The Vision Center at Seaside Farms strives to be as environmentally friendly as possible.  We are currently working towards our small business green certification issued by the US Green Business Certification program – becoming the first eye care practice in the Charleston area to be certified.  Here are some of the ways The Vision Center…

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Charleston Animal Society

Dr. Bodkin and the staff at the Vision Center at Seaside Farms feel very fortunate to live and work in such a great community and we feel very strongly about giving back to our community. Though there are many worthy causes, here are four charities that we have chosen to support. Every year we donate…

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Fruits and vegetables, as well as beans and nuts, are essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle due to their high concentrations of antioxidants and vitamins.  However, very few people routinely eat enough of these foods to obtain an adequate supply of these nutrients.  Listed below are key nutrients and suggested daily amounts needed for optimal…

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Always wash hands before handling contact lenses. Rub and rinse the surface of the contact lens before storing. Use only sterile products recommended by your optometrist to clean and disinfect your lenses. Saline solution and rewetting drops are not designed to disinfect lenses. Avoid using tap water to wash or store contact lenses. Contact lens…

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In the most basic of terms Orthokeratology (Ortho-k) is the science of changing the curvature or shape of the cornea to affect how light is focused on the retina at the back of the eye by using a contact lens that is worn while you sleep. The cornea is responsible for most of the eye’s…

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Higher-order aberrations or HOAs are more complex vision errors than lower-order aberrations, which have more familiar names such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. HOAs have relatively unfamiliar names such as coma, spherical aberration and trefoil. These types of aberrations can produce vision errors such as difficulty seeing at night, glare, halos, blurring, starburst…

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Sunglasses, especially here in the lowcountry, are an important part of your eye health and fashionable look. All of the sunglasses we sell provide 100% broad spectrum UV protection to help protect you from the sun’s damaging rays. We also recommend polarization on your lenses when possible to help cut down on glare – this…

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UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is an operating division of UnitedHealth Group, the largest single health carrier in the United States. Their family of companies delivers innovative products and services to approximately 70 million Americans. UnitedHealthcare’s nationwide network includes 560,000 physicians (and other care professionals), 80,000 dentists and 4,800 hospitals. Their pharmaceutical management programs provide more affordable access to…

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VSP

VSP is dedicated to offering affordable, high-quality eyecare plans that promote visual wellness and improve their members’ quality of life. As the nation’s largest provider of eyecare coverage, thousands of companies rely on VSP to provide a range of vision plans. VSP’s plans meet overall eye health and wellness needs and cover advanced vision correction…

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas is the only statewide customer-owned health insurer in the state. They provide access to affordable, quality health care and top-notch service. As a division of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is among the financially strongest health insurers in the nation providing our…

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