National Shades Day 5/14/21

Join us Friday May 14th for National Shades Day. Enjoy 30% off all non prescription sunglasses just in time for summer! Excludes Costa Del Mar.

Welcome Dr. Valerie Moulds

We would like to welcome Dr. Valerie Moulds to the practice. She will be seeing patients on Mondays and Wednesdays. She brings with her 23 years of experience in a large ophthalmology practice. She specializes in primary eye care, contact lenses, and pediatrics.

She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association, and the Arizona Optometric Association. She is certified by the Florida State Board of Optometry, the Arizona Board of Optometry, and has her systemic medication certification.

She received her Bachelor of Science from Nova Southeastern University, as well as her Doctor of Optometry degree. Her externships included the Bay Pines VA Hospital and the well known Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Moulds was born in Bartow, FL and she grew up in Sebring, FL. She and her husband have three children. She enjoys horseback riding, exercising, and spending time with her family.


Corneal Reshaping with Ortho-K lenses

 Want to be free of contacts and glasses during the day? Are your contacts too uncomfortable or dry during the day? Too nervous to get lasik surgery?

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a condition that is associated with blurred vision at distance. It can lead to a lower quality of life due to dependance on glasses and contacts. In higher amounts it also puts eyes at a higher risk for developing sight threatening conditions such as myopic macular degeneration, cataracts , glaucoma, and retinal holes and detachments.

Orthokeratology or Ortho-K lenses are FDA approved customized contact lenses that are used for the correction of myopia and mild astigmatism. The work by molding the cornea, into an optimal shape that corrects for nearsightedness and in children can help slow the progression. The contacts are inserted before bed every night and removed upon waking after 7-8 hours of sleep (were time). When removed the nearsightedness with be corrected and vision will be clear for the majority of the day without wearing glasses or contact lenses. 

The risk of eye infection with ortho-k lenses is very small about the same risk of infection with soft lenses that are FDA approved for overnight wear. Most cases of infection from ortho-k lenses result from non-compliance with instructions on proper lens care and after-care.

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Are Scleral Contact Lenses Right For You?

So, you don’t always want to wear glasses, but traditional contact lenses just don’t work for you. Either you just can’t see as well with them, or your eyes are uncomfortable and they just don’t fit you well. You may have a difficult prescription, an irregular shaped eye, or issues like dry eye that can make wearing contacts uncomfortable.

Welcome to the possibilities of scleral contact lenses!

They are fit differently: They are larger that the soft and hard contact lenses you are used to. Scleral lenses actually vault over the colored iris and sit on the sclera (the white part of the eye). Since these lenses do not touch the cornea, and they do not move very much, they are usually more comfortable than other lens options.

They are filled with fluid: When you insert the lens, you fill it with a preservative free buffered saline. This saline stays under the lens as you wear it and it helps even out any surface irregularities you may have, whether it is astigmatism, keratoconus, or post vision correction surgery. This fluid also helps to keep your eye from drying out and can be therapeutic for severe dry eye sufferers.

They are healthy: The material these lenses are made of are highly oxygen permeable, so they are healthy for you eyes. These are not a disposable type lens. These lenses can last up to a year or two if your eyes remain stable.

Your vision plan may help pay for them: If you have vision insurance, your normal contact lens benefits can be applied to these lenses. Over the course of the wear time, the cost associated with scleral lenses is not that different than soft disposable lenses.

If you are struggling with your current contacts or haven’t been able to successfully wear contacts, lets discuss this option at your next visit.

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Synergeyes Progressive lens Case #1

Synergeyes progressive lens case #1


Just to give you some background information, the Synergeyes progressive lens is a hybrid lens design, which means it has a gas permeable center surrounded by a soft lens skirt. The Benefit of this lens design is that it gives you the superior optics of a hard lens, with the comfort of a soft lens.  These lenses are a great alternative to someone who needs correction for both distance and near, but also has astigmatism that a soft multifocal may not be able to correct. They also come with a Tangible Hydra-PEG coating to increase comfort throughout the day.

So patient #1 has tried every soft multi-focal option that has crossed my desk. She is never completely happy with her vision, but always ends up going back to Biofinity Multifocals. This was my fist experience fitting this lens, and I was not really expecting a lot. She is pretty near sighted and she has mild astigmatism. Her first impression was good, they took a little practice removing them.

She called me on the way home to tell me “she could see” while driving. This seemed pretty significant that she hadn’t felt like she could see that clear with her old lenses. She has been wearing them for about four months now and is still doing great.

Want more out of your multifocal contact lenses?

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Introducing new Biofinity Energys aimed to help relieve digital eye strain


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Mother’s Day

Coming soon! Try glasses on virtually with the FittingBox.

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