Intralase Versus Traditional LASIK

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 …

Eyeglass Care & Advice

Eyeglasses are sometimes affordable, however there are some that cost over $300 which is an investment that all patients want to make last and stretch as far as they can. As an opticain I want to provide tips and advice on caring for your eyeglasses.

Short Arm Syndrome!

Sooner or later, everyone will probably experience trouble reading.  Most people will begin to notice some blurring of smaller print between the ages of 40 to 50.  This condition is called presbyopia and is related to aging.  As we all grow older, the lenses in our eyes become less flexible and lose the ability to accomodate reading of smaller print.  …

Cleaning Your Glasses

One of the main concerns of our patients in the optical center is the proper way to clean and protect your new glasses. There are many soft materials that look like good alternatives to the micro-fiber cloths provided with your glasses, but these other materials, infact, are very harmful to your lens. A common subsitute is the tail of your shirt. This is one of the worse …

All Laser LASIK

Recently, South Georgia Eye Partners started performing LASIK with the Intralase (iLASIK).   Our practice is pleased to offer this exciting technology to South Georgians.  Intralase helps provide greater spectacle freedom while being safe, precise, and comfortable.  The results have been fantastic!  To see if you might be a candidate for Intralase all laser LASIK or if you would like …

I see mama’s face….

I transferred over to our Optical department a a few months ago. Being an optician and fitting eyeglasses is my passion. My very first day I had the  tearful pleasure of fitting  a two year old little girl with her brand new glasses.  She had never worn corrective lens before and after just a few seconds planned on that being her last. However, as I began to speak to  …

VSP Insurance

It is exciting to watch our practice grow.  We recently became VSP providers and are looking forward to seeing patients with this eye care insurance.

Glaucoma

Recently saw a patient with very high intra ocular pressures and a strong family history of glaucoma. I initiated medical therapy but will most likely ask Dr. Petermann to evaluate the patient for SLT surgery. I hope to see the the patient this week in our Valdosta location.

American Academy of Ophthalmology

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 …

WET EYES MEAN DRY EYES

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 …