Eye Care Services in Kenansville, Duplin County NC
Explore our full range of eye care services
Duplin Eye Associates caters to the individual needs of each patient with well-trained staff members who provide personalized attention. We do much more than just check your vision and get a glasses prescription. We provide comprehensive eye care and full service treatment and management to ensure internal and external eye health and vision. We find that our extensive use of technology and highly trained staff allows the doctors to spend more one-on-one time with our patients, rather than just collecting data.
We Provide Diagnosis and Treatment of:
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Eye Disease
- Dry Eye
- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye and Infections)
- Corneal Abrasions
- Seasonal Allergic Eye Problems
- Eye injuries
Our full range of vision care services include examination of children and adults, contact lens fitting of all types, and co-management of laser and cataract surgery.
The visual system is a delicate and complicated part of the human anatomy. All parts of the eye and many parts of the overall body affect your ability to see. In our comprehensive eye health and vision examination, the health of your eyes are evaluated from cornea to retina.
You will find that your eye examination is a pleasant and interesting experience. Based on modern optometric techniques, the examination consists not of a single test but a series of tests, all of which are integrated with each other.
Vision and Eye Health Examinations include:
1. A series of tests designed to determine whether your eyes are healthy and free of disease. A careful check will be made for certain diseases that manifest themselves in the eye.
2. A number of objective tests are taken which allow us to observe and measure your eyes without your active participation. These tests also enable us to examine small children of preschool age.
3. Next a number of subjective tests are taken. Here you will be actively participating. We will ask you a number of questions and will expect you to answer them as well as you can.
4. Additional tests will be performed to assess the muscular balance of your eyes, how well your eyes work as a team, and how well your eyes focus.At the conclusion of the exam, we will explain the results of the tests and make recommendations for any needed preventative or remedial vision care.
When you visit our office, you will leave knowing you have had a comprehensive vision and eye health examination by experienced and caring professionals.
If I'm seeing fine, why do I need an eye exam?
Glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration are just a few of the common eye diseases which affect older patients.
Even if your vision is fine, annual eye health exams can detect eye and systemic diseases in the early stages when it is easier to prevent vision loss. Help maintain quality of life with good eye care.
People with diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and taking certain medications are especially at risk for eye diseases and vision loss.
Everyone wants to protect the eyesight and overall health for themselves and their loved ones - that is why annual eye exams are important. Regular eye care and exams can protect and prevent many eye diseases, if detected early.
Today, a whole range of eye problems can be treated successfully without total vision loss.
Many vision problems can begin at an early age too, so it's important for children to receive proper eye care from the time they are infants.
When should my child have their eyes examined?
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Children then should receive additional eye exams at 3 years of age, and just before they enter kindergarten or the first grade at about age 5 or 6.
For school-aged children, the AOA recommends an eye exam every two years if no vision correction is required. Children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses should be examined annually or according to their eye doctor’s recommendations. It's important for parents to make sure their children's eyes are healthy. Approximately 80 percent of all learning during a child's first 12 years comes through vision.
Good eye health and vision is important to your child's learning, and vision problems can affect their performance in school. Undetected or untreated vision problems can hinder a child's ability to perform to their full potential in school. In fact, many eye diseases can impair vision or lead to vision loss, which is why it is important for people of all ages to have their eyes checked regularly.
At least 10 to 15 percent - or 8 to 12 million - children are at risk for vision impairment. Prevention of these conditions can be easy and can help your student perform his or her best at academics and sports, so schedule your child's eye exam today! While you're at it, schedule your own exam too!
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LASIK Vision Correction
In our office, you will receive a thorough and detailed assessment to determine your candidacy for laser vision correction. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. Our Doctors are fully certified and experienced in laser vision correction pre- and post-operative care.
We know that laser vision correction is a considerable decision, and your needs and expectations will be taken into account in the evaluation process. You will receive an unbiased recommendation as to your suitability for the procedure.
Richrad Hawkins, MD ophthalmologist at Surgical Eye Care, provides the laser correction and we can handle all post-operative visits and subsequent exams.
Cataract Surgery & Low Vision
A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye. The lens sits just behind the pupil and is responsible for focusing light. As the lens increases in cloudiness, it becomes more difficult to see objects clearly and bright lights can cause glare. The most common form of cataract is that of aging and it is inevitable as we mature. In most cases, cataracts do not cause any harm to the eye and cataract surgery is only done to improve the vision in which glasses no longer can improve the vision. Cataract surgery is more the patients decision than ours, because we usually recomend surgery only when the cataracts are affecting your daily life. There is no harm in delaying surgery if your life is only minimally affected.