Family owned and Operated
Comprehensive Eye Care and Award Winning Optical
Dr. Hicks and his Team provide comprehensive eye care through eye exams and eyeglasses, contact lenses and ocular medical treatment for the North Port, Port Charlotte, South Gulf Cove, Wellen Park, and Englewood communities. Each patient is thoroughly examined by Jesse Hicks, Optometrist, in his family owned and operated 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 relief Cataract evaluation, and glaucoma management. All major medical insurance carriers are accepted with EyeMed and VSP as the vision plans we are able to utilize if the patient has benefits.
Why Choose SeePort Optometry?
Family Owned and Operated
Dr. Hicks and Annie Hicks work together to ensure both patient’s ocular health and clear vision is always the priority. As a private practice optometrist, Dr. Hicks is able to care for his patients without sales quotas, restricted eyewear options or pressured exam times. Annie has worked to stock the styles of eyewear North Port resident’s want at a price they feel is valuable.
Simple Eye Care Seelutions
We have taken the confusion out of the discussion for self-pay patients when it comes time to pay the bill. All Inclusive packages with a set, standard costs empower our patients to be prepared for what they will spend. Dr. Hicks and Annie carefully designed these packages based on what will give them the best vision while spending only what is comfortable for their budget. Packages start at $100 for frames and single vision lenses, which include warranties for manufacture’s defects and thin, light lenses.
ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGY
In House Testing and Treatment
Dr. Hicks errs on the side of caution when it comes to potential ocular disease present. Glaucoma, Dry Eyes, and retina health are evaluated as his standards of care with every eye exam. Injuries, Infections, Pain and loss of vision are considered an emergency and evaluated as soon as possible after the patient arrives.
No Puff of Air - Really!
There has never been nor will there ever be that terrifying instrument that blows a hurricane straight into your brain. No one likes getting the puff test, and we don’t like it either! Pressure is measured by other, non-terrifying methods, most patients don’t even know we have completed the test.
What we Do and How We Help
Comprehensive Exams are provided annually, which gives Team SeePort an overall assessment of your ocular health and visual acuity. If needed, we also offer a wide range of services and treatments.
Annual Eye Exam
Periodic eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining good vision and eye health, and when possible, preventing vision loss. Dr. Hicks welcomes patients of all ages.
Patients who choose contact lenses as their method of vision correction are encouraged to schedule with Dr. Hicks when they are available. He has given many patients clear and comfortable vision through contact lenses, even after they have been told they are not a candidate by other eye care professionals. He routinely fits patients in scleral, RGP and custom contact lenses with clear results.
Pediatric Eye Exams and Optical
Dr. Hicks was fit with his first pair of -8.00 eyeglasses at the age of 8. That also happened to be the first day he was able to see leaves on trees. He never knew what he was missing in the world, he had only ever known a blurry view. That first day of clarity made a pretty big impression, it is why he is an optometrist today. Children are welcome at SeePort for eye care starting at 6 months old.
Infections, Injuries and Sudden Vision Loss
Dr. Hicks invites new and established patients to seek treatment at SeePort if experiencing pain, blurred vision, sensitivity to light. Instructions for after hours and weekend care can be heard on our weekend voicemail recording. Call the office day or night to receive the care you need.
Ocular Disease Management
With advanced technology in the office, Team SeePort has the ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes, and uveitis. Annual diabetic exams are preformed with dilation and thorough check of the retinas.
Eyewear and Sunglasses
SeePort’s Optical Gallery is filled with quality, fashionable eyeglasses for all ages, styles and budgets. Our prescription eyeglasses are offered in packages in order to keep the costs transparent and easy to budget for. You will find essential eyeglasses, custom eyewear and all styles in between!