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Dr. Sam Garrett Joins Clemson Eye

GSA BizWire, August 1, 2017

Clemson Eye is pleased to announce the addition of Sam Garrett, OD, to our team of doctors. Dr. Sam Garrett has been an optometrist in Greenville SC for 35 years and has practiced comprehensive eye care including: eye exams and fitting of, all types of contact lenses (including astigmatic, presbyopic, gas permeable, and all types of daily wear). Dr. Sam Garrett has over 20 years of coordination of care experience with cataract surgery patients and also laser vision correction (Lasik) pre and post op experience. He also regularly treats dry eye, red eye problems and various infections. Dr. Garrett will be seeing patients in our Anderson office on Highway #81, which is 25 minutes from downtown Greenville.


Improving Outcome in Corneal Transplantation

By Justin Roman, MD

Clemson Eye News, August 2017

Eduard Konrad Zirm performed the first successful full thickness penetrating keratoplasty in 1905, and in doing so, became the first person to perform a solid organ transplant. Ironically, the indication was for bilateral alkali burns, one of the most challenging indications in ophthalmology.


Dr. Sam Garrett Joins Clemson Eye

The Greenville News, July 26, 2017

Dr. Sam Garrett, an optometrist in Greenville for 35 years, has been added to the team of doctors at Clemson Eye. 

A news release said Garrett will now see patients in Clemson Eye's Anderson office on Highway 81, 25 minutes from downtown Greenville. 

Clemson Eye's four locations are in Greenville, Anderson, Easley and Clemson.

Garrett has practiced comprehensive eye care, including eye exams and fitting of all types of contact lenses. He has more than 20 years of coordination of care experience with cataract surgery patients and also laser vision correction.


Dr. Sam Garrett Joins Clemson Eye

USA Today, July 26, 2017

Dr. Sam Garrett, an optometrist in Greenville for 35 years, has been added to the team of doctors at Clemson Eye. 

A news release said Garrett will now see patients in Clemson Eye's Anderson office on Highway 81, 25 minutes from downtown Greenville. 

Clemson Eye's four locations are in Greenville, Anderson, Easley and Clemson.

Garrett has practiced comprehensive eye care, including eye exams and fitting of all types of contact lenses. He has more than 20 years of coordination of care experience with cataract surgery patients and also laser vision correction.


June is Cataract Awareness Month

Greenville, SC, June 2017

What is a cataract?
Currently more than 24 million Americans have cataracts. They are the leading cause of blindness worldwide₁ and many people don’t treat them due to fear of eye surgery.
A cataract is a clouding of your eye’s natural lens. Cataracts slowly develop over time as the proteins in the lens start to clump and obscure vision. As the cataract grows, it blocks light causing blurry and dull vision. Typically, cataracts start to develop by age 60, but one in six people over age 40 are affected by cataracts.₂


May is Healthy Vision Month

Greenville, SC, May 2017

It’s Healthy Vision Month! Make Your Eye Health a Priority. Women are more likely to have eye-related diseases and conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. Nearly two-thirds of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women, and women make up the majority of the 4.4 million Americans age 40 and older who are blind or visually impaired. About 64% of the patients Clemson Eye sees on an annual basis are women. You may be busy, on the go, and caring for your family, but it is important that you make the time to take care of you! During Healthy Vision Month, held each May, Clemson Eye reminds you to make your eye health a priority and encourages you to take five important steps to protect your sight.


April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Greenville, SC, April 2017

Prevent Blindness America designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month to educate women about the important steps they can take to maintain healthy vision and stop vision loss.

About 64 percent of the patients Clemson Eye sees on an annual basis are women.

According to the International Communications Research for the Society for Women’s Health Research, 62 percent of women between 34 and 50 suffer from dry eye syndrome. Dry eye occurs when there are insufficient tears to provide adequate moisture or when the tear film over the eye is of poor quality.


Your Laser on WSPA's Your Carolina!

Watch our team discuss the revolutionary Halo laser with Megan Heidlberg from Your Carolina on News Channel 7! 


Pediatric Strabismus

By Alison Smith, MD

Clemson Eye News, January 2017

Strabismus is the most common condition encountered by pediatric ophthalmologists. The lay term is “crossed or lazy eyes”. This terminology stems from the appearance that an individual’s eyes are not aligned with one another. The condition is actually fairly common affecting approximately 2 percent of children and those untreated can persist into adulthood.


USC School of Medicine educator to lead Clemson Eye’s new pediatric wing

Greenville, SC, December 2016

 Dr. Alison Schutt Smith, associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and pediatric ophthalmologist at Greenville Health System, has joined the Clemson Eye staff. The addition of Dr. Smith, a fellow in pediatric ophthalmology, will enable the practice to open a new pediatric wing at the Greenville facility.

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