Dr. John R. Stewart, O.D. provides quality eye care services in Greer and Boiling Springs, South Carolina; we truly care about the health of your eyes and provide Comprehensive Vision Care to all family members. We are conveniently located in in Greer and Boiling Springs, South Carolina and service Brookhaven, Duncan, Taylors, Woodland Forest and the surrounding communities. We are the local Optometrist near you, offering you and your family top quality eye care delivered with unsurpassed customer service.
Stewart Family Eye Care accepts a number of Insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs. Visit us at our Greer vision center, which can be found at 14055 E Wade Hampton Blvd, Greer, SC 29561 in the Greer Super Walmart or call (864) 848-4808 or our Boiling Springs location at 4000 Highway 9, Boiling Springs, SC 29316 or call (864) 707-5930 to make an appointment or Click here to schedule an appointment online.
Experiencing dry eye symptoms is more common as we grow older, particularly in people 50 years of age and older. Hormonal changes in women who are experiencing menopause or who are post-menopausal. Inflammation in our body can affect the tear gland's ability to produce tears. Eye or health conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjogren's Syndrome can be associated with Dry Eyes. Environmental conditions such as dry winter air, dry indoor heated air, working on the computer, and wearing contact lenses can cause Dry Eyes.
Single-use daily wear contacts are convenient to the patient and a healthy recommendation from their eye doctor. At the end of the day, the patient only has to dispose of the contacts. There is no need to take the contacts out to clean and disinfect them. The patients time and money spent on solutions and caring for them are eliminated. Not to mention that the next time they wear a contact, they will be wearing a brand new contact! The single best recommendation your eye doctor can make is to recommend single-use daily wear contacts. They are the healthiest contact that can be worn. The contact lens pathology issues of wearing the same contact for two or four weeks such as neovascularization, microcystic edema, and bacterial infections are greatly reduced.
A patient can expect to have a different experience when having a contact lens fitting. In addition to the eyeglass exam, questions will be asked to determine which contact lens will work best for them. Will they want to leave the lenses in their eyes overnight or will they remove them every day? Will they wear them only occasionally or will they be for everyday use? Do they want a contact lens that they throw away every day or do they want a contact lens that they have to clean and disinfect? If the patient is over age 40 and has a compromised ability to see up close, how will they see up close with their contact lenses? Will they wear readers over their distant contacts, or will they wear multifocal contacts, or will they wear monovision?
The Optovue iWellness retinal scan is a valuable diagnostic test that helps our doctors evaluate the total health of your eyes. Our practice is committed to protecting your eye health with the most advanced technology available, and we are excited to announce that our comprehensive eye exam now includes the iWellnessExam.
Did you know…
- Sight-threatening eye diseases often have no outward signs or symptoms in the early stages.
- State-of-the-art technology can help your doctor see early signs of these diseases.
- Early detection and treatment of eye disease may reduce your risk of vision loss
Regular iWellness exams can help your doctor detect common eye diseases:
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
Feel free to contact our office to inquire about an Optovue iWellness Exam.
Stewart Family Eye Care is proud to offer the Optos Daytona Optomap retinal exam. It is fast, painless & comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time – suitable for the whole family. Available at both locations. Using low-power laser technology, your eyecare professional can take a wide, instantly-viewable and detailed digital scan of your retina (the area responsible for processing images). All in real time. And in no time. Without the use of pupil-dilating eye drops.