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1470 Tobias Gadson Blvd #115 |  Charleston, SC 29407  | Phone: 843-556-2020

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"Draisin vision group has always been on the forefront of eye care with the most up to date equipment and testing. The staff is professional and friendly. Dr. Draisin knows his stuff!"

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Our office features online patient registration directly though our Patient Portal. Registering online can save you time when you arrive for your appointment, helping keep your visit to our office quick and efficient.

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We specialize in helping children perform at their peak ability at school and at home. This included help for those struggling with learning, as well as though hoping to excel at even higher levels. See the imporant information we have exclusively for educators.

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See our Public Service Video Library to learn more about the ways vision impact everything we do, as well as a wonderful College of Charleston profile of Dr. Draisin, 

Office Hours

Monday: 8:30am-5:30pm
Tuesday: 10:30am-7:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am-5:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am-5:30pm
Friday: 8:30am-1:00pm
Saturday: By appointment
Sunday: Closed

 

VisionHelp News

  • Why I’ve Become Anti Anti-Suppression
    Our resident, Dr. Melissa Kendall and I were reviewing a current vision therapy patient’s record before quittin’ time last night, and she asked me something about an “anti-suppression” procedure.  Which prompted me to realize that I hadn’t used that term in quite some time, though I couldn’t quite put a finger on why. Then it dawned …
  • Does Strabismus Surgery Improve Quality of Life?
    And the answer is of course, it depends! But … depends on what?  After all, it has been reported that nearly half of adult patients  who undergo strabismus surgery do not feel that the outcome has improved their QoL, or Quality of Life.  (Hatt SR, Leske DA, Liebermann L, Holmes JM. Comparing outcome criteria performance …
  • The Importance of “Just Look”
    “Just look”.  That’s an important message that our colleague, Dr. Glen “Bubba” Steele shares with fellow optometrists about assessing a variety of infant visual functions.  He has a gentle way of saying it, but at times it seems like an exhortation that should be followed by an exclamation mark: “Just look!”  Bubba has coined that phrase …
  • Hyper Vision
    Hyper Vision — a superb article in May’s Wired magazine by Kevin Kelly.
  • PHIHEP and the Origins of Inter-Professional Education (IPE)
    IPE seems to be a hot topic these days that caught my eye, reminiscent of one of my student experiences at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in the mid 1970s.  The acronym for the program that I participated in as an intern was PHIHEP:  The Philadelphia Interdisciplinary Health and Education Program.  I offer this brief …
  • What’s Up With the ACT?
    The ACT (American College Test) was first introduced in 1959 as an alternative to the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), and seems to have eclipsed the SAT at this point.  Many vision therapy practitioners are approached by parents of high schoolers to request support for accommodations on standardized tests.  The SAT guidelines for accommodations are straightforward, and …
  • Reading, Crowding, and Posterior Cortical Atrophy
    Paul is a retired health care professional who has early phases of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), but in an atypical presentation known as Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA).  In typical  AD, the neurodegenerative process begins with atrophy of the hippocampal regions of the brain and disrupts memory.  In contrast, PCA begins with atrophy in the posterior regions typically …

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The Draisin Vision Group is committed to excellence in customer service with regards to comprehensive eye and vision care. Our doctors and staff pledge to remain at the forefront of their profession through clinical education and practicing with the strictest of ethical standards. Choose excellence, see the difference!