Posts Tagged ‘Contacts’


Did You Know?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 
   

Did you know you can get free home delivery when you purchase a one-year supply of contact lenses? Ask us how today!


Want Scary Eyes for Halloween? What You Need to Know About Decorative Contacts

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 
   

Halloween is a popular time for people to use decorative contact lenses. But most people do not know the sight-stealing consequences behind making these choices. Obtaining decorative lenses including colored contacts and novelty or costume lenses without a prescription is dangerous. Websites often advertise decorative contacts as if they were cosmetics, fashion accessories or toys, and their targets are often teens.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and its EyeSmart® public education program are warning parents and teens that purchasing any contact lenses without an eye examination and a prescription from a licensed eye care professional can cause serious eye disorders and infections, which may lead to blindness. Even if someone has perfect vision, he or she needs to get an eye exam and a prescription in order to wear any kind of contacts, including cosmetic lenses.

What You Need to Know

  • It is illegal to sell decorative lenses without a prescription in the United States. Since 2005, the law has classified all contact lenses as medical devices and restricted their distribution to licensed eye care professionals.
  • See an eye care professional before using any decorative lenses: and ophthalmologist or optometrist must measure each eye in order to properly fit the contact lenses to the individual patient.
  • Lenses that are not properly fitted may scratch the eye or cause blood vessels to grow into the cornea (the clear covering of the front of the eye that is essential to seeing clearly).
  • Using any contact lenses obtained without an eye exam and prescription can lead to serious eye disorders and eye infections, which can ultimately cause permanent vision loss.
  • Contacts that are not cleaned and disinfected properly can cause painful and potentially serious infections.

Need more convincing? Check out the Academy’s 30- and 90-second public service announcement videos. If you have any questions about decorative contacts, just give South Georgia Eye Partners a call.

This article reprinted with permission from the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeSmart® program (www.geteyesmart.org).


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