The Optical Gallery at The Eye Associates - A Carl Zeiss Certified Practice

Optical Services Bradenton, Sarasota, Ellenton, Sun City, Florida

At The Optical Gallery, you can be assured that your personal visual needs will be assessed and the best recommendations made by our well-trained staff of experienced, Florida licensed opticians and board certified technicians.

A member of our Optical Services team is Tina Wood, one of only 300 Master Opticians in the United States. This certification documents an optician's superior level of knowledge and exemplifies The Eye Associates' belief in staff excellence and training.

The Eye Associates is also a Carl Zeiss Certified Practice, which means our staff has received specialized training to ensure that each patient has a precise fitting for all Zeiss optical products. For over 160 years, ZEISS has been a pioneer in precision optics, and the world’s leading brand for use by NASA, Google Earth, Nobel Prize winners and Hollywood producers. Zeiss continues to evolve the science of optics for one simple reason: to create a higher level of clarity in eyewear that is completely personalized to your vision and lifestyle.

If you would like to meet with a skilled optician for an eyeglass consult or if you have an eyeglass prescription to be filled, just stop by any of our five convenient locations today. No appointment is necessary.

Optical Services Bradenton, Sarasota, Ellenton, Sun City, Florida

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FREE 14 Month Guarantee - Exclusive to The Eye Associates

The Eye Associates trusts the quality of their products so much that we give all of our patients a FREE 14-month guarantee against breakage on all frames and lenses. We are the ONLY optical provider in the area to offer such an extraordinary service FREE of charge to patients.

If you would like to speak with an experienced optician at The Eye Associates, contact our office today.

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Look and See Great!

We understand that eyeglasses are about more than just improving your vision. Your frames are right on your face; one of the first things people notice when they look at you. They can make a difference in how you are perceived by the world.

The right frames can make you look smarter, cooler, and even younger. That’s why we provide the latest designer styles and fashions. Our talented staff can help you chose the best look for your face shape and skin tone, as well as your prescription.

More Than One Pair

Just as the same pair of shoes wouldn’t take you from a cocktail party to the gym, one pair of eyeglasses won’t fit all your visual needs either. Some of the common needs for specialty glasses are:

  • Computer use
  • Reading Glasses
  • Hobbies, such as golf and boating
  • Sports glasses for basketball, baseball and soccer
  • Sunglasses for driving and outside activities
  • Safety glasses for lawn work and construction
  • Cosmetic – different looks for different occasions and outfits

With advanced technology comes high quality material that make glasses lighter, more comfortable, and enhances your ability to see clearer. As a provider of the Zeiss Individual lenses, we can provide you with the most advanced lens on the market today. Your eye is unique like a snowflake. Every person’s eyes are distinctive and different, and the Zeiss Individual lens is the FIRST progressive eyeglass lens to incorporate your prescription, frame and face shape into an exclusive lens that is precisely personalized for you. Zeiss Individual lenses are designed using patented PreciseForm technology. When you purchase Zeiss Individual lenses from The Eye Associates Optical Gallery you can be sure your glasses will be just like you…one-of-a-kind.

The Optical Gallery specializes in premium products, but we also carry a full range of quality standard frames and lenses at affordable prices. We even have a budget package with frame and lenses that start at $59.00.

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GUNNAR Computer & Gaming Eyeglasses by ZEISS – For Superior Optical Performance

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GUNNAR digital performance eyewear with i-AMP lens technology is specifically built to give even the most demanding computer user an immediate and noticeable visual advantage and superior optical performance. Gunnar eyewear not only increases visual performance, it helps to prevent Digital Eye Fatigue (DEF) and protects your eyes from full-blown Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) which affects 125 million computer users in the US. Some symptoms of DEF are:

  • Eye fatigue
  • Dryness
  • Itchy eyes
  • Sore eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder & Neck Strain
  • Blurred vision

Comprised of a proprietary lens material in an advanced geometry and finished with custom tints and coatings, i-AMP lens technology increases visual performance while interacting with any digital device. Gunnar computer and gaming glasses provide:

  • Sharper, clearer vision
  • Minimized dry, itchy eyes
  • Relaxed ocular muscles
  • Increased contrast and resolution
  • Reduced glare/reflective light coming from the digital screen
  • Reduced eye strain and fatigue

GUNNAR digital performance eyewear is must have digital performance equipment for your digital lifestyle.

If you are interested in GUNNAR digital performance eyewear, please contact us at 941-792-2020 or toll free at 1-866-865-2020. One of our skilled professionals will be glad to help you.

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Protective and Cool!

Scientific studies indicate that spending long hours in the sun without eye protection can damage the eyes and contribute to cataracts, macular degeneration, and growths on the eye, including cancer. Wearing proper sunglasses is the best way to shield your eyes from the damaging effects of UV radiation.

Look for these features when buying sunglasses:

  • Blocks 99 percent to 100 percent of all UV light

Both plastic and glass lenses are available with this feature — with or without a prescription.

  • Polarized Lenses

Polarized lenses, such as our featured PrescripSun™ Lenses by Carl Zeiss Vision, are the premium lens of choice for sunglasses because they minimize reflected glare. When driving or boating, this is particularly useful and adds safety. Our optical technicians will be glad to demonstrate the difference between polarized lenses and standard sunglass lenses. You will be amazed at how much better you will see with a polarized product.

  • Lens Color and Darkness

A medium lens color is good for everyday wear, but darker lenses are suggested for bright conditions. Popular lens colors are gray, green, or brown. Remember darkness and color does not determine the lens’ ability to block UV light so always check for UV rating also.

  • Wraparound Style

Large, wraparound sunglasses provide an extra measure of protection because they keep light from shining into your eyes while also adding extra protection from injury.

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Contact Lenses

More Choices Than Ever!

While some people enjoy the fashion statement of eyeglasses, others seek an alternative to glasses; preferring contact lenses. The Eye Associates carries a full range of contact lens brands and products, and many times we are able to fit you the same day.

Some common types of contact lenses are:

  • Disposable daily wear contact lenses
  • Extended wear contact lenses for overnight wear
  • Bifocal contact lenses providing both near and distance vision
  • Monovision contact lenses as an alternative to bifocals
  • Toric contact lenses for correction of astigmatism
  • Gas Permeable (GP) contact lenses for crisp vision
  • Prosthetic contact lenses to mask eye disfigurements
  • Silicone Hydrogel contact lenses that transmit more oxygen
  • Special-Effect contact lenses, especially popular at Halloween
  • Specialty sports contact lenses, such as the Nike Maxsight, for golf and tennis. Contact lenses are especially popular with athletes because they provide a full field of unobstructed vision, when participating in sports.
  • Colored contact lenses can change your eye color.

Have Brown Eyes but Always Dreamed of Blue?

Alcon's Air Optix® Colors you can do just that! They offer 5 subtle colors for a more natural look as well as 4 vibrant colors that can completely change the color of your eyes. Take a look at the photos below that simulate how they look on different eye colors.

Photos from Alcon website

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ACUVUE® also has a line of daily colored contact lenses called ACUVUE DEFINE. They have 3 designs, Sparkle, Natural Shimmer and Shine, that can brighten, highlight and contrast your natural eye color.

If you have been told in the past that you could not wear contact lenses, odds are that that is no longer true. Today there are more safe and convenient contact lens options than ever before. Our optometrists are highly skilled at satisfying hard-to-fit patients, and they will be happy to help you decide which contact lens is best for your visual needs.

If you have more questions, please contact us or call us at 941-792-2020 or toll free at 1-866-865-2020. One of our skilled professionals will be glad to help you.

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West Bradenton:
Office, Surgery Center & The Optical Gallery
6002 Pointe West Blvd.,
Bradenton, FL 34209
(1 block south of Blake Hospital off 59th Street W)
Office & Optical: (941) 792-2020

East Bradenton:
Office & The Optical Gallery
7230 55th Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34203
(Twelve Oaks Plaza at SR 70 & I-75)
Office: (941) 758-1916
Optical: (941) 758-6996

Office & The Optical Gallery
7915 U.S. Hwy 301 North
Ellenton, FL 34222
(Corner of Hwy 301 and Wellon Ranch Road)
Office: (941) 729-2020
Optical: (941) 729-2031

Office, Laser Center & The Optical Gallery
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34239
(Just south of Southgate Mall on Bee Ridge off US 41)
Office: (941) 923-2020
Optical: (941) 924-5941

Sun City:
Office & The Optical Gallery
3894 Sun City Center Blvd
Sun City Center, FL 33573
(Next to Burger King on SR 674)
Office: (813) 634-2020
Optical: (813) 633-0601