Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands in Summerville

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Clear Vision for All Lifestyles

Contact lenses provide visual clarity that many wearers find preferable for day-to-day life. An alternative to glasses, contacts are available in a variety of types that can correct most refractive errors.

Certain types of contact lenses can even treat certain corneal irregularities, providing long-lasting results. In younger patients, certain contact lenses can slow the progression of myopia.

Is Your Child Considering Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses are not right for everyone, so it’s important to determine if contacts are right for your child before giving them their first pair. Our contact lens exams are thorough and informative, giving us the chance to assess their overall eye health and identify any refractive errors.

A contact lens prescription is slightly different than an eyeglass prescription, so we will first determine what that is for your child. After the comprehensive eye exam, if contacts are indeed a good fit, we’ll show your child how to insert and remove their lenses and how to keep them clean.

We’ll send you and your child off with a pair of trial lenses so they can get a feel for them outside of our clinic. If they have any problems, we will happily make any necessary adjustments or suggest a different option.

Are Contacts Right For My Child?

Age plays a significant role in when a child may be ready for contact lenses.A study by The American Optometric Association showed that 76.7% of optometrists and ophthalmologists felt most comfortable introducing contact lenses to children ages 10 and up. In the same study, 9.6% of optometrists were more willing to prescribe contact lenses to children if they lived an active lifestyle or were involved in sports. Although they may not suit every lifestyle, contacts can provide more flexibility and freedom for people that live active lives.

If you have any questions about contact lenses for your child, please book an appointment with us today!

Which Contact Lenses Are Right For My Child?

The most frequently prescribed type of contact lenses for children are daily disposable contact lenses. Your child can simply dispose of their lenses after wearing them for one day, and put in a new pair the following day. Daily disposable lenses negate the risk of bacteria growing and building up on the lens between wears due to improper storage.

Weekly or monthly disposable lenses are a good choice for older children that are capable of following proper hygiene practices and disinfecting their lenses between wears. These lenses are worn during the day and stored in a saline solution at night.

Some children that have corneal irregularities like keratoconus may be fitted with rigid gas permeable lenses to provide clearer vision and, in some cases, treat the condition.

If your child has astigmatism, they may benefit from using aspheric or toric contact lenses that can provide them with clearer, sharper vision than traditional styles.

We’re happy to provide all the necessary insight you and your child need to make an informed decision about contact lenses. For more information, please book an appointment.

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Our Contact Lens Brands

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Biofinity

Unlike many other silicone hydrogel lenses, Biofinity contact lenses incorporate a naturally wettable material that maintains a hydrophilic (water loving) property throughout the lens.  This means no surface treatments, additives, coatings or wetting agents are needed.

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Cooper Vision

We create and execute innovation that is unmatched in the contact lens industry. There’s much more to our story than that, however. In fact, you’ll find that what sets us apart is how we approach our business. We collaborate. We listen. And, we enjoy what we do.

Visit Our Office

You can find us on the corner of East 1st Street and North Magnolia Street. We share a parking lot with First Reliance Bank that includes accessible parking spaces.

Address

133 E. 1st North Street Suite #3
Summerville, SC 29483

Contact Information

Phone: (843) 419-8600
Text: (843) 486-2131

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM8 PM
Tuesday
8 AM8 PM
Wednesday
8 AM9 PM
Thursday
8 AM9 PM
Friday
3 PM8 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our Services

The first step towards safeguarding your child’s vision is booking them an eye exam. When you bring your child in, we’ll test the quality of their vision as well as assess their overall eye health, helping to ensure that any potential eye conditions are caught early and dealt with effectively.

Children’s Eye Exams

Myopia is one of the most common vision problems affecting children around the world. Luckily, we can help you find the most effective way to manage myopia in your child so that they can get back to discovering their world with the clearest vision possible.

Myopia Control

Some eye conditions, like strabismus and amblyopia, can develop early in your child’s life. With vision therapy, we’ll be able to develop a series of exercises specific to the needs of your child that are designed to improve their vision over time.

Vision Therapy

Some eye diseases can develop over the course of a few years without patients exhibiting any symptoms, and can ultimately lead to vision loss. We’re here to diagnose eye diseases as quickly as possible and find effective management tools to protect your child’s sight.

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

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