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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

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

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

Lady Lake Vision Test

Vision test in Lady Lake

Lady Lake vision test

Lady Lake vision test

A Lady Lake vision test and an eye exam are both important tools used to maintain eye health. However, they’re very different and are done for very different reasons. Vision screenings are very basic tests while comprehensive eye exams are very thorough. You should get a comprehensive eye examination every year unless otherwise directed by your eye doctor at Optical Outlets.

A vision screening is a brief eye test that can be performed by pediatricians, school nurses and is done at your DMV office for the purposes of driver’s licenses. The objective of a vision screening is to identify people who are at risk for vision problems. It’s not meant to be a substitute for a comprehensive eye examination. A comprehensive Lady Lake vision test is a complete and very thorough exam that must done by an eye doctor like ours at Optical Outlets. The optometrist not only assesses if you have a refraction error and need prescription eyeglasses but also checks the overall health of your eyes during this complete exam. You’ll be well taken care of when you come to Optical Outlets for your annual eye exam. If you require prescription eyewear, we have an extensive selection to choose from. We have a very large selection of men’s, women’s and children’s eyeglasses. We also have sunglasses, reading glasses and a great selection of designer frames. If you’re interested in contact lenses, our optometrist will perform a contact lens exam and fitting. Depending on your needs and preference, you’ll be able among our various contact lens options. We carry specialty contacts as well.

Contact our practice to set up your Lady Lake vision test today. One of our friendly associates at Optical Outlets would be more than happy to assist you. We look forward to helping you very soon.

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