Category Archives: eye doctor

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

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

Eye Doctor in Lady Lake

Eye Doctor in Lady Lake

Eye Doctor in Lady Lake

Eye Doctor in Lady Lake

It never fails—every year. That red, puffy, wet feeling that doesn’t relent. Your eyes feel like they’re about to explode at any second, every time you step outside. Uh oh. Sounds like you might be dealing with allergies. Get that under control by reaching out to Optical Outlets. Swing by our location soon and meet with an eye doctor in Lady Lake.

Eye allergies affect millions of people in North America alone. Once they kick in, it’s like nothing can help get rid of them. Some of the common triggers of eye allergies include: outdoor (pollen from grass, trees, and weeds); indoor allergens (dust mites, mold, pet dander); irritants (perfume, exhaust, and cigarette smoke). So how does one usually handle this situation? Follow any of the following remedies: wear glasses or sunglasses to keep outdoor pollen away from eyes; shut windows during periods of high pollination; use air conditioning at home or in the car; mite-proof bedding covers limits exposure to mites; control mold with a dehumidifier; wash hands after petting an animal. If symptoms already kicked in you can use artificial tears, an oral antihistamine (make sure they don’t cause dry eyes—worsening symptoms), and decongestant eye drops. If none of those precautions or symptom fixers work, it’s time to see a professional about it as soon as possible. After a brief evaluation, they can provide a number of solutions, so you can get back to a painless viewing experience. Sound good? Now go ahead and contact Optical Outlets and set up a meeting with an eye doctor in Lady Lake.

Contact us via phone or e-mail—whichever you prefer. After that? All you have to do is speak to our friendly staff about setting up the appointment. Then you’ll be well on the way to seeing Optical Outlets about speaking with an eye doctor in Lady Lake. That’s all there is to it.

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

Lady Lake Eye Doctor

Eye Doctor in Lady Lake

At Optical Outlets, we practice at the highest level of licensure, which includes providing comprehensive eye exams, eye disease testing, prescribing medication for eye problems, and even suggesting vitamins to keep your eyes healthy. When we examine your eyes, our Lady Lake eye doctor uses the most modern examination equipment available to ensure an accurate and efficient examination and diagnosis.

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Lady Lake Eye Doctor

Each patient will be evaluated with state-of-the-art computerized equipment, which includes a refraction slit lamp, intraocular pressure, and a retinal exam. Your comprehensive eye exam will also test visual acuity, eye tracking and focusing skills, as well as detect problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, crossed eyes, dyslexia, and color blindness. At our eye care center, we will also check for eye disease during your annual vision exam, as well as assess how your eyes work together, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. In addition to helping detect developing conditions, regular eye exams are also important to check on how your vision is functioning. Thanks to our state-of-the-art computerized equipment, all this information will be digitally recorded so that we can assess how your eyes are changing over time. If you use prescription contact lenses or eyeglasses, you should especially be visiting our Lady Lake eye doctor for eye exams so that you can be sure your current optical prescription is up-to-date, and that your eyeglasses and/or contact lenses are functioning correctly and comfortably.

While you should always visit us if you are experiencing symptoms, annual eye exams are just as important even if you are not having specific symptoms at the time. Many of the most common and potentially dangerous eye conditions, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration develop in a manner so gradual and slow that many people are completely unaware of there being a problem until the disease is advanced enough to have done significant damage. It’s best to be proactive with your vision care, and even better to schedule your state-of-the-art vision exam with our Lady Lake eye doctor at Optical Outlets today.

 

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

Eye Doctor in Lady Lake

Optometrist in Lady Lake

Welcome to the official site of Eye Doctor’s Optical Outlets. Florida’s local eyewear resource for eye examinations, designer eyeglasses, custom contact lenses and much more. We have over 40 locations throughout Florida to serve you better. Each of our locations is doctor-owned and operated and offers exceptional customer service and a tremendous variety of discount and designer eyewear and contact lenses.

Optometrist in Lady Lake

Optometrist in Lady Lake

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