Optometrist near you in Saint Petersburg, Florida - Lifetime Vision Care
Located in beautiful Saint Petersburg, Florida we welcome patients of all ages to meet with Dr. Jeffrey Phillips and the other eye doctors near you. Our warm and trusted optometrists provide personalized optical and medical eye care services to satisfy your family’s needs from pediatrics to geriatrics. Depending upon age, lifestyle, and overall health condition, individual vision care requirements do change. At Lifetime Vision Care, we become familiar with each individual patient in order to customize eye exam and treatment options.
Our family eye care services include eye exams for kids and adults, vision therapy, vision correction and management of eye disease. Located conveniently to serve Saint 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.
- Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
Please call: 727-345-4035 for further instructions.
We take most medical insurance plans. Use your best judgment on urgency; if you feel you need to, find the nearest emergency room. Visit our eye emergencies page for more information.