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Summerville Eye Exams

29483 Optometrist

Often times we are told that the eyes are the windows to your soul, but did you know your eyes also hold primary indicators that can allow for an early diagnosis of many different diseases. While we may believe our eyes can only show signs of optical diseases, the truth is that the appearance of our eyes can also indicate problems throughout our bodies. This is just one of the many reasons why adults of any age and all levels of vision, be your eye sight perfect or needing correction, need to be visiting their local eye doctor at least once a year. To find out what your eyes say about you, simply book your Summerville eye exams with the welcoming and knowledgeable team at the offices of James Deavers, OD, PA.

Eye Exams 29483

Eye Exams 29483

The eyes can often reveal the signs of many optical diseases, such as conjunctivitis, cataracts, and glaucoma to name only a few. However, your eyes are also hold an invaluable link to many of the systems of your body, and can reveal signs of problems that can be identified through Summerville eye exams. The presence of an overactive thyroid gland, also known as Grave’s Disease, presents itself through a bug eyed appearance, as well as nervousness and weight loss. A gray ring around the edge of the cornea of your eye is often caused by high cholesterol and triglycerides, a symptom of clogging arteries that can greatly increase your risk of heart attacks and stroke. Cell carcinomas from skin cancer can occur in areas of the body which many of us may not think to look for them, including the lids of your eyes, creating a sore that does not heal and often results in a loss of eyelashes. Eyelids which droop can be a sign of an autoimmune disease that causes muscle weakness, known as myasthenia gravis. Droopy eyelids accompanied by pupils of different sizes can indicate aneurysms or tumors in the neck, caused by Horner’s syndrome. The retina of your eye can also indicate the presence of many dangerous illnesses, such as HIV, as well as diabetes, which can often cause diabetic retinopathy if the illness is not properly treated and regulated. Your eyes can even reveal the presence of metastatic cancers that are occurring in other areas of the body, such as lung cancer in men and breast cancer in women.

Adults should be receiving their Summerville eye exams at least once a year for the health of their eyes, as well as the overall wellness of their bodies. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team lead by Dr. James Deavers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disease within the eyes. With exams at the practice of James Deavers, OD, PA you can work to insure clear vision and overall health for a lifetime.

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

Eye Doctor Summerville

Eye Doctor Summerville

Thinking about trading in your glasses for contacts? Head on down to the office of Dr. James Deavers, where you’ll receive the finest optical service in Summerville. Dr. Deavers prides himself on having a knowledgeable staff with a family-oriented service. If you or your child wishes to use contact lenses, schedule an appointment with our Summerville optometrist to learn more about how they could improve your daily life and fulfill your vision needs. Contacts are thin plastic lenses placed directly on the eye to correct vision problems. Many people who lead active lifestyles choose contacts over glasses because they want clear and crisp vision without having a pair of fragile glasses on their face.

Summerville Contact Lens Exams

If you’re considering contact lenses, you’ll first need to receive a contact lens exam from Dr. Deavers. During this examination, Dr. Deavers will determine if your eyes are healthy enough to wear contacts. Then your eyes will be measured so that your contacts will fit properly and comfortably on your eyes. If it is your first time wearing contact lenses, Summerville opticians will assist you in placing the contact lenses in and taking them out. They will help you feel more comfortable with using them daily and teach you how to properly care for them.

There are variety of different contact lenses, some of which are meant only for daily wear and other that are changed monthly. If you have daily contacts, you discard them at the end of the evening and wear a new pair each morning. Others however need to be replaced weekly or monthly, which requires proper removal, cleaning, disinfecting and storing. Your Summerville eye doctor will show you how to properly disinfect and store your contacts.

Be aware that wearing contact lenses for an extended period of time can result in blurry vision, pain, or redness due to a lack of oxygen passing through the eye. It is important to remember that contact lenses are medical devices (they require a prescription after all) and should thus be treated with proper care to keep your eyes healthy and safe. If you already have contact lenses, please know that your prescription expires after one year, in which case you’ll need to schedule an appointment to see Dr. Deavers to update your optical prescription.

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