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.
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.