Sea Island Ophthalmology is proud to offer traditional and cataract surgery to Beaufort, South Carolina! We offer various premium lenses, and both laser and traditional cataract surgery. Book your consultation with Dr. Siegel today!Learn More
Mark Siegel, M.D. is the first ophthalmologist in the Northern Beaufort County area to offer laser cataract surgery! Those who choose laser assisted cataract surgery face less chance of complication, faster recovery times, and amazing results! Schedule your consultation today!Learn More
Presbyopia and astigmatism correcting lenses are available at Sea Island Ophthalmology. Dr. Siegel offers the ReSTOR® lens implant to help his cataract patients see better at all distances!Learn More
Are you suffering from Glaucoma in the Beaufort, SC area? Dr. Siegel offers Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) to treat his Glaucoma Patients.Learn More
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To maintain good vision and to keep your eyes healthy, it is important to have routine eye exams. For those with stable vision and without any eye disease having routine eye exams every two years is important. At this exam your eyes will be dilated so the doctor can see into your retina, your vision will be checked and you will be screened for eye diseases or disorders. If further testing is required a more comprehensive exam and possible testing will be scheduled.
If you experience any changes in your vision between regularly scheduled visits with your eye specialist, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Early detection of problems and treatment of problems can be the key to preventing loss of vision.
When a person calls to make an eye appointment, he or she should be prepared to describe any current vision problems. In addition, patients should ask if the eye examination will affect their vision temporarily and if they will need someone to drive them home. They may also want to ask about the cost of the exam, if their insurance plan will cover any of the cost, and how payment is handled. Before going to the appointment, patients should gather information to help answer questions the eye care professional may ask.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above call Sea Island Ophthalmology at 843-525-1500 to schedule an appointment.
The following symptoms are indications of serious medical problems that require immediate attention:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms call out office immediately at 843-525-1500.
Visual acuity tests measure the smallest object each eye can see at a certain distance. Normally, each eye will be tested individually by covering one eye at a time. The use of the Snellen chart is the most common way to test visual acuity. This chart letters and numbers that decrease in size. When taking the test, the distance between the patient and the chart is 20 feet.
20/20 vision is normal. If a person has 20/40 vision, they see at twenty feet what a normal eye sees at forty feet. If a person has 20/200 vision, they are legally blind. They only see at twenty feet what a normal eye sees at two hundred feet. If they have 20/15 vision, they see better than normal. They see at twenty feet what the normal eye would have to bring in to fifteen feet to see.