Fight Fraud by Guarding Your Medicare Number

Health care fraud drives up costs for everyone in the health care system. One way to protect against such fraud is to guard your Medicare number. Fraud schemes often depend on identity thieves getting hold of people’s Medicare numbers, so treat your number as you would a credit card. Follow these important steps to protect… Read More


Southern Eye Welcomes New Ophthalmologist, Dr. Wade Reardon

Southern Eye Associates is proud to announce and welcome Dr. Wade A. Reardon as its newest ophthalmologist. Dr. Reardon was born and raised in Kingstree, SC. He studied at the College of Charleston Honors College where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. For his medical education, he attended the… Read More


Southern Eye Voted Best of the Upstate 2013 – Ophthalmology

We are honored to announce that our practice was voted Best of the Upstate in Ophthalmology 2013 by the readers of The Greenville News! Thank you to all those who voted for us. We will continue striving to provide excellent and compassionate eye care in 2014 and the years to come!    


Dr. Heitman Interviewed by Greenville News on Eye Strain

Dr. Heitman was recently interviewed by the Greenville News on the toll that technology can have on our eyes. To read the full article, click here: http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/health/2015/03/03/computer-eye-strain-mounts-new-technology/24315195/    


February – AMD Awareness Month!

Seniors: Don’t Be Blinded by Old Notions of Eye Disease Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among older Americans, but new treatments have dramatically changed the course of this disease over the last 10 years, making AMD more manageable than ever. During AMD Awareness Month this February, Southern Eye Associates reminds people… Read More


Ora et Labora, Pray and Work

The Angelus by JEAN-FRANÇOIS MILLET I was reminded of a Benedictine Tradition called “Ora, Labora et Lectio.”  It is a 3-part phrase derived from The Rule of St. Benedict. That rule (book) became the foundation of guidance for monastic communities. Ora, Labora et Lectio is translated as Pray, Work, and Bible-Study.  The Rule of St. Benedict was… Read More


November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Diabetes and Eyes: What You Need to Know   Diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss among adults age 20 – 64 in the United States, yet 90% of diabetes-related vision loss is preventable. Unfortunately, Americans at higher risk for diabetes have the lowest awareness of diabetic eye disease. During National Diabetes Month this November,… Read More


Back to School Vision

Vision is closely linked to learning. It is estimated that 70-90% of all learning in the classroom is done through the visual system. Children will not often complain of blurred vision because they are unaware of what “normal” vision looks like.  A high percentage of children with Individualized Education Plans (IEP) have an undiagnosed eye… Read More


Southern Eye Welcomes Our Newest Doctor – Craig O’Dell, O.D.

Southern Eye Associates is pleased to announce the addition of our newest doctor, Craig A. O’Dell, O.D.  Dr. O’Dell earned his biology degree and Doctorate of Optometry at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He has completed a residency in ocular disease at the Chillicothe VAMC and Chalmers P Wylie VAACC. He met his… Read More