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Approaches to Improve Your Eye Health

At the office of Optical Outlets , we utilize state-of-the-art approaches to improve your eye health and vision. Your ocular health is an important component of your overall health and well-being. When you visit our optometry office, you can rest assured that we are well equipped to meet your full range of needs. Conditions such as diabetes can increase your risk of vision loss, but with comprehensive eye examinations, we can diagnose diabetic retinopathy early on and recommend an appropriate course of treatment.

Diabetic retinopathy refers to a type of vision loss in people diagnosed with diabetes; this condition occurs when blood sugar levels rise and damage the retinal blood vessels. The onset of this condition may not present with any symptoms at first, which is why periodic eye examinations are of the utmost importance. As the condition progresses, your vision may become blurry or large floaters may appear in your field of vision. When you visit our optometry office, we will thoroughly examine the anatomy of the retina using a special instrument called an ophthalmoscope. If our optometrist discovers that diabetic retinopathy is present, we will perform further testing to determine the extent of it. Prevention is key when it comes to this condition, and it is important to talk to your primary care doctor about how to best manage blood sugar levels to keep your eyes healthy. Throughout your course of care, our team of professionals keeps you informed and at ease, addressing any questions you may have regarding treatment. We keep pace with the most advanced technology and treatment methods to help you enjoy optimal eye health and vision.

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.

9401 W Colonial Dr #402
Ocoee, FL 34761
(407) 291-1921

Protection Against Vision Loss

Conditions affecting your overall bodily health and wellbeing can also take a toll on your eye health and vision. Diabetes is a serious disease that can damage multiple organ systems, including your eyes. When not properly controlled, diabetes increases your risk for developing harmful eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. At the office of Optical Outlets we provide comprehensive care to help people living with diabetes prevent these problems and protect against vision loss. We focus on early detection, and providing the appropriate guidance as well as care to help safeguard your eyesight.

Diabetes occurs when the body fails to produce enough insulin or becomes resistant to insulin, which causes blood sugar levels to become elevated. Regulating insulin levels is of the utmost importance for managing diabetes. Whether you have Type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disorder acquired at birth, or Type 2 diabetes, which develops later in life, managing your blood sugar levels through diet, exercise and taking insulin is key. Chronically high blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels in the eye over time, causing diabetic retinopathy. The retina is the part of the eye that transmits visual information to the brain, and when it becomes damaged, you may experience dark spots floating in your field of vision, blurred vision and eye pain. Generally the onset of symptoms does not occur until the disease has progressed. People who have diabetes are also a greater risk for developing cataracts and glaucoma. Fortunately, with regularly scheduled eye examinations, we can detect these conditions early in their onset and provide ongoing care to help protect your vision and monitor the health of your 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.

9401 W Colonial Dr #402
Ocoee, FL 34761
(407) 291-1921

Methods to Treat Corneal Disease

The cornea is the clear, dome shaped layer on the outermost surface of your eye. It is responsible for focusing 85% of the light that passes through your eye. If you are suffering from keratoconus, a condition that causes the cornea to become misshapen, our eye doctor can help. At the office of Optical Outlets, we use state-of-the-art technology and advanced methods to treat corneal disease, improving your eye health and vision.

Keratoconus occurs in around 1 in 2000 people, and generally first strikes in the late teens and early twenties. Symptoms may include difficulty seeing at night, eye strain and headaches, excessive rubbing of the eyes, glare and light sensitivity. In patients suffering from keratoconus, the cornea, which is typically curved, begins to thin and adopt a conical shape. To diagnose this condition, our eye doctor will perform a clinical examination to measure the curvature of your cornea and identify physical signs that are consistent with the diagnosis. Detecting this condition early on allows for the most straightforward and effective course of treatment. In its initial stages, keratoconus may be treated with customized soft contact lenses or prescription glasses. To treat keratoconus, your eye doctor may recommend rigid gas permeable contact lenses, which are carefully fitted and prescribed to improve your vision as the condition progresses. Advanced stages of this condition may require surgical intervention to correct the shape of the cornea and improve your vision. As skilled and compassionate providers of care, we’ll guide you on the best treatment options for managing and dealing with this condition and make appropriate referrals as indicated. We provide attentive care and the personalized attention that you deserve to help you protect the health of your eyes and enjoy optimal visual function.

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.

9401 W Colonial Dr #402
Ocoee, FL 34761
(407) 291-1921