Optical Outlets is an eye specialist in Sarasota with extensive experience in treating eyes and maintaining vision for their patients. One of the eye conditions we treat is astigmatism. An astigmatism is a condition in which the eye has an irregular curvature. This results in distorted images as light rays enter the eye, and is not an uncommon condition. Patients with astigmatism can use either regular eyeglasses or contact lenses to achieve better vision.
Patients with astigmatism should be treated by our eye specialist in Sarasota and given the proper corrective lenses. Patients who have a high astigmatism will need glasses for both near and distance vision. Bifocal type lenses are ideal for these patients. In bifocal lenses, the lower part of the lens usually contains the power that corrects nearsighted vision while the top of the lens covers the distance vision. Bifocals are fitted so that the line rests at the same height of the lower eyelid. These kinds of lenses have two different powers in the same lens. Bifocals can offer correction for both near and far visions.
Patients with astigmatism can also wear contact lenses prescribed by our eye specialist in Sarasota. The most common types of contact lenses we provide for patients are soft contact lenses and GP, or rigid gas permeable contact lenses. Soft contacts are much more common and easily fitted, comfortable and versatile. GP lenses are a little harder to adjust to, but are ideal for people with astigmatism and complex prescriptions. Once the the patient adjusts to the lenses they will experience very sharp vision and clear sight. For more information, call us today. We have a variety of locations throughout Florida so that we can serve a wide range of patients in the area. Patients can now use our online portal to make appointments as well.