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Local Dorchester Optometrist

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James Deavers, OD, PA is proud to serve as your local Dorchester optometrist. We are a full service eye care practice dedicated to the health of our patients vision. We have been providing expert eye care to our patients for over 25 years, and we do so with the service of our expert staff and our state-of-the-art facility. From great customer service, to kind and caring treatment, when you visit our office you will notice right away what separates us from other eye care experts.

Vision Assessments Dorchester

Vision Assessments Dorchester

Understanding your eyes is an important part of caring for your vision. When you get a new prescription understanding it can be a challenge. You may know that you are nearsighted, or farsighted, or that you have an astigmatism, but what do all of those symbols on the paper mean? OD, OS, SPH and CYP? OD is an abbreviation for oculus dexter, latin for right eye. OS is an abbreviation for oculus sinister, or left eye. Your prescription might have the abbreviation OU, or oculus uterque, which is latin for both eyes. A modern prescription might have the abbreviations of RE (right eye) or LE (left eye), but this depends on the clinic or doctor. Sphere (SPH) refers to the power of the lens. It is measured in diopters and is prescribed for nearsightedness or farsightedness. A minus sign (-) means nearsighted, a plus sign (+) farsightedness. Cylinder (CYL) tells the amount of lens power needed to correct an astigmatism. If there is nothing in the CYL column then there is no astigmatism.

When we say 20/20 vision, we mean that a patient has the ability to see clearly at 20 feet, what should normally be seen at that distance. Wile 20/20 is an expression of normal visual acuity it does not mean perfect vision. If you have any questions regarding your eyes or eye health we encourage you to contact our staff or come into the office. We are always here to address the questions and concerns of our patients, we believe that the best patients are well informed patients. Schedule an appointment for an eye exam today and let your go-to Dorchester optometrist, James Deavers, OD, PA, make sure that your eyes are healthy and strong.

Optical Prescriptions Dorchester
1317 N. Main Street, Suite A
Summerville, South Carolina 29483
843-376-5450

Dorchester Optometry Office

Eye Doctor 29483

Have you ever had an eye infection? One of the most common reasons that patients seek treatment from Dr. James Deavers here at our Dorchester optometry office is because they are suffering from an eye infection. Eye infections are more common than you may think. We are here to give you some basic information about the infections we see the most so that you can recognize symptoms in yourself, and better prevent these infections from happening in the first place.

Eye Infections 29483

Eye Infections 29483

Perhaps the most commonly known eye infection is conjunctivitis, or pink eye. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the transparent membrane that lines the eyelids and the eye. Conjunctivitis is usually the result of a bacterial or viral infection, and the reason behind the infection usually determines how best to treat it. Some basic symptoms associated with pink eye include: the feeling that there is something stuck in your eye, itching or burning of the eyes, the excretion of a yellow discharge from the eye, excess tearing, finding it hard to open your eyes in the morning because a crust has formed overnight, swelling of the eyelids, and more. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with us at our Dorchester optometry office as soon as possible.

Another common eye infection that Dr. Deavers treats is keratitis. Keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea. Some symptoms that are associated with keratitis include: redness of the eye, pain in the eye, excess tearing or discharge from the eye, blurry vision, decreased vision, light sensitivity, decreased vision, feeling like there is something in your eye, and more. As you can see, some of these symptoms overlap. Many various eye infections have similar symptoms, so if you ever notice these kinds of sensations in your eyes, you should see an expert like Dr. Deavers as soon as possible so that we can evaluate the cause and offer treatment.

If you would like to learn more about eye health topics and the related services provided at our Dorchester optometry office, we invite you to visit Dr. Deavers’ main website and browse through the additional information we have made available for our parents there. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Dorchester Eye Care
1317 N. Main Street, Suite A
Summerville, South Carolina 29483
843-376-5450

Dorchester Eye Doctor

Dorchester Eye Doctor

Are your new or current eyeglasses failing to work for you as promised? Believe it or not the effectiveness of your eyeglass falls on far more than just your optical prescription. Eyeglasses needed to perfectly attuned and crafted to your unique facial and optical needs in order to achieve perfect vision. The way in which our eyes see requires a perfect fit in both lens craftsmanship as well as the fit of your frames. To find out just how much of a difference a perfectly fitted pair of eyeglasses can be, simply visit your local Dorchester eye doctor at the offices of James Deavers, OD, PA to insure your ophthalmic eyeglasses are truly giving you the best vision correction possible.

Eye Care Dorchester

Eye Care Dorchester

Lenses are only part of how your eyeglasses help you see clearly. To understand the importance of properly fitted lenses, as well as prescribed, one must first exactly how the science of sight works. As much as your eyes need to be protected from the harmful UV rays of sunlight, light is also how our eyes see. If you have 20/20 vision, this means that the surface of your cornea is at a perfectly rounded shape that allows for the exact entry of light into your optic nerves. Physical deformities that cause hyperopia and myopia result in the light entering improperly. Light actually works to carry information to your eyes, and when it becomes fractured in its delivery to the eyes, this causes the optic nerves to deliver only partial information, causing the brain to translate unclear images. Even with a perfect prescription eyeglasses can still deliver incorrect vision unless fitted properly by your trusted Dorchester eye doctor.

Eyeglasses need to be fitted perfectly for each individual in order to insure a snug but comfortable fit for all day wear that you never need to worry about falling off your face. However, fitted eyeglasses are about much more than ear pieces. The face of your frames, or the region which your lenses are fitted to, needs to be exactly straight. While we would like to believe that curving to our faces is a good idea, this can actually cause the same poor light refractions which a misshaped corneal surface does. Even lenses which are exactly crafted to your prescription can still fail to give you perfect vision, which is why patients visit an attentive Dorchester eye doctor who takes the time to work with them.

Our team at the offices of James Deavers, OD, PA have been proudly serving our community as your trusted Dorchester eye doctor for over 25 years with personalized and professional care that is attentive to our patients needs. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff will work with you to insure your eyeglasses are the perfect fit for you. From frames to lenses and everything in between, you can be sure to find the care you need for perfect vision with the optical experts of James Deavers, OD, PA.

Dorchester Eyeglass Fittings
1317 N. Main Street, Suite A
Summerville, South Carolina 29483
843-376-5450