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Your Optometrist in Tampa, FL

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Tampa Optometry Services

South Tampa Eyecare has been a leading provider of optometry services and vision care products in the Tampa community since 1983, and we want to help you achieve and maintain clear vision for years to come.

Our experienced eye doctor offers comprehensive vision examinations at our Tampa optometry office and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions, and problems. We use advanced diagnostic technology and vision correction products and are committed to improving the quality of life of persons in the Tampa community through enhanced vision. Give yourself the gift of clear vision – schedule an appointment with Matthew D. Helsing today.

Dr. Matthew Helsing
Tampa Optometrist | South Tampa Eyecare | (813) 286-0433
1108-C S Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33629-5007

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Meet The Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Matthew D. Helsing
    O.D.
    Optometrist
  • Nystagmus

    Nystagmus is a vision condition characterized by repetitive, uncontrolled eye movements. These involuntary eye movements may be side-to-side, up and down, or in a circular pattern, which hinders the eyes’ ability to focus on a steady object. Individuals with nystagmus may hold their heads in unusual ...

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  • Macular Hole

    The condition known as a macular hole refers to a tiny break in the macula that results in blurry or distorted vision. To fully understand the condition, one must understand eye anatomy. The macula is a spot located in the center of the retina (the back portion of the eye). Located where light comes ...

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  • How It Helps

    The goal of vision therapy is to treat vision problems that cannot be fully addressed through eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. For example, studies show that vision therapy may be beneficial for addressing eyestrain and other issues that can affect a child’s reading abilities. The human brain ...

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  • How It Works

    Vision therapy, also referred to as vision training, neuro-vision therapy, or vision rehabilitation, is an optometry subspecialty. Vision therapy is prescribed to develop, improve and/or enhance visual function so an individual’s vision system functions more smoothly. Vision therapy can be beneficial ...

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  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    One of the leading causes of vision loss in people who are age 50 or older is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This common eye condition leads to damage of a small spot near the center of the retina called the macula. The macula provides us with the ability to clearly see objects that are straight ...

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  • Signs and Symptoms Checklist

    Vision therapy, which is also known as vision training or visual training, is an individualized treatment program that can help identify and correct perceptual-cognitive deficiencies that are impacting visual learning, focus, and concentration. Vision Therapy for Children: Checklist While individuals ...

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  • Pediatric Ophthlamology

    Ophthalmology addresses the physiology, anatomy and diseases of the eyes. Pediatric ophthalmology focuses on the eyes of children. Pediatric ophthalmologists examine children’s eyes to see if they need corrective lenses or other treatments to improve their vision. Training for Pediatric Ophthalmologists Pediatric ...

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  • Presbyopia

    Somewhere around the age of 40, most people’s eyes lose the ability to focus on close-up objects. This condition is called presbyopia. You may start holding reading material farther away, because it is blurry up close. Reading suddenly gives you eyestrain. You might wonder when manufacturers started ...

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  • Myopia

    Myopia, or nearsightedness, means that your eyes can see close objects clearly but struggle to see things in the distance. Nearly 30 percent of Americans are nearsighted. This condition usually develops in children and teenagers, up to about the age of 20. A teacher or parent might notice a child squinting ...

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  • Diabetic Eye Diseases

    Diabetes is a condition that involves high blood sugar (glucose) levels. This can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes. One of the most common diabetic eye diseases is diabetic retinopathy, which is also a leading cause of blindness in American adults. Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy ...

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "This is the absolute no hassle option for eye care in Tampa. Just moved down from a small Midwest town and was looking for a small town feel eye place. This is it. Great customer service. This will be my eye care home for good. Thanks doc!"
    Dean K.
  • "I’ve seen eye doctors for the last 30 years. I’ve never had a better experience than I did at South Tampa Eyecare. Dr. Helsing and his staff were absolutely wonderful and knowledgeable. Don’t change a thing! You guys are as close to perfection as you can get! A+++"
    Rachele O.

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Office Hours

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed