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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. 


Marlo Raymark Named Controller for Clemson Eye

GREENVILLE, SC (Dec. 4, 2014) -- Marlo Raymark of Seneca, SC, has been named corporate controller for Clemson Eye, headquartered in Clemson, SC. Originally from Ohio, Raymark began her 20-year financial management career as an auditor with Deloitte and Touche in Cleveland. She moved to Greenville in 1999 and has worked at AIMCO in Greenville and most recently as accounting manager of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, a national nonprofit with its headquarters in Clemson. 

Clemson Eye has five visual health facilities — Clemson, Greenville, Anderson, Easley and Spectrum Lasik also in Greenville — in the Upstate.


Goldstein Charity Golf Tourney  tees off Friday to support two area charities

ANDERSON, SC (Oct. 13, 2014) – Clemson Eye is pleased to again be a sponsor of this year’s Goldstein Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, October 17.

This is the 10th year for the event, which benefits two local charities: Helen’s Hugs works with Eden Farms therapeutic horseback riding for special needs children; The Extra Bases Foundation is a project of Southern Wesleyan University that provides books to elementary schools to encourage reading among all students. 


Eye disease a less-known result of diabetes;  Clemson Eye supports the Walk to Stop Diabetes
GREENVILLE, SC (Sept. 11, 2014) – Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in South Carolina and the state has the sixth highest rate of diabetes among adults. Although awareness of diabetes has increased, the impact on visual health is less well known. 


New technology offers relief for Upstate glaucoma patients

GREENVILLE, SC (Aug. 7, 2014) — An innovative new technology to treat glaucoma offers significant relief for patients in the Upstate. The iStent is the smallest device designed to be implanted in the body and is now being offered by Clemson Eye — one of just a handful of ophthalmologists certified to perform this procedure in South Carolina.



GREENVILLE, SC (June 26, 2014) -- This July 4th, thousands of people in the Upstate will light up sparklers and bottle rockets to celebrate Independence Day. Most will go home happy and excited. Some will go to the emergency room. Dr. Donald Glaser, an ophthalmologist with Clemson Eye, believes parents and children can use fireworks safely, if they follow reasonable precautions. But accidents will happen — in fact, 9,000 Americans each year experience eye injuries as a result of fireworks accidents. One in six of these eye injuries results in blindness.  Quick and correct actions can be vision-saving. Here are three ways Dr. Glaser says you can make a big save if an eye injury occurs: A common injury is a cinder or some other particle in the eye. There can be chemicals or ash flying around when fireworks are set off. Ash is alkaline (like bleach), which can cause damage. Flush the eye with water for about five minutes to rinse the material out of the eye. T...

Current serviceman and Ironman, Travis Peacock, wins free laser eye surgery from Spectrum Lasik
Local cycling celebrity, George Hincapie, announces “Cycle into Free Lasik!” contest winner. Cycling story contest garners nearly 500 voters  Travis Peacock’s story takes more than 40 per cent of the votes Upstate has become a cycling mecca, attracting more and more cyclists to the area –resulting in a big boon to local economy Spectrum Lasik contest designed to highlight the link between fitness, eye health and the incredible network of cycling trails, paths, clubs and resources in Upstate South Carolina. GREENVILLE, SC, October 4, 2013 – On September 21, 2013, Spectrum Lasik, a Clemson Eye company, announced the winner of its inaugural “Cycle into Free Lasik!” story contest. “I’m so grateful for this contest and the free Lasik,” says contest winner Travis Peacock. “I’ve been having trouble seeing since high school. My glasses and contacts have always interfered with my training ...

Exercise just as important to your eye health as to your physical wellbeing
GREENVILLE, SC, May 21, 2013 – The importance of regular exercise to eye health is not well understood by most Americans, according to Spectrum Lasik, a Clemson Eye company.  “Multiple recent scientific studies show the positive effects of exercise help protect against eye disease, yet most Americans are unaware of this important link,” says Dr. Joseph Parisi, chief ophthalmologist and medical director at Clemson Eye.  “Regular exercise can protect against cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma; three leading causes of vision loss in the United States. It also has indirect protective effects on your visual health, as many eye diseases are linked to other health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity – all of which can be avoided or mitigated through regular exercise,” says Dr. Parisi. Studies also show increased participation levels in cycling in the United States. Based on the m...

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