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Eye examination is a series of tests that measures a person's ocular health and determines how well the person can see. An eye examination is performed by an Ophtalmologist (M.D. or D.O.) or an Optometrist (O.D.) to determine if there are any pre-existing or potential vision problems.

Routine eye examinations are an important aspect of our general well being.  Like general physicals and dental exams, eye examinations should be a central part of healthy living.  Early detection of disease or visual status is crucial in managing such medical eye problems and/ or visual problems.  


Eye examination also may reveal the presence of many non eye-diseases. Many systemic diseases can affect the eyes, and since the blood vessels in the retina are observed during the exam, certain problems may be uncovered such as high blood pressure or diebetes, to name a few. 

Our doctors at West Florida Eye Care will walk you through your eye exam and explain all aspects and importance of having yearly eye examination. please visit the Glaucoma, Diabetic, Macular, and Dry Eyes pages to see the many reasons why a yearly eye examination is important to your health and vision.



Considering a particular eyesight disorder, a different lens can be prescribed. As a rule, opticians distinguish 4 types of prescription lenses: Single vision, Bifocal, Trifocal, and Progressive.

Single Vision lenses have one distinct viewing area within the same lens; this corrected area can be for far distance, near distance or reading.

Bifocal lenses have two distinct viewing areas within the same lens; the distance area and the near area. The distance area in Bifocals is designed likea single vision lens, while the near area contains the distance presciption and the additional amount of ADD power needed to see at a reading distance. These are the traditional lenses that most refer to "lined bifocals."

Trifocal lens is an extention of the bifocals, which provide vision correction only for distance and close up near viewing, leaving the intermediate area between distance and reading uncorrected. Trifocals provide another segment on the lens above the reading viewing area to correct the intermediate viewing area between far and near.

Progressive lenses (Multifocal lenses) correct vision multiple different distances without the visible segment lines seen in bifocal or trifocal lenses. Instead they have a graduated section in which the power of the lens progresses smoothly from one prescription to the other, allowing the wearer to see clearly at all distances. Transition Zone or Corridor is the area of progressive lenses where the distance vision curve gradually changes into the near vision curve.


Though different in their function, these lenses are very similar in that each lens MUST be fitted to the exact measurments of the unique individual. The distance between eyes and other measurments of a person must be carefully measured. If these measurments are not exact to the unique individual, vision comfort or both will not be well tolerated by the person.

At West Florida Eye, we go through extreme care in making sure each unique individual is measured and accurately fitted for optimum vision and comfort. Your sight is as important to us as it is to you. That is why we were voted Newspress Best Optometrist in Lehigh Acres 2008.



        West Florida Eye, 2814 Lee Blvd, Unit 3,Lehigh Acres, Florida 33971 (239) 303-2687 Fax (239) 303-2688