Posts Tagged ‘dr. eric kolisz’


Survey Says……

Monday, February 14th, 2011 
   

Many Americans Miss the Mark on Eye Exams.

A recent survey of 1,000 adults shows that nearly half — 47% — worry more about losing their sight than about losing their memory and their ability to walk or hear. But almost 30% indicated that they don’t get their eyes checked. Many Americans are unaware of the warning signs of eye diseases and conditions that could cause damage and blindness if not detected and treated soon enough.

It’s necessary to see an optometrist or ophthalmologist regularly in order to keep your eyes in good working order. Diseases and conditions of the eye can often be treated successfully if caught early. Eye professionals recommend that everyone see an eye doctor at least every two years. Many people should see their eye doctors more often. According to the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, factors such as age, eye health and family health history determine how often one should have a complete eye exam.

Call today to schedule your annual eye exam.

Karen Canada

Refractive Surgery and Marketing Director


Get Framed!

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 
   

What an exciting place to shop with all the new lines of designer frames that South Georgia Eye Partners now carries! We have expanded our frame lines to include Costa Del Mar, Oakley, Wiley X, Smith Optics, Calvin Klein, Vera Bradley, Vera Wang, Cazal, Caviar, Nautica, Silhouette and more! The staff and Heavy Metal Cocaine Dipstrip Drug Urine Test – I recommend using a combination of Milk Thistle, Turmeric, Chlorella, and Cilantro to detox these harmful metals from your cells and organs. doctors are very friendly and very knowledgeable. We are located right across from the Smokin Pig and behind Cass Burch.  Keep up the good work Dr. Petermann, Dr. Peaslee, Dr. Kolisz, Dr. Brewer and all the great people that offer the best eye care and friendly service at South Georgia Eye Partners!


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


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/

I see mama’s face….

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 
   

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  her and point out colors and shapes she began to realize she could see.  The highlight of my day was seeing this small child grab her moms face with a suprised look and exclaim mama! That was a wonderful experience to be apart of. What a reminder of just how precious the gift of sight really is!  Annie Morgan


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


Avoid Contact Lens Abuse

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 
   

Please do not intentionally overwear your contact lenses.  Eye care professionals help patients deal with the likely complications of this abuse everyday.  Potential repurcussions range from a mandated period of time without contact lens wear, to permanently impaired vision.
A new study found that many contact lens wearers in the United States do not follow the recommended replacement schedules for their lenses, making them vulnerable to a variety of eye infections.
The study examined 1,654 contact lens wearers in groups with different manufacturer-recommended replacement frequency (MRRF). It found that:

* 59 percent of two-week lens replacement silicone hydrogel wearers wore their lenses for a longer period of time.
* 29 percent of one-month replacement silicone hydrogel wearers wore them longer.
* 15 percent of daily disposable wearers wore them longer.

    Today’s economic environment may be one factor for the level of non-compliance: 26 percent of those who over-wore their lenses said they wanted “to save money” by wearing their contacts for longer periods. Fifty-one percent reported “forgetting which day to replace lenses.”
For 18 percent of participants, it was only “somewhat important” or “not important” to clean their lenses every day. And many took a casual view of lens case replacement, with 16 percent replacing it only once a year and 14 percent never replacing it.
Eye health is compromised without proper lens care and compliance with replacement schedules. Contact lens-related infections, ranging from pink eye to more serious conditions, can result from organisms that enter your eye from your fingers and become lodged under your lenses.

    This study was conducted by the Centre for Contact Lens Research and the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in collaboration with David B. Sarwer, PhD, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.