1. Vision Safety for the 2017 Solar Eclipse

    Hi there and welcome back to our blog. On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible here in Charleston for the first time since 1979. While this celestial event is sparking excitement across the nation, it also raises concern for those of us in the eye care profession. Looking directly at the sun is always dangerous, yet viewing a solar eclipse during the partial phase without the p…Read More

  2. How Your Food Can Help Your Eyes – Part 2

    In our last blog, we touched on the well-known importance of beta-carotene for our eyes. This type of A-vitamin does a lot for our retinas. However, as we also said in our last blog, there are other foods that help your eyes as well! Your eyes need several different vitamins and minerals to be healthy. We've already touched on eggs and citrus, ad we're ready to talk about a few more helpful foods.…Read More

  3. How to Avoid Computer Vision Syndrome Part 3

    Many of us are stuck behind computers all day. Whether you're a programmer, a project manager, or a writer, your eyes are challenged every day by  your working conditions. At Crescent Eye Care, we help patients who struggle with eye problems because of their computer screens. When your screens start to affect your eyes, you have a condition called computer eye syndrome. It's a common issue that y…Read More

  4. 8 Tips for Protecting Your Eyesight Part 2

    Taking  care of your eyes doesn't have to be stressful or complex. In fact, it is surprisingly easy! In our last blog, we discussed the importance of a good diet, no smoking, and getting exercise when it comes to eyesight. All these things will help your eyes - and the rest of your body! Today, we have a few more things for you to consider as you look at your daily life. Wear Good Shades If you'r…Read More

  5. Life With Contacts Part 2

    In our last blog, we explored tips for life with contacts. Contacts are like technology - they are amazing when they work, and horrid when anything goes wrong. At Crescent Eye Care, we have a lot of experience with contacts and how to live with them happily. After you get a contact lens exam from our eye care specialists, follow our tips to keep your eyes healthy! Don’t sleep in your contacts We…Read More

  6. How Diabetes Affects Your Eyes

    At Crescent Eye Care, we are very aware of how diabetes affects the eyes. Are you? Diabetes causes a condition called “diabetic retinopathy.” If you have diabetes, it is important that you understand retinopathy and its symptoms. First off, “retinopathy” refers to all damage to the retina, whether it is from diabetes or not. The retina is a light-sensitive tissue lining the inside of the e…Read More

  7. 8 Signs You Need an Eye Exam

    At Crescent Eye Care in Charleston, South Carolina, we are passionate about providing complete eye care to everyone. Sight is such a crucial part of life, we want to be able to support you and keep you seeing clearly! People tend to put off getting eye exams. However, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you need to schedule an appointment with us. We promise it will not be long…Read More