Posts Tagged ‘blade free lasik’


Considering LASIK?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 
   

Choose South Georgia Eye Partners. We offer the latest in laser vision correction technology including iLASIK. And for a limited time, receive $250 off per eye! Call today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

*Some restrictions may apply. Offer valid for 90 days. 


I SURVIVED ILASIK!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 
   

 Well, after 8 years of living, breathing and preaching Lasik, I finally experienced the procedure for myself!  Why did I wait so long you ask?  It’s kind of like the woman who’s husband is a builder yet she lives in shanty town.  I’ve seen my best friend, my husband and countless others lay under that machine, but it just never occurred to me that I should do it.  Don’t get me wrong, I was not tied to my glasses, I could fake it. However, my tricks eventually began to wear thin when patients started to notice that the woman selling them Lasik was holding the paper two feet from her face and holding her eye lids just as high as they would possibly stretch.  I agree, it was not a pretty sight! So on June 28, 2011, I became another truly satisfied patient.
Before it all began that day I was so excited!  I was telling everyone I was going to do it. Ilasik is great and ilasik is for me! I must admit though, when everything went quiet, it was like someone slapped me across the face and said WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? ARE YOU CRAZY?  I must admit it was a bit scary lying beneath that machine,  but when I heard a firm voice saying it was too late to back out, I immediately relaxed and proceeded to travel to my happy place.  I began to calm  and remember just exactly WHO was working on my eyes. It was the man I have called boss for 8 years, the man I would trust with my mom, the man I would trust with my child – Dr. Scott Petermann.
While visiting my happy place, from time to time I would here a word of encouragement and see a few flashing lights. Not once did I feel pain. When all was said and done and my vision cleared, I saw our head technician, Victoria holding out her hands to me.  I sat up in amazement!  I could see!
I was then led to an exam room where after being checked by the doctor, I was handed my bag of drops and out the door I went.  I went home, ordered take out, milked every ounce of sympathy out of my husband, then headed off to la la land as instructed.  I awoke the next morning to a whole new world!  Sure it was still a bit hazy, sure my eyes are a little red, sure people run screaming from me due to lack of eye makeup, but I CAN SEE! I can read! I can text! I can Facebook!  All without stretching my arms out and hiking my top lids over my eyebrows!
So, if you have questions about iLASIK, just call me, Karen Canada. I have the brochures, photos and all the info you will ever need.  I can even help you find your happy place!


Accepting Chase Health Advance for iLASIK Procedures

Friday, April 22nd, 2011 
   

In addition to using Chase Health Advance for eyewear in our Optical Shop, you can now choose to use this financing option for the new iLASIK procedure.  Patients are very happy with the surgery results and have commented it’s nice to wake up with no glasses or contacts.

Call to schedule a free consult to learn more! Seeing 20/20 just got better.


Get Great Results with iLASIK

Friday, April 22nd, 2011 
   

Dr. Petermann is now performing iLASIK with great results! If you’re considering LASIK, schedule a consult today and let us tell you about the great benefits of this new procedure.


Brand new lines of sunglasses…including Coach!

Friday, February 25th, 2011 
   

Come check out all of our new brands in our optical shop. We now have new lines of Vera Bradley, Vera Wang, Silhouette, Kensie, Wildflower, Calvin Klein, Oakley, and Costa.

It is also a great time to make an appointment and check out our great deals on iLasik and all of our other lasik options. Lasik and data recovery houston blocks are replicated across several data nodes, so the failure of one server may not necessarily corrupt a file. a great pair of sunglasses make the perfect match. Once you have lasik you would need to have a great protective pair of sunglasses.

Some of our sunglasses lines include Oakley, Costa, Vera Bradley, Vera Wang and our brand NEW line of Coach in our Tifton location.

We would be happy to answer and help you with any questions you may have. So come check out all of our great deals at South Georgia Eye Partners.

Whitney


Preparing for an Eye Exam

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 
   

An eye exam is not like a shopping trip to the grocery store.  It is a medical exam to see if your eyes are healthy and if necessary, to get glasses for a visual deficiency.  Being prepared for your eye exam will make the experience more pleasant.  The first step is to make an appointment with your eye doctor.  Have your name, phone number, address and insurance information available.  On the day of your appointment, try to be a few minutes early as there may be health forms that need updating.  Please take your insurance information and all of your medications with you.

We are a medical practice with four doctors and they see surgery patients as well as emergencies.  Some patients are coming in for testing only or to pick up glasses or contact lenses.  Every patient’s insurance has to be verified by their insurance company the day of service.  Please keep all these things in mind when patients are not called in the order in which they sign in.

During your exam, the doctor will check the health of your eyes.  This sometimes requires dilation of the pupils to allow him to view the retina.  The effects of dilation are blurred reading vision for a few hours afterward and large pupils which could last up to a day depending on the patient.  If you are dilated, disposable sunglasses are provided. We will test for glasses if necessary and there are other tests that may be ordered by the doctor if he sees a problem.  We perform a thorough exam.

At the end of the exam, the doctor will explain his findings and recommendations.  Our doctors treat and specialize in a variety of eye problems and recommend a yearly exam.  We have clinics in Tifton and Valdosta for your convenience, so call us for your yearly eye appointment!


It’s Tax Time…

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 
   

Why not use your refund on LASIK?  Here at South Georgia Eye Partners we now offer iLASIK , also known as blade free LASIK.  Summer is on the way, so gear up for beach and boat season with a new pair of  sunglasses from our Optical Shop. We have a large selection of designer brands including Costa Del Mar,Wiley X,Vera Wang, and more! Come in and check them out at our Tifton or Valdosta location!   We also take many vision insurance plans including VSP!


Join Us at the South Georgia Bridal Expo

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 
   

Considering LASIK before the big day? Then come see us Saturday, January 22nd at the South Georgia Bridal Expo to learn more about iLASIK, the latest in laser vision correction technology. And, look for our ad in the January 16th edition of the Valdosta Daily Times to receive a $200 discount on iLASIK.

If you’re just looking for an out-of-the-box gift idea for that special bride or groom, ask us about our gift certificates!

*Original newspaper ad must be presented to receive iLASIK discount. Offer good for $100 off each eye. Limit one discount per ad presented. Valid through March 31, 2011. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please call Karen at 229-244-2068.

Bridal Show Info:

Saturday, January 22nd

Rainwater Conference Center

Valdosta, GA

Tickets: $5


WoW! I can see..

Friday, November 19th, 2010 
   

A little over a month ago I had Intralase. I have had to depend on glasses ever since I was nine years old. So, when the opportunity to have the corrective surgery, especially Intralase, at the age of twenty-two arose I jumped on it. I am so glad that I did. Intralase is the best decision I have ever made. Dr. Petermann explained the procedure to me and made sure that I understood all about it.

Of course when the big day arrived I was NERVOUS, who wouldn’t be. Once the procedure got started I relaxed and saw that there was nothing to it. I was amazed that when I got up from the table I could see. The rest of that day and night I took it easy resting my eyes and keeping them closed, so to heal properly.

Later on that night I opened my eyes and could see a clock across the room. That is when it hit me “WOW, I can see without my glasses or contacts!!” You couldn’t get me to stop smiling. Everyone that I would see I would tell them about Intralase and how it changed my life. I would and do recommend Intralase to anyone and everyone! Intralase is the best and Dr. Petermann and his techs are the best to do it! 🙂

Whitney


South Georgia Eye Partners Now Offering iLASIK

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 
   

iLASIK – it’s the latest in laser vision correction and it’s now at South Georgia Eye Partners. An upgrade to traditional LASIK, iLASIK uses the exclusive Intralase Laser and is the preferred method of treatment for patients seeking a LASIK procedure. So what’s the difference between traditional LASIK and iLASIK? It’s all about the corneal flap. Every LASIK procedure begins with the cutting of the corneal flap, which is a thin layer of tissue that is folded back to expose the inner cornea. iLASIK, also known as Intralase, blade-free LASIK or all laser LASIK, uses a laser to cut the corneal flap while traditional LASIK uses a blade. The remainder of the procedure is conducted exactly the same. After the flap is cut, the physician proceeds with reshaping the cornea and correcting the patient’s vision.

“iLASIK is a newer, safer and more precise way to perform laser vision correction,” said Dr. Scott Petermann, ophthalmologist for South Georgia Eye Partners. “With this advanced technology, I am now able to use a laser instead of a blade, which allows me to adjust the size and shape of the corneal flap. The increased accuracy of the laser gives the patient a better, more customized flap fit.”

While results are different for each patient, other benefits of iLASIK include a reduced risk of infection and dry eye as well as faster healing time. Additionally, the use of a laser creates a thinner, more precise flap, making the procedure gentler on the eye than a traditional blade.

“The great thing about iLASIK is that it gives us an opportunity to offer state-of-the-art technology that is safe, precise and comfortable,” said Petermann. “We are excited to bring this service to South Georgia and North Florida.”

In addition to iLASIK, South Georgia Eye Partners will continue to offer specialized services such as Custom LASIK and PRK. All procedures are preformed in the on-site iLASIK suite located in the Valdosta office. No referral is necessary. If you are interested in learning more about iLASIK, please contact Karen Canada at 229-244-2068 or [email protected] to set up a consultation. Click to view FAQs or watch an actual iLASIK procedure.