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…

2014 Vision Center at Seaside Farms Bracket Challenge

By waltmayo | March 10, 2014

It is one of our favorite times of the year – March Madness! We are once again doing our bracket challenge with all of you. It is free (with a Yahoo.com account) to play and the winner will receive a $150 gift certificate. Second place will win a $50 gift certificate and anyone who beats…

Vote in the 2014 Moultrie News awards and win $150

By waltmayo | March 10, 2014

It is time for the Moultrie News’ Best of the Best 2014! We would love for everyone to know how you feel about us as your favorite vision center and repeat as winners for Best of Mt. Pleasant! Please vote for us as Best Vision Center and you will be entered to win a $150…

March is Save Your Vision Month – Focus on Computer Vision Syndrome

By waltmayo | March 3, 2014

If you are experiencing any of these issues, please call us at 843-388-6200 or go online to schedule your appointment today!

Can I keep my child from developing nearsightedness?

By waltmayo | January 13, 2014

This is a question I hear quite often from concerned parents – is there anything I can do to help keep my child’s vision from going bad? While there is a definite genetic link to developing nearsightedness, or myopia, there is also an environmental impact as well. While a previous study has linked playing outdoors…

Introducing the new Transitions Signature VII adaptive lenses

By waltmayo | January 7, 2014

Are you ready for the next generation in adaptive lenses? Introducing the next evolution of Transitions lenses – the Signature VII.  Transitions VII lenses take their predecessor Transitions VI, the current standard in photochromic lenses, to the next level.   Transitions Signature VII  lenses are: –          significantly darker in outdoor conditions –          clearer indoors –         …

Toys for Toys toy drive

By waltmayo | November 19, 2013

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 to provide toys to those families in need in the Charleston area.  Toys for Tots is a program that has been…

Have an eye healthy Thanksgiving dinner

By waltmayo | November 19, 2013

Thanksgiving is almost here and we can’t wait to enjoy all the turkey and sides while spending time with our families. This year, we want to help you have an eye healthy meal with these recipes that include foods that are great for protecting your vision. These are some of our favorite spins on Thanksgiving…

Patient Appreciation Happy Hour 2013

By waltmayo | September 19, 2013

Our patients make us very happy so we want to show our appreciation with a Happy Hour Party. Please join us on Thursday, October 3rd from 5-7:00 PM at Gilligan’s on the back porch.  There will be complimentary drinks and appetizers as well as  lots of giveaways – including a staycation at Wild Dunes!  Want…

Are you ready for some football?!?!?!?!

By waltmayo | August 27, 2013

It’s that time of year again – football season! And we are bringing back our popular Survival Football Contest again. 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…

Maui Jim Seeing is Believing Contest

By waltmayo | August 1, 2013

Want a FREE pair of the world’s best polarized sunglasses? Stop in and try on your favorite Maui Jim sunglasses and ‘See the Difference.’  We will post a photo of you in the pair you like the most and post it onto our Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram pages. Once your photo is up, have…

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The votes are in for Best Vision Center!

By Brad Bodkin, OD, FAAO | June 25, 2013

Update 8/24/2021 We have three more awards to share with you – Best Eye Doctor by Charleston Living, Neighborhood Favorite by Nextdoor, and Best Vision Center by The Moultrie News! Scroll down to see all the awards we have won since 2013 or schedule your exam now to see what everyone else is raving about.…

Second Hand Smoke and AMD

By waltmayo | June 20, 2013

We all know that smoking cigarettes comes with several dangerous health risks. One of those is that a smoker is three times more likely to develop age related macular degeneration (AMD) – a leading cause of irreversible blindness in people over the age of 60.  A new study out of the University of Cambridge has…

Introducing MODO and Eco Frames

By waltmayo | June 17, 2013

We just got in two really cool new lines of eyeglasses and sunglasses. The first is MODO. Created as ‘Eyewear for the Individual,’ MODO believes simplicity is the highest form of sophistication. Designed in SOHO, MODO eyewear is handmade and conceived to live the trend rather than follow it. They are made from high quality…

Dry Eye’s Impact on Driving Performance

By waltmayo | June 11, 2013

We all know that dry eye can be uncomfortable and irritating but did you also know it can affect your visual performance? A recent study out of The Center for Clinical Investigation of Quinze-Vingts National Ophthalmology Hospital in Paris, France evaluated the impact of dry eye disease on visual performance while driving. The study assessed…

Our first genetic test results for macular degeneration

By waltmayo | May 31, 2013

Today was very exciting for our practice – we received our first report back from the Macula Risk Genetic Test! The Macula Risk test is a DNA test that helps us determine your risk level for developing vision loss associated with age related macular degneration (AMD). Based on that risk level, we will know more…

Charleston Ranks 12th in UV Exposure!

By waltmayo | May 30, 2013

Living in the beautiful city of Charleston, we know that a lot of what makes this city great is all the sunshine. However, those UV rays can be very harmful to our eyes and skin. A recent report from The Vision Council shows that Charleston ranks 12th in the country in the most days with…

Memorial Day Sunglasses Sale!

By waltmayo | May 21, 2013

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 this Friday, May 24th, 2013, and enjoy $50 off every pair of sunglasses you buy! Choose from Maui Jim*, Kate Spade, Jimmy Choo, Hugo…