What is Optometry?

Optometrists are considered to be the primary doctor for eye care.  Optometrists can diagnose such problems as nearsightedness, farsightedness and age-related presbyopia which is a condition all adults face starting in their 40’s and 50’s.  Doctors of optometry also play an important role in the health of the ocular system.  They can diagnose such blindness-causing diseases as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal problems, diabetes and high blood pressure.  

What most patients request of optometrists is a prescription for either glasses or contact lenses.  A large portion of the population is in fact either nearsighted or far sighted, therefore requiring some kind of correction.  Other common requests include allergy treatment, foreign bodies in the eyeball, as well as other ocular emergencies.  Dr. Hicks has had extensive experience with all medical requests as well as routine vision checks.

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Hicks Vision Care
7631 Gall Blvd.
Zephyrhills, FL  33540

Tel: 813-788-9767
Fax: 813-788-9957


Hicks Vision Care is located within the WalMart Vision Center in Zephyrhills. The WalMart is located just south of Dade City in the Northern area of Zephyrhills.

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Office Hours

The office hours are as follows:

Monday: 9am-5pm
: 10am-6pm
: Open 3 Wednesdays per month 9am-5pm
: 9am-5pm
: Closed
: Open 3 Saturdays per month 9am-2pm