Posts Tagged ‘IntraLase’


Lights, Camera, Action!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 
   

On August 22nd, Dr. Alan Peaslee was interviewed by WALB regarding the recent wave of conjunctivitis (pink eye) cases. He discussed common symptoms and ways to avoid contracting or spreading the infection. Click here to see the story.

On Tuesday, August 28th, Dr. Ann Patel will be on Fox 31’s Good Day morning show at 7:00 a.m. providing more information to help South Georgia residents recognize the symptoms of conjunctivitis.

But that’s not all! Keep an eye out for our iLASIK and family eye care commercials. They are airing in Valdosta, Tifton and Douglas markets. If you haven’t seen them yet, click here.


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


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.


Intralase Versus Traditional LASIK

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 
   

Over my past 10 years practicing optometry and comanaging all different types of refractive surgery, I have never had more reason to be excited to offer surgery as an alternative to glasses or contact lenses for my patients.

The accuracy and precision provided by a three dimensional laser incision rather than the one dimensional cut of the microkeratomes steel blade results in higher quality post-operative vision that is apparent even the first day after surgery.

How does the IntraLase Method work?
The IntraLase Method uses tiny, rapid pulses of laser light to create your corneal flap — instead of using a metal blade — during the first step of LASIK. Each pulse of light passes through the top layers of your cornea and forms a microscopic bubble at a specific depth and position within your eye that is determined by the doctor. The IntraLase laser moves back and forth across your eye, creating a uniform layer of bubbles just beneath your corneal surface.
Just prior to applying laser vision correction, the doctor creates your corneal flap by gently separating the tissue where these bubbles have formed. The corneal flap is then folded back so the doctor can perform the second step of your LASIK treatment.
Please take a few minutes to watch how the procedure is performed.
What is the difference between a corneal flap created with the IntraLase Method and one created with a microkeratome?
The microkeratome is a hand-held instrument, which contains a steel blade that moves back and forth and creates a cut as it travels across the cornea. A microkeratome is only capable of making a single, one-dimensional cut across the cornea. As it cuts, the blade oscillates back and forth, which can leave an irregular surface after the flap is lifted. This can affect the quality of your postoperative vision.
Because of the unique way in which the IntraLase Method creates a precisely positioned layer of bubbles just beneath the surface of your eye, it creates a smooth even surface after your flap is lifted. With the IntraLase Method, a blade never touches your eye.
Dr. Eric Kolisz
http://www.intralasefacts.com/FAQ/

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 
   

I arrived home from Chicago last night after attending the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting.  Wow!  What an exciting time to be an eye surgeon and eye care provider.  I attended a two day refractive surgery meeting and was reminded of all the recent advances in cataract surgery, LASIK, and intraocular lenses.  I learned about newly available lens implant technologies and better laser vision procedures that help provide our patients with greater spectacle freedom.  In addition, I learned of new lasers that will truly revolutionize cataract surgery with better and more accurate incisions.  What a great time to be an ophthalmologist!