Coronavirus Update For Our Patients

3/27/2020: To help flatten the curve with the coronavirus pandemic, we are no longer providing routine exams and appointments. However, we will still be available for emergency eye appointments, including:

  • Red-eye(s)
  • Swollen eye(s)
  • Eye abrasion
  • Allergy eyes
  • Any type of eye infection

If you’re unsure if your pink-eye is viral or a result of allergies, we offer in-office testing in as little as 10 minutes that is covered under most medical insurance plans. If you have concerns where your red eye is coming from and whether or not you are safe to go to work, school, daycare, etc., we can help! Contact us to schedule a test.

The World Health Organization has given tips on how to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus. Some of these tips include:

1) Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

2) Social distancing. We’ve all ready about the people on spring break not taking this virus seriously. If you need to be in public, stay at least 3 feet away from people if possible.

3) Don’t touch your face, including your eyes and nose.

4) Respiratory hygiene. Cough or sneeze into your elbow or some other form of cover.

5) Stay home and see a doctor if you’re feeling symptoms such as fever and difficulty breathing.

Click here to learn more about how to keep yourself and others safe.

About Our Eye Doctor in Wilmington, NC

The right care will protect your eyes and help make you feel more comfortable. Dr. Tiffany Jackson and the staff at Front Street Optometric Care have the experience and expertise to help you.

If you need an optometrist for a routine eye examination, to find the right pair of contact lenses or glasses, or for more advanced eye care services, we can give you the service you deserve. Dr. Tiffany Jackson has given years of outstanding service to the community and has a reputation for excellence.

Call 910-341-4556 Or Fill Out Our Form For More Information

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Bet you didn’t expect to see a reference to The Good Place on an eye clinic website! Well, we don’t wanna swear and that show is super cute, so “fork” it is!

Seriously though, eye twitching is annoying as fork and it seems to come out of nowhere. It might feel like some random thing that’s only trying to bother you, but there’s usually a very simple cause. Continue reading “Why The Fork Is My Eye Twitching?!”

3 Causes Of Dry Eyes

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Tears moisten, cleanse and protect the eyes. Every time you blink, you create tears that wash away dust and microorganisms to protect the surface of your eyes. But sometimes this protective coating dries up, which can make your eyes burn or feel gritty. Dry eyes can also make you more sensitive to light and can even cause blurred vision. Continue reading “3 Causes Of Dry Eyes”

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The holidays are hectic and it’s easy to forget things. One of the most commonly forgotten things are benefits that expire at the end of the year.

Even if you haven’t forgotten them, they can still be a pain to figure out how to use them. If you have “use it or lose it” insurance benefits, here are a few ways to get your money’s worth Continue reading “3 Great Ways To Spend “Use It Or Lose It” Benefits”