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    Posted on November 16, 2015 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    Diabetes and the Eyes   You may have heard that diabetes causes eye problems and may lead to blindness.  Diabetics are at a greater risk of becoming blind, but there are steps you can take to avoid eye problems.   First and foremost, keep your blood sugar levels under control. Secondly, maintain a normal blood […]

    Posted on September 14, 2015 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    September – Healthy Aging Month: Tips for Healthy Vision Many changes come with the aging process, however, vision loss and blindness do not have to be among them. Here are some tips for maintaining healthy vision as we age.   The most important thing we can do to reduce our risk of vision loss is […]

    Posted on August 21, 2015 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    It is sometimes difficult for parents to decide when their child needs a thorough eye exam.  Most pediatricians will perform an evaluation during a well-child visit.  But if there is a family history of eye problems, the child may need to be referred to an optometrist or an ophthalmologist for a comprehensive eye examination.  Even […]

    Posted on July 1, 2015 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    In celebration of Independence Day in the United States, why not also celebrate independence from glasses and contact lenses with LASIK.   LASIK, which stands for Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, is a procedure that reduces or eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses.  LASIK surgery is performed by using a special laser that permanently changes […]

    Posted on June 15, 2015 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    Understanding Cataracts and Cataract Surgery Everyone is born with a natural lens.  As we age, the natural lens will become cloudy, which is called a cataract.  Cataracts may also be present at birth or develop as the result of an eye injury.  However, cataract surgery is one of the most common operations performed in the […]

    Posted on June 2, 2015 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    Ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause damage to your eyes as well as increase your risk of cataracts and certain cancers of the eyes and eyelids.  Those at higher risk of the dangers of UV damage are Caucasians.  Traits of Caucasians include the following: people with fair skin, light-colored eyes and people who get prolonged exposure […]

    Posted on April 3, 2015 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    April is Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month Eye injuries can occur at any time, but the frequency of those related to sports and recreation are at much higher rates.  According to the U.S. Eye Injury Registry, fishing is the number one cause of sports-related injuries.  However, 90 percent of serious eye injuries can be prevented […]

    Posted on March 19, 2015 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    Wow…a $1000 savings and a free Phonak ComPilot II ($525 savings)! Don’t pass up these savings! Call Hearing Aid Specialist, Gene Smith, at Hearing Center South to schedule your free hearing screening and for more information. 334-793-2211

    Posted on March 6, 2015 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month and Eye Donor Awareness Month In the Workplace While working each day, almost 2000 people injure their eyes.  One third of these injuries require a visit to the emergency room.  Three out of five workplace eye injuries occur because proper eye protection is not being worn. When working in […]

    Posted on February 25, 2015 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month Patients who have diabetic retinopathy may also develop macular degeneration at some point in their life.  This condition affects the center of the retina known as the macula, which is the “window” to your central vision. Macular degeneration can be either wet or dry. Dry macular degeneration is directly related […]

    Posted on February 12, 2015 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness month February is Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness month.  What Are the Symptoms of AMD? The early stages of age-related macular degeneration may not have any symptoms.  However, the first sign of macular degeneration is usually distortion of straight lines. This may progress to a gradual loss of central vision as seen […]

    Posted on October 28, 2014 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    The cosmetic event of the year, just 2 days away! Ladies, we are only 2 days away from the Dr. Bryant Face-to-Face Event! Don’t miss out on the cosmetic event of the year this Thursday, October 30th, 6-8PM! Call 793-2211 to register to attend.

    Posted on September 25, 2014 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    Eye Center South opens new Destin office On Sept. 23, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff gathered to celebrate Eye Center South’s new Destin office with a ribbon cutting. Eye Center South, which has been in business for 34 years, is a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice. Its services include cataract surgery and care, LASIK […]

    Posted on September 17, 2014 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    What is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is a condition that causes your vision to be blurry at any distance and is a very common condition. The causes are either due to irregular shaped corneas or the curvature of the lens inside the eye, which prevents light from focusing properly on the retina. Slight amounts of astigmatism don’t […]

    Posted on August 28, 2014 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    Blepharitis Do you have red, swollen eyelids?  If so, you may have inflammation of the eyelid, known as Blepharitis.  It is a common and ongoing condition where the eyelid can have itchiness, redness, crusting and discharge of the eye. This inflammation is a result of an overgrowth of bacteria on the eyelid.  Blepharitis can also […]

    Posted on August 13, 2014 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    Children’s Eye Care August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month!   It’s also that time again for kids to return to school, and with all the preparation, have you stopped to think about your child’s vision?  Good vision is essential for proper physical development and educational progress in growing children. Early detection of treatable eye […]

    Posted on August 6, 2014 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    Best of Wiregrass We Are Honored… Thank you for voting us ‘Best Eye Care Office’ and Dr. Sebastian Heersink, ‘Best Doctor of the Wiregrass.’ The doctors and staff of Eye Center South are proud to have been voted as ‘Best’ by people throughout the Wiregrass. Since our founding more than 30 years ago, Eye Center […]

    Posted on July 23, 2014 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    What are Flashes and Floaters? Do you sometimes see small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision? If so, you may have floaters.  Floaters can appear as different shapes, like dots, circles, lines, clouds or cobwebs. This is caused by tiny clumps of material inside the vitreous, the clear gel-like fluid that fills […]

    Posted on July 2, 2014 in Cataract, Cornea, Cosmetic Surgery, Entertainment, Events, Eye Infections and Diseases, Glaucoma, Hearing, In The Spotlight, LASIK, Latest posts, Lifestyle, Macular Degeneration, Oculofacial Plastics, Refractive Surgery, Retina, Tech, Uncategorized, Vision Improvement SurgeryComments Off

    Surge in Nearsightedness Around the world there is a rise of nearsightedness (myopia) due to the increase of smart phones, computers, and video games. Over a billion people worldwide are now nearsighted and it is anticipated by 2020 that a third of the world’s population will be nearsighted. Percentages are higher in industrialized nations like […]