Tag Archives: North Charleston Eye Doctor

North Charleston Eye Doctor

North Charleston Eye Doctor

Our children are priceless to us and when we feel there may be a health issue, we want the most reliable, educated medical professionals available. Our North Charleston eye doctor, James Deavers, OD, PA, prides himself on restoring, enhancing, and preserving the vision of your entire family. Promoting an atmosphere free of anxiety and stress, our well-educated staff is especially trained to deal with the vision issues of your children, which are handled gently and compassionately. Specializing in the treatment of Myopia (nearsightedness) and Strabismus (crossed eyes or eyes that turn out), exceptional care is given to provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere for children undergoing examination. Special techniques using mirrors have been developed to examine these eye problems without having to place anything close to your child’s face. This thoughtful approach, and others similar, keep you and your children as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

Children's Vision Problems North Charleston

Children’s Vision Problems North Charleston

With Strabismus, there is a misalignment caused when one or more of the six muscles that control the eyes stop working properly. Our North Charleston eye doctor explains that this condition prevents your child’s eyes from working together, first causing vision impairment, double vision or improper depth perception. Statistics show that Strabismus occurs in two to five percent of all children. Without the ability to outgrow it, children can lose vision in one eye if the base cause is not treated in early childhood.

Our North Charleston eye doctor uses the latest techniques to diagnose children with Strabismus and/or Myopia, making diagnosing these disorders quite easy and with little to no discomfort. There have been some remarkable advances in the diagnosis of Strabismus and Myopia including the latest computer-based test of depth perception that can be used with children as young as four months old. Treatment for Strabismus usually includes glasses, eye muscle exercises, or surgery. Myopia is inherited and often detected in children between eight and twelve years of age. Myopia may become worse during the teenage years when the body is growing quickly. Dr. Deavers is an expert in his field and uses state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose your child at all ages and offers the best and most thorough treatment options.

Pediatric Eye Exams North Charleston
1317 N. Main Street, Suite A
Summerville, South Carolina 29483
843-376-5450

North Charleston Optometrist

North Charleston Optometrist

As you get older, your eyes are at a greater risk for developing a number of conditions. Our North Charleston optometrist, Dr. James Deavers, understands these risks and therefore gives his older patients the specialized attention and treatment that is necessary for the preservation of their vision and overall eye health. Macular degeneration is a term that is used to describe a group of related eye conditions that lead to the breakdown of your central and detail vision. There are two general types of age related macular degeneration called “wet” age related macular degeneration and “dry” age related macular degeneration. Unfortunately, the most common type of macular degeneration occurs so gradually that patients often do not realize they have it until their vision has already been significantly compromised. That is why it is important to visit Dr. Deavers regularly for eye exams so that we can detect conditions like this early.

North Charleston Eye Exam

North Charleston Eye Exam

Another common eye condition that occurs mostly in older people is the growth of cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that makes it difficult to go through the everyday motions of life. You may find it difficult to see while reading, driving, or even reading the expression on someone’s face. Once cataracts have advanced significantly, surgical methods are necessary to correct the problem. A simple consultation with your local North Charleston optometrist, Dr. Deavers can help determine the severity of the cataract. Cataract surgery is quite simply and is usually very effective. A final eye condition that typically occurs in old age is presbyopia. If you are over the age of 40 and are finding that you have to hold your daily newspaper at arm’s length in order to make out the print, you may have presbyopia. Common symptoms that occur with presbyopia are eye strain, headache, and fatigue. Presbyopia can easily be correct using reading glasses, contact lenses, or eye surgery.

To learn more about your eye health, we invite you to browse through our North Charleston optometrist website and to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. Remember to schedule regular appointments with Dr. Deavers to keep your eye health in check. To reserve your next appointment, you can either call our office directly or request your desired appointment time online.

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