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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.

4848 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 925-2010

Sarasota contacts

Sarasota Contacts

Contact lens exams and fittings in Sarasota

Optical Outlets is a Sarasota contacts office that provides comprehensive exams as well as treatment for eye conditions and diseases such as glaucoma or cataracts. Eye care is essential to keeping your eyes healthy on an annual basis. Patient should make sure that they come in for an eye exam at least once per year, to have the eyes checked especially if they wear glasses, but also to check their eye health as they get older. Diseases such as glaucoma and cataracts can set in overtime, as noted. If you are experiencing any vision changes at all, call our offices immediately.

Multifocal Sarasota contacts lens allow wearers to wear their lenses longer and without the sacrifice of comfort. These lenses provide balanced and clear vision for near, far and in-between vision problems. We also offer hard contact lenses, better known as gas permeable or GP lenses. These lenses take longer to get used to, but offer a much sharper vision correction to patients.These types of lenses are good for patients who suffer from astigmatism or nearsightedness.

For your first contact lens exam and fitting, we will first perform a regular eye exam to make sure everything is good health-wise with your eyes. If so, we will then prescribe a set of lenses for you to take home.

4848 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 925-2010

Pediatric Optometrist Sarasota

Sarasota Pediatric optometrist

Pediatric optometrist Sarasota

Pediatric optometrist Sarasota

Children have the same risk for eye conditions and diseases as adults do, although the specific ones are not necessarily the same. At Optical Outlets, you can depend on our pediatric optometrist Sarasota for the diagnosis and treatment of common concerns like amblyopia, congenital cataracts, strabismus, and nearsightedness.

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is when one eye is weaker than the other. It is not dangerous, but there is the threat that it can become a permanent condition if it is not addressed in a timely manner. The problem is traced back to a connection between the eyes and the brain, and how one eye’s images is being given priority. A related issue is strabismus, or crossed eyes. It is sometimes causes by amblyopia, or it may develop on its own. Double vision may occur later in life if it is not treated promptly by our pediatric optometrist Sarasota. You might associate cataracts with being older, but children can get it, too. In fact, even infants can be born with this disease. Usually, the reason is poor development, infection, or injury in the womb. Cataracts is a progressive disease, resulting in blurry or cloudy vision, and a feeling as if there is a film over the eyes. Children are not always able to articulate or even be aware that they have these problems, so that’s why an examination by our pediatric optometrist Sarasota is essential. Nearsightedness may be the most common of all, and the easiest to address. If your child is sitting too close to the television, holding reading material up to his or her face, or squinting, the cause may very well be nearsightedness. A pair of eyeglasses is all that is necessary to improve her or his vision.

All children should be examined for the first time before starting school. Call us to arrange an appointment.

4848 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 925-2010