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Optometry Terms to Know

If you have an appointment scheduled with your optometrist or eye physician, you may want to first familiarize yourself with some important terms and definitions. The following terminology will help you better communicate with your physician and get the best care for your vision.

  • Astigmatism - An astigmatism is a condition caused by a misshapen eyeball. When there is a bulge in the eye, the refraction of light is not uniform in all directions. The result is blurred vision. If the astigmatism is minor, the patient may not notice the problem. Larger astigmatisms will result in blurred vision and headaches. Treatment includes corrective lenses or even corrective surgery.
  • Retina - The retina is one of the more important elements of your eye. It is the devise that creates your vision, essentially. The retina is light-sensitive and takes perceived images to convert them to electrical impulses which are sent to your brain for decoding.
  • Glaucoma - Glaucoma is a common medical issue that is caused by excess pressure within the eyeball. This pressure can damage the optical nerve and retina, but is treatable with either medication or surgery.
  • Myopia - During a routine medical care screening with your optometrist is the best time to be tested for myopia. Myopia, or nearsightedness, can be diagnosed when the doctor examines your eye. Corrective or contact lenses can treat the condition.
  • Hyperopia - Hyperopia is the opposite of nearsightedness and happens when the patient has trouble focusing on objects that are close as opposed to far away. Again, treatment is corrective lenses or glasses.
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    Chandler Eye Associates PA
    419 N Main St, Honea Path, SC 29654
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    (864) 369-2257
    User Review: "Did not get frames that were payed for even after paying extra for them . Tried to contact both offices but got no reply...."
    3-D Optometry
    1031 Highway 41 Ste 400, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
    Welcome to 3D Optometry & Eyepifany Eyewear. At our state-of-the-art optometry practice, our mission is to preserve, restore and enhance the vision of every member of your family.
    (843) 388-1888
    Lesslie Vision Care
    1370 Remount Rd Ste B, Charleston, SC 29406
    The eye care specialists at Lesslie Vision Care specialize in understanding the human eye, as well as eye diseases and conditions that affect your sight—many of which do not have clear symptoms.
    (843) 747-7663
    Pearle Vision
    2015 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407
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    (843) 763-0554
    User Review: "I recently moved and was lookin for a new optometrist. Unfortunately I walked into this place. The staff was great and..."
    Yeager Vision Care
    2304 W Parker Rd, Greenville, SC 29617
    Providing Comprehensive Eye Examinations, Contact Lens Exam & Fitting, Laser Vision Correction Exams, Treatment of Eye Disease, Prescription Sunglasses, Large Selection of Eyeglasses, Glasses Adjustment and More.
    (864) 246-0964
    Nigh Steven C
    765 Haywood Rd, Greenville, SC 29607
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    (864) 244-2020
    User Review: "I have poor vision, and have been told that I had to pick a certain style of glasses. I was told that, due to my vision, i..." - gaik (SC)
    Doctors Vision Center - Simpsonville
    877 Ne Main St, Simpsonville, SC 29681
    We offer comprehensive vision care services including eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lenses, and treatment of eye disease and injury in Simpsonville, SC.
    (864) 967-8582
    Stephen OD Coss PA
    1617 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29609
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    (864) 322-9050
    User Review: "I love going to dr. Coss! I had an eye infection awhile back that he had never seen before. He took the time to do some..."
    20/20 Eyewear Inc
    12060 Highway 17 Byp, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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    (843) 357-2020
    User Review: "Service was excellent! I was greeted when I walked in the door and told to browse as long as I want and let them know if i..." - Charlie (SC)
    Carolina Eye Care
    698 Bultman Dr Ste A, Sumter, SC 29150
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    (803) 775-1772
    User Review: "Glaucoma is hard on the eyes and understanding this is golden" - Barbara (SC)
    Smith Eye Associates
    4221 Mayfair St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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    (843) 448-6630
    User Review: "Dr. Smith and his staff were great. He explained everything to us. I would recommend his office to everyone. He has great..." - vicki (SC)
    H Rubin Vision Center
    1057 Broad St Ste 1, Sumter, SC 29150
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    (803) 775-7877
    User Review: "The doctor is very nice. I like the way he examine my eyes for glasses. He placed enough medication to stop my eye pain,..." - Barbara (SC)
    Thomas C Edewaard DR
    705 Old Trolley Rd Ste A, Summerville, SC 29485
    (843) 821-9300
    William Christopher Orr DR
    1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    (843) 884-4343
    Ashley Eye Center
    1637 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407
    (843) 766-3768

    Our eyes are very important, and therefore, our eye care must be exceptional to maintain them. Many people see eye doctors to treat eye-related problems, have surgery, get tests, and receive treatment. Often times, patients visit a trusted optometric physician, abbreviated as OD (Doctor of Optometry), for care. These doctors can diagnose and treat any issues pertaining to the eye and related systems. Some older people may suffer from cataracts and glaucoma, while youngsters may have problems with conjunctivitis and other infections. Optometric physicians can examine, diagnose, prescribe, and treat a variety of ailments, from blurred vision and optic nerve damage, to eye disease and retina impairments. Those who have near or far sightedness may be prescribed corrective lenses or contacts to improve vision. Some need simple reading glasses while others need contacts to wear during the day. Optometric physicians may also be able to perform surgery, such as laser vision correction and other procedures. They provide routine exams as well. These eye care tests can involve reading wall charts, evaluations by state-of-the-art machines, drops, and other tests. Most health care insurance plans cover eye care as part of their offerings, or at least offer a separate add-on package for this area. Patients who would like to seek out a new optometric physician (OD), ophthalmologist, or optometrist can first ask their primary care physician for referrals. It's important to keep in mind that optometric physicians are different from opticians, who are not doctors and cannot perform surgery. They are essentially specialists who fit people with eyeglasses and contact lenses; an optometrist or ophthalmologist can treat patients, give exams, and write prescriptions.
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