Daniel Island Eye Care
297 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 101 Daniel Island SC 29492 843-471-2733
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Daniel Island’s Family Eye Care

Being a kid is tough. You’re constantly learning new things, you don’t have a lot of control over your life, and you’re extremely dependent on others to help you.

Children grow and learn at an incredible rate. They’re always taking in the world around them. But did you know that about 80% of what they learn is visual?

That’s how much your child relies on their visual abilities to make their way in the world. Children depend on their vision for everything from school work to social cues. But unfortunately, young children do not usually have the ability to understand or express that there is something wrong with their vision.

Protect Their Future

Because children cannot always articulate – or may not even be aware of – their vision problems, it’s extremely important to have their eyes examined regularly by an optometrist.

Children should have their first eye exam at the age of 6 months.

Unless otherwise recommended, children should then have another eye exam at the age of 3 years, and then one more before starting school.

Once in school, children should have their eyes examined once every 2 years, unless otherwise suggested or changes start to manifest.

InfantSEE®

We are proud to be a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and to be enrolled as InfantSEE® providers. This is a one-time service which offers early detection of potential eye and vision problems to infants at no cost, regardless of income or ability to pay.

According to new data collected by the AOA, there is a growing need for early vision examination in infants. Parents may learn more about the importance of infant vision care and the InfantSEE® program by logging on to www.infantsee.org, or by contacting us.

During a child’s eye exam, we will test for:

  • Visual acuity
  • Binocular vision
  • Peripheral vision
  • Color vision
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Tracking abilities
  • Focusing abilities
  • Ocular health

Signs of a Vision Problem

Even if your child has 20/20 vision, they may be experiencing serious problems if their visual system is not functioning correctly. This might mean they have trouble with things like eye teaming or even a learning disability, such as dyslexia.

Your child may have a vision problem if they:

  • Consistently confuse left and right, regardless of correction.
  • Seem clumsy and/or have poor hand-eye coordination.
  • Often squint or blink frequently.
  • Have a hard time remembering, identifying, and reproducing shapes.
  • Rub their eyes during or after short periods of activity requiring up-close focus
  • Have various issues with reading
  • Complain of nausea, dizziness, and motion sickness
  • Complain of headaches
  • Move their head rather than eyes when watching something

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Our Location in Daniel Island

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Directions to Our Practice

Our practice is located at the corner of Daniel Island Drive and Seven Farms Drive.

We are next door to Orlando’s Pizza at the Roundabout. We have parking in front and a large parking lot behind our building.

Address

297 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 101
Daniel Island, SC 29492

Contact

Phone: 843-471-2733
[email protected]

Hours

Monday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our Services

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Daniel Island Eye Care is proud to offer an extensive collection of eyewear, including the largest inventory of contact lenses in South Carolina. Come in anytime, and we’ll help you to find your perfect fit.

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