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 3/1/2020 Whoa, it has been a minute since we updated this page – sorry about that! Since then we have won 5 more awards and we moved into a new state of the art building! Schedule today to come see why we are the best.    Update 8/15/2018     We are so honored to have picked…

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…

OKC Relief Efforts

By waltmayo | May 21, 2013

The recent tornadoes in the Oklahoma City area are a tragic reminder of how quickly our lives can change. However, they are also a great reminder of how amazing this country is when it comes to stepping up to help those in need in times of crisis. Here at The Vision Center at Seaside Farms,…

Sun and Suds 2013

By waltmayo | April 8, 2013

What better way to start your Summer than by getting that new pair of shades while enjoying some delicious beer? Join us on Tuesday, May 7th from 5-7 PM at Westbrook Brewery for a designer sunglasses trunk show featuring Maui Jim, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss, Carerra, and more! Stop by, try on your…

And the winner is……

By waltmayo | March 26, 2013

Thank you to everyone who voted for us as Best Vision Center in The Moultrie News’ Best of 2013. It really means a lot to us as a small local business to have this much community support behind us. Now for the fun part, watch the video below to see who Lauren chose as the…

March Madness Bracket Challenge 2013

By waltmayo | March 18, 2013

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 for us and you could win $150!

By waltmayo | February 11, 2013

It is time for the Moultrie News’ Best of the Best 2013! We would love for everyone to know how you feel about us as your favorite vision center. Please vote for us as Best Vision Center and you will be entered to win a $150 gift certificate to use towards eyeglasses or sunglasses. Just…

Multifocal Contact Lens Seminar

By waltmayo | February 7, 2013

Are you over the age of 40? Are you finding it difficult to focus on objects up close? Are you tired of taking your reading glasses on and off all day? Do you dislike wearing bifocals? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions then you may be interested in knowing there…