We found 15 optometrists near Summerville, SC.

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James F. Hill, OD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease), Optometry (Primary Eye Care), General Practice
Address: 7 Alliance Dr, Goose Creek, SC 29445
Ferine Johannes
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 101 Old Trolley Rd, Summerville, SC 29485
Robert J. Black OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
2 Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
Address: 7 Alliance Drive, Goose Creek, SC 29445
Dr. Diane Monarch O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 234 Main St, Summerville, SC 29483
David W. Bang OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
4.67 Average rating 4.67 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 9880 Dorchester Rd, Summerville, SC 29485
Crystal G. Whittington O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 296 Midland Pwy, Summerville, SC 29485
Dr. Daniel D. Coyle OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 174 Beauregard Rd, Summerville, SC 29486
Dr. Donald Joe Koets OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 206 2nd North St, Summerville, SC 29483
Dr. James F. Deavers O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
3.67 Average rating 3.67 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1317 Main St, Summerville, SC 29483
Dr. Thomas C. Edewaard O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 705 Old Trolley Rd, Summerville, SC 29485
William Justin Dungan OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 535 Old Trolley Rd, Summerville, SC 29485
Dr. Joel James Schultz O.D
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
3.14 Average rating 3.14 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 105 Cedar St, Summerville, SC 29483
Dr. James Harrison Kyte OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 717 Old Trolley Rd, Summerville, SC 29485
Garrett Pennell OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 450 Azalea Square Bd, Summerville, SC 29483
Dr. Kristian Andre Mostert OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 717 Old Trolley Rd, Summerville, SC 29485
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What is Optometry?

Optometry is primary care for vision, dealing with vision correction and certain diseases of the eye. Optometrists are the medical providers who prescribe glasses and contact lenses, and they are usually the ones who perform annual eye exams.

Optometrists attend four years of graduate school after college to study the health, function, and care of the eye before they become licensed. They are not medical doctors, unlike ophthalmologists, so they cannot perform surgery. However, optometrists can diagnose diseases of the eye and prescribe vision therapy, medications, and vision correction, such as glasses.

Some common conditions that may be seen by an optometrist include:
  • Refractive disorders, such as myopia and astigmatism, which require lenses to correct the vision
  • Glaucoma, a condition where increased pressure within the eye leads to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries light images from the eye to the brain
  • Dry eye, where there are insufficient tears to lubricate the eye
  • Common infections of the eye, such as conjunctivitis

An optometry exam involves checking the patient’s vision as well as the eye itself and the tissues surrounding the eye. Optometrists may check the pressure of the eye or test to see how well the eyes focus and move. They may ask about any problems, discomfort, or concerns the patient has experienced related to their eyes.

Optometrists are the first stop for most people who need a medical provider to care for their vision health.
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