Front Street Optometric Care Changes it’s Name and Location

Front Street Optometric Care is Moving and Changing its Name Back!

East Carolina Optometric Care Staff

That’s right, after over a decade in our Front Street office, Dr. Tiffany Jackson and her team are moving to Whiteville. Starting on July 5th, 2022, we’ll serve our clients in our new permanent eye care center at 2322 James B White Hwy N, Whiteville, North Carolina (our new phone number is 910-914-6442).

Additionally, our name going forward will be East Carolina Optometric Care, which was our practice’s original name before moving to our Front Street location 11 years ago. While we have greatly appreciated the support and love from Front Street, we’ve also recognized that Whiteville is underserved in eye care. Many people have to wait months before they can visit an eye doctor.

Since Dr. Jackson has been seeing patients part-time in Whiteville for the last 18 years, we decided that now is a great time to make it our permanent residence and start a new chapter for our eye care center!

Schedule Your Appointment With Our Eye Doctor in Whiteville, NC

Whether 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, you want to know that Dr. Tiffany Jackson has the right experience and expertise. With years of outstanding service in the community, our optometrist at East Carolina Optometric Care, Dr. Tiffany Jackson, has a reputation for excellence.

Call 910-914-6442 Now to Schedule Your Eye Exam!

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The macula is crucial for eyesight, but many people over 50 suffer from macular degeneration. This condition doesn’t necessarily lead to total blindness, but it can gradually reduce eyesight and cause blurry vision over time. Genetics plays a big factor in the development of macular degeneration, but there are ways you can help prevent it. Continue reading “How to Prevent Macular Degeneration”

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Visual acuity is a trending topic recently. Well, at least when it comes to Google searches related to eyes and vision! There are plenty of technical definitions for visual acuity, but here’s the quick, easy way to look at it:

Visual acuity is the measure of how well you can see. We’re talking shapes, details of things at various distances, and other similar factors. You’ve heard the term “20/20 vision” before, and that’s based on what is considered “normal” visual acuity—The ability to see clearly shapes and details from 20 feet away. Continue reading “What is Visual Acuity?”

How to Use Your HSA Money This Year

Does your work offer a health savings account? It’s a pretty cool perk, but unfortunately, it probably disappears once 2021 rolls over to 2022. That’s why they call HSA a “use it or lose it” benefit.

So, now you’re only a few weeks away from New Year’s Eve and you’re trying to figure out how to make the most of your HSA. Since you’ve landed on an eye care clinic’s website, you probably know where this is going. We’re completely biased and we don’t care—You should use your HSA money on your eyes! Continue reading “How to Use Your HSA Money This Year”