Glasses And Contact Lenses

Ramirez & Poulos M.D.; P.A.

Ophthalmologists & Medical Specialists located in Orlando, FL & Kissimmee, FL

According to the Vision Council, more than three out of every four adults in America relies on vision correction in the form of eyeglasses or contact lenses. If you’re one of the millions who need expert vision correction, look no further than the practice of Ramirez & Poulos, MD, PA, with two convenient offices in Kissimmee and Orlando, Florida. Our experienced eye doctors and prescribe glasses and contacts based on your individual vision needs. Our opticians can help you pick the best glasses for your lifestyle and get the look you want with new glasses. Call today to schedule an eye exam. 

We accept VSP vision insurance in our clinic and our optical. 

Glasses and Contact Lenses Q & A

What vision problems do glasses correct?

Fortunately, with today’s advanced technology and materials, prescription glasses can correct a number of common vision problems, including:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Presbyopia (age-related vision changes that impede sharp focus up close)
  • Astigmatism (irregular curvature of your eyeball)

Many people have a combination of vision problems that can usually be corrected with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Your doctor at Ramirez & Poulos, MD, PA, carefully examines your eyes and determines your prescription so you can see clearly up close, far away, and every distance in between.

Can I wear contact lenses even if I have astigmatism?

Most of the time, you can wear contact lenses even if you have astigmatism, but you need special contacts that correct your vision. Rigid gas permeable lenses and toric lenses often provide sharper vision for people with astigmatism. It just depends on your individual prescription, but you most likely need to be fitted for contact lenses that are specially made to improve the vision of those with astigmatism.

Keep in mind that even with contacts, your vision might not be as clear as with your glasses, but in many cases, you can come close.

What are some advantages of contacts?

Many people like the freedom of wearing contacts instead of glasses, and others alternate between them. Some of the advantages of contacts include:

  • Excellent vision and comfort without the need for glasses
  • Ease of care with daily disposable contacts
  • No need for prescription sunglasses
  • Look your best for formal occasions without worrying if your eyeglass frames match your clothing
  • No risk of breaking your glasses when playing sports

It’s often ideal to have both glasses and contacts. That way you have your vision needs covered no matter what your lifestyle or activity you have planned. Based on your eye health and prescription, your ophthalmologist recommends which type of contact lenses will work best to correct your vision and which type of eyeglass lenses and frames will meet your needs.

Schedule your eye exam today along with a contact lens exam. Call either office or book an appointment online.