Florida Optical-Ft. Myers
13691 Metro Parkway #100
Ft. Myers, Florida 33912
Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm
4 pm to 7 pm by Appointment
Saturday by Appointment
Contact Lens Exam
Its Your Eyes ...Come For Your Contact Lens Exam!
All Contact Lens Fittings Start With A Good Refractive Exam Using High Tech Equipment!
The eyeglasses prescription known as the refraction is the starting point for every contact lens fit. During the contact lens fitting , the eye is viewed with special instruments and measured with computerized equipment . The contact lens specialists then selected the best contact lens for your particular need.
Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses
Eyeglasses are the safest form of eye correction but it limits your visual field in many activities, but they are fashionable and fun. If you would like to have the freedom of no glasses, then consider contact lenses. Contact lenses correct just about any refractive error.
Contact lenses come in two major materials Soft and semi-soft (Gas Permeable) materials. Hard lenses are no longer fitted because they do not let oxygen into the cornea.
Soft contact lenses are routinely fitted and they come in conventional (one lens for the year) and disposables (Monthly, biweekly, weekly and daily replacement) Soft contact lenses can correct Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism and Presbyopia.
FAQ & Warnings
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.
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.
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.
What our customers are saying...
My Wife and I Wear Progressive Contacts that Allow Us To See At All Distances...My Sons Astigmatism is Corrected With Contacts And Now My infant Daughter Wears Them!
Thank You Dan, For Taking Care of Us And My Family!
Albert Smith-Cape Coral
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Prosthetic Contact Lenses
If you have a defect in one eye, such as deformed pupil or any other condition, our contact lens specialists can cover the deformity with color contacts that will match your other eye. Call us about the prosthetic lenses that we fit, we can help disfigured eyes!
Cleaning Your RGP Lenses
Our contact Lens specialists can hand clean your lenses by ultrasound and by hand with lab cleaners not available to the public. The RGPs contact lenses may last you longer and our technique does not take the plasma cover of the newer lenses! To schedule an appointment for improved vision with contact lenses call us at (239) 334-2015
How to Care For Your Contact Lenses