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Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Melanie Hill

Thursday, November 9th, 2017 
   

This week we are spotlighting Dr. Melanie Hill.  Dr. Hill works in our Madison, Florida, office and has been a wonderful addition to our South Georgia/North Florida Eye Partners family.  Dr. Hill graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, where she met her husband, Cory.  After graduation, they moved together to Cory’s native Florida and have been there since 2000.  She and her husband have two children, Reagan and Cooper, who keep Dr. Hill busy even when not at work.

When asked what she loves most about optometry, Dr. Hill says, “I think it’s an honor to be able to protect one of the biggest blessings God gave us – sight.”  Back in high school, Dr. Hill was assigned a research paper and she happened to write hers on optometry – the more she learned about the field, the more interested she became.  And the rest – as they say – is history.  Watch the video here to see Dr. Hill in action and hear her story in her own words.

Dr. Hill and her family are very active at Faith Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee.  She is an Elder at their church and the co-Moderator of the Children and Families Committee as well as a Sunday school teacher.

South Georgia/North Florida Eye Partners has two board-certified ophthalmologists and five board-certified optometrists.  Our physicians are trained in scheduled eye exams as well as in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, and many other optical issues.  We also perform iLASIK surgery, laser-assisted cataract surgery and many other vision procedures.  With offices in Valdosta, Tifton, Douglas, Moultrie and Madison, Florida, there is certain to be a location convenient to you for all of your optometry needs.  Call us today to schedule an appointment.


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.