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Glaucoma – What You Need to Know

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 

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Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in adults over 60; however, it can occur as early as your 40’s. Since glaucoma normally progresses slowly with little or no warning signs before permanent damage has occurred, it is very important to schedule yearly eye exams to check for glaucoma and other eye health issues.

What is glaucoma?

In a healthy eye, clear fluid is constantly being made behind the iris and leaving the eye through a microscopic drainage canal in the front of the eye. If this drainage channel becomes blocked, the pressure inside the eye goes up and often causes glaucoma damage to the optic nerve. This is the nerve that connects the eye to the brain so damage to it causes loss of vision.

Who is at risk?

While the causes of glaucoma are not completely known, we do know that risk factors for its development include a family history of glaucoma, race and older age. Glaucoma may affect people of any age from newborns to the elderly but is more common in adults as they approach their senior years. African-Americans, Hispanics and people with diabetes are also at increased risk of developing the disease.

To learn more about glaucoma, it’s diagnosis and treatment, contact us today!


South Georgia/North Florida Eye Partners Welcomes Dr. Valerie Ferrell

Monday, August 31st, 2015 

IMG_4996 revisedDr. Valerie Ferrell, a board-certified optometrist, is the newest addition to our staff at South Georgia/North Florida Eye Partners. She will be working alongside Dr. Scott Petermann, Dr. Ann Patel and Dr. Melanie Hill in our Madison office as well as in our other offices throughout South Georgia. Dr. Ferrell originally hails from Atlanta and received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in Houston, Texas. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases and provides comprehensive eye care for pediatric and adult patients.

We are so glad to have you as part of our team, Dr. Ferrell.  You make a great addition to South Georgia/North Florida Eye Partners!

Grand Opening Celebration for New Madison Location

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 

IMG_16505833444369On Friday, September 26th, SGEP held its much-anticipated official Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening ceremony of our Madison, Florida, office named South Georgia/North Florida Eye Partners.

The ceremony was held at noon complete with facility tours of the office and newly remodeled optical shop.  There was an impressive turnout for the event which also included a complimentary lunch from the Smokin’ Pig and giveaways such as a Wild Adventures vacation package, free pair of Costa sunglasses and a free eye exam.

The Madison office of South Georgia/North Florida Eye Partners offers both ophthalmology and optometry services along with its remodeled optical shop, expert fitting advice and an expanded new selection of designer frames.

Board-certified optometrist Melanie Hill, who has been a part of Madison’s eye care community for many years, is now part of the SGEP team Our board-certified ophthalmologist Scott Petermann will also see patients in Madison, performing iLASIK and cataract surgeries with premium lens implants, along with other advanced procedures.  Board-certified optometrist Ann Patel will also assist in the Madison office.

The South Georgia/North Florida Eye Partners’ office is located at 234 SW Range Avenue in Madison, FL.   Click here to make an appointment for your eye exam today!