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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

Information About Cataract Surgery

Blurred vision could be a sign of cataracts. At the office of Optical Outlets, we can provide a proper diagnosis and make sure you get the care you need!

What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are films that form in the lens of the eye that can impair your vision. This is a very common condition for both men and women aged 60 and over. If you do have cataracts, rest assured, they can be removed and your vision will be restored.

What Causes Cataracts?

Cataracts form due to a breakdown of the protein in the lens of your eye. This is a normal part of the aging process and usually develops slowly, over time. When the protein breaks down it can result in cloudy vision.

Some other causes of cataracts include:
• Family history of cataracts
• Diabetes
• Certain eye injuries
• Sun damage
• Certain medications such as corticosteroids

It’s always important to wear anti-UV ray sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun. This can even help slow the development of cataracts. We can discuss with you the best ways to care for your eyes and provide a referral if you would like to get more information about cataract surgery.

Getting a Cataract Diagnosis

We will perform an eye exam to determine if you do have cataracts. You may have them in one or both eyes. If you do, we will refer you to an ophthalmologist to determine if surgery is right for you. Sometimes glasses alone are all that’s needed to correct the vision issue. However, it can be very helpful to have the cataracts removed if you are having trouble seeing or driving or performing your every day activities. It’s typically not an emergency procedure, so you can take time to consider your surgical options in 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

Clouding of the Eye Lens

While cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide, the prevention and treatment of this condition has come a long way. With proper care, you can protect your vision throughout your life. Routine visits to the office of Optical Outlets allow for the earliest detection of cataracts. By diagnosing cataracts and providing guidance on care, we can help you preserve the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision.

A cataract is a clouding of the eye lens, which causes vision to become blurred and light entering the eye to appear blocked or scattered. If you have cataracts, it may feel like you are always looking through a foggy window. Symptoms can include difficulty reading, sensitivity to light and glare, seeing halos, double vision and poor night vision. During a comprehensive eye exam, we’ll perform a visual acuity test and utilize diagnostic tools to evaluate the overall anatomy of your eyes to accurately diagnose cataracts. In the United States more than 20 million people over the age of 40 have cataracts. Cataracts is often an age-related eye disorder, however factors such as diabetes, steroid use, smoking and excessive sun exposure can also contribute to the development of cataracts. By wearing sunglasses, making healthy lifestyle and dietary choices and visiting our office for periodic exams you can protect the health of your eyes and help to prevent the development of cataracts.

Today, there are a number of treatment options our practice offers for patients with cataracts to help them enjoy improved vision pre-surgically, including anti-glare sunglasses, changing your glasses prescription and magnifying lenses. We also provide post-surgical vision care to monitor the ongoing health of your eyes and provide corrective eyeglasses as needed. Cataract surgery involves removing the damaged lens and replacing it was an artificial lens that allows you to see clearly. With a success rate that tops 98%, cataract surgeries can typically be performed on an outpatient basis with a short procedure that takes less than one hour.

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 Eye Shop

Eye Shop in Sarasota

Declining vision got you stressed? Take a breath—you’ll be just fine. Because fortunately for you, there are many ways to get that taken care of at Optical Outlets. If you can’t afford surgery, you can still get help. Treat yourself top-notch, reliable eyewear. Of course before you can buy anything, it’s necessary to get an eye exam for a proper eyeglass prescription. Sound good? Swing by our Sarasota eye shop soon.

Sarasota Eye Shop

Contact lenses—despite being a great aesthetic option—are known for their being difficult to manage on a daily basis. The hassle of putting them on and taking them off is enough of a roadblock to keep the average person away. So it’s really up to you. Best case scenario, they might be best used for special occasions where you’ll want to keep that mug of yours bare to all the world to see. Enter eyeglasses. They’re the best option out there for folks who simply want to get through their Monday through Friday work grind without having to struggle to read or see in general. So now you can finally stop squinting and straining—habits which make vision even worse. So don’t deprive yourself any longer. At Optical Outlets you’ll have your pick of first-rate eyewear. We believe providing our clients with a superabundance of choices because we understand that getting a new pair of glasses is akin to buying a new face. You deserve to treat yourself to something that is a proper reflection of both your style and taste. You’ll wonder why you didn’t visit us sooner. Get started today by getting a prescription. Head over to our Sarasota eye shop.

All you have to do is phone or e-mail Optical Outlets. Then schedule an appointment with to be well on your way to our Sarasota eye shop.

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

Sarasota Prescription Eyeglasses

Prescription Eyeglasses in Sarasota

Don’t settle for a daily walk through haze. Clear your day up and enjoy life in all of its vivid glory. Dawdle in uncertainty no longer. Taking the first step involves nothing more than swinging over to Optical Outlets for a Sarasota prescription eyeglasses. After visiting, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t sooner.

Sarasota Prescription Eyeglasses

Contact lenses aren’t for everyone. You might be wondering what makes eyeglasses such a preferable alternative to contact lenses? A fair curiosity. One of the primary reasons is comfort. Gone are the days of wasting time struggling to pop on lenses that just…wont…catch on the right way. Slipping and sliding off the center of the eye like a wriggling fish. And then there’s all the maintenance involved. Forgetting to take off contact lenses even once is all it can take to damage both your eyes and vision. Not to mention, that risk runs the same if you aren’t properly cleaning them in saline solution. So don’t put yourself through that anymore. With eyeglasses all you have to do is pop them on your face and head out the door. That’s it. No real maintenance required, either—other than the occasional once over wiping with a cloth napkin. Sound good? Our customers certainly think so.  If you’re tired of walking around with blurred vision, make today the day when you take charge of the situation. All you have to do is set aside some time and head over to Optical Outlets. Then check out our impressive selection of Sarasota prescription glasses.

The ball is now officially in your court. Don’t you worry, getting started doesn’t require some massive effort. Quite the opposite. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call our friendly staff at Optical Outlets. We’ll help you schedule an appointment, and then you can check out our Sarasota prescription glasses.

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