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Enjoy Better Eye Health

At the office of Optical Outlets we provide comprehensive care to help every member of your family enjoy better eye health and vision. For our pediatric patients, we aim to provide early intervention for conditions that can affect your child’s eyesight in the long-run. Amblyopia affects approximately 2-3% of children, and can lead to a lifetime of visual difficulties if left untreated. Fortunately, by bringing your child in for periodic eye exams, we can diagnose amblyopia early on, and deliver the most effective course of treatment.

Amblyopia is commonly referred to as lazy eye and it is the most common visual impairment in children. Lazy eye is an apt description, as this condition occurs when the two eyes develop at different rates, leaving one eye weaker than the other. The causes of amblyopia include strabismus, which occurs when the eyes are misaligned, as well as refractive errors and clouding of the eye lens. Because amblyopia typically only affects one eye, and the other eye can see adequately, you may not notice this condition in your child early on, and children with amblyopia in its early stages may not experience any difficulties themselves. During your child’s annual eye exam, our team will perform a visual acuity test to see if vision differs between the two eyes. Treating amblyopia may involve patching the dominant eye; this helps improve vision in the weaker eye and stimulates development in the part of the brain that controls vision. In some cases eye drops can be used to cloud vision in the dominant eye, instead of wearing an eye patch. If amblyopia is caused by a refractive error, we may prescribe corrective lenses. Vision therapy can also play a role in helping the eyes work together. Early detection and treatment of amblyopia is the best way to ensure 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.

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

Eye Doctor in Sarasota

Eye allergies in Sarasota

Eye doctor in Sarasota

Eye doctor in Sarasota

Not everyone realizes just how important their eye health really is, but for people who suffer from eye allergies it may be more difficult to ignore. Any sort of eye related symptoms of pain, discomfort, or vision alteration should be looked at and treated by an eye doctor, and we here at Optical Outlets are here to help. With the assistance and expertise of our eye doctor in Sarasota, you can have eye allergies and other such reactions properly diagnosed so that you can get the treatment you need.

Eye allergies can be instigated by plenty of things. Many people experience seasonal eye allergies just as commonly as other types of allergy symptoms like sneezing, coughing, or a runny nose. Eye allergies can also occur as a response to a particular material or substance as well. Often, eye allergies can appear similar to symptoms that pertain to other eye conditions, so in any case it is always recommended that you see an eye doctor to make sure that you are medicating the issue properly. With the help of our eye doctor in Sarasota here at Optical Outlets, you can have your eye health assessed, any allergies properly diagnosed, and you can get the treatment you need. For your convenience, we have two locations in Sarasota; one at The Landings on South Tamiami Trail off of 41 next to the Publix, and another at the University Shopping Plaza off of University Parkway and Tuttle in the Publix Shopping center next to Panera Bread. Each one of our 40 locations is conveniently located in order to serve you better and to help make getting the proper eye care as easy as possible.

If you have eye allergies with symptoms like itching, grittiness, redness, and general irritation, then you need to see our eye doctor in Sarasota as soon as you can. Visit us here at Optical Outlets to get the comprehensive eye care you need today.

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