Florida Optical Services
We Have The Experience.
We Have Been Fitting Contact Lenses For Over 25 Years
Contact Lens Experience
When you come to us, we will analyze your refractive prescription and perform additional measurements such as the curvature of your eyes using the latest equipment.
After reviewing all the data, our contact lens specialist will design a contact lens just for you. Easy prescriptions to the most complicated ones, we can help!
Medical Contact Lens Fits
It is important to know that we fit all types of lenses. There is one for you! If you need a scleral lens because of a medical condition or you simply want to change the color of your eyes, we can help.
We fit multifocal lenses as well as for all other refractive errors such as astigmatism, myopia or presbyopia. We use the latest technique in all our contact lens fit.
Our contact lens specialist also fits overnight orthokeratology lenses in which you wear a retainer contact lens at night so you can be free of contact lenses during your waking hours.
We Specialize In Contact Lenses
Dan Acosta, L.D.O., B. C. Opt. has been serving Florida since 1998. As a contact Lens Specialist he has probably fitted thousands of contact lenses. Experience and determination to make you see your best no matter how challenging your case is. We fit from the simplest cases to challenging ones.
Every contact lens fit is done with real lenses and using a microscope to make sure the lens is fitting correctly and that you are really seeing your absolute best. If you would like to have the freedom of no glasses, then consider contact lenses. Contact lenses correct just about any refractive error.
The Contact Lens Fitting
In order to get contact lenses, you must have an eye exam for glasses. The prescription for glasses is usually the starting point of the contact lens fitting as it provides the power and the type of contact lens option. In addition to the power of the contact lenses, the curvature of your eye is measured with a special instrument called a keratometer or a corneal topographer. Once you have both measurements (cornea and refractive error), the contact lens specialist decides which type of lens to fit such as soft or semi soft (RGP). Additionally, the contact lens specialist views the cornea with a bio-microscope for any contraindication that prevents the contact lens fitting. If everything checks out, a contact lens of the desired power, curvature, material and diameter is placed in your eye and again viewed with a slit lamp for the cornea-contact lens interaction. The quality of your vision is recorded and evaluated. Subsequent visits may be required.
Contact lenses correct the following refractive conditions:
Soft Spherical Lenses correct Myopia and Hyperopia (Nearsightedness and Farsightedness). These disposable lenses are inexpensive most of the time. It is less expensive buying a year supply of disposable lenses than buying as you go along. If the tightness of the disposable lenses along with the overall diameter is too small or too large you may need custom made lenses. These lenses are more expensive but they fit unusual shapes that deviate from average. Contact lenses should feel comfortable. Disposable lenses come in predetermined curves and diameters while custom are called into the manufacturer by the licensed practitioner to be exact. They also come in colors
Soft Toric Lenses correct astigmatism. Astigmatism is not a disease but a refractive error of the eye in which the principal meridians do not focus in one section but in two major points needing a lens that correct for them. These lenses require more time to be fitted. Disposable torics fit well and provide good vision but they are limited as to the axis and in many cases the power of the cylinder. Custom torics are available to fit and powers are extended. They also come in colors!
Presbyopia or the need of readers can be corrected with multifocal lenses. These multifocal lenses are tricky to fit and require a little bit of more chair-time that is why they are expensive. Some are custom made as well.
Color contacts are fun to wear. They are cosmetic lenses because of the color, but they still need to be fitted. There are no non-prescription color contacts. All color contacts still require an exam and to be fitted. Your eye health is a concern. All color contacts have to discarded after been open as required by your contact lens specialists and the FDA.
Semi Soft Contact Lenses are know as RGP lenses. They are lenses that actually flex and allow oxygen to flow thru them. They are mis branded to be hard which they are not. Hard lenses do not flex. Hard lenses do not allow the eye to "breath" . We have many patients that are fitted into RGP lenses. They come in all shapes and designs. From Astigmatism to Presbyopia, they correct most refractive errors.
Keratoconus or Surgically induced irregular astigmatism. We fit almost all types of cone lenses from conventional keratoconus lenses to scleral lenses. Please call us at (239) 334-2015.
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