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LASIK surgery: The Pros and Cons

Are you curious about LASIK surgery? Ask us if it may be right for you—at the office of Optical Outlets we can discuss the pros and cons and provide important information.

What is LASIK?
The LASIK procedure is the most common type of eye surgery performed on the cornea of the eye to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and some other common, vision issues. So you no longer need to wear glasses or contact lenses.

The procedure itself involves a pain-free and quick procedure using a laser light.

Is LASIK Right for You?
We will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you will benefit from the procedure, depending on the type of correction needed, eye health, and other factors. If we believe you would benefit from LASIK, we will refer you to an ophthalmologist to perform the procedure.

Questions for Consideration
A few questions you may want to consider before committing to the procedure are:
• Do you want to reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses?
• Have you talked to your doctor about any risks or side effects of the procedure, and are you prepared to accept these?
• Are you prepared for the possibility that you may still require glasses or lenses after the procedure to achieve perfect vision?

Expectations
With LASIK, the great news is that most people achieve long-lasting, perfect vision! The first step is to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. We’re here for you for all of your vision needs and ready to discuss the procedure—and the best way to proceed if you think LASIK may be right for you.

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

Most Common Refractive Error

If you find yourself struggling to see objects at a distance, a refractive error known as myopia may be to blame. At the office of Optical Outlets, we utilize advanced technology and methods of care to diagnose and treat myopia. Our goal is to provide the most effective course of care to improve your eye health, vision and overall quality of life.

Studies show that myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is the most common refractive error, affecting 30% of all people in the United States. Typically, if you suffer from myopia, objects that are far away appear blurry; this may make it difficult to read road signs, watch movies, or see the chalkboard from the back of a classroom. You may also experience headaches, double vision and eye strain. Myopia occurs when your eye cannot focus light correctly on the retina. To diagnose myopia, we will perform a comprehensive eye examination, which involves having you read a vision chart and performing tests to assess how light bends as it travels through your cornea and the lens of your eye. Using these advanced diagnostic methods, we can determine the most effective approach for treating your myopia. Our office offers an extensive selection of eyeglasses and contact lenses so that you can enjoy crisp, clear vision. Our experienced, caring team of professionals will determine which type of lenses are best suited for your needs. Your comfort and convenience are our priority throughout your visit, and we are happy to answer any questions to help you make the most informed decisions regarding treatment. Our team of eyecare professionals strives to provide a convenient, stress-free experience for you and your family whenever you visit our office.

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

Tampa Contact Lenses

Contact lenses in Tampa

Tampa contact lenses

Tampa contact lenses

If you need corrective eyewear, you could either choose to wear Tampa contact lenses or eyeglasses. What you choose will depend on many factors including eye health, personal preference, comfort and lifestyle. When you come to Optical Outlets, our optometrist will assist you in making the right choice for you.

Prescription Tampa contact lenses and eyeglasses both offer vision correction. They’re both very effective and have their benefits. However, they are very different. A good fit for one patient might not be for another. Your eye doctor at Optical Outlets would be able to tell you if you’re a candidate after your consultation and evaluation. Fortunately, due to modern advancements in eyewear, most people are able to get contact lenses. However, since contact lenses have to be worn inside the eye, if you’re not comfortable with the feeling of having something in your eye or with placing and removing them, eyeglasses would be a better fit for you. If you are comfortable with wearing contact lenses, are a candidate and prefer to correct your vision in a non-noticeable way, contact lenses might be a great fit for you. You will need to have an additional eye exam called a contact lens exam and fitting if you would like contacts. During the exam, the eye doctor will have you try different lenses to determine what the right contact lenses would be for you. The right contact lenses will need to fit correctly and comfortably and provide you with good vision correction. If you choose contact lenses, we have a great selection of brands available. We offer many different types as well such as soft contacts, hard contacts, daily wear and extended wear. Our lens specialists will assist you in the process. If you decide that eyeglasses are a better fit for you, we carry a very large selection of both discount and designer brands. Our frame specialist will gladly assist you in finding the perfect frames for you.

If you would like to learn more about eyeglasses and Tampa contact lenses, contact us. We’ll gladly schedule a consultation appointment for you.

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