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Approaches to Improve Your Eye Health

At the office of Optical Outlets , we utilize state-of-the-art approaches to improve your eye health and vision. Your ocular health is an important component of your overall health and well-being. When you visit our optometry office, you can rest assured that we are well equipped to meet your full range of needs. Conditions such as diabetes can increase your risk of vision loss, but with comprehensive eye examinations, we can diagnose diabetic retinopathy early on and recommend an appropriate course of treatment.

Diabetic retinopathy refers to a type of vision loss in people diagnosed with diabetes; this condition occurs when blood sugar levels rise and damage the retinal blood vessels. The onset of this condition may not present with any symptoms at first, which is why periodic eye examinations are of the utmost importance. As the condition progresses, your vision may become blurry or large floaters may appear in your field of vision. When you visit our optometry office, we will thoroughly examine the anatomy of the retina using a special instrument called an ophthalmoscope. If our optometrist discovers that diabetic retinopathy is present, we will perform further testing to determine the extent of it. Prevention is key when it comes to this condition, and it is important to talk to your primary care doctor about how to best manage blood sugar levels to keep your eyes healthy. Throughout your course of care, our team of professionals keeps you informed and at ease, addressing any questions you may have regarding treatment. We keep pace with the most advanced technology and treatment methods to help you enjoy optimal eye health and vision.

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.

1441 Tamiami Trail Suite 481
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
(941) 255-0588

Methods to Treat Corneal Disease

The cornea is the clear, dome shaped layer on the outermost surface of your eye. It is responsible for focusing 85% of the light that passes through your eye. If you are suffering from keratoconus, a condition that causes the cornea to become misshapen, our eye doctor can help. At the office of Optical Outlets, we use state-of-the-art technology and advanced methods to treat corneal disease, improving your eye health and vision.

Keratoconus occurs in around 1 in 2000 people, and generally first strikes in the late teens and early twenties. Symptoms may include difficulty seeing at night, eye strain and headaches, excessive rubbing of the eyes, glare and light sensitivity. In patients suffering from keratoconus, the cornea, which is typically curved, begins to thin and adopt a conical shape. To diagnose this condition, our eye doctor will perform a clinical examination to measure the curvature of your cornea and identify physical signs that are consistent with the diagnosis. Detecting this condition early on allows for the most straightforward and effective course of treatment. In its initial stages, keratoconus may be treated with customized soft contact lenses or prescription glasses. To treat keratoconus, your eye doctor may recommend rigid gas permeable contact lenses, which are carefully fitted and prescribed to improve your vision as the condition progresses. Advanced stages of this condition may require surgical intervention to correct the shape of the cornea and improve your vision. As skilled and compassionate providers of care, we’ll guide you on the best treatment options for managing and dealing with this condition and make appropriate referrals as indicated. We provide attentive care and the personalized attention that you deserve to help you protect the health of your eyes and enjoy optimal visual function.

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.

1441 Tamiami Trail Suite 481
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
(941) 255-0588

Protection Against Vision Loss

Conditions affecting your overall bodily health and wellbeing can also take a toll on your eye health and vision. Diabetes is a serious disease that can damage multiple organ systems, including your eyes. When not properly controlled, diabetes increases your risk for developing harmful eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. At the office of Optical Outlets we provide comprehensive care to help people living with diabetes prevent these problems and protect against vision loss. We focus on early detection, and providing the appropriate guidance as well as care to help safeguard your eyesight.

Diabetes occurs when the body fails to produce enough insulin or becomes resistant to insulin, which causes blood sugar levels to become elevated. Regulating insulin levels is of the utmost importance for managing diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disorder acquired at birth, or Type 2 diabetes, which develops later in life, managing your blood sugar levels through diet, exercise and taking insulin is key. Chronically high blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels in the eye over time, causing diabetic retinopathy. The retina is the part of the eye that transmits visual information to the brain, and when it becomes damaged, you may experience dark spots floating in your field of vision, blurred vision and eye pain. Generally the onset of symptoms does not occur until the disease has progressed. People who have diabetes are also a greater risk for developing cataracts and glaucoma. Fortunately, with regularly scheduled eye examinations, we can detect these conditions early in their onset and provide ongoing care to help protect your vision and monitor the health of your eyes.

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.

1441 Tamiami Trail Suite 481
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
(941) 255-0588

Selection of Designer Frames

Most refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, can be easily corrected with the right eyeglass prescription. With the right pair of eyeglasses, you can improve your vision, eye health and overall quality of life. At the office of Optical Outlets we provide an extensive selection of designer frames that are fabricated from the highest quality materials as well as designed to suit your personal style. Our experienced team of eyecare professionals is dedicated to helping you find a pair that suits your lifestyle, complements your face in every way, and enables you to enjoy a clear, crisp view.

With today’s state-of-the-art prescription eyeglass lenses, your glasses can perform many different functions. In addition to correcting refractive errors, glasses can also address Computer Vision Syndrome, have lenses that transition into sunglasses, or be worn to protect your eyes from sports or work-related injuries. You may even have one pair of glasses for reading, or another for driving. In addition to finding the right lenses for each purpose, you’ll also want to find the most aesthetically pleasing eyeglass frames. We prioritize both style and function in our selection of frames. Not only will our experts guide you in choosing a great looking pair of eyeglasses, but we will also help you select the right materials for your frames. Today, plastics and metals are the most commonly used materials for eyeglass frames. With plastic frames, you can choose from a variety of colors and styles in many different price ranges. We also stock metal frames, which are durable and great looking as well. If you’re wondering what shape of frame best suits your face, our experts will provide advice as they assist you in trying on a variety of attractive eyeglasses. Keep in mind that it’s important to select frames that provide adequate coverage, while not restricting your field of vision. As skilled providers of care, we take the time to answer any questions and provide personalized, friendly service throughout your visit.

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.

1441 Tamiami Trail Suite 481
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
(941) 255-0588

Comprehensive Eye Exam

Visiting your optometrist for a routine examination is essential to maintaining the health of your eyes as well as clear, crisp vision. At the office of Optical Outlets, you can rest assured that your family’s eye care is in the very best of hands. Using the most advanced diagnostic tools, our skilled and experienced eye doctor will perform a comprehensive eye exam to assess the quality of your vision and check for any emerging conditions that may affect the health of your eyes.

Our experienced team of eyecare professionals is committed to keeping pace with the latest technological advances, providing you and every member of your family with the highest quality of care. Using state-of-the-art equipment, we’ll precisely diagnose issues affecting your vision and eye health and provide accurate, reliable care. As part of your periodic visit, our optometrist will review your medical and vision histories and then perform a clinical exam to test visual acuity and check for problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia or astigmatism. Our eye doctor will also evaluate you for any other diseases, injuries, or medical conditions that may affect your eyes and vision. After your eye exam is completed, we’ll indicate if any corrective lenses are needed, and which ones would be best suited for you. We recommend bringing children in for eye exams as well, so that if any vision problems are present, they can be treated and not interfere with any daily activities or affect your child’s ability to learn and acquire new skills in school or at play. With our wide selection of glasses and contact lenses,we can help you and every member of your family find eyewear that suits your needs and lifestyles. We boast a stylish collection of designer frames, and contacts customized for maximum comfort and convenience.

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.

1441 Tamiami Trail Suite 481
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
(941) 255-0588

Port Charlotte affordable eyewear

Port Charlotte Affordable Eyewear

Affordable eyewear in Port Charlotte

Being able to see clearly isn’t easy for everyone. Many people live with vision issues that impair their eyesight on a daily basis, but we here at Optical Outlets can provide you with all of your optical needs. When it comes to Port Charlotte affordable eyewear, no one has more options than Optical Outlets. With each of our locations doctor-owned and operated, you’re guaranteed to get the same reliable service as any other private practice with the options of a large scale retail chain.

Here at Optical Outlets, we have a wealth of optical options. We can help patients of all ages care for both their eye health and their eyesight. Making sure your eyes are healthy is important, and routine exams should ideally be scheduled about once a year so comprehensive screenings can do their part. With annual screenings, you are more likely to catch on to both early signs of eye disease as well as any changes in the quality of your eyesight. Our optician here at our Port Charlotte location can provide you with both the comprehensive eye exam and the vision screening needed to cover all of your bases. The eye exam is the portion that looks at your eye health, looks for signs of disease and can also help when diagnosing allergies, infections and much more. The vision screening portion of your visit will look at the quality of your eyesight and see whether you need prescription lenses, or if any current prescriptions need to be updated. With plenty of options in the way of Port Charlotte affordable eyewear, you can always keep up with your vision needs here at our optical offices.

We carry plenty of frame shapes and styles, different colors in both metal and plastic, a wide variety of lens options, including speciality lenses like bifocals or progressives, speciality frames for sports or outdoor work, and we also carry plenty of eyeglass accessories as well. For Port Charlotte affordable eyewear and all of your general eyewear needs, just visit us here at Optical Outlets today.

1441 Tamiami Trail Suite 481
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
(941) 255-0588

Homosassa Springs pediatric eye care

Homosassa Springs Pediatric Eye Care

Pediatric eye testing in Homosassa Springs

Eye health is a matter of importance for people of all ages. When it comes to routine exams and checkups, annual visits are recommended for people of all ages. We here at Optical Outlets can help patients of all kinds here at our Homosassa Springs locations, including small children. With comprehensive Homosassa Springs pediatric eye care, your children can get the complete care they need while they grow and develop during their very young lives.

Kids need a variety of checkups when they are young. This is generally to make sure that they grow normally, that developmental concerns or deformities are caught early, and that they are thoroughly screened for any other issues that may occur. The same goes for a child’s eye health. While children develop considerably when they are in the womb, they still do a great deal of developing once they are born. A child’s eyes are initially examined at birth to check for any initial defects or other issues, but the eyes do continue to evolve and change as children grow older. Kids are especially susceptible to conditions like lazy eye, crossed eyes, or even more common conditions like nearsightedness that can affect people of any age. In any case, catching things like crossed eyes or lazy eyes early on can help reverse side effects and restore vision while effectively preventing vision impairment. Here at Optical Outlets, we can offer your children comprehensive Homosassa Springs pediatric eye care that looks at all aspects of your child’s eye and vision health. With annual exams and with routine care, issues like these can easily be taken care of their growth can be closely monitored. Any issues can be addressed as soon as they are identified and treatment can begin immediately.

For more information about Homosassa Springs pediatric eye care, call us here at Optical Outlets to learn more about your options and what you can do for your child’s eye health.

1441 Tamiami Trail Suite 481
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
(941) 255-0588