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Eye Doctor Summerville

Eye Doctor Summerville

Did you know that behind cataracts, glaucoma — a general term for a number of conditions leading to elevated pressure inside the eye — is runner-up as the leading cause of blindness worldwide? Unlike cataracts, however, vision degradation stemming from glaucoma is often not reversible. In other words, glaucoma has cataracts beat in terms of potential for permanent damage to your eyes. This is why your Summerville eye doctor considers glaucoma testing a top priority for every patient who comes in. Does this sound scary? Relax. Today’s glaucoma screening is both quick and painless. Plus James Deavers, OD, PA is an expert when it comes to diagnosing and treating the condition. Chances are we’ll run the test and find your eyes to be perfectly healthy, but if we do find a problem, you can be sure you’re in good hands.

Glaucoma Screening Summerville

Glaucoma Screening Summerville

Glaucoma comes in several forms, and is an especially insidious infliction since symptoms don’t usually become noticeable until the optic nerve has suffered serious damage. Just like with cancer, then, early diagnosis is extremely important. Over the years, science has come up with a number of ways to test for glaucoma. Older techniques eye doctors have employed to measure pressure inside the eye (a.k.a. “intraocular pressure”) involved the use of instruments called tonometers that had to make physical contact with people’s eyes to get readings. Not surprisingly, this required the use of an anesthetic to keep patients comfortable. Today, however, non-contact tonometry is standard procedure. So when you come in to see Dr. James Deavers — your local Summerville eye doctor — you don’t have to dread someone inserting foreign objects into your eyes. Instead, all you’ll have to do is look at some lights in a dark box. As you do, you’ll feel gentle and brief puffs of air blow into your eyes one at a time.

We can’t stress enough the importance of diagnosing and treating glaucoma as quickly as possible. Losing your vision is no fun. The only way to nip latent problems in the bud is to keep to a regular schedule of eye exams with our Summerville eye doctor. Call or use our website to set up an appointment with James Deavers, OD, PA as soon as possible!

Glaucoma Testing Summerville
1317 N. Main Street, Suite A
Summerville, South Carolina 29483
843-376-5450

Summerville Eye Care

Summerville Eye Care

Do you find yourself having to hold your reading material at arms length in order to see what you are reading clearly? Are you experiencing frequent headaches, eye strain, and fatigue? You may be developing what is known as presbyopia, an extremely common age-related eye condition that tends to develop around the age of 40 in most people, and it causes blurriness when looking at things close-up. It is simply a part of getting older; presbyopia can affect you even if you have never had any visual problems in the past. As you grow older, the lens in your eye changes. It loses some of its elasticity, which makes it difficult for the lens to focus. Presbyopia can easily be lived with the help of some corrective devices, such as contacts, or reading glasses. At our Summerville eye care facility, Dr. James Deavers can help detect presbyopia and offer you options for treatment.

Reading Glasses Summerville

Reading Glasses Summerville

Our Summerville eye care facility is a great resource for not only the diagnosis of presbyopia, but to find the correct contacts or reading glasses to get you seeing clearly again. You might even think of your presbyopia as an opportunity to get a fun, new accessory, like some designer glasses to use for reading. We carry a variety of designer brand glasses; some brands that are popular at our Summerville eye care facility include Ray Ban, Baby Phat, Stuff by Hilary Duff, Oscar de la Renta, and Randy Jackson eyewear, among many others. Our helpful staff members are here to help you no matter what you need, so feel free to stop in and browse our selection, or schedule an appointment to see Dr. Deavers. You may call our office to schedule an appointment, or fill out a contact form on our website. Also rest assured that we are doing our best to accommodate you when it comes to payment. We participate with many different insurance plans, including Davis Vision, United Health Care, Medicare and Medicaid. You may also pay using a major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) or personal check at our Summerville eye care facility. Dr. Deavers and the rest of our staff hope to see you soon.

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