Florida Optical Services
We Specialize In Contact Lenses
Dan Acosta, L.D.O., B. C. Opt. has been serving Florida since 1998. As a contact Lens Specialist, he has probably fitted thousands of contact lenses. Experienced and determine to make you see your best, no matter how challenging your case is. We fit from the simplest cases to the most challenging ones.
Every contact lens fit is done with real lenses and using a microscope to make sure the lens is fitting correctly and that you are really seeing your absolute best. If you would like to have the freedom of no glasses, then consider contact lenses. Contact lenses correct just about any refractive error.
The following are the type of lenses that we fit
Medical Contact Lens Fits
It is important to know that we fit all types of lenses. If you had a medical eye condition such as keratoconus or severe dry eyes our scleral lenses may help. These lenses are as comfortable as soft lensesThey are design to retain a central pool of saline forming a single refractive layer thus producing excellent refractive optics.
Myopia Control For Children With CRT
You wear retainer lenses at night while you sleep and during the day you wear nothing...no contact lens or glasses. These lenses have been approved since 2003 by the FDA and has been clinically proven to reduce or even stop myopia progression on children. This “correction while you sleep” modality has been studied internationally, and has been clinically proven to stop myopic progression for some patients. [data on file].
What is the Myopia Epidemic and how can you help your children?
Children who are nearsighted will continue to become more myopic every year until it becomes stable which is usually around 25 years. Children may end up wearing thick glasses and have trouble functioning without correction. The same as conscious parents invest in dental braces, your child's myopic increases may be reduced or even stopped by using Myopia Control Overnight Contact Lenses, known as CRT.
Are there any alternative to contacts, glasses or Lasik? Yes, Corneal Refractive Therapy.
The practice of orthokeratology has been in existence for several decades. In the early days of orthokeratology patient wore a slightly flatter rigid lens during 2 days daytime wear and removed the lens for 3 days, daytime wear. Most patients achieved 20/30 vision or better. We were limited mainly because of materials and lens designs. New materials have allowed us to change the wearing schedule to night time retainer lens and no lens during all waking hours! Computers have allowed us to measure the corneas with greater exactitud and provide lens designs that can achieve total correction of up to -6.00 with astigmatism of near 2 diopters. Also many studies have been done that prove that the rapid increase of myopia is reduce or even stopped. Comfortable and easy nightime wear has resulted in the daytime freedom of no contacts, glasses or the need for unreversible lasik surgery.
Our contact lens specialists is CRT certified in the corneal refractive therapy procedure. Our office uses the latest technology during these fits. Children to adults can benefit of this innovative technology.
Soft Spherical Lenses correct Myopia and Hyperopia (Nearsightedness and Farsightedness). These disposable lenses are inexpensive most of the time. It is less expensive buying a year supply of disposable lenses than buying as you go along. If the tightness of the disposable lenses along with the overall diameter is too small or too large you may need custom made lenses. These lenses are more expensive but they fit unusual shapes that deviate from average. Contact lenses should feel comfortable. Disposable lenses come in predetermined curves and diameters while custom are called into the manufacturer by the licensed practitioner to be exact. They also come in colors
Soft Toric Lenses correct astigmatism. Astigmatism is not a disease but a refractive error of the eye in which the principal meridians do not focus in one section but in two major points needing a lens that correct for them. These lenses require more time to be fitted. Disposable torics fit well and provide good vision but they are limited as to the axis and in many cases the power of the cylinder. Custom torics are available to fit and powers are extended. They also come in colors!
Presbyopia or the need of readers can be corrected with multifocal lenses. These multifocal lenses are tricky to fit and require a little bit of more chair-time that is why they are expensive. Some are custom made as well.
Color contacts are fun to wear. They are cosmetic lenses because of the color, but they still need to be fitted. There are no non-prescription color contacts. All color contacts still require an exam and to be fitted. Your eye health is a concern. All color contacts have to discarded after been open as required by your contact lens specialists and the FDA.
Semi Soft Contact Lenses are know as RGP lenses. They are lenses that actually flex and allow oxygen to flow thru them. They are mis branded to be hard which they are not. Hard lenses do not flex. Hard lenses do not allow the eye to "breath" . We have many patients that are fitted into RGP lenses. They come in all shapes and designs. From Astigmatism to Presbyopia, they correct most refractive errors.
We fit almost all types of cone lenses from conventional keratoconus lenses to scleral lenses. Please call us at
How to Care For Your Contact Lenses