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The Importance of An Annual Eye Exam

This week, WLTX interviewed Dr. Jeremy Crisp of Lexington Family Practice Northeast, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, about the importance of an annual eye exam.

From genetics to our electronic habits, there are a lot of factors that may affect our eyesight.

Seeing a physician about your eyesight regularly can help to identify problems and prevent future issues.

Here’s an excerpt of the doctor’s advice from the report.

One of the reasons why an annual eye exam is important as we age is because eyesight becomes a safety issue, especially while performing daily tasks such as driving.

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Staring at a computer screen all day for work or using electronic tablets too much can harm our eyes – and make them dry. It’s important to take breaks from screen time often during the day to give your eyes a rest.

People who have high blood pressure and diabetes have an increased of damage to the retina in the eye. And, after the age of 40, the risk of glaucoma or cateracts increases. Seeing your physician regularly can help prevent complications in the future.

Alicia S. James, MD, Joins Lexington Family Practice Northeast

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Alicia S. James, MD, to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. James will practice at Lexington Family Practice Northeast, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

Alicia S. James, MD

Dr. James graduated from Stanford University in Stanford, California, and earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. She then completed her family medicine residency at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia.

During her residency, Dr. James served as vice president of the residency council and as a member of a pediatric task force. She also volunteered at Epworth Children’s Home in Columbia and at Good Samaritan Clinic in West Columbia, providing primary and maternal care to underserved patients in the community. A member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. James is certified in advanced cardiac life support and has specific interest in women’s health.

Dr. James joins the board-certified physicians and physician assistant at Lexington Family Practice Northeast to provide comprehensive care for the entire family. In addition to well visits and same-day sick and urgent appointments, the practice offers on-site X-ray services, laboratory services and digital CAT/CT scans.

Dr. James is accepting new patients.

Lexington Family Practice Northeast
76 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 699-7255
LFPNortheast.com

Michael L. Nunnery, MD, Moves to Lexington Family Practice Ballentine

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that Michael L. Nunnery, MD, has moved to Lexington Family Practice Ballentine and is accepting new patients.

Michael L. Nunnery, MD

A summa cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Dr. Nunnery, earned his medical degree from the USC School of Medicine in Columbia. He then completed his family medicine residency there, serving as chief resident at USC Family Practice.

Board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Nunnery has cared for Lexington Family Practice patients of all ages for nearly 15 years. He most recently treated patients at Lexington Family Practice Northeast.

Dr. Nunnery proudly joins the board-certified physicians, physician assistant and nurse practitioner at Lexington Family Practice Ballentine to provide comprehensive, continuous care in the community his family calls home. In addition to well visits and same-day sick and urgent appointments, the practice offers in-office laboratory services and imaging, including X-rays and CT scans.

Lexington Family Practice Ballentine
1846 Dutch Fork Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 781-5200

LFPBallentine.com