We offer complete eye care services in our Charleston and Summerville, South Carolina vision centers. Learn more about each of our eye health service in the options below. Our goal is to provide Lowcountry families and visitors the highest quality of care for healthy eyes and great vision. We have been voted as the Best Eyewear Boutique in Charleston, SC by City Paper voters for two years in a row!
Regardless of your age or physical health, it’s important to have regular eye exams.
During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
A comprehensive eye exam with our eye doctors in either Summerville, SC or Charleston, SC includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.
Eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.
The Jackson Davenport eye doctors are experienced and trained for providing eye care for our younger patients as well. Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at least every two years throughout school. Read more about our children’s eye care services.
Diabetic retinopathy is a condition occurring in persons with diabetes, which causes progressive damage to the retina, the light sensitive lining at the back of the eye. It is a serious sight-threatening complication of diabetes.
Dr. Fisher and Dr. Oslin will evaluate the health of your eyes and determine any damage caused by your diabetes. We will take the time to explain the disease, how it relates to your eyes and your treatment options. Read more about our diabetic eye care services.
Eye doctors Fisher and Oslin specialize in providing the best contact lenses for each individual patient. Since contacts are a medical device, proper fitting with attention to visual demands and lifestyle will maximize vision and comfort for our contact lens patients. Our fitting types include:
Learn more about our contact lens fitting options and what happens during your appointment.
Dry Eye Syndrome is one of the most common eye health problems we evaluate. Every day millions of individuals have visual symptoms without ever realizing they are experiencing “dry eye”.
Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome has many causes. Medications, extensive visual tasks, computer use, climate, aging, nutrition, Lasik and cataract surgeries, and contact lenses are just some of the causes.
Symptoms of “dry eye” include:
If you believe you are suffering from dry eye, come in to either our Charleston or Summerville locations to be evaluated for dry eye.
Over time dry eye will only get worse if it remains untreated. There are many options for treating this condition. If you believe you suffer from dry eye, we provide dry eye evaluations and create a treatment plan personalized to your needs.
Treatments can include eye drops, both OTC and prescription, artificial tears, tear duct plugs, Restasis and more. Learn about the treatment options for dry eye.
Spring and summer bring warm and sunny weather, green trees, and fields of flowers. But for allergy sufferers, these natural wonders aren’t “easy on the eyes.” For many, tree pollen, grass pollen, weed pollen, and other allergens can bring months of misery with itchy, irritated eyes. Learn more about our evaluations for eye allergies!
Eye allergies can be very bad in the Charleston and Summerville areas due to our high pollen count. Common symptoms include:
Our eye doctors, Dr. Fisher and Dr. Oslin, can evaluate your eyes to determine the cause and the appropriate treatment. There are several ocular treatments such as local antihistamines and steroid eye drops that, for many, can provide significant relief from eye allergy symptoms. During our exam, we can evaluate whether one of these treatments could be right for you.
Retinal photography is a sophisticated, computerized assisted digital camera that enables our optometrists to provide a detailed retinal analysis of the interior your eyes. Learn more about our digital retinal photography services!
Using a painless process, we can document and record retinal problems, optic nerve disease, suspicious lesions, macular degeneration, high blood pressure and the effects of diabetes.
Your retinal photos will be stored and saved by Jackson Davenport. We can provide copies of these photos for your medical specialist if referral is indicated.
A corneal foreign body is an object (eg, metal, glass, wood, plastic, sand) either superficially adherent to or embedded in the cornea of the eye. The removal of a corneal foreign body is a procedure commonly performed by our eye doctors in our offices in either Summerville or Charleston.
If corneal foreign bodies are not removed in a timely manner, they can cause prolonged pain and lead to complications such as infection and ocular scarring. Learn more about our corneal foreign body removal services!