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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.

14390 North Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 962-1799

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Tampa Eye Doctor

What is astigmatism in Tampa

The best way to keep your eyes healthy is to work closely with an optometrist and have annual comprehensive eye examinations. These will help detect any eye abnormalities and diseases before they become serious. Our Tampa eye doctor not only can detect potentially serious problems with your eyes but also will diagnose and offer correction for any problems with your visual acuity.

One problem that affects visual acuity is astigmatism. Astigmatism is a disorder of the shape of the eye. Normally the human eye is spherical in shape and when light enters the eye it refracts evenly creating a clear view of the object. With astigmatism the eye is shaped more like a football or the back of a spoon. When light enters an eye with astigmatism it is refracted more to one direction than the other, which allows only part of the object to be in focus making objects appear blurry. Astigmatism can be present at birth or be caused later by pressure on the cornea from the eyelids, incorrect posture or increased use of the eyes for close work. Symptoms of astigmatism include blurry vision and often headaches, eyestrain and fatigue. Astigmatism is diagnosed through an exam in our office the malady often accompanies nearsightedness or farsightedness. It may also worsen as you get older so have your eyes checked by our Tampa eye doctor whenever you feel there has been a change in your vision.

Our Tampa eye doctor treats astigmatism primarily through the use of prescription corrective lenses either in eyeglasses or contact lenses. Mild astigmatism may not need any treatment at all, but since astigmatism often accompanies nearsightedness or farsightedness corrective lenses will take care of both conditions. Special toric lenses that have greater light bending power in one direction than the other are used in glasses or contact lenses for people with astigmatism. Another means of treating astigmatism is refractive or laser surgery, where the shape of the cornea is changed to make it more spherical. Your eyes have to be otherwise healthy for refractive surgery to be used. If you have any of the symptoms of astigmatism or you feel that your vision has changed lately call our office for an appointment to rule out astigmatism as the cause.

14390 North Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 962-1799