Cure For Your Dry Eye

Do you suffer from dry eye? If so, you are like millions of others who experience the eye irritation, burning, stinging, or blurry vision associated with this disorder. At the office of Optical Outlets, we provide compassionate, personalized eye care to treat a wide range of conditions. Although there may not be a cure for your dry eye, there are many treatment options available to relieve its symptoms. As a first step in care, we’ll evaluate your case and create an individualized treatment plan to meet your needs.

Ordinarily, each time you close your eyes or blink, a layer of moisture spreads across your cornea, washing away debris and lubricating your eyes. With dry eye, the tears that are meant to moisturize, clean and protect your eyes, are either low in quality, or evaporate, leaving your eyes un-replenished, and irritated. This can be caused by aging, environmental factors, certain medications, long-term contact lens wear, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases (such as Sjögren’s Syndrome), or a variety of contributing factors. Our optometrist can examine your eyes and help determine the best treatments to keep moisture in your eyes. Certain lifestyle and environmental factors can be changed, providing relief in some cases. For instance, quitting smoking or avoiding cigarette smoke can make a big difference in the dryness of your eyes. Reducing the amount of air that blows into your eyes, such as when you’re driving or drying your hair. Even deciding to wear glasses or shades on days when it’s windy outside can help provide relief. It’s also important to take breaks from looking at a computer screen. Long periods of time spent staring at a screen can keep your eyes from blinking as much as they should, resulting in the depletion of moisture and protective tears that lubricate 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.

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.

3922 S. Suncoast Blvd
Homosassa Springs, FL 34448
(352) 621-7528

A Cure for Your Dry Eye

Do you suffer from dry eye? If so, you are like millions of others who experience the eye irritation, burning, stinging, or blurry vision associated with this disorder. At the office of Optical Outlets, we provide compassionate, personalized eye care to treat a wide range of conditions. Although there may not be a cure for your dry eye, there are many treatment options available to relieve its symptoms. As a first step in care, we’ll evaluate your case and create an individualized treatment plan to meet your needs.

Ordinarily, each time you close your eyes or blink, a layer of moisture spreads across your cornea, washing away debris and lubricating your eyes. With dry eye, the tears that are meant to moisturize, clean and protect your eyes, are either low in quality, or evaporate, leaving your eyes un-replenished, and irritated. This can be caused by aging, environmental factors, certain medications, long-term contact lens wear, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases (such as Sjögren’s Syndrome), or a variety of contributing factors. Our optometrist can examine your eyes and help determine the best treatments to keep moisture in your eyes. Certain lifestyle and environmental factors can be changed, providing relief in some cases. For instance, quitting smoking or avoiding cigarette smoke can make a big difference in the dryness of your eyes. Reducing the amount of air that blows into your eyes, such as when you’re driving or drying your hair. Even deciding to wear glasses or shades on days when it’s windy outside can help provide relief. It’s also important to take breaks from looking at a computer screen. Long periods of time spent staring at a screen can keep your eyes from blinking as much as they should, resulting in the depletion of moisture and protective tears that lubricate 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.

3922 S. Suncoast Blvd
Homosassa Springs, FL 34448
(352) 621-7528

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.

3922 S. Suncoast Blvd
Homosassa Springs, FL 34448
(352) 621-7528

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.

3922 S. Suncoast Blvd
Homosassa Springs, FL 34448
(352) 621-7528

A Variety of Designer Frames

At the office of Optical Outlets, we know glasses are not only functional, but also make a fashion statement! That’s why we offer a variety of designer frames for all your fashion needs. Come check them out at your next visit.

Just like the clothes you wear give people a sense of your style, glasses are an integral part of your overall look. You want a style that reflects your personality and how you want others to perceive you. The right glasses can help you make the right first impression!

With the pressure of conveying the look you want, it can be overwhelming to walk into an eyeglasses store and make a decision. You may want different looks for different occasions. A day with your family may call for a more casual look, for a business meeting, you may want to come across as more professional, and for an evening out, a fun-loving look may be what you are going for there.

Designer frames can make the look! Here are a few tips for your decision-making process.

When choosing a frame, consider the different uses you may have, the style you like, and the image you want to project. As a guide, there are some specific shapes and colors to keep in mind as you test out the looks:
• For a professional, conservative look consider classic shapes like oval, round, and almond, and simple colors such as gold, silver, brown, black, and grey.
• For a creative look, consider modern shapes like geometric designs in thicker, multicolored frames.
• For a retro look, consider an oversized shape.
• For a younger look, consider colors like gunmetal, deep browns, a with a shiny hue.

No matter what style (or styles) you ultimately choose, be sure to ask us about the various types of lenses available. For example, polarized sunglass lenses can reduce glare while other tints can help with different situations. We can give you our opinion on your best look—and can guide you in the type of lenses to best fit your needs. So come shopping with us today!

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.

3922 S. Suncoast Blvd
Homosassa Springs, FL 34448
(352) 621-7528

Designer Frames: top 10 trends

Rock star Elton John may be a trailblazer when comes to expressing himself with outrageous specs, but the truth is that there isn’t a better accessory that updates your style as fast as a pair of new designer eyeglass frames.

Stylish specs have quickly become a staple for any fashion lover’s wardrobe, with countless styles and colors to choose from. Whether you wear them with prescription lenses or plain, the offices of Optical Outlets can deck you out in the most modern designer frames to give you just the look you want!

What’s trending in shapes:

  1. 70’s-80’s Oversized Square Eyeglasses
  2. Thin & Lightweight Metal Eyeglasses
  3. Sporty Aviator Glasses
  4. Circle Round Glasses
  5. Vintage Cat-Eyeglasses
  6. Dapper Semi-Rimless Glasses (Clubmaster)
  7. Slim, Narrow Oval & Rectangular Tiny Reading Glasses
  8. Stylish Flat Top Glasses
  9. Classic Hipster Black-Rimmed Glasses
  10. Wooden Effect Eyeglasses

The shape is just the foundation for the details and colors that complete your look. You can opt for bold colored rims or embellishments — bold red, gold or leopard print glasses, understated clear or dusted pink glasses, or vintage light brown or tortoiseshell shades for a more traditional look.

See what’s in store for you:

At the office of Optical Outlets, your eye health is our top priority. Our warm and friendly office team will evaluate your vision using the latest, state-of-the-art techniques. If needed, we will also prescribe and custom fit your eyeglasses to keep you seeing clearly and looking your best.

3922 S. Suncoast Blvd
Homosassa Springs, FL 34448
(352) 621-7528

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.

3922 S. Suncoast Blvd
Homosassa Springs, FL 34448
(352) 621-7528

Best Options for Protective Eyewear

Did you know that 90% of all eye injuries could are preventable? At work or play, it’s simple to protect your eyes! At the office of Optical Outlets, we provide guidance and care to help you guard against injury and protect the health of your eyes.

Why speak to your eye doctor about the best options for protective eyewear? The reason is clear. The statistics on sports-related eye injuries are alarming. According to statistics, approximately 40,000 eye injuries each year in the United States are attributable to sports. The fact of the matter is that every 13 minutes, an emergency room is treating someone for sports-related eye trauma. While all this sounds alarming, there’s also good news to report. As awareness of the connection between sports and eye trauma grows, more and more athletes and sports enthusiasts of all ages are using protective sports eyewear.

When getting eyewear to use on the playing field or during recreational activities, it’s important to get an eye exam. If a refractive error is detected at this time, we will determine if a correction built in to your new protective eyewear is also required. With eyewear that incorporates a vision correction, we can do more than protect your eyes from injury. By making sure you are comfortably enjoying the benefits of clear, crisp, and glare-free vision, we can help you boost your on-field performance and enjoyment of the game. We’ll also provide ample guidance on the most appropriate eyewear for a particular activity and advise you of any existing eye problems or vision impairments that might increase your risk for serious injury, limit your participation in particular sports, or require extra precautions. Remember, for growing children; protective sports eyewear should be periodically adjusted or replaced to remain effective and account for changes as they develop.

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.

3922 S. Suncoast Blvd
Homosassa Springs, FL 34448
(352) 621-7528

Pleasing Pair of Eyeglasses

At the office of Optical Outlets, we offer an extensive selection of designer frames to help you enjoy crisp, clear vision, while also looking your best. Our experienced, friendly professional staff will help you select eyewear that meets your personal needs and suits your unique sense of style. We offer a wide selection of frames and are equipped to fit you with a well-made, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing pair of eyeglasses.

Whether you’re shopping for your first set of frames or you’re ready to update your look, our experienced team of eyecare professionals is here to guide you in the process of finding the perfect pair of glasses. To determine the right set of frames for you, we’ll consider the primary function of your eyewear. Depending on whether you wear your glasses for reading, driving, sun protection or for all-around use, we’ll be able to find a pair of frames that are comfortable, durable and of course, stylish. Feel free to explore our showroom and try on different frames with the help of our accommodating professional team. By offering the latest selection of designer frames right in our office, we make it easy and convenient to get your eyes examined and find beautiful new eyewear all in one state-of-the-art location. We also offer a selection of contact lenses and can help fit you with ones that address your specific needs. Our goal is to help you enjoy clear, crisp vision, while allowing you to express your fashion sense and feel confident in your appearance. Our team makes shopping for new glasses a stress-free experience, helping you feel comfortable and at ease as soon as you walk through our doors.

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.

3922 S. Suncoast Blvd
Homosassa Springs, FL 34448
(352) 621-7528