Posts Tagged ‘Tifton’


“Taking a snooze”

Friday, February 25th, 2011 
   

We all have heard alot about snoring and sleep apnea recently.  While reading a professional eye care journal I saw an article about sleep apnea.  As an avid chainsaw snorer, it caught my attention.  Little did I know that sleep apnea may contribute to eye problems.  Recently a group of doctors examined whether sleep apnea may be associated with retinal vein occlusions.  Retinal vein occlusions are a relatively common cause of vision loss that involves a vein in the back of the eye becoming blocked.  The authors findings suggest that sleep apnea may be a risk factor for vein occlusions.  Just one more reason to get that snoring checked out!

Scott Petermann M.D.


Preparing for an Eye Exam

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 
   

An eye exam is not like a shopping trip to the grocery store.  It is a medical exam to see if your eyes are healthy and if necessary, to get glasses for a visual deficiency.  Being prepared for your eye exam will make the experience more pleasant.  The first step is to make an appointment with your eye doctor.  Have your name, phone number, address and insurance information available.  On the day of your appointment, try to be a few minutes early as there may be health forms that need updating.  Please take your insurance information and all of your medications with you.

We are a medical practice with four doctors and they see surgery patients as well as emergencies.  Some patients are coming in for testing only or to pick up glasses or contact lenses.  Every patient’s insurance has to be verified by their insurance company the day of service.  Please keep all these things in mind when patients are not called in the order in which they sign in.

During your exam, the doctor will check the health of your eyes.  This sometimes requires dilation of the pupils to allow him to view the retina.  The effects of dilation are blurred reading vision for a few hours afterward and large pupils which could last up to a day depending on the patient.  If you are dilated, disposable sunglasses are provided. We will test for glasses if necessary and there are other tests that may be ordered by the doctor if he sees a problem.  We perform a thorough exam.

At the end of the exam, the doctor will explain his findings and recommendations.  Our doctors treat and specialize in a variety of eye problems and recommend a yearly exam.  We have clinics in Tifton and Valdosta for your convenience, so call us for your yearly eye appointment!


It’s Tax Time…

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 
   

Why not use your refund on LASIK?  Here at South Georgia Eye Partners we now offer iLASIK , also known as blade free LASIK.  Summer is on the way, so gear up for beach and boat season with a new pair of  sunglasses from our Optical Shop. We have a large selection of designer brands including Costa Del Mar,Wiley X,Vera Wang, and more! Come in and check them out at our Tifton or Valdosta location!   We also take many vision insurance plans including VSP!


Chase Financing

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 
   

We are excited to let patients know about Chase financing that is available for Cataract surgery and Lasik procedures.  It is very easy to apply online or over the phone and the individual will know within minutes whether they are approved and for how much.  It gives affordable payments to the patient and allows the patient to have the care needed to correct their vision with cataract removal or lasik.


Short Arm Syndrome!

Thursday, November 4th, 2010 
   

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.  Thus we  have to hold things farther out to see them clearly.  Most people will be able to use over the counter reading glasses but need to see their eye doctor first to be sure that is the problem.  Their doctor can tell them what strength is needed .  If the wrong strength is used,  the wearer can end up with eye strain and headaches.   So before you head to the store for some “cheaters”, please schedule an appointment with us to make sure your eyes are healthy! 

Lynn Peavy, Ophthalmic Technician