Perin Diana Jr. MD

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is the doctor board certified?
Do you dispense glasses and contacts?
Yes. We have a large selection of high quality frames to choose from. We have the latest styles at affordable prices. All glasses are guaranteed. We dispense contacts for every need including the new fasion colors.
Do you have laser surgery in your office?
Yes. Laser surgery is used for the medical management of many eye problems and diseases.
Is surgery done in your office or at the hospital?
Dr. Diana does many surgeries in the office. Some surgeries can only be done safely in a hospital setting. Dr. Diana is on staff at Beaufort Memorial Hospital and at Beaufort Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Do you treat children?
Yes. We treat patients of all ages. It is very important for children to have yearly exams.
What is the difference between an ophthalmologist an optometrist and an optician?
An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, and medical as well as surgical treatment of vision problems and eye diseases.

An optometrist is trained in the prescription of eyeglasses and contact lenses as well as in the detection of eye disease. In some states optometrists may diagnose and medically treat some eye diseases although they do not have a medical degree. Optometrists do not have all of the medical training of opthalmologists in the diagnosis and management of eye diseases.

An optician is an independent professional licensed to make eyeglasses and contact lenses according to prescriptions supplied by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.
Do you accept Medicaid and Medicare?