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General FAQ

Our practice is based on the philosophy of providing quality comprehensive vision care. Using the latest in technology, we provide:

  • Professional Eye Care Examinations
  • Optical Services
  • Contact Lenses
  • Prescription eyewear fittings
  • Nonprescription eyewear and sunglasses

An Optician is a vision expert; a health professional specially trained to supply, prepare, and dispense optical appliances through interpretation of written prescriptions. An Optician is an integral part of the vision care experience that adheres to exacting standards in order to enhance your vision.

Pupillary Distance (PD) is the distance (the industry standard is to measure in millimeters) between the centers of the pupils in each eye. This measurement is used when preparing to make prescription eyeglasses. Positioning lenses correctly in relation to the centre of the pupils is especially important for higher powered lenses due to the location of the optical centre of the lenses.

LASIK vision correction is available for both nearsighted and farsighted patients. The surgery is performed by an Ophthalmologist and often working in conjunction with an optometrist for pre and post care. When you’re visiting Florida Eye Associates, you can also inquire about the benefits and risks associated with LASIK vision correction.

Frame and Lens FAQ

A chemical coating applied to eyeglass lenses to reduce surface reflections.

Lenses of Eyeglasses that have two distinct areas of focus. The prescription in the top portion helps to see distant objects while the prescription in the bottom portion of the lens helps to see near objects.

Eyeglass lens that incorporates three lenses of different powers. The main portion is usually focused for distance (20 ft.), the center segment for about 2 ft., and the lower segment for near (14 in.).

A no-line computer designed multi-focal lens with a continuous viewing range from near (12 to 16 inches) to intermediate (18 to 48 inches) to distance (beyond 48 inches). New digital surfacing production techniques allow for a decrease in peripheral side vision distortion. Technology has greatly improved progressive lens design to widen both the near and intermediate portion of the lens.

Polarized lenses in particular are popular with those who play water and snow sports. In sports and other outdoor leisure activities we react to what we see. We see by virtue of the light that enters our eyes. Without good sun wear, brightness and glare will diminish our best efforts. Glare results in a loss of visual performance, which is produced when an object or light source in the field-of-vision is brighter than the amount of light to which the eyes are adapted. Most tinted lenses will provide some absorption to dampen brightness, but only a polarized lens can effectively eliminate blinding glare.

Yes! Most people believe that the darkness of the lens is what protects their eyes. The degree of darkness has no effect on UV rays. For adequate protection, you need to buy sunglasses that indicate they block 100 percent of the sun’s UV rays.

The FDA requires all sunglass lenses to be impact-resistant. If you play sports or wear sunglasses on the job, you might want to consider ultra-impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses for even greater eye safety.

Contact Lens FAQ

Contact lenses may be worn most of the day and some may even sleep in some. Although you have the convenience of not needing your glasses to see, a pair of glasses should be available for times when you may not feel like wearing your lenses. Other reasons for having a pair of glasses are if you tear a lens, seasonal allergies that may affect your ability to wear your lenses or if you are traveling and lose a lens.

Disposable contact lenses are soft contact lenses that are replaced frequently. The recommended wearing time will be determined by the manufacturer and your eye care professional. The benefit of replacing contact lenses on a frequent basis is to prevent discomfort, dryness, blurred vision and allergic reactions that can result form a buildup of protein and lipid deposits on the lenses. The experts at Florida Eye Associates can provide the options and help you in choosing the appropriate frequency for you.

Colored contact lenses are available in various colors and shades. There are lenses available to enhance a light eye and lenses that will change a brown eye to blue, green, violet, hazel and many other colors. They work and they are fun.

Special bifocal contact lenses are available in both soft and hard lenses. Several manufacturers have recently introduced disposable bifocal contact lenses. As an alternative, your eye care professional may choose to fit you with a system called monovision whereby one eye is fit with a distant lens and the other with a reading lens.

Lenses that correct astigmatism are available in both soft and hard lenses and are now available in a disposable wearing schedule.

Contact lenses are a great option for vision correction when playing sports. Contact lenses are stable and do not interfere with your game.

There are many choices available in lens cleaning and disinfecting. A popular choice is a one-bottle solution that is used to rinse, clean, disinfect and remove protein.

 

  

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