Eye Associates of Columbia
Independent Doctor of Optometry
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Eye Associates of Columbia includes a team of highly skilled professionals trained to provide you with the best quality eye care in Columbia in a comfortable atmosphere. The needs of our patients are our top priority. Our commitment to your experi...
Eye Associates of Columbia includes a team of highly skilled professionals trained to provide you with the best quality eye care in Columbia in a comfortable atmosphere. The needs of our patients are our top priority. Our commitment to your experience and care goes beyond investing in the most current technology and instrumentation; we hold our doctors and staff to a high standard through continuing education and frequent training. With locations in the Columbiana Centre Mall and the Villages at Sandhills, we offer convenient, comprehensive treatment for all of your vision needs. We are dedicated to a better quality of life for you, your family, and your community. From the latest technology to superior patient care, we specialize in contact lens fittings, the treatment and management of eye disease, eye infections, annual eye exams and more.
- Contact Lens Examination
- Contact Lens Fittings
- Same Day Exams
- Walk-in Exams
- Clarifye - Digital eye exam that shows you more
- Digital Retinal Imaging
- Medical Eye Exams
- Computer Vision
- Low Vision
- Contact Lens Exams
- Diabetic Exams
- Online Scheduling
- Eye Exam Starting Fee $90.00
- Contact Lens Starting Fee $70.00 Includes Fitting Fee
- Retinal Imaging Fee $39.00
We accept most insurances, including:
- Community Eye Care
- Community Eye Care
- Physicians Eye Care
- American Express
- Care Card
- Cash (No Checks Accepted)
Eye Associates of Columbia
100 Columbiana Cir
, South Carolina 29212
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Mon||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Tue||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Wed||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Thu||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Fri||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Sat||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Sun||12:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Sunday||12:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
Eye Associates of Columbia is the local eye doctor to see for all of your eye care needs in Columbia, SC. As your local Columbia optometrist, Eye Associates of Columbia can help diagnose, treat, and detect subtle changes in your eyes year over year. Come visit our offices at 100 Columbiana Cir Columbia, SC 29212 and let us help you see and look your best. Our doctors are here to provide the professional eye care near you, to guarantee you have the clearest vision. Call today to schedule an appointment for your annual eye exam.
Dr. Jenna Larocque
Originally born a Murphy, she grew up in Auburn, Massachusetts. She now lives in the middle of the woods with her husband, Aaron, and their cat, Tupelo. You can find her most days at EAOC at the Columbiana Mall or sitting at home with a glass of red wine and a good book.
She went to Assumption College for undergraduate, majoring in BiologyShe then attended MCPHS School where she received her Doctorate of Optometry
Licensed to Practice Optometry in the state of South Carolina
Dr. Bradley Powers
Soft and Specialty Contact lenses such as RGPs/Sclerals/Hybrids Sclerals. Ocular disease and Dry Eye Dr. Powers is an avid outdoorsman and foodie. Outside of the office Dr. Powers can often be found mountain biking, rock climbing, surfing or enjoying Brunch and Food Trucks with Friends.
Dr. Powers earned a B.S. in Biology from Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas, he then attended Salus University outside of Philadelphia, PA where he graduated with his Doctorate of Optometry (O.D.)
Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree and certification by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. Dr. Powers is currently an active member and volunteer in many Columbia based charity and educational groups. He also maintains an active involvement with National and State Optometric Associations.
Dr. Jill Sellner
Dr. Sellner is originally from a small town in Southern Minnesota. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know her patients and teaching them about their eye health. In her free time, Dr. Sellner enjoys spending time with her husband, Adam, and their dog, Bogey.
She attended Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, where she earned a B.S. in psychology. She then moved to Pikeville, Kentucky, where she received her Doctorate of Optometry.
Licensed to Practice Optometry in the state of South Carolina
Dr. Karen Wint
Dr. Karen Wint is originally from North Carolina and attended Western Carolina University and Southern College of Optometry in Memphis Tennessee. She is married with two grown children. Her favorite things are animals, baking, singing and the ocean, and watching British tv.
Western Carolina University for undergrad and Southern College of Optometry in Memphis Tennessee for her Doctorate in Optometry.
Licensed to practice Optometry in South Carolina
Dr. Tyler Thornton
His eye care passions include contact lenses and education on the finer points of our visual system. Outside of working, he has keen interests in travelling, sports (especially Clemson football), the outdoors, and trivia (watch for him on Jeopardy some day).
Dr. Tyler Thornton attended Clemson University for Bioengineering. Then MCPHS University School for Optometry in Worcester, MA.
State licensed optometrist in South Carolina
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Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY EYE EXAM?
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY EYE EXAM?1
You should bring your vision insurance and medical insurance information to your eye exam. If you currently wear any prescription lenses, bring your eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses. You should also bring any and all questions you may have. Contact your optometrist if you have specific questions about any additional items you think you may need to bring to your eye exam.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN EYE EXAM AND A VISION SCREENING?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN EYE EXAM AND A VISION SCREENING?1
A comprehensive eye exam is administered by an optometrist and can detect not only vision problems but problems with eye health and general health as well. A vision screening is typically performed by a general medical practitioner such as a pediatrician or a nurse. While a vision screening can help identify vision issues, it can miss many important issues that a comprehensive eye exam can identify. This is why everyone is encouraged to get annual eye exams. Schedule your eye exam today.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN AN EYE EXAM?
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN AN EYE EXAM?1
An eye exam involves a series of simple but comprehensive tests that allow your optometrist to assess your vision and your eye health. Your optometrist will discuss the results of your eye exam with you and determine the right prescription to help you to see your best.
IS A CONTACT LENS EXAM DIFFERENT THAN AN EYE EXAM?
IS A CONTACT LENS EXAM DIFFERENT THAN AN EYE EXAM?1
A normal, comprehensive eye exam will allow your optometrist to determine if your eyes are healthy enough to wear contact lenses. During your contact lens fitting, detailed measurements of your eyes will be taken to determine the right contact lenses for you. There is an additional fee for a contact lens fitting and evaluation for all contact lens patients (both new and established patients). Schedule your eye exam today to have all of your questions about contact lenses answered.
WHY SHOULD I GET AN EYE EXAM?
WHY SHOULD I GET AN EYE EXAM?1
An annual eye exam involves more than just updating your glasses or contact prescription. A comprehensive eye exam can also detect eye health issues as well as general health problems. Conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected in early stages through an eye exam, and this can result in early treatment. Schedule your annual eye exam today.
CAN EYE EXAMS DETECT OTHER HEALTH ISSUES?
CAN EYE EXAMS DETECT OTHER HEALTH ISSUES?1
Eye exams can detect eye health issues such as glaucoma and cataracts. Eye exams can also detect general health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. This is why eye exams are an important part of health maintenance for everyone regardless of age or vision correction needs. Schedule your annual eye exam today.
WHEN SHOULD I SEE AN OPTOMETRIST?
WHEN SHOULD I SEE AN OPTOMETRIST?1
You should see an optometrist once a year whether or not you believe you need vision correction. An annual eye exam can detect not only eye diseases but also other diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Schedule your eye exam today.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN AN OPTOMETRIST TREAT?
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN AN OPTOMETRIST TREAT?1
An optometrist can treat vision problems like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. An optometrist also often treats common eye problems like dry eye syndrome and eye infections. An optometrist can also treat chronic eye diseases such as glaucoma. Optometrists are trained to detect and diagnose all eye problems and eye diseases. Schedule an eye exam today if you are experiencing any problems with your eyes or your vision.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THE OPTOMETRIST?
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THE OPTOMETRIST?1
At your optometrist appointment, your optometrist usually will check your eye health and evaluate your vision. After the exam, your optometrist will discuss your vision health and the right prescription for you. Your optometrist can also answer any questions you have about your eye health, eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses, and contact lenses. Schedule your eye exam today.
HOW DOES MY VISION CHANGE WITH AGE?
HOW DOES MY VISION CHANGE WITH AGE?1
Changes in vision that occur with age include reduced pupil size, dry eyes, loss of peripheral vision, decreased color vision, and vitreous detachment. The most common vision problem that comes with age is presbyopia, which is the normal and unavoidable age-related loss of focusing ability. Different types of lenses can provide help for presbyopia. The risk of developing cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy increases with age too. Your optometrist will discuss any age-related vision problems you’re experiencing at your next annual eye exam.
WHAT IS A REFRACTION TEST?
WHAT IS A REFRACTION TEST?1
Your optometrist uses a refraction test to determine your exact eyeglasses prescription. Through showing you a series of lens choices through a device called a phoropter, your optometrist determines the amount of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism that you have and the lenses needed to correct these vision problems.
WHO CAN WEAR CONTACT LENSES?
WHO CAN WEAR CONTACT LENSES?1
Nearly anyone who needs vision correction can wear contact lenses. Contact lenses can provide vision correction for people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or a combination of these issues. Finding the perfect lens for you is sometimes a process of trial and error. All of the lens parameters can be finalized only after you’ve worn the successful combination. Schedule an eye exam to talk with your optometrist about whether contact lenses would be a good vision correction option for you.
HOW DOES AN OPTOMETRIST TEST MY EYES?
HOW DOES AN OPTOMETRIST TEST MY EYES?1
An optometrist uses several tests and tools to evaluate your eye health and your vision. Your eye exam usually will include a glaucoma test, a retinal screening, a visual field screening, an extraocular muscle test, and a refraction test. The results of these screenings and tests help your optometrist evaluate your vision and overall eye health.
HOW IS VISION MEASURED?
HOW IS VISION MEASURED?1
Vision is measured through a series of tests performed at an eye exam. Visual acuity is commonly measured by a series of two numbers, the first number representing the distance from which a person can clearly see something, and the second number representing the distance from which a person with normal vision can see that same thing. This measurement is typically obtained during an eye exam by having a person read from an eye chart with various sizes of letters.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD NEEDS GLASSES?
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD NEEDS GLASSES?1
Taking your child to an optometrist for an eye exam is the best way to learn if your child needs glasses. Many children who need glasses aren’t aware that they do. Signs of vision problems in children include sitting too close to the television, squinting, sensitivity to light, difficulty with eye-hand coordination, and avoiding visual activities like reading and drawing. To see if your child needs glasses, schedule your child’s eye exam today.
Vision Care, Personalized for You
High-quality eye care is always at the forefront for our vision experts. Our priority is to ensure that you and your family receive customized, comprehensive eye exams to meet your unique vision needs. Plus, we work with you to determine the best prescription for your lifestyle needs and the most suitable lens options to ensure you get the perfect pair. Whether you have a strong prescription, need a little extra comfort, or are interested in other technologies like progressive or blue light filtering lenses, we will make sure you look and see your best. Make your eye health a priority this season and schedule your eye exam.
CLARIFYE - The Digital Eye Exam That Shows You More
We focus on your eyes, but we are also committed to your overall health. The CLARIFYE digital eye exam provides an advanced and precise eye care experience for your best vision, can pinpoint changes in your eye health over time, and can tailor prescriptions for day and night. This state-of-the-art digital eye exam technology can also help me diagnose health problems like diabetes and glaucoma. Your visits will be different from now on. CLARIFYE helps reduce the ‘which is better 1 or 2’ guesswork of traditional eye exam methods for most patients. CLARIFYE maps the unique fingerprint of your eyes, and you will leave knowing you have a precisely pinpointed, customized prescription and a new insight into your health.