Cherish Your Eye Health
Your eyes are a window to your health. Our practice is here to ensure your eyes are getting the care they need and you can keep seeing the things you love most in your life. During your visit, our team will work with your whole family, taking tests, answering questions, and providing tips on how you can best care for your eyes.
An eye exam is your opportunity to ensure your eye and vision health are where you want them to be. Eye exams help us identify issues that need correcting, as well as discover eye disease early before it can cause damage.
When to See Us
Visiting for an eye exam is more than just updating your vision prescription. Your eye exam is a comprehensive checkup for the health of your eyes. Unless you’re experiencing an immediate problem, the American Optometric Association recommends patients ages 18–64 visit for an eye exam at least every 2 years. After 65, yearly eye exams are recommended.
After your eye exam, we may recommend correction or treatment options for your eyes. We’ll take time to discuss what’s best for you and talk about creating a plan. We’re excited to offer our patients this specialty eye care all right here in our practice.
Our specialty eye care services include:
Identifying Eye Disease Early
During your visit, we’ll test for various eye diseases, preventing eye diseases from developing without you knowing. As many eye diseases don’t show symptoms early, regular tests are important. The following are common eye diseases we will test for.
Cataracts can occur at any age, however, they’re more common as patients begin to age. The process is caused by the clouding of the eyes lens. As the lens continues to cloud, patients will find it hard to see clearly.
Cataracts can be managed early with glasses or contact lenses, but need surgery to be properly treated.
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that affects the optic nerve. In most cases, glaucoma requires an eye exam to diagnose, as the disease rarely shows symptoms in early development. If not managed early, there’s a chance of vision loss or blindness.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 50. The disease targets the macula, the central part of the eye’s retina. Without regular eye exams, AMD can go unnoticed.
To manage AMD from progressing, lifestyle changes can be used. To help prevent AMD, sunglasses and increased vitamin intake are recommended.
Schedule Your Next Visit
We’re excited to see our regular patients and meet new ones. Request your appointment today!
- 3618 Sunset Blvd, Suite A
- West Columbia, SC 29169
- Phone: 803-732-4099
- Fax: 803-227-8992
- Email: [email protected]
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday : Closed