Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis

If your eyes are red, itchy, watery or swollen, schedule an appointment with the office of Optical Outlets for an eye examination. In many cases, these symptoms may be indicative of allergies, also referred to as allergic conjunctivitis. As part of your diagnostic workup, we’ll review your history and evaluate your eyes to determine if allergies are the cause of your discomfort, or if another condition is responsible for your symptoms. You can rest assured that your eye health is in the best of hands, our state-of-the-art office provides a complete menu of eyecare services designed to address the needs of every member of your family.

As our windows to the world, our eyes are vulnerable to irritation from a variety of environmental substances. Eye allergens are often caused by airborne substances, both indoors and outdoors. Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis is a common cause of outdoor eye allergies. This condition may be caused by airborne allergens from grass, trees, weeds and mold spots. A year round eye allergy, also called perennial allergic conjunctivitis, might also be due to indoor irritants such as pet dander, perfume, smoke and dust. Moreover, food allergies can also irritate the eyes. Of course, avoiding the substances that may trigger an allergic reaction is the first step in care; this can mean staying inside and keeping windows shut when the pollen count is high, and reducing the presence of mold inside your home. Prescription eye drops and medications can also help mitigate the symptoms of eye allergies. If needed, allergy shots may also be recommended to provide relief and improve your quality of life. Whatever the case may be, we’ll provide you with the guidance and care needed to alleviate your symptoms and restore visual comfort.

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.

Treating Eye Allergies

Do your eyes itch and water every spring when the flowers bloom? Or perhaps your eyes are red and puffy year round, and you aren’t quite sure why. In many cases, allergic conjunctivitis, also known as eye allergies, are to blame. At the office of Optical Outlets we’ll evaluate your symptoms and perform a comprehensive examination to accurately diagnose eye allergies and recommend an effective course of care. Our experienced team of eye care professionals will guide you ways to reduce exposure to allergens, and recommend eye drops or medications to help manage your symptoms, if indicated.

Eye allergies, like all allergic reactions, occurs when the immune system overreacts to the presence of a common environmental substance, thereby releasing histamine and other chemicals into the bloodstream. Season allergic conjunctivitis is the most common type of eye allergy, and is caused by outdoor allergens like pollen, weeds and grass. If you have a seasonal eye allergy, it a good idea whenever possible to avoid situations that trigger your symptoms, like walking by a freshly mowed lawn. Also, it can help to wear glasses or sunglasses that protect your eyes from coming into contact with allergens. If your eye allergies occur year round, you may have perennial allergic conjunctivitis, which is typically caused by household allergens that are present daily, such as pet dander, dust, mold and smoke. Because eye allergies often exhibit symptoms that are similar to other eye conditions, our eye doctor will perform a comprehensive examination to rule out other causes. As part of your exam, we may also examine your eye with a specialized scope that checks for the presence of certain cells indicative that are indicative of an allergic reaction. Treating eye allergies depends on the type of allergy and its severity. In many cases, prescription eye drops and medications can alleviate your symptoms. In some causes immunotherapy shots may be recommended to manage allergic reactions.

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.

10601 U.S. Hwy 441, Suite C8
Leesburg, FL 34788
(352) 360-0051

Suffering with an Eye Allergy

Many people suffer with eyes that are red, watery, itchy, tearing or burning. Often these conditions are caused by eye allergies, also called allergic conjunctivitis. While a great many people with these symptoms just ignore them and assume that they are simply due to another condition such as a cold or nasal issue, they may in fact be the result of an allergy. At the office of Optical Outlets we can diagnose an eye allergy, as well as prescribe treatments to alleviate your discomfort.

Eye allergies are brought on by exposure to an allergen, which can be triggered by either indoor or outside irritants. Eye allergies develop when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to something in the environment that typically causes no problem in most people. An allergic reaction can occur when that “something” comes in contact with antibodies attached to the mast cells in your eyes. The cells respond by releasing histamine and other substances or chemicals that cause tiny blood vessels to leak and the eyes to become itchy, red and watery. Indoor triggers include items such as pet dander, dust mites and mold, while outside allergens include pollen from grass, trees and weeds. Irritants such as smoke, perfume, car and truck exhaust, as well as diesel fumes, can also cause eye allergies. Because eye allergies can exhibit similar symptoms to other diseases of the eye, it’s important to visit our eye doctor for an eye examination to attain an accurate diagnosis. If swollen blood vessels and inflammation of the conjunctiva is present, it’s possible that you are suffering with an eye allergy. Depending on the severity of the allergy, there are many treatment options, ranging from over-the-counter eye drops to prescription medications that are designed to calm the allergy. Of course, identifying and avoiding the trigger allergens is an essential component 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.

10601 U.S. Hwy 441, Suite C8
Leesburg, FL 34788
(352) 360-0051

Issues Affecting Your Vision and Eye Health

Visiting your optometrist for a routine examination is essential to maintaining the health of your eyes as well as clear, crisp vision. At the office of Optical Outlets, you can rest assured that your family’s eye care is in the very best of hands. Using the most advanced diagnostic tools, our skilled and experienced eye doctor will perform a comprehensive eye exam to assess the quality of your vision and check for any emerging conditions that may affect the health of your eyes.

Our experienced team of eyecare professionals is committed to keeping pace with the latest technological advances, providing you and every member of your family with the highest quality of care. Using state-of-the-art equipment, we’ll precisely diagnose issues affecting your vision and eye health and provide accurate, reliable care. As part of your periodic visit, our optometrist will review your medical and vision histories and then perform a clinical exam to test visual acuity and check for problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia or astigmatism. Our eye doctor will also evaluate you for any other diseases, injuries, or medical conditions that may affect your eyes and vision. After your eye exam is completed, we’ll indicate if any corrective lenses are needed, and which ones would be best suited for you. We recommend bringing children in for eye exams as well, so that if any vision problems are present, they can be treated and not interfere with any daily activities or affect your child’s ability to learn and acquire new skills in school or at play. With our wide selection of glasses and contact lenses,we can help you and every member of your family find eyewear that suits your needs and lifestyles. We boast a stylish collection of designer frames, and contacts customized for maximum comfort and convenience.

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.

10601 U.S. Hwy 441, Suite C8
Leesburg, FL 34788
(352) 360-0051

Eye Safety

Did you know that 90% of all eye injuries could are preventable? At work or play, it’s simple to protect your eyes! At the office of Optical Outlets, we provide guidance and care to help you guard against injury and protect the health of your eyes.

Why speak to your eye doctor about the best options for protective eyewear? The reason is clear. The statistics on sports-related eye injuries are alarming. According to statistics, approximately 40,000 eye injuries each year in the United States are attributable to sports. The fact of the matter is that every 13 minutes, an emergency room is treating someone for sports-related eye trauma. While all this sounds alarming, there’s also good news to report. As awareness of the connection between sports and eye trauma grows, more and more athletes and sports enthusiasts of all ages are using protective sports eyewear.

When getting eyewear to use on the playing field or during recreational activities, it’s important to get an eye exam. If a refractive error is detected at this time, we will determine if a correction built in to your new protective eyewear is also required. With eyewear that incorporates a vision correction, we can do more than protect your eyes from injury. By making sure you are comfortably enjoying the benefits of clear, crisp, and glare-free vision, we can help you boost your on-field performance and enjoyment of the game. We’ll also provide ample guidance on the most appropriate eyewear for a particular activity and advise you of any existing eye problems or vision impairments that might increase your risk for serious injury, limit your participation in particular sports, or require extra precautions. Remember, for growing children; protective sports eyewear should be periodically adjusted or replaced to remain effective and account for changes as they develop.

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.

10601 U.S. Hwy 441, Suite C8
Leesburg, FL 34788
(352) 360-0051

People with Visual Impairments

For many, glasses are an invaluable accessory; they help you see clearly and perform important daily tasks, and you might wear them every day. Finding a pair of frames that flatter your face shape and suit your personal style can help you feel confident and earn you many compliments. At the office of Optical Outlets, our showroom features the latest in designer frames to provide optimal comfort and help you look great. Our team of experienced eyecare professionals will guide you in selecting the right eyewear and will be happy to answer any questions.

Eyeglasses can correct refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia and astigmatism, as well as any combination of these conditions, making it possible for people with visual impairments to enjoy clear, crisp vision. Some people wear glasses throughout the day, while others may only wear glasses to perform certain tasks, like reading or driving. If you’re interested in diversifying your look, you may alternate between wearing glasses and contact lenses. The right eyeglasses not only perform the important function of improving your vision, they are also durable and aesthetically pleasing. With the help of our friendly staff, you’ll enjoy browsing our showroom and trying on a variety of high-end designer frames until you find the perfect pair for you. With our vast selection of colors, materials and shapes, you’ll want to take your time and be discerning when you’re shopping for new frames. People of all ages wear eyeglasses, and for our youngest clients, we’ll help find durable, comfortable frames with fun colors and patterns your child will love. Throughout your visit, we help you and your family feel at ease, and make shopping for frames a positive, stress-free experience.

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.

10601 U.S. Hwy 441, Suite C8
Leesburg, FL 34788
(352) 360-0051

Prescription Eyeglasses

When you visit us at the office Optical Outlets to choose a pair of designer eyeglass frames, our experienced team of professionals will provide expert guidance to help you look your best. We offer the latest styles and trends in fashionable eyewear and will help find a pair the flatters your face shape and expresses your personality. Whether you’re looking to make a bold statement, appear sophisticated or convey professionalism, you’ll find the frames you desire in our showroom. We’ll find quality eyewear to meet the demands of all aspects of your life, and ensure optimal function and durability from every pair of frames.

Prescription eyeglasses make it possible for people with refractive errors to see clearly, but they can also provide a number of other important functions. With today’s advanced technology in lens design, glasses can also prevent computer eyestrain, protect against UV rays, and block harmful blue light. Of course, finding the right frames to match the function of your glasses is important. While some people have more than one pair of eyeglasses for routine activities, others like stylish options that look great for different occasions or outfits. To help you find glasses that complement your face shape, you’ll want to try on several stylish pairs with the help of a knowledgeable and friendly professional. We’ll help you choose frames that emphasize your best features and fit comfortably. With so many colors, patterns and styles to choose from, shopping for new glasses can be an exciting experience, so take your time when you’re exploring our showroom, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

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.

10601 U.S. Hwy 441, Suite C8
Leesburg, FL 34788
(352) 360-0051

Pleasing Pair of Eyeglasses

At the office of Optical Outlets, we offer an extensive selection of designer frames to help you enjoy crisp, clear vision, while also looking your best. Our experienced, friendly professional staff will help you select eyewear that meets your personal needs and suits your unique sense of style. We offer a wide selection of frames and are equipped to fit you with a well-made, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing pair of eyeglasses.

Whether you’re shopping for your first set of frames or you’re ready to update your look, our experienced team of eyecare professionals is here to guide you in the process of finding the perfect pair of glasses. To determine the right set of frames for you, we’ll consider the primary function of your eyewear. Depending on whether you wear your glasses for reading, driving, sun protection or for all-around use, we’ll be able to find a pair of frames that are comfortable, durable and of course, stylish. Feel free to explore our showroom and try on different frames with the help of our accommodating professional team. By offering the latest selection of designer frames right in our office, we make it easy and convenient to get your eyes examined and find beautiful new eyewear all in one state-of-the-art location. We also offer a selection of contact lenses and can help fit you with ones that address your specific needs. Our goal is to help you enjoy clear, crisp vision, while allowing you to express your fashion sense and feel confident in your appearance. Our team makes shopping for new glasses a stress-free experience, helping you feel comfortable and at ease as soon as you walk through our doors.

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.

10601 U.S. Hwy 441, Suite C8
Leesburg, FL 34788
(352) 360-0051

Burning or Scratchy Eyes

Healthy eyes require adequate lubrication, protection and nourishment from a thin layer of tears at all times. When not enough tears are present to cover the eye, a condition called dry eyes may develop. This condition can compromise the quality of vision as well as interfere with your daily activities. At the office of Optical Outlets, we’ll determine if you’re affected by this condition and recommend an appropriate course of care to restore visual comfort and function.

Dry eyes can occur for a number of reasons; either the eye fails to produce enough tears, the quality of tears is poor or the tears evaporate too quickly. This can be attributed to factors such as aging, the use of certain medications, medical conditions like diabetes and arthritis, and conditions that make it difficult to blink, such as Bell’s palsy. Dry eyes can also occur if you spend too long looking at a computer or microscope, as well as exposure to windy, smoky environments.

If you’re experiencing stinging, burning or scratchy eyes, notice there is mucus surrounding your eyes, or you’re experience intermittent tearing, be sure to discuss these symptoms with our office. Diagnosed cases of dry eye are sometimes addressed with artificial tears in the form of eye drops and ointments to help alleviate discomfort and keep the eyes moist and healthy. Anti-inflammatory medications may also be recommended for some patients. It’s also helpful to wear sunglasses or protective goggles to help reduce exposure to wind and sun, which can dry your eyes. By using a humidifier if you live in a dry climate, you can retain moisture in your living space to reduce the symptoms of dry eyes.

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.

10601 U.S. Hwy 441, Suite C8
Leesburg, FL 34788
(352) 360-0051

Selection of Designer Frames

Most refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, can be easily corrected with the right eyeglass prescription. With the right pair of eyeglasses, you can improve your vision, eye health and overall quality of life. At the office of Optical Outlets we provide an extensive selection of designer frames that are fabricated from the highest quality materials as well as designed to suit your personal style. Our experienced team of eyecare professionals is dedicated to helping you find a pair that suits your lifestyle, complements your face in every way, and enables you to enjoy a clear, crisp view.

With today’s state-of-the-art prescription eyeglass lenses, your glasses can perform many different functions. In addition to correcting refractive errors, glasses can also address Computer Vision Syndrome, have lenses that transition into sunglasses, or be worn to protect your eyes from sports or work-related injuries. You may even have one pair of glasses for reading, or another for driving. In addition to finding the right lenses for each purpose, you’ll also want to find the most aesthetically pleasing eyeglass frames. We prioritize both style and function in our selection of frames. Not only will our experts guide you in choosing a great looking pair of eyeglasses, but we will also help you select the right materials for your frames. Today, plastics and metals are the most commonly used materials for eyeglass frames. With plastic frames, you can choose from a variety of colors and styles in many different price ranges. We also stock metal frames, which are durable and great looking as well. If you’re wondering what shape of frame best suits your face, our experts will provide advice as they assist you in trying on a variety of attractive eyeglasses. Keep in mind that it’s important to select frames that provide adequate coverage, while not restricting your field of vision. As skilled providers of care, we take the time to answer any questions and provide personalized, friendly service throughout your visit.

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.

10601 U.S. Hwy 441, Suite C8
Leesburg, FL 34788
(352) 360-0051