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Developing Glaucoma

The second leading cause of blindness worldwide typically progresses so slowly and silently that you may not be aware of its presence until your vision has been compromised. While there is no known cure for glaucoma, early detection and management can help slow its progression, prevent any further damage and preserve your vision. With routine comprehensive eye exams, the office of Optical Outlets can diagnose glaucoma from its outset and develop an effective treatment plan.

Glaucoma is a disease that causes damage to the optic nerve. While there are different types of glaucoma, the most common of which is open angle glaucoma, which occurs gradually when fluid fails to drain from the eye. This buildup of fluid increases pressure within the eye, thereby damaging the optic nerve. Typically vision loss and other symptoms of open angle glaucoma take a long time to develop. However, with other types of glaucoma, such as angle closure glaucoma, the onset of symptoms may be sudden. While the exact cause of glaucoma is unknown, there are several known risk factors. A family history of glaucoma, advanced age, certain medical conditions and certain features of your eye’s anatomy can increase the likelihood of developing glaucoma. To diagnose glaucoma our optometrist will test your intraocular pressure, visually assess your optic nerve and assess optic nerve function. Visual field tests to assess your peripheral vision can help determine if blind spots have developed. If you are at high risk for glaucoma, our team will continue to carefully monitor your vision and provide the guidance and care to help preserve and protect your eyesight.

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.

3920 W Hillsborough Ave. Ste. A
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 870-2273

Optical shop in Tampa

Optical Shop in Tampa

Eye lenses in Tampa

Optical Outlets is your number one optical shop in Tampa for the best in eye care and lenses. Patients often come in with questions about their eye care as well as needing their prescription re-written after it has expired. It’s important to get your prescription renewed when needed so that your eyes are always functioning efficiently.

Certain types of frames work best on certain face shapes, such as round, square or oval. You can come in and try on on your new glasses at our optical shop in Tampa or have one of our staff help you out. When choosing your new lenses, come in and see our wide selection. Our office is easy to get to and open during business hours to better serve our patients. Our excellent service has made us a leader in eyecare in the area. Our doctor and staff are always on hand to answer questions and let you know how your eyecare is and when your next appointment is.

We also provide eye exams. Eye exams are designed not only to check eyes for diseases, but also to detect whether or not the patient suffers from any vision conditions that would require the need for corrective lenses. Optical prescriptions are designed to fix problems like nearsightedness and farsightedness. Those who can see clearly up close, but cannot see clearly far away, have a condition called myopia, or nearsightedness. We now take Care Credit, which is a wonderful and low cost way for patients to afford eye care. With Care Credit, the patient can put their entire eye care bill on the card and then make payments, with no interest charged throughout the term of the agreement. Call any of our 40 locations in Florida for more information.

3920 W Hillsborough Ave. Ste. A
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 870-2273