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Is Blue Light Harmful to our Eyes?

By Brad Bodkin, OD, FAAO | August 5, 2015

We all use technology with screens every day – from computers to tablets to smartphones. But do these screens cause harm to our eyes? Visible light occurs across a small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum encompassing wavelengths from 380nm to 780nm and colors from violet to red. It has long been known that lower wavelength…

Introducing 1-Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal and CooperVision MyDay contact lenses

By Brad Bodkin, OD, FAAO | July 8, 2015

                        We are excited to let you know we have just received our fitting sets for the two newest contact lenses to come to the market – Acuvue’s 1-day Moist Multifocal and CooperVision’s MyDay. The Acuvue 1-day Moist Multifocal is a brand new daily…

#CharlestonStrong Fundraiser

By Brad Bodkin, OD, FAAO | June 23, 2015

Along with the rest of the Charleston community, we were stunned and appalled at the senseless act of terror last week at the Emanuel AME Church. We want to show our support and do our part to help in the healing process. All week, we will be donating 9% of our revenue to Lowcountry Ministries…

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Introducing The Heidelberg Spectralis OCT with Ultra-Widefield Imaging

By Brad Bodkin, OD, FAAO | May 14, 2015

We have recently added the Heidelberg Spectralis SD-OCT imaging system to our lineup of in-office diagnostic technology. The Spectralis SD-OCT allows us to obtain microscopic pictures of the retina to aid in detection and treatment of glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, and other retinal pathologies. It also allows us to image the front…

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By waltmayo | May 5, 2015

Introducing 1-Day Acuvue Define Contact Lenses

By waltmayo | March 18, 2015

  Introducing the world's first eye enhancing contact lens – 1-Day Acuvue Define. These new lenses use patented technology to bring out the natural beauty of your eyes while making them appear whiter, brighter, and more awake. These lenses will not change your eye color, instead they enhance the color of your irides while giving…

Bracket Challenge 2015 – Win $250

By waltmayo | March 13, 2015

It’s time to get your bracket in for our 2015 Bracket Challenge. Join our league on Yahoo and you could win $250 in prizes – $200 gift certificate to use in our office, $25 gift certificate to Crave, and a $25 gift certificate to Crafty Draft! As an added bonus, anyone who beats Dr. Bodkin’s…

Free Dry Eye Seminar on Friday

By waltmayo | February 14, 2015

Do your eyes burn? Do they water for seemingly no reason? Are they red and irritated? Do they itch? Are you tired of using artificial tears more than a couple of times a week? If you answered yes to any of these, then we have an exciting seminar geared towards you. We are excited and…

Moultrie News Voting Now Open – Win $200

By waltmayo | February 11, 2015

It’s time to vote for the 2015 Moultrie News Reader’s Choice Awards. To thank you for taking your time to vote for us as Best Vision Center, we will enter you to win a $200 gift certificate that you can use towards your next glasses or sunglasses purchase! Just click here to be taken to…

Introducing MonoQool Eyewear

By waltmayo | January 30, 2015

Screwless innovative hinges? Check. 3D printed frames? Check. Lightweight NXT composites? Check. Stylish, colorful, and bold? Check. These are all attributes of our newest eye wear collection – MonoQool. These exciting new frames are the definition of stylish meets hi-tech. The MonoQool NXT line uses the NXT material to make the frame fronts. NXT was…

2014 Year in Review

By waltmayo | January 2, 2015

First off, we would like to say thank you to all of our wonderful patients who helped make 2014 our best year yet. We work tirelessly to bring you the best eye care and eyewear experience, and you all make it so rewarding and worthwhile.  Here is a recap of our year: –          We brought…

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Toys For Tots Toy Drive

By waltmayo | November 27, 2014

It’s that time of year again – time to think about helping those less fortunate in our community to have a wonderful Christmas.  We are teaming up with Toys for Tots again this year as an official drop off location to provide toys to those families in need in the Charleston area.  Toys for Tots…

Cyber Monday Sale

By waltmayo | November 27, 2014

You have finished all the turkey leftovers. You have braved all the Black Friday Sales. Now it is time to take it easy and enjoy our Cyber Monday Deal – a $100 gift certificate for only $25! You can use your gift certificate towards an eye exam, the purchase of eyeglasses, or the purchase of…

Survival Football Contest 2014

By waltmayo | August 24, 2014

It’s that time of year again – football season! And we are bringing back our popular Survival Football Contest. It’s easy to play – each week you pick one NFL team to win their game and if they do, you get to play again the following week. The catch is you can only use each…

Branded vs. Generic – a new report just released

By waltmayo | July 27, 2014

In a new report released by economists from Tilburg University and The University of Chicago, the choice of branded versus generic (store brand) was examined. The study looked at data from 77 million shopping trips from 125,000 households. When it comes to aspirin, it states that 9 times out of 10, physicians and pharmacists will…

Father’s Day Sunglasses Giveaway!

By waltmayo | June 4, 2014

We’re excited to announce our Father’s Day Sunglasses Giveaway Facebook contest! Nominate a dad and tell us why you feel he’s earned the gift of new sunglasses from The Vision Center at Seaside Farms. Here’s how it works: 1.Make sure you LIKE our Facebook page. 2. Write a post on your personal Facebook page that…

Memorial Day Sunglasses Sale 2014

By waltmayo | May 19, 2014

Okay so it isn’t actually happening on Memorial Day since we are closed, but there is no better time to buy your new pair of sunglasses for the summer! Come in all week and enjoy $50 off every pair of sunglasses you buy! Choose from Maui Jim*, Costa del Mar*, Kate Spade, Jimmy Choo, Hugo…

New contact lens clinical trial

By waltmayo | April 20, 2014

Do your contacts dry out at the end of the day? Do they start to bother you after the first week of wear? Do you love the way they feel the first day out of the packaging? We have great news for you! We are the first office in the Charleston area to offer the…

Help for those eye allergies

By waltmayo | March 29, 2014

(Photo courtesy of Sarah Bodkin) Happy Spring! You couldn’t have helped but notice the not so thin layer of yellow on everything (and if you didn’t, please schedule your vision check right away!).  If you are like a third of Americans, this lovely pollen is causing you to experience ocular allergies. Signs of ocular allergy…

Team Ethen Hope Jam March 29

By waltmayo | March 17, 2014

You may have heard about an 8 year old in our community named Ethen Richardson. He was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and has exhausted his medical options. His parents, family, and friends have not given up hope for a miracle and have set up the Ethen Hope Fund. While we have already donated…