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Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery – 6 Year Update

By Justin Roman, MD & Joseph Parisi, MD CE News, January 2018 28 Year Old with Bilateral Cataracts gets Renewed Vision with Symphony Torics, LenSx & ORA Koesha Pullen, an RN with Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, NC discovered she became visually symptomatic with cataracts (either juvenile or early adult onset) in 2012at 22 years… Read More


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Clemson Eye Aesthetics News – January 2018

Clemson Eye Aesthetics News, January 8, 2018 JOIN OUR LUNCH & LEARN When: Thursday, Jan 25thWhere: Clemson Eye, 360 Pelham Rd. (Upstairs)Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm Join us for a FREE lunch & learn on Kybella, the first and only injectable double chin treatment. Hear from our Allergan rep on how this treatment is used to permanently… Read More


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Improving Outcome in Corneal Transplantation

Improving Outcome in Corneal Transplantation

By Justin Roman, MD Clemson Eye News, August 2017 History of Corneal Transplantation 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… Read More


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Dr Sam Garrett

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,… Read More


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Dr. Sam Garrett USA Today

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,… Read More


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Dr Sam Garrett

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… Read More


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Cataract Awareness Month

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… Read More


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May is Healthy Vision Month

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… Read More


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April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

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… Read More


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Your Laser on WSPA's Your Carolina!

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!


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Pediatric Strabismus

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… Read More


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Dr. Alison Schutt Smith

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. “I… Read More


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Diabetics should get yearly eye exams to protect their sight

Diabetics should get yearly eye exams to protect their sight

Greenville, SC, November 2016 When was your last eye exam? If you’re a diabetic, there’s a 60 percent chance you haven’t had an eye exam this year. And that’s risky behavior, since diabetes has many vision-robbing consequences that even those coping with the disease may be unaware of. Although diabetes is the leading cause of… Read More


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Advanced Treatment for Dry Eye

Advanced Treatment for Dry Eye

By Brian Johnson, MD Clemson Eye News, October 2016  Dry Eye affects an estimated 25 million Americans and is the most common reason for a visit to an eye specialist. It is a complex disease involving the tear quantity, quality, inflammation, and eyelid oil or Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).There are several dry eye symptoms such as… Read More


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Tecnis Symfony IOL

Clemson Eye News, September 2016 – Clemson Eye is proud to be the first in Greenville to offer patients the Tecnis Symfony IOL, a revolutionary full focus lens implant for cataract patients.  This lifestyle lens gives patients the ability to ditch their glasses and live life to the fullest without being fully dependent on spectacles.  The Tecnis… Read More


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Multifocal Lens Implants: A New Era

Multifocal Lens Implants: A New Era

By Donald Glaser, MD Clemson Eye Newsletter, July 2016 Today, cataract patients have more choices when selecting an intraocular lens implant. One of their more intriguing options is a multifocal lens. This advanced lens is designed to reduce dependence on glasses for both far and near vision. It can help a patient, regardless of their… Read More


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All About Seniors

Read Our Latest Article in All About Seniors Online Magazine

Greenville, SC (March 14, 2016) – Read the latest article, Seeing Clearly, by Dr. Joseph Parisi.


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Clemson Eye adds two professionals to new facility

Clemson Eye adds two professionals to new facility

GSA BizWire, February 11, 2016 GREENVILLE, SC – Clemson Eye has added two new positions to the professional staff at its new Visual Health & Surgery Center in Greenville. Victoria Gaston has joined the practice as Vision Correction Coordinator. In that role, she works with LASIK patients answering questions, discussing requirements and expectations prior to… Read More


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New Greenville Center Now Open

New Greenville Center Now Open

Greenville, SC (January 26, 2016) – The 18,500-square-foot facility has 11 treatment rooms, a surgical suite, a LASIK suite, a medical aesthetics wing and a retail area for eyeglasses and contacts. The new center will consolidate the ophthalmology practice formerly located at 4200 East North St. and the LASIK practice, formerly known as Spectrum Lasik, in a… Read More


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New Biologic Corneal Bandage

New Biologic Corneal Bandage

Clemson Eye News, January 2016 – A new generation of Prokera corneal bandages was approved by the FDA last fall. They incorporate human amniotic membrane, preserved through a cryopreservation process that retains the tissue’s ability to control inflammation and promote healing of the cornea. The amniotic tissue has natural therapeutic capabilities that help damaged eye surfaces… Read More


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People on the Move - Janice Sasser

People on the Move – Janice Sasser

GSA Business, October 9, 2015 – Janice Sasser has joined Clemson Eye as a nurse practitioner. She has 10 years of experience in medical aesthetics. She was most recently on the staff at The Aesthetic Center in Greenville. She earned her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of South Carolina and her masters in nursing from… Read More


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Visian ICL - An Implantable Contact Lens

Visian ICL – An Implantable Contact Lens

By Dr. Donald Glaser Clemson Eye News, October 2015 Clemson Eye now has an excellent vision correction alternative for patients with moderate to severe nearsightedness, particularly patients with dry eyes or thin corneas. The Visian ICL is an implantable collamer lens. It is a soft lens, like a contact lens, that is surgically placed into… Read More


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Janice Sasser, Nurse Practitioner

Clemson Eye expanding medical aesthetics division

Clemson Eye is expanding its medical aesthetics division in Greenville to respond to growing demand. The firm, with five offices in the Upstate, has hired a second medical professional, and will be adding an aesthetics suite in its new Greenville facility, scheduled to open in December 2015. Janice Sasser, a nurse practitioner, has joined the… Read More


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Summer Safety: Eye Health for Kids

Summer Safety: Eye Health for Kids

Easley Progress Family & Parenting Supplement, July 2015 Summertime means a lot of outdoor activity for your kids. And although you want them to have fun, you worry about their safety. Along with concerns about sunburns, cuts from broken shells on the beach, and dehydrating from over activity in the hot sun, are you also… Read More


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Ask the Expert: Kids and Sunglasses

Ask the Expert: Kids and Sunglasses

Upstate Parent, August 2015 Clemson Eye’s Dr. Kara Jo Dodgens was the expert consulted about children’s summer eye safety in the August edition of Upstate Parent. Read her response. Q. Does my child really need to wear sunglasses? A. Yes! Sunglasses with lenses that screen out 99 – 100 percent of UV rays are the… Read More


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