Call us for comprehensive diagnosis and therapy for dry eye syndrome and ocular surface disease.

Diagnosis:

Tear osmolarity diagnostic testing with Tear Lab measures the electrolytes in the tear film.

https://www.tearlab.com/patients.htm

Diagnostic testing to analyze the meibomian glands in the eyelids, anterior segment photography and tear meniscus height with the Keratograph 5M

https://www.oculus.de/us/products/topography/keratograph-5m/oculus-keratograph-5m/

Therapy

iLux therapy. Restore meibomian gland function by heating and expressing oil from these important glands to unclog them and produce better quality tears.

https://professional.myalcon.com/eye-care/dry-eye/ilux/
Low Light Level Therapy with the Marco Equinox therapy:

The Equinox Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) is a non-invasive, pain and stress-free treatment of dry eye and Meibomian gland disease for all patients regardless of skin type. No gel is required and the entire periocular area is treated using direct and indirect Photobiomodulation during the typical 15-minute application."


New therapy for dry eye and bumps in the eyelids:

LLLT LIGHT MODULATION® is a unique technology of photobiomodulation (PBM) used for many years in various fields of medicine (dermatology, dentistry, etc.). PBM therapy involves the use of red or near-infrared light at low power densities to produce a beneficial effect on cells or tissues. PBM therapy reduces tissue inflammation. The emission of LED light at a particular wavelength triggers an endogenous heating of the eyelids. This treatment facilitates production and stimulation of the oil component released from Meibomian glands into the tear film, thus stabilizing the lipid layer of the tears, reducing the signs and symptoms of Dry Eye.



Marco Equinox Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT):


Developed by NASA, Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) has proven effective at treating chalazion (a bump inside the eyelids). Through the LIGHT
MODULATION® technology, the red light is absorbed by mitochondria and stimulates ATP, increasing cellular action, enhancing the cell’s activity and reducing tissue inflammation. LLLT uses specially designed LED lights to gently warm up the eyelids, causing the meibomian glands to unclog and release oils. For diseases like meibomian gland dysfunction, chalazion and hordeola, the treatment consists of four consecutive light therapy sessions. Therapy sessions are separated by 48-hour to 72-hour intervals over approximately two weeks. It’s quick and painless! Simply lay back with the Equinox mask on and relax as the warm light clears your glands.

Experience Personalized Eye Care Here at Family Vision

Experiencing eye and vision issues for the first time can be troubling. Rest assured, Family Vision is ready to help with any problems affecting your eyes. Visit our locations in Anderson, SC, Clemson, SC, or Williamston, SC, if you need treatment today.

Seeing our optometrist now can help you avoid more severe issues down the line. Don’t hesitate to contact us if your vision is declining.

Services Our Optometrist Can Provide

Our optometrist can give you an exam and prescribe eyeglasses to fix your issues. If you prefer contact lenses to eyeglasses, they can also prescribe that. Although many patients only go to optometrists if they have vision problems, that is far from the extent of their expertise.

Consulting with our optometrist is highly recommended if you have certain eye conditions, such as dry or pink eye. After thoroughly examining the state of your eyes, our optometrist can prescribe medication to treat it. As long as you follow their instructions, your eyes should return to normal in no time.

Our optometrist remains helpful if you are set to undergo surgery. They can tell you how to prepare for the surgery. After the surgery, we can take the lead on your post-operative treatment. It is also wise to pay frequent visits to our eye doctor. Our optometrist can keep tabs on your eyes and identify issues as soon as they arise.

Why Work with Family Vision?

Family Vision is one of many clinics that provide optometry services in our selected areas. So, why should you work with us instead of other clinics?

When you visit one of our clinics, you can expect personalized treatment. We don’t use a blanket approach for our clients. Instead, we evaluate your condition, consider your feedback, and devise a treatment approach that makes sense based on the information you provide.

This personalized approach to eye care has served our patients well. We are proud to have a long list of clients satisfied with our services. Feel free to try our personalized services or ask any more questions that come to mind.

Personalized Eye Care When You Need It

Reach out to us at Family Vision if you need expert eye care. Head to our locations in Anderson, Clemson, and Williamston, SC, to get immediate treatment. Feel free to contact us anytime. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling either our Anderson office (864) 226-6041, Williamston office (864) 847-7657, or our Clemson office (864) 722-9205.

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  • Dr.
    Dirk Graves, O.D.

    Dr. Dirk Graves was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  He attended the University of South Dakota, and graduated in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry.  He received his master’s degree in 1994.  In 1999, he graduated with his doctorate degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.  He joined the Family Vision team in early 2002, coming along side Dr. Blaettler and Dr. Randall Baughman.

    Dr. Graves enjoys helping patients and has a strong interest in glaucoma, dry eye disease, pediatric vision care and sports vision performance.  Outside of the office, he has served in the the Williamston Lion’s Club, Piedmont Optometric Society, and is a member of the American Optometric Association.  

    He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children.  When he isn’t working he sometimes wishes he was playing golf, but when he does play golf, he wishes he was at work helping patients!

  • Dr.
    Randall Baughman, O.D.

    Dr. Randall Baughman is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio.  After undergraduate studies at both Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Baughman earned his Doctor of Optometry degree at The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1982.

    Dr. Baughman started his Optometry career as a medical missionary in Mombasa, Kenya and is fluent in Swahili.  He served there for more than five years and worked with and learned from more than twenty U.S. Ophthalmologists who came for short-term mission trips.  From 1988 to 1999, Dr. Baughman worked in Southern Illinois, joining three Ophthalmologists.  He joined the Family Vision practice in 1999.  In 2004, he received the Silver Award from The Laser Eye Centers for achieving excellence in refractive surgery eye care.  He brings more than 30 years of experience of quality comprehensive eye examinations and prescriptions for eyewear and contact lenses.

    He and his wife Nancy love spending time with their family. They have three sons, one daughter and three grandchildren.  In his free time,  Dr. Baughman enjoys tennis, golf and fly fishing. 

  • Dr.
    DJ Morris, O.D.

    Dr. DJ Morris was born and raised in Seneca, South Carolina.  He attended the University of South Carolina before receiving his Doctorate of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry in 2016.  While attending Optometry school, he served as President of the Sports Vision Club, as well as a University Ambassador.   Upon graduating from UABSO, he was awarded both the Goodlite Pediatric Excellence Award and the 2016 Alabama Optometric Association Leadership Award.  He joined the Family Vision team in 2016.

    Dr. Morris is the praise and worship leader at O’Zion Baptist Church.  He is also a member of the Tri-County Technical College Board of Visitors.  He spends the majority of his free time working out or tutoring students.  Dr. Morris enjoys traveling and has recently fallen in love with cruising around the world.  He has one child, his black lab pup named Gary.

  • Dr.
    Nicholas Baughman, O.D.

    Dr. Nicholas Baughman grew up in Greenville, South Carolina.  He graduated from Clemson University in December of 2011 with a BS degree in Biological Science.  He then received his Doctorate of Optometry degree while attending the University of Alabama of Birmingham School of Optometry.  Dr. Baughman did an externship at the Eye Foundation of Utah and with an Ophthalmologist in London, KY where he focused on Glaucoma and Dry Eye Disease.  

    Dr. Baughman joined the Family Vision team in the summer of 2016.  He served as the President of the Piedmont Optometric Society in 2018-2019.  He enjoys going on medical mission trips, his most recent trip was to Costa Rica.  

    Outside of eye care, Dr. Baughman loves spending time with his wife, Kathryn and their two sons, Luke and Andrew.  They also have two Brittany Spaniels, Major and Chipper.  He likes to stay active playing sports like tennis, golf and softball.  He is an avid baseball fan, pulling for his Atlanta Braves.  During the fall, you will most likely find him cheering on his Clemson Tigers!

  • Dr.
    Jarrod Griffis, O.D.

    Dr. Jarrod Griffis was born and raised in Southeast Georgia where he attended Georgia Southern University, earning his BS degree in chemistry, while minoring in music technology.  Immediately after, he began Optometry school in Memphis, Tennessee at Southern College of Optometry, where he would earn his Doctorate of Optometry in May of 2017.  He completed his externships at Georgia Eye Partners Opthalmology Group in Atlanta, Georgia and Professional Eye Care, a private practice in Statesboro, Georgia.  

    Dr. Griffis has traveled to Central American countries such as Haiti and Nicaragua to provide Optometric aid while sharing the Gospel.

    Dr. Griffis loves spending time with his wife, Dr. Megan Griffis, who is a pediatric resident in Greenville, South Carolina.  Together they enjoy hiking, playing board games, exquisite foods, gardening and exploring new cities.  They are expecting a baby girl in March, 2020 and are excited to be first time parents.  In his spare time, you can find Dr. Griffis remodeling their house, refurbishing older electronics, napping with their cats at home, or playing drum set at his local church.

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    Been going here for over 25 years, wouldn't go anywhere else. Minimal wait times, pleasant staff and great selection of glasses.

    Kim G.

    I truly enjoy every visit to this office. The whole staff is kind, funny, professional, and they know just about patient by name. Wonderful experience everytime I go.

    Jessica O.

    Dr. Graves and his staff are simply amazing. They make you feel welcome, from the front door, to the eye exam, and even purchasing frames and contacts. Dr. Graves has a way of making children feel at ease also, because my 10 year old and ...

    Amber B.

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Family Vision- Williamston

Monday - Friday:

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

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Family Vision-Clemson

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8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Family Vision-Anderson

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