Dr. Thomas Weshefsky
Eye Doctor – Conway
3874 Renee Drive Suite D
Myrtle Beach, SC
The Eye Care Team at Carolina Forest Family Eyecare in Myrtle Beach welcomes residents of nearby Conway and Socastee. Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina and we are proud to provide vision services to its residents. The beautiful marina and Waccamawa Bridge are close enough for Myrtle Beach residents to enjoy and are a source of pride to the area.
Conway has a rich history. It was founded before America was even a country and many of our patients have family legacies about the Revolutionary War and battles that took place in this area.
Whether your last eye exam pre-dates the founding of this unique town, remember that t’s important to have regular eye exams (whether or not you wear eye glasses or contact lenses). Dr. Thomas Weshefsky, your Conway Optometrist, will take care of all your eye care needs including:
- Eye Exam
- Ortho-K Conway
- Contact Lens Fitting
- Diabetic Eye Care
- Macular Degeneration Exam
- Pediatric Eye Care
- Cataract Exam
- Eye Allergies
- Glaucoma Exam
Eye Exams in Conway, SC
No matter what of your age or physical health, it's crucial to have standard eye exams. Most people need to have exams every year. Your eye doctor will let you know what is recommended for you during your next exam at our eye care center.
During a thorough eye exam, your eye doctor will not only work out your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses,
but will also examine your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes operate jointly as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
What Happens During Your Exam?
A complete eye exam includes a variety of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests vary from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues within of your eyes.
Eyecare experts highly recommend you have a thorough eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.
Pediatric Eye Exams in Conway
Some experts deduce that approximately 5 % to 10 % of pre-schoolers and 25 % of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association
(AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the day one of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then proceed to have their eyes examined at minimum every two years throughout school.
Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently.
The AOA highly recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at a minimum of every 12 months or according to their eye doctor's instructions.
The AOA also recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don't normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on your rate of visual change and overall health. Doctors often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an effect on vision and eye health.
If you are over 40, it's a good plan to have your eyes examined every one to two years to research for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration. Read more about Vision After 40.
Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually. Read more about Vision After 60
Our Optometry Practice Near Conway
Dr. Thomas Weshefsky’s eye clinic in Myrtle Beach is conveniently located to offer our comprehensive eye care services to residents of Conway and Socastee. Using only cutting edge technology and techniques, our Conway Optometry Clinic will help to improve and preserve your vision so you can see and feel your best.