Levels of training, diagnostic skill, and expertise in recommending treatment define the differences between the kinds of care that eye doctors can perform. Ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians each provide a needed service that serves a unique purpose within a circumscribed area. When you need an eye exam, choosing the right eye care professional can save time and money
Opticians train to design and fit eyeglasses and contacts that conform to prescriptions provided by optometrists and ophthalmologists. In addition, they help patients select frames that offer the stability that good vision requires, and a wide range of shapes and styles satisfy aesthetic preferences as well.
An essential member of the eye care team, they provide an important service that allows access to prescribed treatment through glasses or contacts. However, as an optometrist, Dr. Tumolo can provide practical or stylish wearables as a convenience for patients.
The convenience of the Beyond 2020 Vision Specialists office location on Highway 54 at the Sunshine Expressway may encourage residents of Odessa FL and Trinity to take a few moments to make an appointment. Dr. Tumolo’s expertise makes experimentation with home remedies unnecessary. For example, dry eyes often spur patients to seek relief from a burning feeling or general discomfort. Similarly, digital eyestrain can occur when staring at a computer, smartphone, television or game console prevents enough blinking. An eye exam can detect the cause of any condition and produce recommendations for improvement.
The intense rays of the Florida sun and allergies to grass and tree pollen, ragweed, dust and dander can make eyes extremely uncomfortable, but an optometrist can prescribe welcome countermeasures. Still, one of the most important reasons to get an exam remains for vision correction. Conditions such as nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness require regular checkups to ensure an up-to-date prescription provides the best possible vision.
A goal of bringing back the personal touch that doctors’ house calls provided inspired Dr. Tumolo to create Beyond 2020 Vision Specialists. As a licensed dispensing optician, he encouraged his fellow opticians to understand and explain the importance of optics and lensometry to patients. After growing up in Tampa and earning his doctoral degree in optometry, he realized his dream of making patient care personal again.
In his practice, he dissolves the formal barriers that make the interaction between doctors and patients difficult. His concerns for each patient’s eye care, health, and overall wellness shows in the compassion and understanding he extends. Each patient receives a thorough explanation of an examination, his observations, and refractive conditions in the eye.
The personal and specialized eye exams that Dr. Tumolo conducts establish a sense of trust, reminiscent of times when a personal relationship made a difference. Patients in Odessa Fl, Trinity, and Cheval may occasionally see him with Bruna, his Jack Russell terrier, when he is not working out for M.M.A. events, driving sports cars, or relaxing by creating a drawing.