To ensure good eye health and vision, we are very proud to offer the following services:
Cataracts occur when the eye’s lens becomes cloudy, creating the sensation of hazy vision. Common symptoms of cataracts include cloudy and blurred vision, reduced night vision, light sensitivity, difficulty reading, and double vision of one eye. However, only a qualified optometry specialist can make an accurate diagnosis. Schedule an appointment at our office to be examined for cataracts.
The eye’s natural lens needs to be replaced with an intraocular lens to see better. An intraocular lens is an artificial lens that replaces the clouded lens. There are different types of lenses to choose from. Some provide distance vision while others provide near and distance vision. You will be able to select the best lens for you, and it will be implanted once your old lens is removed.
Cataract surgery is a simple outpatient procedure that is completed in under 30 minutes. The recovery time for cataracts depends on each person, and we recommend resting your eyes for a few days following the procedure. We also may recommend wearing a protective shield over your eyes.
Cataract surgery is one of the safest and quickest eye procedures. There is very little pain or discomfort during the process. A surgeon will apply an anesthetic to your eye before making a small incision in your cornea to access the cataract. The cataract will be broken up and removed. Your intraocular lens is implanted in place of the original lens.
It’s recommended not to drive for at least 24 hours following surgery. You should arrange transportation to and from surgery. We will schedule a follow-up appointment with you, typically the next day, to ensure you are healing correctly. It’s also recommended to avoid any strenuous activity. We will provide you with a healing guide to follow once your surgery is completed.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
At Advanced Optical, we understand that every patient is unique because of their environment, lifestyle, genetic disposition, and eye condition. Fortunately, we can conduct a comprehensive eye exam, which will include several tests to evaluate and examine the quality of your vision and the health of your eyes. The tests range from reading an eye chart to using an advanced high-powered lens to examine the condition of your eye tissues.
Understand your eye medical history, know your vision goals, and analyze the current glasses that you are using.
Assess your vision and determine the appropriate prescription.
Detect color vision deficiencies.
Detect eye surface conditions, including inflammation, ocular allergies, and dry eyes.
Detect severe eye conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts,
Assess your eyes’ focusing abilities, including the ability to focus when using a mobile phone, computer, and when driving.
Educate you on how you can reduce or prevent common eye conditions.
Our optometrist in Orlando, FL will inform you of any additional tests that can help diagnose your eye condition or disease.
Computer Vision is a relatively new term within the optometry field and refers to eye problems associated with the prolonged use of computers and electronics that utilize a digital screen. Although it can be temporary, there are times when computer vision can strain the eyes to a degree that permanently affects your vision as well. An existing eye condition can worsen as the eyes try to focus and adjust to a computer screen, and precautions should be taken if you spend long hours in front of a computer screen.
If you have been experiencing blurry vision, dry eyes, eye strain, headaches, neck or back pain, try adjusting the lighting, posture, and the distance in front of your computer screen. If computer vision symptoms persist, call us to request an appointment, we will perform a full evaluation.
If you need corrective eyewear, you may decide to go with contacts for a more natural look. We offer a wide variety of contact lenses for you to choose from, including specialty lenses for those with eye conditions. At our practice, we offer bifocal, toric, disposable, extended wear, daily wear, soft, and rigid gas permeable. When you visit our facility, our optometrist will perform a contact lens exam to easily determine which ones can suit your lifestyle and needs. We will then conduct a contact lens fitting for you. We also know that there are numerous factors to consider when determining if you are the right candidate for contact lenses. Our team of experts will guide you on this. If you are hard to fit for contacts, we will find the right lenses for you.
We offer different types of eyeglasses at our practice, such as single vision, bifocals, trifocals, and progressive lenses. We also provide non-prescriptive glasses, which serve a wide variety of functions such as fashion, safety, and preventive eye care. We offer other glasses, including reading glasses, blue light frames, safety frames, and sunglasses. We do understand that it can be overwhelming for you to choose the right frames or sunglasses. That is why we will guide you so that you make an informed decision.request an appointment
Dry Eye Treatment
Dry eyes are a problem for various reasons, both in the short-term and the long-term, and there is not only one cause of dry eye. To help you deal with this condition, Advanced Optical in Orlando, FL looks over the various causes of dry eye.
Dry eye manifests when your tear ducts don’t produce enough tears or the tears are of low quality.
As you grow older, dry eye becomes more common; 30 percent of people aged 50 or older struggle with dry eye. Some causes of dry eye may be external; for example, some medications cause an increased risk of experiencing dry eye. Medical conditions may also be responsible for causing dry eye, including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Sjorgren’s syndrome, an allergic eye reaction, and more. Increased tear evaporation may also be causing your dry eye, which may be caused by medical issues or simple behaviors, such as not blinking often enough.
Certain groups are more prone to experience dry eye than others, such as older people (mentioned above). However, women are also at higher risk due to hormonal changes. People who do not get enough vitamin A in their diet are also at greater risk of dry eye syndrome.
What Are Symptoms of Dry Eye?
Common symptoms of dry eye include:
Optometry Help for Dry Eye
To determine the cause of your dry eyes, your best bet is to consult an eye doctor. If you have been experiencing dry eye for a prolonged period, it’s important to seek proper eye care. An eye doctor may find what is causing the dry eye and provide you with a fix for your issue. If your dry eye persists for too long, complications from dry eye could result in an infection in your eye, which can get rather severe if left unchecked.
There are many different styles, shapes, and materials to choose from when picking out the best frames for your lenses. This can sometimes be an overwhelming and difficult decision, but at Advanced Optical, we are happy to help you find the best frames for your specific wants and needs. Although frames are primarily a style choice, they are also affected by prescription strength. High-index prescriptions may limit which frames can support your lenses, but our friendly opticians are happy to help you find the right solution!
Frame material is also an important choice that needs to be made when choosing your frames. For our patients with metal allergies, we offer several options in alternative frame materials such as plastic or acetate. Since plastic and acetate frames are generally not adjustable, it is crucial to get the proper fit. Stainless steel frames are also an option as it tends to be less irritating than other metals for those with sensitive skin. Titanium is another alternative, and they are incredibly lightweight as well as durable and hypoallergenic.request an appointment
Glaucoma occurs from damage to the eye’s optic nerve and can often lead to loss of vision and blindness. To detect glaucoma, our highly trained doctors will perform a proper screening to determine severity, examine the damage, and help you manage your glaucoma.
Early detection of glaucoma is crucial in preventing vision loss and blindness; the earlier the better. However, there is no official cure for glaucoma. There are several treatment methods that manage, slow down, or halt the process. Treatment for glaucoma will vary depending on the stage and severity for each individual patient.
Hard To Fit Contact Lenses
Do you find wearing contact lenses impossible? Are your regular contacts painful or constantly uncomfortable? You are not alone. Due to a variety of factors such as individual eye shape, specific conditions, impairments, or the aftermath of surgery, some patients are considered to have more difficulty wearing contacts than others.request an appointment
Pediatric Eye Exams
Here at Advanced Optical, we are proud to offer pediatric eye examinations. Children should have their first eye exam around the age of six months. If the first exam finds that their eyes are healthy, they won’t need another appointment until they are between the age of two and three.
Although many schools offer annual eye exams, they are not complete visual exams and the results can be inaccurate. For this reason, you should schedule yearly or bi-yearly examinations to ensure that your child’s eyes are healthy and that he or she can see clearly.
Sports Vision training involves high-level eye tracking, depth perception, and hand-eye coordination. Many athletes will practice these exercises to keep their eye health in peak condition.
There are various exercises and specific exams used for Sports Vision testing. Office and field tests can both help determine how your eyes will function beyond the realm of normal activity. We can customize a program to strengthen your vision based on your level of activity.
Sunglasses are designed to protect your eyes from sunlight. While all tinted lenses help to protect your eyes from sunlight, some will protect your eyes better than others. Sunglasses with lenses that block ultraviolet sunlight are the best option. Although sunglasses can be expensive, there are many affordable brands that provide great protection from harmful sunlight as well. If you are interested in finding the best brand of sunglasses for your lifestyle, we can help you find them.
We have a variety of options for you to choose from that will comfortably fit your face and let you enjoy the warm weather in style. Prescription lenses can be applied to most sunglasses and we can help you order a specific brand if we don’t have them in the store.