Advanced Optical is a state-of-art, full-service optical boutique with an onsite lab. This allows us to provide same day service on many prescriptions. We have a great selection of designer frames and sunglasses.
Advance Optical offers Digital Free-Form Progressive lenses and the latest in disposable soft Contact Lenses, including correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and monovision. Cindy Kible, LDO and Dean W. Earl, LDO (formerly of Treasure Coast Opticians) are our licensed opticians with over 50 combined years of experience. Cindy and Dean are always happy to adjust your glasses and do minor repairs at no charge. Outside prescriptions are always welcome.
Most people know that the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays are bad for the skin. But did you know that too much sun on unprotected eyes increases the risk of eye diseases? Long-term exposure to the sun without proper protection can increase the risk of eye disease, including cataract, macular degeneration, growths on the eye, and a rare form of eye cancer. Even short-term exposure can damage the eyes. Sun reflecting off water can cause a painful sunburn on the front part of the eye, called photokeratitis. Wear sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB radiation.
For those who wear prescription eyeglasses, sun protection is available in a number of options including prescription sunglasses, photochromic lenses or eyeglasses with clip-on sunglass lenses. The best solution depends on your personal preferences, comfort and which option fits in best with your lifestyle.
Prescription sunglasses are available for nearly all vision prescriptions including those for farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism, as well as bifocal and progressive lenses. Most any pair of sunglasses can be fit with prescription lenses as long as the shape of the lens doesn’t misconstrue vision. When you find that pair of sunglasses you love do not hesitate to ask if they can be fit for prescription lens.
Prescription lenses also come in a variety of materials and coatings, including, polarized lenses, tinted lenses, anti-scratch coatings, polycarbonate or Trivex lenses plus many other options.
Individuals that wear contact lenses, prescription sunglasses, are also a great option. There are those days where you choose not to wear you contacts due to dryness or irritations. Prescription sunglasses can offer you comfort, safety, and great vision.
Transition lenses, also known as, photochromic lenes, are convenient. You can use these glasses under most circumstances, whether indoors or outside. They offer continuous UV protection. You will no longer forget your sunglasses or not bother to put them on for a trip outside.They won’t get lost as easily. You and your children are less likely to lose glasses when you don’t have two pairs to keep track of. They are available in many styles and colors, and can meet the prescription needs of most people. If you need shatter-resistant lenses, bifocals, progressives or have other specific needs, there’s almost certainly a photochromic lens for you. They can save you money. You may not need to buy prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses as well.
Are contact lenses the best option for you?
If you have presbyopia, the irreversible loss of the accommodative ability of the eye that occurs due to aging, then YES contact lenses may be a great option for you! We offer many options for contact lenses including monovision, multifocal/bifocal, & toric lenses.
Cindy Joined Center for Advanced Eye Care in 2017 as the supervisor for the optical department. Cindy started in Optometry in 1981 as a licensed dispensing optician and transitioned to ophthalmology in 1989. Cindy has a passion for fitting fashionable and functional eyewear to all of our patients in the optical department. Cindy is a native Floridian born in Stuart, Fl, she now lives in Melbourne, Fl with her spouse. Cindy has two grown children and two beautiful grandchildren. Cindy enjoys spending time outside at the beach, gardening, hiking, and traveling when she is not fitting fabulous eyewear at Center for Advanced Eyecare.