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Can you (or your pet) go blind from the solar eclipse?

Tank the bulldog is taking no chances with this year’s Solar Eclipse 


25 Most Beautiful: Mary Lou Parisi
Mary Lou Parisi

Mary Lou Parisi tries not to waste any opportunity.

As CEO of Clemson Eye, she says her life’s work is to transform lives through education, aesthetics and health.

“Combining my roots in education and business, I grew from a secondary school teacher to a start-up furniture manufacturing company to lead an innovative medical practice, Clemson Eye,” she says. “Advanced care is in our team’s DNA, but it’s not easy to achieve in this highly regulated health care environment. For the past 13 years, as CEO of Clemson Eye, I have facilitated it to become a leading-edge medical and surgical eye care provider for the Greenville, Anderson, Easley and Clemson communities.”


Clemson Eye first to implant ‘game changing’ lens
GREENVILLE, SC (Sept. 22, 2016) – A new intraocular lens (IOL) that provides a full range of vision for cataract patients, even those with astigmatism, has been implanted by Clemson Eye surgeon Dr. Brian Johnson. The Symfony lens, approved just in July for use in the US, is a “game changer,” according to Dr. Johnson. In the past, patients with significant astigmatism were only candidates for monofocal lens implants that would correct either distance or near vision, but not both. Symfony is the first extended focus lens with astigmatism correction. This allows excellent night vision and clear vision from near out to distance. IOLs have been the mainstay of cataract surgery but technology improvements like the Symfony have continued to improve vision across a range of distances and conditions. The two most significant improvements are vastly improved intermediate vision and an extended range of vision acuity for patients with astigmatism. The Symfony has been i...

Two new employees at Clemson Eye!

GREENVILLE, SC (September, 2016) - Clemson Eye welcomes two new hires. Lacey Moore will be working as a technician in our Clemson clinic and Katie Jones joins our front office staff at our Greenville clinic.

Lacey is from Clemson, SC, and has has been in Ophthalmology for four years. She will be working as a technician in Clemson.

Katie is from Mobile, AL, worked at a Dermatologist office previously, and just recently moved to Greenville to be closer to her family.

Click here to view the article at GSABizWire.com


Clemson Eye hires two new technicians

GREENVILLE, SC (September, 2016) - Clemson Eye welcomes Tan Mayes and Ashley Ringlein as Technicians at our Greenville clinic.

Mayes graduated from the Introductory to Ophthalmic Assisting course at Greenville Tech and is from Greenville .

Ringlein obtained her COA through the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology and is also a Greenville native.

Click here to view the article on GSABizWire.com


Clemson Eye welcomes two new employees

Anderson, SC (September, 2016) - Clemson Eye welcomes Angel Gilchrist and Michele Pierce as Technicians at our Anderson clinic.

Gilchrist is from the Anderson area, and has been in Ophthalmology for two years. She is currently working on getting her Ophthalmic Scribe Certification.

Pierce just moved from Kentucky to the Anderson area, and has been a technician for over 10 years in Ophthalmology.

Click here to view the article on GSABizWire.com


Clemson Eye's Dr. Parisi a Pink Tie Power Guy

GREENVILLE, SC (August 29, 2016) - The Pink Tie Power Guy fundraiser witnesses powerful executives and male leaders in Greenville's community wearing pink ties in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the battle against breast cancer. A reception to honor these participants was held at Hall's Chophouse in Downtown Greenville. 

Click here to view the article on Greenville Online's website


Clemson Eye welcomes new employees

GREENVILLE, SC - Clemson Eye welcomes Courtney Mitchell as Marketing Manager, as well as Karen Krulac as Cataract Patient Service Specialist.

In her role as Marketing Manager, Mitchell will be responsible for managing and coordinating day-to-day advertising and marketing activities. She is also directly involved in the development, implementation and tracking of the strategic marketing plan.

Prior to joining Clemson Eye, she worked as a Senior Media Buyer at Infinity Marketing in Greenville. She is a graduate of Lander University where she obtained a Bachelor of Business of Administration in Marketing.

As a Cataract Patient Service Specialist, Krulac will assist patients in selecting the best option for their cataract surgery and eye care needs.

Krulac formerly worked at Eating Recover Center as the Professional Relations Liaison and the Intensive Outpatient Program Coordinator, and is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.


Dr. Justin Surratt joins Clemson Eye

GREENVILLE, SC (July, 2016) – Dr. Justin Surratt has joined Clemson Eye as an optometrist at its Clemson clinic. Dr. Surratt is a native of Rock Hill, SC. He earned his undergraduate degree in genetics from Clemson University and went on to the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry where he received his medical doctorate in 2013.

While attending UAB, he was awarded a scholarship from the US Air Force. Following graduation, Dr. Surratt moved to Colorado where he joined the Air Force and the medical staff at the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs.


New procedure restores near vision

GREENVILLE, SC (June 14, 2016) - As an engineer and an adjunct instructor at Greenville Tech, Roger Moore is always reading reports, documents and schematic prints.

And if he forgets his reading glasses, he’s just out of luck.

Same thing happens at restaurants trying to read the menu. Or in the grocery store checking product labels.

The 53-year-old Greenville man had developed presbyopia, the condition that makes near vision difficult as people age.


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