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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

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