Lifetime Vision Care - Your Family Optometrist in St. Petersburg, Florida
Located in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida, we welcome patients of all ages to meet with Dr. Jeffrey Phillips and Dr. Susan Philips. Our warm and trusted optometrists provide personalized optical and medical eye care services to satisfy your family’s needs, from pediatrics to geriatrics.
At Lifetime Vision Care, we become familiar with each individual patient in order to customize eye exam and treatment options. Unlike an optical supermarket where you may feel like “just another number,” we are interested in communicating with you, listening to you, and responding to your personal needs.
If you are searching for an eye doctor near you, Dr. Jeffrey Phillips and Dr. Susan Philips are experienced in diagnosing and treating any obstacle between you and your best vision and comfort. They can help with early diagnosis and monitoring of glaucoma, astigmatism, LASIK surgery co-management, eye emergencies as well as optical issues related to diabetes.
Our family eye care services include eye exams for kids and adults, vision correction, and management of eye disease. We also offer nursing home care! Located conveniently to serve St. Petersburg residents, we offer office hours to suit every family’s schedule.
A large part of the examination is finding out what the patient is experiencing and determining the type of dry eye causing the symptoms. We examine the surface of the eye under a microscope to look at the quantity and the quality of the tear film. Additionally, we examine the eyelids and the glands inside the eyelids to insure they are healthy.
There are a wide range of treatments ranging from over the counter products to specialty laser procedures. Many times using artificial tears and vitamin supplements can help boost the tear film. There are prescription eye drops that can aid in tear production as well as laser procedures for patients with more advanced dry eye.
Of course – stay hydrated and making sure you consume enough water each day. Additionally, take breaks from your computer and smart phone. I recommend the 20/20/20 Rule – take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away and blink your eyes. Finally, wearing sunglasses is critical to protecting the surface of the eye and the eyelids from UV exposure.
If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.
Please call our office at: 727-345-4035 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel the need to find the nearest emergency room.