Fungal Growth and Contact Lenses: How to Keep Your Lenses Sterile

Maintaining your contact lenses properly is critical to keeping your eyes healthy and your contacts in good condition. Here are a few strategies for avoiding the dangers of contaminated contact lenses. OptiExpress provides comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, a gallery of designer frames, and a one-hour onsite lab.

First-time contact lens wearers are typically fastidious with their contact lens care, but as they grow used to wearing lenses without any discomfort or other problems, they may get slightly more lax about their sterilization routines. This failure to adhere to proper maintenance guidelines can put your vision at significant risk.

Proper contact lens care includes:

  • Washing hands thoroughly – at least 20 seconds – with antibacterial soap before handling contacts.
  • Cleaning one lens at a time with the clinician-recommended solution by gently rubbing the lens with the solution in the palm of your hand.
  • Rinsing the lenses thoroughly for the recommended length of time.
  • Always using fresh solution when storing your lenses; do not “top off” solution.
  • Using a protein remover if your optometrist recommends it.

Fungus is a particularly insidious problem for contact lens wearers. Fungal growth can easily occur in moist and warm environments, which is why many home bathrooms are particularly susceptible to fungus. Moreover, fungus feeds on plastics – the material used in contact lens cases. Proper disinfecting and maintenance dramatically reduces the likelihood that you’ll experience fungal contamination in your contact lenses, but even proper maintenance still isn’t enough in certain rare conditions.

According to a study published in 2015 by researchers for the Eye & Contact Lens Association, there had been incidences of contact lenses – even those that had been properly maintained – being contaminated by fungus at a far higher rate than researchers anticipated. Approximately 7 percent of the samples collected had evidence of fungal growth that could have potentially caused eye infections. This may have been due to several factors, including:

  • Ineffective disinfection solution (hydrogen peroxide-based solutions were determined to be less effective against fungal contamination than multipurpose solutions).
  • Living in a warm and moist climate where fungus flourishes easily.
  • Failing to replace the contact lens case, although the lenses themselves were replaced.

If you wear contact lenses, make sure you use optometrist-recommended cleaning solutions, replace your contact lens case every few months, and if you live in a warm and moist environment, consider investing in a home dehumidifier to keep fungus and other potentially hazardous microbes at bay.

If you are considering switching to contact lenses and live in the South Florida area, please visit the OptiExpress eye care center in Cape Coral or Ft. Myers for a comprehensive eye exam and contact lens fitting.

OptiExpress founder Dr. J. Michael Witherington has been one of Ft. Myers’s most respected optometrists for more than twenty years. To book an eye exam at our Ft. Myers or Cape Coral location, please visit our contact page.

How to Apply and Remove Your Contact Lenses

Knowing the right way to apply and remove your contact lenses is incredibly important for maintaining your eye health. Here are a few guidelines for putting in contact lenses in order to preserve your lenses and keep your eyes healthy. OptiExpress provides comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, a gallery of designer frames, and a one-hour onsite lab.

If you are new to contact lenses, here are a few basic guidelines for contact lens wear that will help protect your eyes and your lenses.

To apply your contact lenses:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before handling your lenses. Do not use moisturizing soaps that leave an oily residue on your skin after rinsing, since this residue can stick to your lenses and degrade them over time, and may also irritate your eyes. Moisturize your hands after installing your lenses.

  • Shake your lens case before opening it to make sure your lenses aren’t stuck. Pulling a stuck lens from the case may tear it. If you discover that your lenses are slightly stuck, just close the case and shake it gently again to dislodge them.

  • Gently put the lens into the palm of your hand. Don’t put your contact lens into your eye immediately after retrieving it from the case. Make sure you rinse your lenses in the palm of your hand with fresh solution before applying them.

  • Make sure your fingers are dry before installing your lenses. Put you contact lenses on the tip of a dry index or middle finger, because this will help prevent the lens from slipping.

  • Hold your eyelids open with your opposite hand. Use your thumb and forefinger to gently hold your upper and lower lids while installing your lenses.

  • Place your lenses on the whites of your eyes. While staring either upwards or forwards, place the lens on the white of your eye closest to the outer rim nearest your ear. You then close your eye and roll your eyes in a circular fashion to position the lens properly. If it is properly positioned, your eyes should be comfortable and you will be able to see clearly.

To remove your contact lenses:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly. Even though you may be tired and just want to go to bed, it’s still important to make sure your hands are thoroughly clean before taking out your lenses. Bacteria and other particles on your hands can stick to your lenses and flourish in the case, making your eyes vulnerable to infection.

  • Place a clean microfiber towel in and around the sink before removal. This will protect your lens if you drop it accidentally during removal.

To remove soft contacts:

  • Gently hold your eyelids open. Use the index or middle finger of your opposite hand to move the lens towards the white of your eye closest to the outer edge. Then use your index finger and thumb to pinch the lens away from your eye.

To remove gas permeable/hard contact lenses:

  • Stare-Pull-Blink. Hold out your hand underneath your eye. Lean forward, open your eye as wide as you are able, stretch your eyelids open and outward using your opposite hand, and then blink, which will cause the lens to pop out into your extended hand.

If you are in the South Florida area, wear corrective glasses and want to switch to contact lenses, please visit the Cape Coral or Ft. Myers OptiExpress eye care center for a comprehensive eye exam and contact lens fitting.

OptiExpress founder Dr. J. Michael Witherington has been one of Ft. Myers’s most respected optometrists for more than twenty years. To book an eye exam at our Ft. Myers or Cape Coral location, please visit our contact page.

5 Signs You Should Schedule an Eye Exam

While everyone should have periodic eye exams, there are certain circumstances that demand more urgent attention. Here are a few conditions that should be examined by an eye care professional sooner rather than later. OptiExpress offers comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, a gallery of designer frames, and a one-hour onsite lab.

Although an eye exam every year or every other year is typically adequate for most people, there are some situations that require immediate attention from an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Optical health can change significantly in one year, and this is particularly true for people aged 50 and older, so recognizing issues with eye health is critical in order to preserve long-term vision and overall health. Here are a few signs that you should visit an eye care professional soon.

  1. You have persistently dry eyes. Dry eyes have numerous causes – essentially your eyes aren’t producing sufficient tears to keep your eyes moistened and comfortable. While it might not be an indicator of a serious medical issue, dry eyes can leave your eyes vulnerable to infection, which may compromise your vision.

  2. You have a family history of, or risk for, diabetes. If you have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, you should have regular eye exams. Diabetes can put you at significant risk for retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts, among other conditions. Diabetes is a leading cause of total vision loss in adults between the ages of 20 and 75.

  3. Your night vision is reduced. If you noticed that your night vision is compromised and have trouble driving at night, you should schedule an eye appointment immediately. The condition could be caused by cataracts, or might be an indication of a significant health concern.

  4. Your vision is changing. Any changes in vision should be addressed quickly, as they may be a sign of something significant. If you are over the age of 40, you may be experiencing age-related presbyopia, which is the reduced ability to focus on near objects.

  5. You have experienced head trauma. Sometimes minor head trauma, like whiplash, can trigger changes in vision. If you had a head injury and are experiencing any vision issues, like trouble shifting between near and far focus, seek immediate medical attention.

You shouldn’t wait for any of the above events to occur before seeing an eye health professional – if you haven’t had an eye exam in a year or more, schedule an appointment with your local eye care professional today.

OptiExpress founder Dr. J. Michael Witherington has been Ft. Myers’s leading optometrist for more than two decades. To schedule an eye exam at our Ft. Myers or Cape Coral location, please visit our contact page.

Makeup and Contact Lenses: Tips for Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

If you wear eye makeup and contact lenses, you might trigger significant contact lens and eye health issues if you don’t follow certain guidelines. The following article discusses how you can be sure you’re taking the proper precautions when wearing eye makeup and contact lenses. OptiExpress provides comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, a gallery of designer frames, and a one-hour onsite lab.

It can be incredibly irritating to get makeup in your eyes, but getting makeup in your eyes while wearing contact lenses is considerably worse. Makeup particles can become stuck to the contacts rather than being washed out via tear production, which can contaminate lenses in addition to being highly uncomfortable. Here are a few tips that can help you make sure your eyes stay moisturized, healthy, and makeup particle-free.

  • Insert your contacts before putting eye makeup on. This helps ensure eyeshadow and other particles don’t accidentally fall into your eye as you put in your lenses. Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly before putting in your contacts to make sure you don’t have any residual skin care products on your fingers when you touch your lenses.

  • Make sure your eye makeup is non-allergenic. Non-allergenic makeup is less irritating to the eyes and is less likely to trigger tearing or other reactions.

  • Avoid loose powdered eyeshadow, if possible. Water-based cream eyeshadow is not only less likely to fall into your eyes, it is less irritating than oil-based pigments.

  • Don’t apply eyeshadow powder with eyes open. If you don’t like cream eyeshadows, make sure you apply your powder shadow with your eye closed. This minimizes the risk of powder particles transferring into your eyes. Use a clean brush to brush any excess powder that may have collected in your eyelashes before opening your eye.

  • Only apply eyeliner to the outside of the eyes. Applying eyeliner to the inner rim of your eye puts your lenses at risk of makeup transfer. Always put eyeliner on the outside eyelash line.

  • Use eye makeup remover after removing your lenses. Carefully take out your lenses after thoroughly washing your hands, and then remove your eye makeup in your normal way.

  • Replace all of your eye makeup every few months. Bacteria can grow in eye makeup products over time, which can lead to an infection if it gets into your contacts. This is especially true of mascara, since it’s in a closed container.

If you think contact lenses could be right for your lifestyle and you live in the South Florida area, please don’t hesitate to visit the team at OptiExpress for a contact lens fitting at our Cape Coral or Ft. Myers locations.

OptiExpress founder Dr. J. Michael Witherington has been one of Ft. Myers’s most respected optometrists for more than twenty years. To book an eye exam at our Ft. Myers or Cape Coral location, please visit our contact page.

Protect Your Eyes at Work – Blue Light-Blocking Lenses Shield Your Eyes from Computer Screen Strain

If your eyes suffer from the strain of staring at your computer screen all day every day, you might want to consider blue light blocking lenses. These lenses filter out the blue light contained in the LED lights of smartphones, tablets, TVs, and computer screens that can lead to eye strain and even inhibited sleep. OptiExpress offers comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, a gallery of designer frames, and a one-hour onsite lab.

If your eyes feel fatigued and strained after staring at your computer screen for several consecutive hours, your eyes are likely responding to the prolonged blue light exposure. Extended exposure to blue light waves from smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, and light bulbs can lead to headaches, insomnia, and vision blurriness, among other symptoms. If you work in front of a computer screen, you might want to consider blue light blocking glasses to mitigate the effects.

But what are blue light blocking glasses, anyway?

Blue light blocking glasses are the safest, most reliable method for protecting your eyes against consistent exposure to the blue light from your computer screen, digital devices, and light bulbs. These glasses are constructed using a type of lens material coated with a filtering agent that deflects and absorbs blue light waves.

Blue light filters aren’t found on standard glasses or sunglasses, but you can opt to add this feature when you get a new prescription, or you can purchase blue light blocking glasses even if you don’t require vision correction.

Long-Term Effects of Blue Light

While there are several short-term symptoms of blue light exposure like digital eyestrain, long-term blue light exposure can lead to ocular complications that can be serious. Macular degeneration and retinal damage may be the most severe complications, but other concerns include:

  • Sleep loss and sleep loss-related illnesses
  • Dry eyes
  • Migraines
  • Blurred vision

Although dry eyes seem like a relatively minor annoyance, the condition can make the eyes vulnerable to infections that may endanger vision.

Blue light blocking glasses provide between 50 and 100 percent blue light protection, and also filter out dangerous UV rays. By filtering out these light waves, you can protect your eyes from their degenerative effects, and also improve your concentration and sleep patterns, which can enhance job performance. If you think your ability to function effectively is impacted by your exposure to blue light, visit your local eye care center and ask if blue light glasses could be right for you.

OptiExpress founder Dr. J. Michael Witherington has been Ft. Myers’s leading optometrist for more than two decades. To schedule an eye exam at our Ft. Myers or Cape Coral location, please visit our contact page.

Spring-Forward With Funky New Glasses: Five Fabulous Styles for the Season

If you’re bored with your frames, never fear – OptiExpress offers fun, funky, and fabulous designer eyewear that will give your style a spring awakening! OptiExpress offers comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, a gallery of designer frames, and a one-hour onsite lab.

Spring is almost here – isn’t it time for a fresh new wardrobe? Of course, if you can’t afford to splurge on a closet full of new clothes, you can probably freshen up your frames! Here are some fashion-forward eyewear ideas that will wake up your look this season.

  1. Throwback style. Everything old is new again! Vintage eye wear doesn’t mean stodgy and old – it’s eyewear that’s inspired by a classic look but has a fresh new feel. Square lenses are a bold and brassy statement, particularly with fun, brightly colored frames! Christian Dior and Chanel offer seriously funky square frames.

  2. Browline glasses. Browline glasses are fantastic for both casual wear and office professional. They’re bold and funky when paired with denim or leather, but they’re all business when matched with a highly tailored suit. Armani Exchange and Ray-Ban offer high-style browline options.

  3. Oversized frames. Call them granny glasses if you want; oversized frames are high-glamour, and they’re incredibly chic when paired with a springtime sarong or a Marrakech-inspired caftan. Coach offers beautiful lavender-framed eyewear options that make any wardrobe look Rivera-ready.

  4. Round glasses. Another fantastic style option for women who want to go boho when the weather gets warm. Round glasses give the wearer a soft look – Elie Saab round frames are simultaneously elegant and future-forward.

  5. Aviator glasses. Aviators are always the epitome of cool. The traditional wire frame never goes out of style, but tortoiseshell frames are undeniably current. Ray-Ban aviators are timeless classics.

If you’re looking for designer frames to spice up your spring look, OptiExpress offers a gallery of beautiful and stylish eyewear from Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci, Ray-Ban, Calvin Klein, Versace, and many more.

OptiExpress founder Dr. J. Michael Witherington has been Ft. Myers’s leading optometrist for more than two decades. To schedule an eye exam at our Ft. Myers or Cape Coral location, please visit our contact page.

New to Contact Lenses? Here Are a Few Things to Consider

Many people who need vision correction prefer contact lenses to standard glasses for their improved field of vision and overall convenience. If you’re considering becoming a contact convert, here are a few things you should know. OptiExpress offers comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, a gallery of designer frames, and a one-hour onsite lab.

If you are one of the 160 million Americans who require vision correction, being fitted for contact lenses for the first time can be simultaneously nerve-wracking and exciting. Both contact lenses and traditional glasses significantly improve vision, many people prefer wearing contact lenses, and for good reason. Once you wear contact lenses, you no longer have to worry about breaking or losing your glasses. You won’t have to worry about which frame shape is flattering to your face. If you are prone to breakouts, you won’t have to worry about the glasses frames rubbing against your skin and triggering flare-ups. There are numerous reasons why contacts are considered a lifestyle improvement.

However, wearing contact lenses doesn’t mean you can now get rid of your glasses forever – there will be occasions where wearing glasses will be necessary, even though contact lenses can correct a broad scope of vision issues.

Your Optometrist Appointment

You can only get properly fitted for contact lenses by an optometrist. All eyes are different sizes and slightly different shapes, and even if your eyeglasses prescription is still accurate, you will still need to be retested, since the contact lens exams differ from standard eye exams.

Contact lenses can correct numerous deficiencies in vision, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia (age-related deterioration of near vision).

During your appointment, discuss your lifestyle goals with your new contact lenses. Will you want to wear them every day, or only for particular occasions, such as when you perform particular work duties, or on special occasions? These factors allow your optometrist to determine which contact lens material will be the best option for you, since different needs require different types of lenses and replacement schedules.

Contact Lens Care

Keeping your contacts sterile and lubricated is essential to maintaining the integrity of the lenses and reducing the likelihood of complications. Again, this is something that must be discussed with your eye care professional, since your lifestyle will dictate the type of lens that is most appropriate. If you don’t believe you’ll be able to clean your lenses every night, disposable lenses may be a better option.

Regardless of which type of contact lenses you decide is right for you, always follow the advice and care guidelines set forth by your eye care professional. If you take fastidious care of your lenses and your ocular health, you’ll be seeing clearly for years to come.

OptiExpress founder Dr. J. Michael Witherington has been Ft. Myers’s leading optometrist for more than two decades. To schedule an eye exam at our Ft. Myers or Cape Coral location, please visit our contact page.

A Brief History of Eyeglasses

Have you ever wondered where the concept of eyeglasses originated? The following article will discuss the history of eyewear, its evolution, and why it’s so important. OptiExpress offers the Cape Coral and Ft. Myers communities comprehensive eye care services, including thorough eye exams, a one-hour onsite lab, and a huge selection of designer frames.

No one currently living can remember a time when eyeglasses weren’t a common visual aid or accessory. As technologies go, they’ve probably undergone the fewest fundamental changes; though the materials and methods of construction have evolved considerably, they function in essentially the same way as they always have. People wearing spectacles in previous centuries probably wouldn’t be too alarmed by today’s selection of eyewear.

Nevertheless, the origins of eyeglasses are endlessly interesting, and the history of corrective viewing aids spans back more than two millennia. Here are a few facts about the history of eyewear.

The Middle Ages

Though Ancient Romans did use tools and enhancements to sharpen their vision for reading – including glass globes filled with water – the first actual purpose-built glasses were likely invented in the early Middle Ages. By the 13th century, glass lenses were being fabricated by glass-blowers and fitted into frames made either of wood or horn in order to create magnifying lenses for reading. Eyewear was also manufactured during approximately the same period using the same technology, though they were installed in dual frames made of bone, horn, or wood with leather bridge supports so that they could be comfortably worn on the face. The very first pictorial evidence is a painting by Tommaso da Modena featuring a Dominican monk wearing spectacles while writing a document.

It is believed that the inventor of corrective eyewear was Salvino D’Armate, who produced the first examples of eyeglasses sometime in 1284. These early eyeglasses could correct nearsightedness and farsightedness, but myopic correction was invented more than 100 years later, sometime in the 15th century.

The 18th Century

The 18th and early 19th centuries saw several engineering advancements for eyeglasses. Metal frames had largely supplanted wood, though horn and tortoise shell were commonly used. The first rigid temples were invented in 1730, helping to stabilize eyewear, which had been previously designed to balance precariously on the bridge of the nose. Although convex and concave lenses had been in use during the 17th century, Benjamin Franklin invented the first bifocal lenses in the late 18th century. Shortly after in 1825, lenses that addressed astigmatism were first conceived and invented by Sir George Airy, a 23-year-old mathematician from Northumberland, England.

Modern Eyewear

The first widely available sunglasses arrived in 1929, though tinted-lens sun goggles had already been in use since the early 19th century, and sun-shielding eyewear had been invented in China in the 13th century.

From the 20th century forward, eyeglasses materials were no longer limited to glass lenses and metal or horn frames; plastic and polycarbonate are now the very commonly used, though glass is still the most commonly used for strong prescriptions. Plastic frames are typically made of acetate, sometimes combined with carbon or nylon. Metal frames are generally titanium, aluminum, or alloys.

Although eyeglasses seem like simple devices, they are incredibly important for maintaining and enhancing vision; wrong or outdated prescriptions may compromise the long-term health of your eyes. Finding the right eyewear and prescription for your needs will help keep your vision sharp and enhance your quality of life.

OptiExpress offers a wide variety of frame materials and styles – from classic to thoroughly modern. To find the best eyewear for your vision needs and lifestyle, don’t hesitate to come to our Cape Coral or Fort Myers location and try on examples of our fantastic designer glasses.

OptiExpress: Delivering the Highest Quality Eyewear in South Florida

OptiExpress founder Dr. J. Michael Witherington has been one of South Florida’s most respected optical clinicians for more than two decades. For a comprehensive eye exam or to view our gallery of designer eyeglasses, stop by our showroom today!

Finding Flattering Eyewear 101: The Best Color for Your Skin Tone

If you’ve discovered the best frames for your face shape, it might be time to find the best color frames for your skin tone. The following article discusses how you can uncover the eyeglass frame shade that best complements your skin, eyes, and style choices. OptiExpress offers a broad selection of designer frames in addition to providing top-tier eye care services and a one-hour onsite lab.

If you’ve ever shopped for clothing, you’ve probably tried on different garments and discovered that one color – or one color palate – makes your skin look radiant, while others make your skin look dull, ruddy, or sallow. This is due to how different colors either complement or clash with the natural undertones of your skin. Isolating the undertones of your skin is key to finding the colors that give you an attractive glow.

Skin undertones tend to fall into the following categories:

  • Cool undertones (blue or red)
  • Warm undertones (gold or peach)
  • Neutral undertones (a combination of cool and warm)

If you recognize which category your skin tones fall into, you can discover the best shades of clothing and eyewear for you. Here’s how you can tell if you’re a cool, warm, or neutral skin tone.

  • Check your vein color. Everyone has red blood. However, vein color through the skin is an indicator of the skin’s undertones. Warm undertones will give veins a green appearance, while cool undertones give veins a blue/purple appearance. If your undertones are neutral, your veins will appear blue/green.

  • Check your jewelry. If silver-toned jewelry is more flattering to your skin, you likely have cool undertones. If gold-toned jewelry gives you a radiant glow, you’re probably warm-toned.

  • Check your eye and hair color. Your natural hair and eye color are indicators of which colors flatter you best, though they aren’t necessarily an indicator of your undertones. If you have golden brown eyes and hair, warm tones will likely look great; crystal blue eyes will be set off by cool tones.

Once you’ve determined whether your undertones are cool, warm, or neutral, you’ll be able to select the best color glasses for your complexion.

Cool Tones

Cool skin tones look best next to colors with hints of blue. These include purples, reds, pinks, and – of course – blue. Silver, grey, black, and white will also be highly flattering.

Warm Tones

Warm skin tones are highlighted by colors that are yellow or gold-based. Gold, orange, peach, brown, ivory, yellow-greens, and brick reds will be the most flattering.

Neutral Tones

Neutral tones will be complemented by nearly any color, so if you’re neutral, you can be guided largely by your unique style and choose a color that highlights your personality!

When choosing a pair of glasses, it’s best to try on as many pairs as you can to decide which frame style and color make you look your very best. At OptiExpress, we offer an entire gallery of designer eyewear for every complexion and face shape, giving you a nearly endless selection of options that will help you put your best face forward!

OptiExpress: Ft. Myers and Cape Coral’s Leading Eye Care Provider

OptiExpress founder Dr. J. Michael Witherington offers comprehensive eye exams, a one-hour onsite lab, and a large selection of designer frames; visit OptiExpress in Ft. Myers or Cape Coral today!

Trouble Adjusting to New Glasses? Here’s What you Need to Know

If you’ve never worn glasses before, wearing a new pair of corrective lenses comfortably may take a bit of time. However, if you struggle to adjust to them for a week, there could be problems with your prescription. The following article discusses why you might have trouble getting used to your glasses, and when you should see your optometrist. OptiExpress offers the South Florida community an exceptional and comprehensive eye care resource, providing complete eye health services, a wide selection of designer eyewear, an on-site one-hour lab, and compassionate and highly experienced eye care professionals. To learn more about our services and for details about our special offers, please visit our home page.

Brand new glasses – especially if you’ve never worn glasses before – take a day or two to get used to. Here are a few issues that might affect your comfort:

  • Your eyes feel strained
  • There are distortions in your field of vision as you grow accustomed to your new lenses
  • You have trouble determining the distance of objects
  • Your glasses frames do not feel comfortable on your face

There is a natural period of adjustment with new eyewear – it generally resolves by itself, but you may want to try different frames if your current ones slip or pinch your nose in a distracting manner. However, certain issues indicate problems that should be addressed directly. If you’re still struggling to wear them comfortably after several days or longer, you may need to check with your eye doctor. Here are a few signs that all is not well with your new corrective eyewear.

  • Headaches. A slight headache isn’t uncommon with new glasses. However, persistent head pain should be addressed by your eye care specialist. If your glasses are causing pain beyond brief eye strain, this could be due to ill-fitting frames putting pressure on your nose or behind your ears, or an incorrect prescription.

  • Dizziness. Dizziness isn’t unusual if your eyewear is correcting astigmatism or if you are getting used to progressive or multifocal lenses. Nevertheless, dizziness that doesn’t resolve could indicate a problem with the accuracy of the prescription.

  • Nausea. Sometimes new glasses can trigger a sensation of motion sickness due to lens distortions. An optician can check if your lenses might be the cause of your issue.

OptiExpress: Ft. Myers’s Go-To Eye Care Professionals

For 20 years, OptiExpress founder Dr. J. Michael Witherington has provided the Ft. Myers community with first-rate optometry care, helping a diverse population of patients achieve the improved vision in a comfortable clinical environment. To schedule an eye exam with the eye care specialists at OptiExpress, please visit our contact page, or drop by our eye care center today!