Digital Lens Announcement

Optiexpress is pleased to announce that We are now licensed to manufacture digital lenses. These lenses deliver a far Higher quality of vision than even the finest non-digital lenses could ever possibly achieve. The result is sharp vision, Not only when looking straight ahead, but Even on the lens edges peripherally! Many Patients have complained about and endured poor peripheral vision through their eyeglasses in the past. Now, with this excellent optical technology, that problem has been solved. These lenses are available in clear, transitions, and polarized. Come by soon, and let us help you look and see your best!

What is the Correct Age for Contact Lenses?

What is the Correct Age for Contact Lenses?

Many children who wear glasses look forward to a time when they can switch to contact lenses, but it can be a challenge for parents to determine the right age. While there is no definitive age when a person is ready to bear the responsibility of contact lenses, there are a few things parents should keep in mind before allowing their child to make the leap from glasses to contacts.

Some mild vision impairments may be corrected, or improved, by wearing contact lenses.

There have been numerous studies indicating that certain types of contact lenses – known as Rigid Gas Permeable or RGPs – may help slow the growth of the eye, which may inhibit further development of nearsightedness (myopia). These lenses are designed specifically to facilitate a temporary reshaping of the cornea, and to address mild but progressive nearsightedness. They may be used on patients as young as 8-years-old.

Contact lenses require scrupulous sanitizing to be worn safely.

If your child isn’t fastidiously clean, then wearing contact lenses responsibly may be a challenge. Contacts must be kept sterile, and if your child can’t be relied upon to wash her hands thoroughly or keep a tidy room, then she might not be ready for contact lenses. If your child routinely loses, breaks, or scratches her glasses, then she likely won’t properly care for contacts.

Contact lenses are good for athletic children.

If your child is a part of a sports team, then you should consider contact lenses. Contact lenses are safer than eyeglasses, as they allow children a greater range of visibility, eliminate the risk of broken glasses, and allow for the wearing of protective eye gear.

If you are in the Cape Coral or Fort Meyers community and your child wants to transition from glasses to contacts, visit the eyecare professionals at OptiExpress. We are a comprehensive eyecare center, specializing in eye exams and contact lens fittings for the whole family.

Presbyopia

People are often surprised when they discover in their forties that the can no longer see clearly up close without reading glasses. Are there people that can avoid this problem? No. That’s because the human lens that focuses for close vision loses its elasticity with time, and there are no exceptions to this problem. If someone can see up close without glasses in their mid forties, it’s because they are nearsighted, and don’t need to focus up close. The price they pay, is that they can’t see far away without glasses. Multi -focal glasses and contact lenses are used for presbyopia, which is the loss of focusing power to compensate for this problem. At Optiexpress we offer many interesting solutions to help people see clearly up close again. We look forward to helping you too.

5 Ways You Can Protect Your Eyesight

5 Ways You Can Protect Your Eyesight

It’s easy to take ocular health for granted. However, more than 15 percent of all adults will experience a severe vision problem as they age. Conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts are age-related, but they can be forestalled and even prevented with the right strategies and lifestyle choices. Here are a few.

Get routine eye exams.

Catching eye diseases and vision-threatening conditions early is crucial to successful treatment. If you don’t get regular eye checks, schedule one immediately.

Get routine physical exams.

Medical disorders like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure can lead to vision deterioration and eye health issues – not to mention other serious complications. Getting these conditions diagnosed and treated may save your vision, and your life.

Adopt a healthy lifestyle.

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Plenty of regular exercise and a nutritious, high-fiber diet will help preserve your eye health as well as your overall health.

Wear sunglasses.

UV rays can damage your eyes severely; failing to protect your eyes from the sun can make you high-risk for abnormal eye growths and cataracts. Always wear sunglasses with a 100 percent UV protection factor.

Don’t smoke.

This goes hand-in-hand with adopting a healthy lifestyle, but important enough to deserve its own category. Smoking doubles your chances of retinal deterioration.

If you’re part of the Cape Coral or Fort Meyers Florida community, come by OptiExpress for a comprehensive eye exam. We not only offer compassionate eye care for the whole family, we also have an extensive selection of designer glasses and fantastic deals!