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Posted on 05-19-2017

Your Eye Doctor in Greer Provides Comprehensive Eye Care for Your Family

Don't miss the beautiful green trees, colorful wildflowers and blue lakes of South Carolina this summer by neglecting to receive vision exams essential for detecting common refractive errors such as astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. In addition to prescribing eyeglasses or contact lens for significantly improving vision problems, your Greer optometrist is also qualified to diagnose and treat all eye disorders, diseases, and injuries to the eye. Eye exams at Blue Ridge Vision can also detect systemic diseases like hypertension and diabetes by evaluating the condition of tiny blood vessels extending throughout the eyes.

woman smiling wearing sunglasses

Why Get Vision Exams?

The answer is simple--most eye disorders and refractive errors do not cause noticeable symptoms until they have progressed into advanced stages. To prevent permanent vision impairment, it is essential for you and your family to have annual eye exams consisting of the following tests:

  • Visual acuity (with eye charts)
  • Color blindness
  • Eye alignment (how well eyes converge to produce binocular vision)
  • Ocular motility/eye muscle health
  • Depth perception (stereopsis)
  • Retinoscopy and refraction (for determining strength of corrective lenses, if needed)

People over 35 often receive slit lamp exams during their annual vision exam to detect diseases, particularly diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, cataracts and corneal ulcers. In addition, slit lamp testing provides details to your eye doctor in Greer about the condition of your iris, cornea, eye lens and conjunctiva (the surface of the eyeball).

Other Eye Care Services Offered at Blue Ridge Vision

For people who need eyeglasses but do not want to wear glasses, your optometrist in Greer gives standard contact lens exams and hard-to-fit contact lens exams if you need multifocal, toric or rigid gas permeable lenses to ensure comfort and appropriate fit.

Ortho-K is another option if you have a mild to moderate refractive error and do not want to wear corrective lenses. By wearing Ortho-K contacts at night that gently reshape your cornea, you may not have to wear contacts or glasses to see during the day.

Keep summer clear, crisp and bright this year by scheduling your family's eye exams today: 864-877-3031.

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