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Important Optometerist and Contact Lens Terms

Eye health plays a vital role in the well being of the public. Optometrists and opticians are important medical doctors that examine, diagnose and provide correction for vision issues. Here is a list of important key terms regarding this service.

  • Keratoconus – This is a degenerative disorder in which the cornea’s structure thins and morphs into a conical shape. Rigid gas permeable contacts are excellent for this purpose because they rigidly cover the cornea, eventually flattening the cornea's shape.
  • Aniseikonia – This is an ocular condition in which the patient sees images in different sizes. This can happen across meridians, as in the case of near objects appearing significantly smaller than they should. This condition is diagnosed by a doctor and is best served by using corrective lenses.
  • Astigmatism – This is a refractive error that causes blurred sight. The cornea is abnormally curved causing out of focus vision that can be improved by proper lenses.
  • Rigid Gas Permeable – These are made of hard plastic that allow oxygen to pass through. They are very durable and last longer than silicone ones, though they require an adaptation period for the patient as they can be uncomfortable when initially used.
  • Handling Tint – This is applied to contact lenses to make them easier to handle. It is commonly blue in color and gives the wearer the ability to find them against the white of the case.
  • Optician – This is a specialist that provides the precise prescription, fit, and strength of eye wear. Unlike an optometrist or ophthalmologist, they do not perform examinations or surgery.
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    Macali Eye Clinic
    1155 Winter Garden Vineland Rd Ste 102, Winter Garden, FL 34787
    Conveniently located in the surrounding area, our optometry office has a full range of options to meet your eye-care needs. We assist with exams, fashion frames, contact lenses and more.
    (407) 656-3755
    absolutely OPTICAL
    2223 N West Shore Boulevard, Suite 169b, Tampa, FL 33607
    Contact our optometrist at (813) 563-8570 in Tampa, FL, for eyecare and orthokeratology. Monday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.\nSunday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.\n Contact our optometrist at (813) 5
    (813) 348-9697
    Stanley J Hallock MD DR
    5460 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32812
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    (407) 277-1140
     
    User Review: "His quote was ... "now think about it... I've been out of school for 30 years; why would I work on saturday" sorry i..." - Troy M. (FL)
    Brooksville Optical & Eye Clinic
    1200 S Broad St, Brooksville, FL 34601
    (352) 796-1900
    Coppedge Eyecare
    86 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601
    (352) 796-2141
    LensCrafters
    28330 Paseo Dr Ste 180, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
    (813) 973-1594
    Sears Optical
    13085 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613
    (352) 592-6444
    LensCrafters
    3730 Us Highway 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809
    (863) 859-0110
    Pearle Vision Center
    19412 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647
    (813) 994-9980
    Family Vision Center
    6743 Us Highway 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809
    (863) 858-2020
    Target Optical
    1040 Dale Mabry Hwy, Lutz, FL 33548
    (813) 949-3909
    Homosassa Eye Clinic
    4564 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL 34446
    (352) 628-3029
    Lakeland Eye Clinic
    1247 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33805
    (863) 688-5604
    McCoy Vision Center
    3150 Citrus Tower Blvd, Clermont, FL 34711
    (352) 243-2121
    McCoy Vision Center
    3140 Citrus Tower Blvd Ste B, Clermont, FL 34711
    (352) 404-4376


    An optometrist is an eye care professional who examines eyes for defects. He or she can then prescribe any necessary corrective lenses to improve the individual's vision. These prescription lenses come in the forms of eyeglasses and contact lenses. In regards to contacts, these can be acquired in various colors, depending on the preference or the individual. There are optometry experts located all over the country in order to properly assist people with vision concerns in all areas. Most people typically visit an optometry clinic when they are having certain problems with their vision. This way, the optometrist or eye specialist can examine the eyes and determine what is needed from there. While one person may require bifocals, which are eyeglasses that offer two different focal parts that allow you to see near and far, others simply need contact lenses. Cosmetically, many people prefer contacts, since they do not change your appearance much. There are also some individuals that require a solution for astigmatism, which is a defect in the eye that can hinder vision or focus. A doctor or eye specialist can prescribe the right soft or hard contact lenses to assist with this. Regardless of the type of contacts used, they must always stay moist. This is why they are kept in a saline solution. By visiting an optometrist in your area, you can learn more about brands of disposable contact lenses, prescription bifocals, vision tests, and how to correct certain eye problems or defects. It is often prudent to speak directly with a specialist about these issues.
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