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Leading Optometrist In Barnwell - Barnwell Eye Care


We welcome patients of all ages to our comfortable optometry practice. Our warm and trusted eye doctor in Barnwell, South Carolina provides personalized optical and medical eye care services to satisfy your family's needs at any age, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Depending upon your age, lifestyle and overall health, we can provide all your vision care requirements.

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267 Main Street
Barnwell, SC 29812
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In our friendly clinic, we become familiar with each individual patient in order to customize eye exams and treatment options. Our family eye care services include eye exams for kids and adults, vision therapy, vision correction and management of age-related eye disease. Located conveniently to serve Barnwell residents, we offer hours to suit every family’s schedule.

Q&A with Your Optometrist

Q: How do I know if I have Dry Eye?
A: Dry eye can cause quite a few symptoms, anything from the eyes actually feeling dry to the eyes watering often, or having a burning, itchy, or irritated feeling. One of the most common symptoms is the eyes feeling gritty or like something is in your eye. Most people will often experience blurred vision since the tears, which comprise the outermost surface of the eye, are unstable.

Q: What are some of the symptoms of Dry Eye?
A: There are numerous symptoms of dry eye disease, but the most common ones include excess tearing, lack of tearing, burning, redness, foreign body sensation, intermittently blurred vision, and an inability to tolerate contact lenses. If you have any of the above symptoms, and want a professional diagnosis, please make an appointment here.

Q: Are there some every day activities that can cause Dry Eye?
A: Having heaters or fans that blow in your face, not drinking enough water or eating enough fruits & vegetables, smoking, wearing contact lenses that aren't a good match for your eyes, and using a computer for a long time without remembering to blink, can exacerbate dry eye symptoms.

Meet Dr. Douglas Scruggs

Meet our eye doctor in Barnwell, South Carolina. We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages – all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care clinic, every patient is treated warmly and effectively. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. We’re dedicated to optimizing your vision!

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How often should your child's eyes be examined? Children should have their eyes examined by a pediatric eye doctor at 6 months, and then yearly until the start of school.

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Annual eye exams are recommended for all adults. Our Barnwell optometrists will check for signs of eye disease or conditions that can affect your vision & overall health.

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For emergency eye care, come immediately to our vision center. Our optometric team is ready to look after all of your eye care needs at our convenient Barnwell eye care clinic.

Contact Lenses For You


We offer a wide selection of contact lenses including disposable soft contacts, bifocal/multifocal, toric, conventional lenses and colored lenses. Our highly skilled optometrists will evaluate your eye shape and prescription to determine the best and most comfortable type of contact lenses for your unique eyes. We ensure that you get the best possible contact lens fit for optimal visual clarity and daily comfort.

Designer Eyeglasses


Barnwell Eye Care has the designer labels you want, right here in San Francisco, California. Our passionate opticians will be thrilled to help you find something that will have you feeling confident as ever. Our wide range of sunglasses, eyeglasses, and reading glasses guarantee that you'll achieve great vision while bringing your best features forward. So come on over and snag a pair of runway-ready frames and express your personal style!

Insurances We Accept At Barnwell Eye Care

We provide both routine eye care and a huge range of optical choices, we accept Medicare and a number of private health insurance plans to help cover the costs.

If you need help figuring out your coverage, we invite you to call our practice for guidance before you come in for your visit. Our staff has extensive experience working with Medicare and many major insurance companies and will be glad to help you understand what benefits are available for you.

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