Posts Tagged ‘Dry eye’


SGNF’s Dry Eye Clinic – Help for Dry Eye Syndrome Here at Home

Thursday, September 28th, 2017 
   

One of the most common clinical challenges faced in eye care is dry eye syndrome. Characterized by irritated, scratchy, itchy eyes, dry eye occurs when eyes are not properly lubricated because of insufficient tear production, or unbalanced tear composition. Thanks to new technology, dry eye can now be treated in ways never before available. The latest diagnostic tool – The TearLab Osmolarity System – measures tear osmolarity by taking a small sample of the patient’s tears to see how “dry” they really are. Treatment is then prescribed based on the measurements from the TearLab and range from Omega 3 supplements, tear replacement drops, punctual plugs, anti- inflammatory drops, oral antibiotics and prescription strength artificial tears.

If you are ready to address your dry eye problems, South Georgia/North Florida Eye Partners has three convenient locations in Valdosta, Tifton, Douglas, Moultrie and Madison, FL  Read more about our Dry Eye Clinic here. Contact us today to make an appointment.

South Georgia/North Florida Eye Partners – with locations in Valdosta, Tifton, Douglas, Moultrie & Madison, FL – specializes in LASIK and cataract surgery with premium lens implants, glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, comprehensive eye exams for adults and children and a Dry Eye Clinic. SGNF also has an Optical Shop fully stocked with designer frames and sunglasses to fit your style and personality.  To make an appointment with one of SGNF’s physicians or to find our locations and hours, click here.


South Georgia Eye Partners: What You Need to Know About Google Glass

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 
   

iStock_000026005783SmallAs vision technology changes and advances, South Georgia Eye Partners wants to be sure we keep our patients in the know.  Wearable gadgetry is the latest trend in technology, and as one of the front-runner products of the craze—Google Glass—gears up for public release, SGEP thinks now is the time to familiarize yourself with the digital eyewear.

Google Glass is a small, wearable computer that uses an optical head-mounted screen to display a smartphone-like interface above the wearer’s upper-right field of vision. Fitted to glasses frames, the device is activated through voice commands or head gestures.

As always, new technology brings a unique set of questions. One foremost on the minds of optometrists studying the device: Will this negatively affect eyesight? American Optometric Association (AOA) members are looking into the matter, and SGEP hopes this answers some of your questions as well.

Optometrists raise concerns that Glass will cause computer-related eye strain symptoms, could increase dry eye, and might be difficult for presbyopes to use with the screen mounted close to the face—though the display is designed to appear as if it were about two feet away. Field of vision is another concern as the ¼-inch arm of the device might obstruct parts of the vision field. Optometrists plan to see how patients’ fields of vision changes over time with use.

As Google announces new prescription lens-ready frames that are adaptable to Glass, optometrists likely will receive more questions about corrective lens availability.

Four Common Patient Questions – And Answers!

  1. Can I drive while wearing Google Glass?
  Just as you wouldn’t text and drive, you should not use the device while driving.
  2. I have poor vision in my right eye. Can I still wear Glass?
  Optometrists who have used Glass say it’s probably best to wear the screen over the dominant eye. However, Glass is only available with a right-eye-positioned screen.
  3. I’ve been diagnosed with dry eye. Will Glass make it worse?  
Looking up repeatedly to access the Glass screen could exacerbate dry eye, some optometrists speculate, but symptoms could be less pronounced with a glance as opposed to a prolonged stare.
  4. Can you fit me with prescription lenses for Glass?  
Currently, Glass is mounted to a specially designed frame with nonprescription lenses. However, Google announced prescription lenses may be fit to the frames with help from eye care providers.

So whether you see the Google Glass as half empty or half full, the gadgets are gaining hype and popularity. View additional FAQs regarding Google Glass. See the January/February edition of AOA Focus for more information about Google Glass.  South Georgia Eye Partners prides itself on being your information source on all new eye care technology and vision wear – visit our website for information on everything from dry eye conditions to iLASIK vision correction surgery to glaucoma care to comprehensive eye exams.  With offices in Valdosta, Tifton and Douglas, we can serve you near home and with expert care.  Call us today to make an appointment.

Source: AOA
South Georgia Eye Partners – with locations in Valdosta, Tifton & Douglas – specializes in LASIK and cataract surgery with premium lens implants, glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, comprehensive eye exams for adults and children and a Dry Eye Clinic. SGEP also has an Optical Shop fully stocked with designer frames and sunglasses to fit your style and personality.  To make an appointment with one of SGEP’s physicians or to find our locations and hours, click here.

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!


Tis The Season

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 
   
GIVE THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

Sleek New Lines of Wiley X® Eyewear Provide Year-Round Style and Protection

As the holidays approach, so looms the age-old question of what to get for the outdoor enthusiast who has everything. One thing guaranteed to fill you with the holiday spirit is assurance that with the incredible new lines of high performance Wiley X® Eyewear this year, you can find the perfect glasses for the most unique man or woman in your life. Whether their passions include rock climbing, fishing, surfing, motorcycling or just looking sharp — Wiley X is at the top of everyone’s list.

With new superstars in the line-up such as the Wiley X Lantern™ from the company’s acclaimed Active Series, and Wiley X Hydro™, Xcess™ and Quake™ from the stylish and street smart Wiley X Street Series, there are enough bold new styles and unmatched protective features to make every day feel like Christmas. For the ‘control freak’ in the family, there’s the all-new Wiley X Rout™ from the company’s famed Climate Control™ series — often copied, never duplicated — with built in Top Down™ Ventilation. This feature allows air to flow over the lenses which keeps out dust, debris and insects when the trail or mountain gets extreme.

Fashion forward good looks may make folks fall in love with these versatile new Wiley X models, but nothing says “I love you” like the industry’s highest levels of protection — from ANSI certified unbreakable lenses and frames — Wiley X is the only premium performance sunglass company whose full line meets the ANSI Z87.1-2003 high velocity and high mass impact standards for safety — to 100% UVA and UVB protection.

With plenty of slick new design features and a wide range of shapes and sizes — these new lines have something for every size head, and for just about every sporting activity you can think of. Wiley X is trusted all over the planet by everyone from Special Forces to world class athletes — and now all this industry-leading performance and protection is wrapped up in a wide selection of gorgeous packages, to keep your loved ones safe no matter how extreme they like to play, and keep them looking good doing it.

South Georgia Eye Partners proudly carries the Wiley X brand.  Come check them out in Valdosta or Tifton.

Dr. Eric Kolisz


WET EYES MEAN DRY EYES

Monday, October 18th, 2010 
   

Winter is coming and so are dry eye symptoms. Dry eyes effect millions of people
every year and can be treated many ways. Artifical tears and prescription strength
tears may be needed. The most common symptom of dry eyes is tearing.
When the eye is dry, your bodies back up mechanism will cause tearing to help
prevent further damage to the cornea. Other symptoms include light sensitivity,
red eyes, blurred vision, and foreign body sensations. A person with dry eyes
should use artificial tears throughout the day and warm compresses for 10 minutes.
People with severe dry eyes may need prescription strength tears. Other treatment
can be offered. If you are suffering from dry eyes and cannot control your symptoms,
contact our office to see how one of our doctors can help you.
Valdosta,Ga. office 229-244-2068
Tifton,Ga. office 229-391-4180
Jennifer Casteel, COA