Comprehensive Eye Examinations

At the office of Optical Outlets, we provide comprehensive eye examinations, using state-of-the-art technology and methods. We strive to diagnose conditions that can compromise your vision early in their onset, when they are often easiest to manage and treat. A condition known as glaucoma is sometimes called the “silent thief of sight.” Glaucoma earned this reputation as the earliest stages of this condition typically go unnoticed. For this reason, routinely scheduled, comprehensive eye exams are essential for adults over 40 years of age.

Glaucoma refers to a group of conditions, which cause damage to the optic nerve. The most common form of glaucoma is open-angle glaucoma, and the prevalence of this condition increases with age. Often, open-angle glaucoma does not present with any symptoms or vision loss until the condition has progressed. If you have open-angle glaucoma, you may notice a gradual loss of peripheral vision, making it difficult to see objects on the sides and corners of your visual field. Studies show that the pressure within your eye, known as intraocular pressure, is often elevated in people with open-angle glaucoma. During your examination our optometrist will measure your intraocular pressure, perform a visual acuity test, and thoroughly examine the anatomical structures of your eyes, to diagnose glaucoma as early as possible. At all times, our caring office team keeps you informed and at ease, addressing any questions or concerns you may have throughout your course of care. If glaucoma is diagnosed, it is important to begin treatment without delay. In this way, we can help to manage the condition and to prevent it from progressing and further compromise your vision. Our office keeps pace with leading-edge treatment methods and will create a personalized treatment plan to meet your individual needs.

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.

803 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 753-2323

Prevent Harmful Eye Conditions

Your child’s eye health and vision play an important role in their physical, social and cognitive development. By addressing visual impairments and eye conditions early on, you’re giving your child the opportunity they deserve to thrive socially and academically. At the office of Optical Outlets we’ll perform an age-appropriate exam to evaluate your child’s visual acuity, focusing skills and eye movement, as well as make sure the eyes work comfortably together. Our team helps your child feel at ease throughout their visit, making every exam a stress-free experience.

Visual impairments in children may be difficult to identify without a comprehensive examination from an eye care professional. Along with your child’s first visit to the pediatrician and the dentist, your child’s first eye exam is vital to their overall health. The American Optometric Association recommends children come in for their first eye exam at six months old, then again at 3 years and for a checkup before they begin kindergarten. After that, it’s recommended to bring your child in once every two years, unless their vision requires more frequent monitoring. While one in four children are diagnosed with a vision disorder, many children are not even be aware there is a deficit in their vision or report any difficulties seeing. With a comprehensive eye examination, our office can identify refractive errors such as nearsightedness and farsightedness, as well as strabismus, amblyopia and any other eye or vision irregularities. To treat refractive errors, we will recommend the appropriate corrective lenses. In many cases, early detection and care can prevent harmful eye conditions from progressing and provide the opportunity for optimal vision development and 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.

803 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 753-2323

Diagnosis of Pediatric Eye Conditions

Visual impairments in children can lead to developmental delays, and affect your child’s overall quality of life at play and at school. Fortunately, with early detection and intervention, we can provide your child with the care they need to help ensure optimal vision development from the start. At the office of Optical Outlets we utilize leading-edge approaches for the earliest diagnosis of pediatric eye conditions. We recommend bringing children in for comprehensive examinations periodically, to assess their vision and determine if corrective treatment is needed.

When your child is first born, their sense of sight is not yet fully developed. Over the first few months of life, your child’s brain will learn to process different visual information to form a picture of the world around them. Your child’s ability to see the world plays an important role in their physical, cognitive and social development, which is why it’s important to address visual impairments and conditions affecting the health of your child’s eye. According to the American Optometric Association, children should have their eyesight tested first when they are 6 months old, then again at 3 years old, and again before they begin school. After that, it’s recommended to bring your child in for checkups every 2 years, but visits may be more frequent depending on your child’s needs. During your child’s checkup, our office will perform a visual acuity test and evaluate the health of your child’s eyes. Our friendly professional staff will make sure your child feels comfortable and relaxed throughout their checkup. Early intervention with glasses, vision therapy and other methods of care can prevent problems from progressing into adulthood.

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.

803 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 753-2323

Wide Range of Vision Problems

At the office of Optical Outlets, we offer leading-edge solutions to safeguard your eye health and vision. Our optometrist and experienced team of eyecare professionals keep pace with the most advanced technology and methods of care to diagnose and treat a wide range of vision problems. Our friendly team provides personalized attention to accommodate your individual needs and is happy to guide you in choosing contact lenses or selecting the right eyewear from our extensive and stylish collection.

Our office offers a one-stop solution for the eye care needs of every member of your family. We encourage you to visit our office periodically for comprehensive eye examinations, which allows us to evaluate your visual acuity and ocular health using the most advanced diagnostic technology. In this way, we can recommend any needed corrective lenses, adjust your current prescription, and screen for conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts from their outset, which allows for the most effective course of treatment. The care and comfort of our patients if our highest priority, and our goal is to help you feel at ease as soon as you walk through our doors. Our state-of-the-art practice also offers the latest options in care. Our comprehensive selection of contact lenses includes soft contacts, 1-day single use contacts, orthokeratology lenses, hybrid lenses and a variety of medical contact lenses for correcting vision problems and improving the health of your eyes. Patients who are searching for fashionable eyewear will also find a showroom that features a wide selection of designer frames, and our attentive staff will help you choose pair that suits your look and style. Whenever you come in for a visit, you can rest assured you’re in the best hands 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.

803 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 753-2323

Menu of Eyecare Services

At the office of Optical Outlets, our experienced eye doctor and team of eyecare professionals keep pace with advanced technology and treatment methods, to provide you with the highest quality care. As part of our comprehensive menu of eyecare services, we offer orthokeratology, which is a non-invasive option for correcting common refractive errors, such as myopia and astigmatism. Ortho-K treatment eliminates the need for daytime contact lenses or glasses, offering a comfortable and convenient alternative for improving the quality of your vision.

Ortho-k treatment works by gently reshaping the curvature of the cornea, using special gas-permeable lenses that are only worn at night. Ortho-k lenses can effectively treat mild to moderate cases of myopia and astigmatism as well as improve visual acuity for other types of refractive errors. To determine if ortho-k lenses are the right course of treatment for you, our highly skilled eye doctor will perform a comprehensive eye exam, which includes advanced diagnostic imaging of the cornea. After measuring the curvature of your cornea, your lenses will be customized to suit the unique shape of your eye, and the level of correction needed.

We will instruct you on how to correctly place and care for your ortho-k lenses to achieve the best outcome of care. Since the ortho-k lenses are only worn while you sleep, and removed upon waking in the morning, you can enjoy clear, crisp vision without the need for any corrective eyewear throughout the day. Ortho-k treatment is an excellent option for patients of ages. Because Ortho-k is completely reversible, other options in vision correction such as eyeglasses, contact lenses and LASIK procedures can always be explored.

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.

803 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 753-2323

Daytime Corrective Lenses

At the office of Optical Outlets, we utilize advanced technology and the latest treatment methods to provide care that is more convenient and better able to address your vision needs. With orthokeratology treatment, our experienced professional team can correct refractive errors to help you see better and more comfortably while eliminating the need for daytime corrective lenses. Thanks to innovative optical technology, you only need to wear specialized contact lenses while you sleep to enjoy the benefits of clear, crisp vision throughout the day!

Orthokeratology uses is a type of gas permeable contact lenses that function by gently reshaping your cornea while you sleep. This remarkable approach to care allows you to see clearly without the assistance of eyeglasses or contact lenses once you wake up and throughout the day. With ortho-k, we can temporarily correct a refractive error called myopia, also known as nearsightedness. One of the most common refractive errors, myopia occurs when the cornea is too long or too curved in relation to the length and shape of the eyeball. Currently affecting more than 40% of the adult population in the United States, the incidence of this refractive error continues to rise. In certain cases, ortho-k treatment can slow the progress of childhood myopia.

Ortho-k can also help treat astigmatism, which is another type of refractive error that causes blurred vision at any distance. Our experienced and highly skilled eye doctor understands the complexities of treating all types of refractive errors and will design a vision care plan that helps you to see clearly and protects the health of your eyes. As one of the first steps in care for orthokeratology treatment, we’ll evaluate the curvature of your cornea to determine the degree of correction that is needed. Your ortho-k lenses are then precisely fitted to your eye’s anatomy for maximal comfort while you sleep and optimal correction throughout the day. As knowledgeable and compassionate providers of care, our team offers detailed guidance on how to properly wear and maintain your new lenses, and is happy to answer any questions that arise at any time. Our goal is to make it easier than ever to achieve better 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.

803 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 753-2323

Commonly Used to Treat Myopia

At the office of Optical Outlets, we keep pace with the most advanced technology and treatment methods to protect your eye health and vision. As part of our ongoing commitment to provide the most advanced options in care, our office now offers orthokeratology treatment. Orthokeratology works to reshape your cornea while you sleep, so that you won’t have to worry about corrective eyewear throughout your day.

Orthokeratology corrects refractive errors by temporarily modifying the curvature of your cornea while you sleep. Orthokeratology is most commonly used to treat myopia, also known as nearsightedness, as well as astigmatism. The specialized gas-permeable lens temporarily flattens the cornea, while you sleep, to allow light to properly focus on the retina throughout the day. Each night, you simply wear your ortho-k lenses while you sleep, and then take then out in the morning to enjoy crisp, clear vision. With ortho-k, you won’t have to worry about wearing glasses or contacts during the day, making it a great option for athletes, children and people with dry eye conditions. Our experienced optometrist utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to comfortably assess the curvature of your cornea and to determine the level of vision correction that is needed. We will then customize your lenses to precisely meet your needs. Throughout your course of care, we’ll keep you informed and relaxed, addressing any questions related to your treatment. Your ortho-k lenses are comfortable, easy to care for and deliver prompt, effective results when you begin wearing them. If you are tired of the limitations of your glasses or contacts, visit our office to find out if you’re a candidate for for ortho-k. Our experienced team of professionals will provide a thorough eye examination to determine the best solutions 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.

803 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 753-2323

Common Refractive Eye Condition

Orthokeratology uses gas permeable contact lenses, which are worn only at night, to temporarily reshape the structure of the cornea. By wearing these specialized contact lenses while you sleep, you can enjoy the benefits of seeing clearly throughout the day without corrective eyewear. At the office of Optical Outlets, we provide this advanced, non-invasive and nighttime only method of care to dramatically improve your vision and allow you to see clearly throughout the day.

Nearsightedness or myopia is the most common refractive eye condition. If you suffer from myopia, objects at a distance, such as road signs or the chalkboard at school may appear blurry. You may find yourself squinting, straining your eyes and experiencing headaches when trying to view objects from far away. With the prevalence of computers and smartphones, myopia appears to be on the rise, as prolonged focusing on a screen may contribute to this condition. Myopia occurs when the cornea or lens is too curved for the length of eye or when the eyeball is too long relative to curvature of the cornea. To diagnose myopia, your eye doctor will perform a comprehensive examination, using a visual acuity chart and diagnostic tools to measure your vision and the structure of your cornea. To correct myopia our optometrist can customize ortho-k contact lenses that are designed specifically to address your individual eye anatomy and level of correction needed. Ortho-k contact lenses temporarily reshape the cornea, which is the dome-like outermost surface of your eye. In conditions such as nearsightedness, the curvature of the cornea can affect how light is refracted and transmitted to the retina. This treatment is non-surgical, reversible and allows you the freedom of not having to wear prescription contact lenses or eyeglasses at all during the day!

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.

803 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 753-2323

Eye Care Professionals

By visiting our experienced team of eye care professionals at the office of Optical Outlets, you are taking an essential step towards maintaining the health of your eyes and optimal vision as you age. Once you’ve reached the age of 40, it’s a good idea to get a baseline exam to check for signs of age-related conditions such as presbyopia, macular degeneration, cataracts or glaucoma. With early detection and management of these conditions, you can protect and preserve your vision.

With age comes many new and rewarding experiences as well as possible physical changes and conditions that require attention and care. Our goal as your eye care provider is to make sure you can enjoy everything that’s to come with clear and healthy vision. As part of a comprehensive eye exam, we perform a visual acuity test, which allows us to determine how well you can see at varying distances. We also evaluate how well your eyes track objects and work together, as well as check your depth perception. We’ll review any symptoms you’re experiencing, and go over your medical history. Our offices uses the most advanced diagnostic tools, such as highly specialized microscopes to comfortably and clearly view the anatomical structures of your eyes.

People over the age of 40 often begin to develop presbyopia, which makes it difficult to view objects close to the eyes. For this condition, we can provide corrective lenses in the form of a prescription for reading eyeglasses, bi or multifocal eyeglasses, as well as specialized contact lens prescriptions. All of these approaches will help you see better when doing other close-up work. While presbyopia is part and parcel of the aging process, there are other more harmful conditions that can lead to significant vision loss. Cataracts are also common with age, and will become progressively worse if left untreated. As skilled providers of care, we can diagnose cataracts early in their development and help to manage the effects and make referrals for surgical intervention at an appropriate time. We’re also on the lookout for other conditions that commonly affect aging populations, such as Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration, both of which are leading causes of blindness among people over the age of 40. And, while there is currently no cure for these conditions, early diagnosis is essential for optimal outcomes of care.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate eye care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.

803 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 753-2323

Orthokeratology Treatment

If you dream of seeing clearly without the restriction of eyewear or the invasiveness of surgery, visit us at the office of Optical Outlets to find out if you’re a candidate for orthokeratology treatment. Ortho-k helps correct the curvature of the cornea while you sleep, eliminating the need for any corrective daytime eyewear. Our highly trained optometrist and professional team will customize treatment to meet your individual needs, prioritizing your comfort and convenience throughout your course of care.

Ortho-k lenses can effectively help children and adults who suffer from nearsightedness and astigmatism see more clearly. These lenses can correct refractive errors by gently reshaping the cornea, which is the outermost surface of the eye. When the cornea’s degree of curvature is too great relative to the length of the eyeball, or when the eyeball is too long relative to the focusing power of the cornea, nearsightedness can occur. Nearsightedness can be diagnosed with a visual acuity test during your comprehensive eye exam. If you experience difficulty seeing objects that are far away, such as road signs, movie screens or the blackboard at school, be sure to discuss these symptoms with our optometrist. To design your customized ortho-k lenses, we’ll determine the degree of correction needed and utilize advanced technology to map the exact curvature of your cornea. Ortho-k lenses are just like regular contacts, only you wear them while you sleep and take them out in the morning to enjoy clear vision throughout your day. Our team will take the time to teach you how to properly utilize and care for your lenses, for the most effective outcome of treatment.

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.

803 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 753-2323