Lake, FL 32159
(352) 350-5298

Choosing the Correct Type of Contact Lenses

Today’s contact lenses offer satisfying and safe solutions to address an extensive range of vision needs. If you are interested in wearing contact lenses, the vision care professionals at the office of Optical Outlets will examine your eyes to determine which type of lenses will provide you with the most accurate and comfortable fit as well as suit your daily vision requirements.

At present over 35 million Americans utilize contact lenses. While most individuals wear contact lenses for corrective purposes, a smaller percentage of people use them for either a therapeutic or cosmetic purpose. Corrective contact lenses are used to provide clear, crisp vision for individuals who are dealing with either one or a combination of vision impairments, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and the age-related loss of close-up vision, which is known as presbyopia.

Choosing the correct type of contact lenses to provide a healthy and comfortable vision experience is based on your prescription, eyes shape and daily needs. Our eye doctor will measure your eyes to select the proper lens type and fit as well as determine the precise amount of vision correction that is required. Thanks to advances in optical technology, today’s contact lenses are not only much more comfortable, versatile and convenient than ever before; they can address an extensive range of vision needs. While for many people getting contact lenses is a routine procedure that offers a relatively quick and easy solution for their vision needs, there are others who fall into the “Hard to Fit” category. Our office also offers hard-to-fit contact lenses for the treatment of eye irregularities related to disease or injury.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

574 North Hwy 27
Lady Lake, FL 32159
(352) 350-5298

Contacts to Improve Your Eye Health

While today’s eyewear offers countless stylish options, you may not want to limit yourself to wearing glasses all the time.Contact lenses offer a full-time or part-time alternative to glasses, allowing you to see clearly while providing greater freedom and flexibility. At the office of Optical Outlets we offer a selection of contacts to improve your eye health and vision. We’ll help determine which type of lens is right for you and can precisely fit your lenses for optimal comfort and effectiveness.

Contact lenses are small synthetic lenses, which rest on top of the film of tears covering the surfaces of your eyes. 35 million people across the United States are choosing contact lenses for the numerous advantages they offer. With contacts, you don’t have to worry about the limitations of eyeglass frames; your entire field of vision comes into focus. You can also forget about glare when you’re driving at night, as well as the effects of weather on your lenses. Contacts won’t fog up or get wet in the rain. You’ll also be able to wear any sunglasses you choose, without having to match your prescription to every pair. Contacts can be used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, blurred vision and age-related vision loss, and can correct irregularities caused by certain eye diseases and injuries. The most popular contacts are soft lenses, which are made from water absorbing hydrogels for maximum comfort. These types of contacts can be disposable or used for extended wear. For certain conditions, such as astigmatism and presbyopia, rigid gas permeable lenses may be a better option. This type of contact lens allows oxygen to pass through to the eye, and is made of more durable materials than soft lenses, which means they can last for years.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

574 North Hwy 27
Lady Lake, FL 32159
(352) 350-5298

Understanding Computer Vision Syndrome

At the office of Optical Outlets, we provide care to help patients enjoy optimal vision and protect the health of their eyes.

Let’s face it, for many of us looking at a digital screen is a fact of daily life. And, while the benefits of modern technology are undeniable, it’s also becoming increasingly evident that dependence on these devices has consequences on one’s health and overall well-being. With problematic issues such as harsh screen contrast, flicker, and glare, the visual challenges of computer use are numerous. You can also strain your eyes by focusing at the same distance for a lengthy period, or when you shift your gaze from papers on the desk to back up at the screen.

Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is the name given to a group of eye problems and vision-related symptoms caused by prolonged use of hi-tech digital screen devices.

Symptoms of computer vision syndrome, also referred to as digital eyestrain, may include:
• Eye Irritation (dry eyes, itchy eyes, red eyes)
• Double Vision
• Blurred Vision
• Headaches
• Neck, shoulder, or back pain

While computer vision syndrome can affect one’s performance at work, in school, and at home, simple steps such as scheduling regular eye care at our office and establishing healthy computer habits, helps prevent any vision or musculoskeletal problems.

When examining your eyes and assessing your vision, we’ll determine if you need a new prescription for corrective lenses or a special one for working on the computer. We’ll provide guidance on preventing and alleviating symptoms of computer vision syndrome. You’ll also be advised of measures that can be taken to improve your computer-viewing environment and given helpful recommendations about giving your eyes a periodic break.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

574 North Hwy 27
Lady Lake, FL 32159
(352) 350-5298

Keeping your Eyes Healthy

Spending long hours focused on a computer screen, phone or tablet can take a toll on your eye health and vision. If you’re experiencing headaches, eye irritation, eye fatigue or blurred vision when using a digital device, you may have Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Our team at the office of Optical Outlets can help guide you towards better practices for keeping your eyes healthy while using a computer and can prescribe corrective lenses or vision therapy if needed.

With the increasing use of technology in today’s face paced workplace, it’s important to address some of the health consequences associated with prolonged time spent in front of a screen. Prioritizing your health while working at a computer is essential to your overall well-being. Digital displays can require the eyes to work harder in a number of ways. Focusing on the same distance point for an uninterrupted length of time can strain the eyes. Screen glare, contrast and flickering lights can also create visual challenges. When you visit our office for a comprehensive examination, we’ll discuss how to create the optimal environment for using your computer to reduce strain on your eyes. Simple changes like adjusting computer height, changing room lighting to reduce glare and enlarging font size can help give your eyes a break. For many, following the 20-20-20 rule helps mitigate symptoms of CVS. This means for every 20 minutes you spend looking at screen, spend 20 seconds viewing something that is 20 feet away. During your exam, we’ll also be able to identify other vision and eye health problems that may be exacerbating CVS. In some cases we may prescribe glasses or contacts for computer use only. If you already wear glasses, your lenses can be coated with an anti-glare material.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

574 North Hwy 27
Lady Lake, FL 32159
(352) 350-5298

Examination to Identify CVS

As everyone can agree, advances in computer technology improve productivity, give us greater access to entertainment and allow us to be in touch easily with family and friends. While the advantages of technological progress are evident, it’s important to acknowledge that there are also health consequences associated with increased screen time. Looking at a computer, cellphone, tablet or e-reader for too many hours a day can affect your eyesight, causing what is called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). If you experience eye strain, irritation, headaches or difficulty seeing when using a digital device, visit us at the office Optical Outlets. We’ll perform a comprehensive examination to identify CVS and determine an effective approach to treatment.

While computers can make life easier, you’d be surprised to know that they can create many challenges for your eyes. Your eyes have to work hard as they focus at the same distance point for a prolonged period and may become fatigued. Flickering screens and glare create added strain, and switching your focus from paper to screen also require your eyes to rapidly adjust. If you have an existing vision impairment, CVS may be more pronounced. If you’re experiencing symptoms of CVS, schedule an appointment with our office. We’ll perform a comprehensive exam to rule out other conditions and create a treatment plan to alleviate the symptoms. In some cases, you may be required to wear specialized lenses for computer use only. If you wear corrective lenses already, your prescription may be modified or you may need a new prescription for computer use. Simple adjustments, such as altering the brightness or contrast on your screen, enlarging font size and changes in lighting to minimize glare can also help mitigate CVS. As skilled and experienced providers of care, we take the time to advise you as to how you can create a healthier computer-viewing environment.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

574 North Hwy 27
Lady Lake, FL 32159
(352) 350-5298

Different Contact Lenses Available for Hard-to-fit Patients

Our eyes are as unique as we are. Just as no two people are the same, no two sets of eyes are the same. That’s why when it comes to contact lenses, a one-size-fits-all philosophy doesn’t always apply.

The good news is that there are specialized lenses available to adjust to irregular eye shapes, eye conditions, and challenging prescriptions. Using advanced diagnostic tools, the warm and friendly team at the offices of Optical Outlets will help you find comfortable lenses that address your specific eye needs. We will go over options on types of contact lenses that will be most comfortable for you, based upon the eye condition you may have.

A closer look:

A variety of eye conditions can make it hard to wear standard contacts. Some of the most common include:
 Keratoconus: when the cornea thins and then bulges outwards in the shape of a cone
 Dry eyes: burning, red and irritated eyes
 Astigmatism: blurry vision because of an irregular cornea
 Corneal scarring; post-corneal transplant
 Post-LASIK, or other refractive procedures

Committed to good vision

Fortunately, contacts come in a vast range of types – even for the most complex, hard-to-fit eyes. At the office of Optical Outlets, our skilled team has years of professional experience and is highly qualified in prescribing the best contact lenses for you. If you have not experienced success with contacts or you’ve been told in the past that they are not an option to correct your vision, we invite you to visit our office for a comprehensive eye exam and fitting.

574 North Hwy 27
Lady Lake, FL 32159
(352) 350-5298

Corrective Lenses

By visiting our experienced team of eye care professionals at the office of Optical Outlets, you are taking an essential step towards maintaining the health of your eyes and optimal vision as you age. Once you’ve reached the age of 40, it’s a good idea to get a baseline exam to check for signs of age-related conditions such as presbyopia, macular degeneration, cataracts or glaucoma. With early detection and management of these conditions, you can protect and preserve your vision.

With age comes many new and rewarding experiences as well as possible physical changes and conditions that require attention and care. Our goal as your eye care provider is to make sure you can enjoy everything that’s to come with clear and healthy vision. As part of a comprehensive eye exam, we perform a visual acuity test, which allows us to determine how well you can see at varying distances. We also evaluate how well your eyes track objects and work together, as well as check your depth perception. We’ll review any symptoms you’re experiencing, and go over your medical history. Our offices uses the most advanced diagnostic tools, such as highly specialized microscopes to comfortably and clearly view the anatomical structures of your eyes.

People over the age of 40 often begin to develop presbyopia, which makes it difficult to view objects close to the eyes. For this condition, we can provide corrective lenses in the form of a prescription for reading eyeglasses, bi or multifocal eyeglasses, as well as specialized contact lens prescriptions. All of these approaches will help you see better when doing other close-up work. While presbyopia is part and parcel of the aging process, there are other more harmful conditions that can lead to significant vision loss. Cataracts are also common with age, and will become progressively worse if left untreated. As skilled providers of care, we can diagnose cataracts early in their development and help to manage the effects and make referrals for surgical intervention at an appropriate time. We’re also on the lookout for other conditions that commonly affect aging populations, such as Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration, both of which are leading causes of blindness among people over the age of 40. And, while there is currently no cure for these conditions, early diagnosis is essential for optimal outcomes of care.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

574 North Hwy 27
Lady Lake, FL 32159
(352) 350-5298