Ophthalmology: Vision Services
The University of Florida Eye Institute offers vision services for patients with
decreased vision due to refractive error. Services include measurement of refractive
error, glasses and contacts. In addition, refractive
surgery is offered through the UF Laser Eye Center.
The UF Eye Institute provides a full-service optical center. This includes refraction
(vision) testing, frames and lenses. The glasses are priced competitively and include
many designer brands.
Contact Lens Services
The UF Eye Institute offers a full range of contact lens services. This includes
both routine and custom contact fittings. Contacts and fitting vary depending on
the brand and type of contact.
Available fits include:
- Custom fits for unique ocular and corneal conditions
- Gas-permeable hard contacts
- Soft color contacts
- Soft contacts
- Soft disposable
- Toric contact lens for astigmatism
Low Vision Services
The UF Eye Institute offers low vision services for patients who have lost a significant
amount of their vision. Visual loss can vary with disease processes. For example,
glaucoma tends to affect peripheral vision, whereas
macular degeneration affects
central vision. Regardless of the visual loss, a low vision specialist can help
patients regain visual function through teaching them how to better use their remaining
vision, as well as how to use a variety of lenses and low-vision aids.