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Fort Myers. Fl 33912
An ongoing series of informational entries
January 12, 2021
A cataract is simply an opacity that forms in the crystalline lens of the eye. When you are born, the crystalline lens is supposed to be clear and flexible. This lens is really the fine focusing mechanism of the eye and as it ages it becomes stiffer and it changes to a yellow color. Sometimes also opacities appear on the surface of the lens. As light enters the eye, this yellowing distorts the images and the opacities produce glare. This glare may acceptable to some and intolerable to others. When you are ready to have surgery, it will bother you enough that you will be the one to know when surgery is needed. Cataract surgery is still is a surgery that has dangers and even the possibility of complications.
Contact Lens Safety
February 03, 2021
Contact lenses are very safe. Millions of people wear them. They are easy to wear and are easy to remove. They can correct almost all refractive errors and a few medical ones. Contact lenses are fitted after an eye examination done by an Optometrists or an Ophthalmologists. The fitting is performed by an ophthalmologist, optometrists, or by a Florida licensed optician specially certified by the state to fill, fit, adapt, and dispense contact lenses. When the contact lens specialists fit them, they evaluate your eyeglasses prescription, the corneal curvature of your eyes, and view your eyes with instruments to make sure they are fitting correctly. In quality contact lens fittings, the specialists let you try a contact lens and make sure that the lens is perfect for you. Deviating from the recommended wearing schedule or ignoring the instructions of the contact lens specialists can be sight-threatening. Always have your contact lens fit evaluated in person. Contact Lenses are medical devices!
Conjunctivitis is one of the most common infections. There are two kinds viral and bacterial. Bacterial can be stopped with antibiotics but viral cannot as it has to go thru its course. The best bet is that if you or a loved one had a cold is viral. Sticky eyes, pain when you move your eyes, red eyes, and light sensitivity are all part of it. Visit your eye doctor regardless as it is contagious and spreads very easily. Clean toys, door handles, pillowcases, etc.. often.
Insurance or Vision Plans
Most Major Medical Insurance Carriers have associations with vision plans. The vision plans cover a percentage of your eye exam, glasses, or contact lenses. Call us we can help!
Occupational Office Lenses
Do you know that you can get headaches, backaches, and migraines from bad posture? Well, the reason many modern-day employees get all and many more discomforts may be avoided with the use of office progressive lenses. Let me explain, when you spend hours in front of a computer terminal using regular progressives your head posture is of tilting your head back because you are gearing using the smaller reading portion of the reading area of your lenses, commonly used in regular progressives. Using office or computer lenses alleviates the problem by allowing a larger area of the lens set for near and intermediate and a smaller area for distance. The larger areas for near and intermediate vision, ease the task of using the computer allow for a more comfortable position of your head and in essence your back. You will be more balanced physically allowing your blood flow to be more. By having a better posture and avoiding "uncomfortable head positions " you will feel better.
Our Eye Exams Use the latest technology. Why settle for less when tomorrow's technology can be used today? See With Real Lenses how you will see! You should always be able to see what the changes are and compare if it is worth it to change.
Contact Lenses are very safe and an excellent option if you have to wear corrective lenses. Contact lenses require the specialists to evaluate your latest refractive prescription, measure your eyes with a special instrument, put a contact lens in the eye and evaluate the physiological interaction of the contact lens and your cornea using a microscope called a biomicroscope. Anything lesser than that puts your eye health at risk.
Florida Optical Services accepts almost all insurances and vision plans. We accept Davis Vision, Eyemed, Always care, Superior Vision, United Healthcare Vision, Blue Vision, Spectera, Vision Plan, and Avesis. We also accept assignments on many Health Insurances
Covid 19 and Eyewear
You can wear glasses and/or contact lenses safely. There are no studies that prove that wearing glasses and/or contact lenses increases your chances of getting this virus. As long as you maintain a healthy cleaning habit and maintain social distancing, the wearing of eyewear is safe!
There are millions of combinations that a pair of eyeglasses could be, but only one that works for you. The licensed optician verifies that your eyeglasses are the correct prescription as soon as they arrive from the laboratory, and troubleshoots when your vision is not what you expected. The licensed optician has attended college, completes annual continuing education, and is responsible for ensuring that you as a patient are getting the correct exact power in your lenses. No approximations or guesses. The optician is the face that will ensure that your vision is as best as it can be with his/her eyeglasses and continues to serve them even after the sale.