Comprehensive Bluffton Eye Exams with Dilation "To see clearly, check yearly"
Eye care starts with regular, routine examinations. It
is recommended that you check your eyes yearly, as a complete
dilated examination can detect eye problems, even the
hidden ones you may not be aware of, before they take
your vision. Eye care is very much a type of preventative
health care, meaning that it is best to find the problem
before you are fully affected by it. We can diagnose and
treat many eye problems, including cataracts, dry eyes,
glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, red eyes, eye infections,
macular degeneration, retina disease, and eye pain due
ocular injuries. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure,
heart disease, arthritis, elevated cholesterol, or thyroid
disease, your vision and the health of your eyes could
be affected. This is why it's so important to have your
eyes examined on a regular basis.
Many patients ask us, "Why do you have to dilate
my eyes in an eye exam?" We are committed to providing
our patients with the most advanced technology to achieve
excellence in vision, but you cannot overlook the importance
of a good old fashioned dilated eye exam. After all, the
dilation is like the eye doctor's version of "checking
for cavities." Just as a dentist must find a cavity
before you lose the tooth, an eye doctors must find the
eye disease before you lose an eye! Putting the eye drop
in to dilate your pupil is very much like the Dentist
asking you to open wide and say "Ahhhh," as
it helps us see more. So when the doctor asks if he or
she could dilate your eyes, please let them, as they can't
diagnose something if they can't see it. Don't be afraid
of the dilation drops, as typically they will only cause
light sensitivity for two to three hours, and a little
bit of reading difficulties for one hour after your exam.
You can still drive yourself home with the use of a good
pair of sunglasses, and if you do not have any, just ask,
and we can give you a free pair throw away sunglasses
to get you home safely.
you have diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis,
elevated cholesterol, or thyroid disease, your vision
and the health of your eyes could be affected. Also,
certain medications can cause visual problems, which
is why it's so important to have your eyes examined
on a regular basis.
We diagnose and treat many eye problems, including cataracts,
dry eyes, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, red eyes,
eye infections, macular degeneration, retina disease,
and eye pain due ocular injuries. Contact
us in Bluffton to schedule your next eye exam.
most important eye exam in your child's life is their
first, and every child should have their eyes checked
by an Optometrist before the age of ten. Most doctors
agree that your child should have a comprehensive eye
exam by the age of six, or before they start first grade.
Of course, if you notice an eye turn or something drastically
wrong, please bring them in sooner. Why is it so important
to catch a visual problem early? Of the five senses
we have, vision is the first to develop to an adult-like
level, and it does so by the age of twelve. If a problem
exists in one or both eyes, and it is not caught in
the first twelve years of a child's life, amblyopia
or "lazy eye" may develop. This may cause
your child to have reduced vision in that eye for the
rest of their life! After all, you want your child to
succeed in school, and in life. To give them this chance,
give them the clearest vision possible when it is needed
the most. Make sure that their vision hasn't been overlooked.
A school screening may pick up on some refractive errors,
but they do nothing to assess the health of the eye.
We have seen many children that have passed a school
screening, yet still have a very serious visual problem.
Bring them in for a proper, dilated eye exam.
Our standard children's exam evaluates the following:
tracking ability (reading movements)
to use both eyes together (3D vision and depth
for glasses or contacts
eye health problems
and far focusing abilities
of the two eyes -(amblyopia, lazy eye)
us at our Bluffton office for your next children's eye exam.
Free InfantSEE Eye Exam
Our doctors will provide a free comprehensive InfantSEE
eye exam for all children ages 6 to 12 months. Watch
this informative video to learn about the importance
of an infant eye screening.
We have a large selection of children's frames that
your child will love. Stop by today and we will help
you find the right pair of glasses for your child that
will not only look good, but hold up too. We can provide
your child with the right type of shatter-proof, scratch
resistant lenses and a durable frame with spring hinges
or memory metal to help them stand up to everyday abuse.
can wear contacts! Today, we can safely, and comfortably
fit a contact lens on mostly anyone, from age 4 to age
104! Dry eye, bifocals, astigmatism, really difficult
prescription no problem! Often, people who've been
told previously they could not wear contact lenses have
been fit successfully in our offices during a contact
lens exam. Why? Because our doctors specialize in difficult
contact lens fits, and will take the time to get it
right. We have a large stock of contact lens trials
which means, in most cases, you will leave with a new
pair of contacts the day of your exam! If you don't
know which type or brand will work for you, don't worry.
We'll even give you several free pairs to take home
to try and compare, along with a free follow up visit
to make sure that you are becoming adjusted to them
and that you are perfectly happy with them.
We can fit you
in a large number of contact lenses from our in-office
trials stock, or we can special order you any type of
lens that you may require. Some of the popular lenses
we fit are;