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            Summer is here! Yay!  
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“Like” our facebook page for a chance to win!!

Who's ready for a summer give-a-way?? Grab your friends and family and have them "like" the Draisin Vision Group page. When we reach 450 "Likes" we will be picking a lucky "Liker" to try the new Transitions Vantage Lenses, which have the best of both worlds~ polarized and Transitions! Spread the word and let's get to 450 "likes!"


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Bringing you the latest in technology!!

We always strive to remain on the forefront of our profession with the latest in technology and care for your eyes. We are pleased to announce we have added Macula Risk, the new genetic lab test for Macular Degeneration.

AMD, or Age-related Macular Degeneration, is predominantly an inherited disease. Macula Risk is a prognostic DNA test that identifies individuals who have inherited any of the disease-causing genes. These individuals are at increased risk of vision loss as they age.

Macula Risk is a laboratory developed test (LDT) to assess the risk of AMD progression from early or intermediate AMD to advanced AMD, a common eye disorder of the elderly that can lead to blindness.

Macula Risk identifies individuals (1 in every 5 patients) that are at highest risk of vision loss due to AMD. Identifying these patients early allows us to implement a disease management strategy focused on sight preservation.

In most cases, insurance pays the Lab fees if you have certain risk factors of AMD.

Call the office today to find out more information or if you are a candidate for the Macula Risk testing.




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TearLab is here!!

Do you stinging, burning, scratchy sensation, sensitivity to light, tearing, tired eyes, and difficulty wearing contact lenses, as well as Blurred vision, often worsening at the end of the day or after visually focusing for a prolonged peri...od on a nearby task? You may be suffering from dry eye disease. We are excited to announce that we are now one of the few offices in Charleston to have the TearLab dry eye lab test available in our office. TearLab is the single most accurate and objective test for diagnosing Dry Eye Disease. TearLab generates an Osmolarity number, which provides significant information in diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease.
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Astigmatism 1-Day contact lenses are here!

Have you always wanted to wear a fresh pair of contact lenses every day, but have been told that you cannot because you have astigmatism? Your time has come!! We now have the brand new technology that allows you to have the healthiest and most comfortable contact lenses. No more contact lens solutions to buy and forget the cleaning at night, you get to just throw them away! As a bonus, these lenses also have UV-A and UV-B protection from the sun. I switched to 1-day lenses a year ago, and I love them!  If you would like to try 1-day lenses, we have trials on hand to allow you to experience the difference.  

1-DAY ACUVUE®MOIST®Brand for Astigmatism Contact Lenses

  • 1-DAY  ACUVUE®MOIST®Brand Contact Lenses are one of the healthiest and most convenient ways to wear contact lenses; wear them one day so they’re always fresh and comfortable with no cleaning or hassles.
  • 1-DAY ACUVUE®MOIST®Brand is the only daily disposablelens with LACREON®Technology that locks in a moisture-rich ingredient, for a fresh lens feeling and end-of day comfort.
  • These lenses are visibility tinted and have an inside-out mark for easy handling.
  • Class II UV protection blocks at least 82% of UV-A radiation and 97% of UV-B radiation from the sun.




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Getting a tax refund?

“Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman”

Hopefully the taxman didn’t “take it all” and you will be getting a little back this year! What a great chance to finally get those designer glasses that you have been eyeing with your tax money! And we have a perfect opportunity to utilize those dollars~ our spring frame show. It’s going to be a really fun day with yummy food, prizes and give-a-ways and the best part: 50% off frames with a purchase of lenses (no insurance.) We will also have several frame venders in the office, so the selection will be doubled.

Check out our facebook page for the details: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/photo.php?fbid=10150658438507285&set=a.10150658438492285.386208.314856327284&type=1&theater

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