Meet Our Local Eye Doctors
Dr. Jennifer Lesslie and Dr. Betsy Fraser know that getting the right prescription involves balancing several factors, including clear eyesight, visual efficiency and your ability to seamlessly process visual information.
Whether you’re seeking an optometrist in North Charleston for a routine eye examination, or you need to find the perfect pair of contact lenses, eyeglasses or progressive eye wear designs, or you’re considering eye surgery (such as LASIK or cataract surgery) or if you need help managing eye conditions like myopia, farsightedness, glaucoma or dry eye syndrome, Lesslie Vision Care is your preferred destination in Charleston, Berkley, and Dorchester counties for the best care, advice, options and follow up.
Q&A with Dr. F
Dr. Fraser Answers Your Eyecare Questions
I have always heard that carrots are good for eye health; is this true and should I make sure my kids are eating carrots?
Dr. Lesslie: The short answers to the above questions are YES and YES. However, we need to dig a little deeper and realize that while carrots are good for overall eye and retinal health, they are not the only food we should be making sure are kids are snacking on! We have known for quite some time that carrots are packed full of beta-carotene which serves a vital role in eye health. Beta-carotene can also be found in mangoes, papayas, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, and collard greens (just to name a few.) More recent research also states that a diet high in lutein, zeaxanthin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Zinc is essential to retinal health. For our adult patients who fear they may not be getting adequate amounts of the nutrients listed above we will recommend a specific eye vitamin to supplement their diet. In children, we like to focus on a well-balanced diet of foods to provide the same vitamins and nutrients. So yes, please continue to give your children carrots—but don’t stop there. Add in some spinach, kale, collard greens, almonds and oranges just to name a few! Check out our eye healthy recipes to give you more ideas!
1370 Remount Rd
North Charleston, SC 29406
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