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Clemson Eye expands medical aesthetics department

GREENVILLE, SC (March 1, 2016) – Michele Brown of Anderson has joined Clemson Eye’s growing medical aesthetics team. Brown, a licensed aesthetician, will join two medical professionals to round out the department. Brown has more than 15 years of experience and focuses on skin care.


Clemson Eye adds professional staff to new facility

GREENVILLE, SC (Feb 10, 2016) – Clemson Eye has added two new positions to the professional staff at its new Visual Health & Surgery Center in Greenville.


Clemson Eye’s New Greenville Center is Now Open

GREENVILLE, SC (January 13, 2016) – Clemson Eye, a leading provider of visual health services in the Upstate, is excited to announce the opening of its new Visual Health & Surgery Center in Greenville at 360 Pelham Road.


Clemson Eye Races for the Cure

GREENVILLE, SC (Sept. 10, 2015) – Clemson Eye is once again pleased to be a sponsor and participant in the Mountains to Midlands chapter of Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure on Sept. 26.

“We live and work in this community and we are passionate about supporting good health and important research,” said CEO Mary Lou Parisi.

The company will field a team of 15 runners and staff a booth at the event, which will be held for the first time at Heritage Park in Simpsonville. Runners should stop by the booth for can coolies, lens cleaners and cloths, artificial tear samples and pens.


Goldstein Charity Golf Tourney  tees off to support Helen’s Hugs for the 11th time

CLEMSON, SC (August 31, 2015) – Clemson Eye is pleased to again be a sponsor of this year’s Goldstein Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, September  25.

This is the 11th year for the event, which benefits Helen’s Hugs, a charitable organization supporting therapeutic horseback riding for special needs children.


Eye disease a less-known result of diabetes;  Clemson Eye supports the Walk to Stop Diabetes on Sept. 19

GREENVILLE, SC (August 27, 2015) – Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in South Carolina and third most common disease among adults across all 50 states. More than 11 percent of the population of South Carolina has the disease. Alarmingly, this rate is increasing, particularly in the Upstate. There are many serious complications to diabetes, but its impact on visual health is less well known and understood.

As part of its commitment to public education, Clemson Eye is pleased to be a sponsor of this year’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event held by the American Diabetes Association to raise awareness of the impact of diabetes on vision, and encourage early diagnosis and treatment.


Janice Sasser Joins Clemson Eye Medical Aesthetics Division
GREENVILLE, SC (Aug. 5, 2015) — Janice Sasser, a nurse practitioner with 10 years of experience in medical aesthetics, has joined the growing team at Clemson Eye.

Sasser will be working at the Clemson Eye medical clinic at 4200 East North St., 2 Centre East in Greenville. 


Clemson Eye’s New Visual Health Center Moves Forward
GREENVILLE, SC (March 16, 2015) — Clemson Eye is building a new visual health and surgery center to better serve the Greenville area.

 “We are expanding to better serve our patients in Greenville. We’ve been a leading provider of eye care for residents in the Upstate for more than 40 years now, so building this new state-of-the art facility in Greenville is a major milestone for our practice.

“All our service lines in Greenville – comprehensive ophthalmology, laser procedures, Lasik and medical aesthetics – will soon be available at one, convenient location on 360 Pelham Road,” said Mary Lou Parisi, CEO, Clemson Eye.


Dr. Kara Jo Dodgens Joins Clemson Eye

GREENVILLE, SC (Dec. 17, 2014) — Dr. Kara Jo Dodgens, has joined the Clemson Eye team. Her focus is on pediatric eye care, eye exams, eyewear and laser vision correction.     

Dr. Dodgens has been in private practice in Anderson and Greenwood, SC, since graduating from the University of Alabama, Birmingham School of Optometry in 2007. Through her work with the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, she has made several medical mission trips to provide eye care in Nicaragua, Mexico and Honduras.  


Dr. Leroy Howard retires after 40-year career

GREENVILLE, SC (Dec. 16, 2014) — Dr. Leroy Howard, a Greenville ophthalmologist for 40 years, has retired effective December 16, 2014.

“Clemson Eye wants to thank Dr. Howard for his contributions to the practice and his dedication to the visual health of our patients,” said Mary Lou Parisi, Clemson Eye CEO.

Current patients are encouraged to contact any of the four Upstate offices for appointments with one of our other eye doctors. 


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