Dr. Hicks Welcomes New and Established Patients at SeePort Optometry
At SeePort Optometry, our main goal is to provide comprehensive eye care through eye exams and quality awesome eyeglasses in the North Port, Port Charlotte, South Gulf Cove, Wellen Park, and Englewood communities. Patient’s are thoroughly examined by Jesse Hicks, Optometrist, at SeePort Optometry, his family owned private practice here in Southwest Florida. In addition to providing a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, Dr. Hicks evaluates the retina, cornea, tear production, and optic nerve on every patient, identifying underlying vision problems beyond basic correction. All questions are welcomed and answered in the exam room or the optical gallery. Specialty Services offered include myopia control, scleral contact lenses, dry eye assessment and Treatment, Cataract evaluation, and glaucoma management.
Annual Eye Exams
Dr. Hicks discovered a life changing experience when his eye doctor prescribed his first pair of glasses at 7 years old. For the first time he understood what people were talking about when they mentioned leaves on trees and other small details in his field of view and knew he wanted to give others that same experience, and he does regularly. Annual eye exams provide a prescription for spectacles if needed as well as a health check of the ocular system. Dr. Hicks provides a detailed and comprehensive exam to new and established patients annually.
Contact Lens Fittings
Patients are welcome for their annual contact lens fitting including hard to fit contact lenses for astigmatism, presbyopia, irregular corneas and keratoconus. Dr. Hicks fits toric, multifocal/bi-focal designs in soft contact lenses, rigid gas permeable (RGP) and scleral lenses. He also looks forward to myopia control patients where he has the opportunity to slow the progression of childhood myopia. Dr. Hicks is a certified Brilliant Futures provider which specializes in daily miSight soft contact lenses specifically designed for myopia control. To purchase contact lenses and have them shipped to your home, visit our contact lens ordering store. A valid prescription is required.
At SeePort Optometry you will discover frames with style and quality that will appeal to all ages and budgets. Many of our frames are available to try on virtually when you visit our eyewear gallery. Enjoy shopping for eyewear from the comfort of your own home without being dilated, in a rush or otherwise uncomfortable. Featured is Dr. and Mrs. Hicks curated frame line, Seelutions and SeeSport Sunwear. You will also find designer frames from Vera Bradley, Betsy Johnson, Callaway, Michael Ryen, Wiley X and Lilly Pulitzer.
Pediatric Eye Exams
Pediatric Eye Care is so incredibly important and is often overlooked. Eighty percent of all learning is performed through vision. Make sure your child has the best possible tools to learn successfully by getting them an exam with a pediatric eye doctor like Dr. Hicks. He and his wife have 2 small kiddos of their own, so he has plenty of experience working with young children. Our pediatric Seelution is called kidSEES! Annual exam, kiddo frame, single vision lenses with anti-reflective and scratch warranties are $336 total or $28/month. Visit our Simple Eyecare Seelutions page to learn more. If your child has anxiety or is frightened of doctors, please reach out to Dr. Hicks’ wife, Annie. She has some tools that may help take away the stress of coming to the doctor.
SeePort Optometry is equipped with the latest diagnostic technology, giving Dr. Hicks to test, diagnose and manage glaucoma within the practice. With every comprehensive examination, Dr. Hicks monitors ocular pressure and evaluates the optic nerves to determine if the patient is considered a glaucoma suspect. Patients are informed and educated, then scheduled for extensive testing, giving Dr. Hicks the information he needs to rule out or diagnose and treat. SeePort welcomes referrals from doctors who may have their patients relocating here to Southwest Florida. Please send any transfer requests to Jodean, our patient care coordinator.
Eye Infections and Emergency Eye Care
Dr. Hicks regularly triages and treats eye infections, injuries, foreign bodies in the eye, swollen eyelids, flashes and floaters, loss of vision, discharge or sensitivity to light at SeePort Optometry. Utilizing our specialized and sanitized eye clinic will keep you out of the emergency room with less of a chance to encounter COVID.If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call the office at 941-876-4400 or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Hicks as soon as possible. If you are in pain, please make sure to let us know so we can get you in right away. Dr. Hicks utilizes the latest technology and diagnostic equipment to treat your ocular emergency quickly and efficiently.