Regular and thorough eye examinations are the only opportunity you have to detect and treat any eye diseases or disorders while they are in the early stages. Many eye conditions, including glaucoma, do not necessarily have symptoms that are detected by the patient in the form of pain, feelings of eye pressure, eye strain, headaches, blurred vision or any vision changes. At James Deavers, OD, PA, we offer a number of eye health tests as part of your comprehensive eye examination in addition to a visual acuity test. In this manner, we can be confident in our detailed assessment of your eyes and determine if you are experiencing any of the eye conditions that are grouped under the general heading of glaucoma. Ladson glaucoma care begins with your in-depth eye examination at our office.
Early diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma can either prevent or limit optic nerve damage while minimizing glaucoma related loss of sight. As part of your Ladson glaucoma care, Dr. Deavers will also measure your intraocular pressure as this pressure can be the cause of damage and decreased vision. In fact, glaucoma has been referred to as a silent thief of sight because many times patients do not notice any change or deterioration in vision. Our extensively trained and experienced personnel at James Deavers, OD, PA, will also perform a detailed consultation to ascertain any medically related changes in your health that may impact your vision or the health of your eyes.
You individual Ladson glaucoma care will be discussed following your diagnosis and may include eye drops, medication, traditional or laser surgery. However, at James Deavers, OD, PA, our team of knowledgeable professionals will thoroughly explain your options as well as answer all of your questions and concerns related to your eye health. We strongly encourage you to begin by scheduling that all important initial eye examination in our office. Our friendly staff can not only provide you with a convenient appointment, but can also answer your commonly asked new patient questions including accepted insurance plans as well as other forms of payment. We look forward to meeting with you and ensuring you retain your crystal clear vision as well as healthy eyes.