A Message From Doctor Hicks

It is with mixed emotions to announce that we have seen our final patient at our Hicks Vision Care practice.  Over the last 12 years we have met amazing people, had outstanding employees and enjoyed helping our community.  Unfortunately, the time has come for us to move our practice permanently to our private location, SeePort Optometry, located at 4381 Aidan Lane, North Port, FL.

We invite you to become part of our SeePort Optometry family to enjoy the same high level of personalized eye care that you are used to receiving at Hicks Vision Care.  Our mission statement at SeePort is “To Strengthen our Community by enhancing our citizen’s sight and improving their total health by delivering personal care.”   We want your visit to be educational concerning your eyes, health, eyeglasses, contact lenses, and Lasik evaluations. We do things a little different from many others and we welcome your questions!  Take a minute to look over our website, www.seeportoptometry.com, and familiarize yourself with this amazing practice that we are so proud of.

SeePort Optometry is a completely private practice which means we are not affiliated with any store or any particular brand or product. We have both affordable and designer eyewear. We currently offer name brand products such as Ray Ban, Costa Del Mar, Coach Eyewear, Vera Bradley, Tiffany and Co. Eyewear, State Eyewear (proudly made in Chicago, USA) as well as high quality non-name brand selections. The lenses we prescribe are of the highest quality with the latest technology.  If you choose to order eyewear and/or contact lenses we can arrange to have them delivered to you in a convenient, secure manner.  You may receive regular adjustments from Kaufman Eye Institute optical team.

Dr. Hicks will continue fitting contact lenses including specialty contact lenses.  Being in private practice gives us access to a wider selection of lens parameters, materials and styles.  We will work with you so you will have the least amount of visits necessary to finalize your contact lens prescription.

We wholeheartedly invite you to continue your care with Dr. Hicks at SeePort Optometry. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please continue to use our regular phone number: 813-788-9767.  You will reach Jessica, our longtime office manager, as she will continue to monitor the phone and voicemail to serve your needs. You can also get support from SeePort Optometry at 941-876-4400. Please mention that you’ll be joining us from our Zephyrhills location so that we can make your transition as smooth as possible for you.

If you choose to seek care elsewhere, closer to home, we certainly understand and at your request will provide you or your new eyecare professional with all your records after the appropriate release forms are signed.  We highly recommend Kaufman Eye Institute in Zephyrhills, Wesley Chapel, Bushnell or Sun City Center.  Dr. Hicks and Dr. Cook have worked closely with the Kaufman Eye Institute team for many years and trust they will uphold the level of care you have grown accustomed to. While Doctors Stuart and Jon Kaufman handle surgical and medical eyecare, Dr. Parker, an optometrist like myself, is a close trusted colleague of mine who is proficient at prescribing eyewear and fitting contact lenses. For more information contact Kaufman Eye Institute at 1-855-SEE-BEST or 1-855-733-2378.


With thoughtful gratitude,


Dr. Jesse Hicks and Team



New Location

SeePort Optometry

4381 Aidan Lane
North Port, FL 34287

Tel: 813-788-9767
Or: 941-876-4400

Please visit us at www.seeportoptometry.com