Eyeglasses are the most common medical intervention in the world. The majority of people will need some sort of vision correction at some point in their lives. In order to get the most beneficial correction for a patient’s vision Dr. James Deavers, OD conducts comprehensive eye examinations in order to develop Ladson eyeglasses prescriptions for our clients.
Ladson eyeglasses work by helping the eye focus light more effectively. The retina at the back of the eye is made of cells that react to light, that reaction is sent to the brain, which translates it into an image. When the vision is perfect the light is focused directly onto the retina after the light rays have been shrunk and curved to fit the curve of the retina. In a person that has trouble seeing objects at a distance, nearsightedness, the light is focused in front of the retina and for those people who have trouble seeing objects close to them, farsightedness, and the light is focused behind the retina. The lenses in eyeglasses are curved and they will curve the light coming into the eye before it reaches the eye to focus it directly on the retina. Convex lenses that curve in slightly are generally used for nearsightedness because they push the focal point back towards the retina, while concave lenses are curved to bend the light to the center slightly and push the focal point for patients with farsightedness forward on the retina.
Often our patients have vision correction needs that are more complex than straightforward nearsightedness or farsightedness. A patient may have astigmatism in addition to one of the other focal problems. Astigmatism is a condition where blurriness is caused by a second focal point in the eye caused by an irregularity in the eye’s curvature. Many people, especially as they age develop vision that exhibits both nearsightedness and farsightedness needing multi-focal corrective lenses. Our optical shop has the ability to fabricate eyeglasses that fulfill any of these Ladson eyeglasses prescriptions as well as other specialty vision corrections. Make an appointment with our doctor for an examination of your eyes.
Here at the office of Dr. James Deavers, the number one Ladson eye doctor, you can trust that you are in the hands of capable professionals that truly care about providing you with the highest quality eye care services throughout all of the stages of your life. As you grow older, your eyes become increasingly susceptible to more eye conditions and eye problems in general, and so it is important to have an eye care professional, like Dr. Deavers, who you can trust with your eye health and vision preservation. One of the most common eye conditions that our Ladson eye doctor diagnoses and treats in older patients is macular degeneration.
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Macular degeneration is actually not just one disease, but a group of related eye illnesses that have to do with a loss of detail vision, or central vision. The most common form of macular degeneration is age-related macular degeneration, which is why our Ladson eye doctor stresses the importance of knowing about conditions like macular degeneration as you advance in age. Age-related macular degeneration typically affects patients over the age of sixty. Age-related macular degeneration comes in two different forms—either “wet” age-related macular degeneration, or “dry” age-related macular degeneration. Dry age-related macular degeneration is a much slower process than wet ARMD, and dry ARMD is the more common form out of the two. Because dry ARMD develops so gradually, it can be hard to realize that there is a problem until the condition has gotten significantly far in its development. That is why it is important to have your eyes examined regularly, especially as you grow older.
Regular eye exams allow our Ladson eye doctor find warning signs that you would not be able to otherwise, allowing treatments to be recommended earlier and in most cases making the condition much more manageable in the long run. Wet ARMD creates much more noticeable symptoms, and so if you are experiencing sudden changes in your vision you should schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible so that we can preserve your vision and do our best to prevent the condition form getting worse.
One of the many things that sets Dr. Deaver’s eye care practice apart from other eye care providers in Summerville is the fact that we accept virtually all vision insurance plans. We want your eye care to be affordable because our patients’ eye health and continued vision clarity is so important to us. Our emphasis is on comprehensive eye examinations, prescribing the optimal contact lenses for your needs, and the diagnosis and management of eye disease, such as pink eye or glaucoma. Our Ridgeville optometrist, along with our knowledgeable eye care staff, are dedicated to caring for your eye sight and vision. We pledge to provide our patients with the finest personal service.
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If you are receiving glasses for the first time or changing your optical prescription, please allow two to three weeks for your eyes to adjust to the new lenses. Many times, our patients will complain of mild dizziness, headaches, or even slight nausea while their eyes adjust to their new prescription, but all of these symptoms are normal. Often times, our patients will put off updating their optical prescription, which means their eyes have adjusted to using a weaker prescription and not seeing clearly. When their prescription is finally updated, it may seem as though their vision is “too perfect,” or their optical prescription “too strong.” Given a couple of weeks, your eyes will adjust to the higher lenses prescribed by your Ridgeville eye doctor, Dr. Deavers. However, if these symptoms, eye pain, headaches, blurry vision, still persist after a few weeks time, please visit Dr. Deavers as you be suffering from an undiagnosed eye disease or condition.