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  • Do You Know How Your Eye Works?

    Do your eyes hurt after looking at a computer, tablet, TV or smartphone screen for an extended period of time? If so, you are not alone. In the U.S., people spend an average of 444 minutes a day looking at electronic monitors. Based on this statistic alone, it’s easy to see why so many people suffer

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  • Getting Used to Contacts

    Contacts are a smart choice for individuals who are active and dislike the feeling of wearing glasses. However, the process of caring for contacts and getting used to them can take a week or two. Navigate the transition with ease by learning how to properly care for contacts and becoming familiar with

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  • What Contacts Will Work for Me?

    Although glasses are often a lower maintenance choice, many people choose to wear contacts for comfort or aesthetic reasons. Whether you are nearsighted or farsighted, contacts are a safe, easy way to correct your vision to 20/20. With a variety of options to choose from, getting contacts may seem confusing.

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  • Are Specialty Contacts Dangerous?

    Specialty contact lenses are a fun way to change your eyes to look like your favorite entertainer or to create a spectacular costume. Specialty contacts, sometimes called decorative, fashion or theater contact lenses, temporarily change the look of your eyes without correcting your vision. Eye care professionals

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  • Will I Need Reading Glasses?

    According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), beginning approximately around the age of 40, most adults begin to experience age-related vision changes collectively known as presbyopia. The most common symptom first experienced by sufferers is usually an increase in the difficulty of clearly

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  • What's in a Frame?

    Finding a great looking eyeglass frame can be tough work. What looks good on you? Should you go with round lenses, or square? What should your frame be made out of? Choosing the material of your eyeglass frame is the first order of business, since that will narrow down your search to one specific category. Metal There

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  • What to Look for in Sunglasses

    All sunglasses are designed to shield your eyes from bright sunlight. Many sunglasses go a step beyond and also promise protection from ultraviolet (UV) light rays and other types of natural radiation from the sun. Protecting your eyes from these damaging rays is essential for keeping your eyes healthy.

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  • Sunglasses: More than Just Fashion

    Sunglasses can make us look awkward or chic, but their real value lies in their ability to protect our eyes. Since damaged eyesight is difficult to correct, choosing the right sunglasses is key to maintaining good vision and eye health. Most optometry clinics have specially trained staff who can help

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  • Selecting the Right Glasses

    When they’re great, the correct pair of glasses perfectly complements your face and seamlessly facilitates your experience of the visual world. When they are not the right prescription or hastily chosen, glasses can be uncomfortable, cause headaches, detract from your appearance, and become a nuisance

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  • Frames for Your Lifestyle

    After learning that you need prescription lenses, finding glasses that best suit your looks may be paramount in your mind. Although finding the right frame shape for your face is essential, understanding the types of frames that best fit your lifestyle is equally important. With the largest eyewear manufacturer

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  • What to Expect During a Routine Eye Exam

    Routine eye exams are straightforward, quick and painless. Most doctors recommend screening your vision on an annual basis to ensure your vision prescription is up to date (or to determine you need one) and to make sure your eyes are healthy. Regular eye exams are the first line of defense against eye

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  • What Does Dilating My Eyes Do?

    You may have heard the term "dilation" being used by your eye doctor or other patients who have had their eyes dilated during an exam. The dilation of your eyes is a very important part of a comprehensive examination because it helps your eye care provider get a clear picture of both your eye health

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  • The Science Behind Perfect Eyesight

    It's easy to take vision for granted when the eyes perform flawlessly. However, when eye problems crop up, it's hard not to wonder how the eyes work. In a properly functioning eye, a number of elements must cooperate perfectly to create good vision; just one malfunctioning factor in this instantaneous

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  • Preparing for Laser Eye Surgery

    Choosing laser eye surgery is a big decision. Whatever your treatment goal, proper preparation before surgery will help you obtain optimal results, speed up recovery, and minimize potential risks. If you've done your homework, then this advanced procedure can lead to a quick and healthy recovery. Here's

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  • Optometry Versus Ophthalmology: What’s the Difference?

    Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians all play an integral role in eye and vision care. While they often work in collaboration, they require varying levels of education and are qualified to help you and your eyes in different ways. If you aren’t sure who to talk to about your eyes, keep reading

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  • Considering Laser Vision Correction

    Since the infancy of laser vision correction services in the 1980s, the field has made leaps and bounds in increasing the safety and efficacy of these procedures. Today, over 28 million LASIK surgery procedures have been performed worldwide, reports the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Furthermore,

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Location

Absolutely Optical is located in the International Plaza Shopping Center. The address is 2223 N. West Shore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607. We are on the lower level downstairs from the Food Court.

Office Hours

Monday:

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday:

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday:

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Thursday:

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Friday:

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday:

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sunday:

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM