News and Events
Firework Eye Safety
Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually on consumer fireworks, which cause more than 9,000 injuries a year. With the Fourth of July holiday just weeks away, Augusta Eye MD would like to remind our patients that fireworks are not toys but incendiary devices that can cause devastating eye injuries and use with caution. Have a safe and happy July Fourth!
June is Cataract Awareness Month
Cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. If not treated, cataracts can lead to blindness. In addition, the longer cataracts are left untreated, the more difficult it can be to successfully remove the cataract and restore vision. Read more about signs and symptoms of cataracts in the link below.
7 Sight Saving Habits
See this list for 7 Eye Saving Habits Read about the 7 Eye Saving Habits
Augusta Eye Surgery AAAHC accreditation
We are very pleased to announce Augusta Eye Surgery has received their official notice from AAAHC that once again they have passed their survey! Status as an accredited organization means Augusta Eye Surgery, LLC has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 6,000 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are granted accreditation.
“We believe our patients deserve the very best in eye care,” stated Susan Marks, Administrator of Augusta Eye Surgery, LLC. “When you see our certification of accreditation, you will know that AAACH, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has closely examined our facility and procedures. It means as an organization care enough about our patients to strive for the highest level of care possible.”
Trunk Show featuring LaFont
August Eye MD's eyewear gallery invites you to an exclusive trunk show and styling event featuring LaFont Thursday June 14th, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Dark adapting contact lenses
In the News
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month and a reminder to wear certified and approved protective eye wear, such as goggles, face shields, safety glasses, or full face respirators, in workplaces or areas where there is a possibility of eye injury. Workplace eye injuries are commonly caused by flying debris, chemicals, particles, tools and other hazards. People who work in or pass through areas that pose eye hazards should wear protective eye wear.
Allergy season has struck early this year
Allergy season has struck early this year, click the link for helpful tips to help fight your ocular allergies.
Augusta Eye MD is proud to support the Military
Augusta Eye MD is proud to support the Military and their families! We are now providers for the new Tricare/Eyemed Vision program for eye exams, glasses and contacts. Call for your appointment today! 706-922-6000.
Augusta Eye MD Optical is proud to introduce a new line of optical frames. "Lafont" was established in 1923 Paris and have remained family run for over 90 years and 3 generations. With an Art Deco influence they offer sleek, smart, tailored men frames and luxurious feminine pieces. Each frame takes 8-14 weeks to produce and are mostly handcrafted. Stop by our optical shop today, no appointment necessary, to find your perfect pair!
The Hanukkah Fairy stopped by our optical shop! May the light of friendship and all things divine shine brightly at Hanukkah and throughout the year. From the Augusta Eye MD family to yours. Happy Hanukkah.
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Augusta Eye employees and their families got into the Christmas spirit for our annual office decorating party. After we enjoyed some pizza for all our hard work!”
Augusta Eye MD would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving with family and friends.
Halloween with a Heart
Halloween with a Heart is an event held for special needs students across the CSRA. It was held at Patriots Park in Columbia County on 10/25/17. It was an amazing morning giving candy to all the trick or treaters!
Augusta Eye MD participated in the local Arts in the Park
Augusta Eye MD participated in the local Arts in the Park event Oct. 14th, giving away stress balls, croakies, bags, pens, etc. and provided vision screenings to those who wanted to be entered in our raffle to win free Costa sunglasses.
Augusta Eye MD recently donated an Infinity Phaco machine
Augusta Eye MD recently donated an Infinity Phaco machine to another Ophthalmology practice in Haiti. Following Hurricane Mitchell, their eye clinic was destroyed and they had to rebuild. Augusta Eye MD is happy to be a part of the rebuilding process!
Marriott Employee Health Fair
Participants were Collin White, Rebecca Knott, and Jessica Bone. Our employees provided vision screening, free gifts from Augusta Eye MD, and free glasses cleaning.
Augusta Eye Surgery is excited to announce we now offer Laser Cataract Surgery.
This addition allows us to offer even more options to improve the quality of your vision with cataract surgery! Utilizing the LenSx Laser system, laser assisted cataract surgery allows a level of greater precision and accuracy, and allows our doctors to treat even mild astigmatism. Laser Cataract surgery, combined with specialty lenses allows us to offer our patients a range of vision for most patients. Ask your doctor about this exciting new technology.
The holidays are over but at Augusta Eye MD, we enjoy looking back at our “family events”