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Cosmetic Lids Procedure

BlepharoplastyBlepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery, improves the appearance of the upper eyelids and/or the lower eyelids to give a more rejuvenated appearance to the area surrounding your eyes. This ultimately gives you a more youthful and energetic appearance.

At times, an upper blepharoplasty is needed for functional reasons, such as when overabundant upper eyelid skin protrudes over the eyelashes to cause an obstruction of peripheral vision. In this circumstance, an upper blepharoplasty can be performed to improve peripheral vision and to decrease the heaviness of the eyelids. Often, this procedure is covered under most insurance plans so please make sure to check with your provider or contact our patient concierge team who will be happy find out for you.

Lower blepharoplasty, most often performed for cosmetic reasons, will dramatically improve puffy lower eyelid "bags" and reduce the wrinkling of the skin around the eyes.

Healing times vary based on many factors. However, the majority of your healing will be within the first few weeks. In some cases, it may take as long as 6 months to a year for incision lines to fully refine.

While eyelid surgery can be expected to correct certain conditions more permanently, your body will continue to age naturally. Life-long sun protection and good skin care are important to help maintain your results. The team at Professional Eyecare will advise you on the best options including medical grade skin care products and other anti-aging and skin care products we have selected based on their effectiveness.

Eye Allergies

Do you have red, watery eyes that burn frequently? Many patients think they are experiencing eye allergies when often it is a tear film dysfunction. Dr. Pittman is an expert at eye allergies, dry eyes, and other ocular surface diseases. Schedule an appointment today so a treatment plan can be customized for your specific needs.

Routine Eye Exam

At Professional Eye Care, patients receive a thorough exam where in addition to an evaluation for ocular conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, macula degeneration etc. an evaluation for signs of systemic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol etc. is conducted.

Pediatric Exams

We are excited to offer a separate lobby and exam rooms dedicated to children.

Dr. Pittman has a special interest in children's vision because 80% of a child's learning during the first twelve years of life involves the eyes. Vision involves much more than simply reading 20/20 on the pediatrician's or school nurse's eye chart. Experts state that 25% of school age children experience vision problems. If your child is struggling with schoolwork, this could be an indication of a vision problem. Early identification of a child's vision problem is crucial. If left untreated, some childhood vision problems can cause permanent vision loss.

During your child's pediatric eye exam, we will preform a complete health check of the eye in addition to specific vision tests tailored to the child's individual needs and age.

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Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is a condition in which the tissue of the macula (a portion of the retina responsible for visual clarity) becomes thin. It is believed to be a natural part of the aging process. Aging, or systemic disease, causes the breakdown of retinal pigment epithelium cells in the macular region. As the disease progresses, central vision diminishes. It is believed that this breakdown may be due to a lack of nutrients being supplied to the region. Additional studies have found a genetic link to this disease.

Symptoms may include a gradual loss of visual clarity, a dark or blank area in your field of vision, a loss of clear color vision, or visual distortion.

Treatment includes prescribing low-vision aids to help with the loss or deterioration of central vision. Unfortunately, there is presently no way to restore vision lost due to age-related macular degeneration. Diets rich in green leafy vegetables may aid in slowing down the progression of the disease.

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Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies behind the iris or colored portion of the eye. As cataracts develop, vision becomes hazy like looking through a cloudy piece of glass. Increased glare from lamps and halos from oncoming headlights are also common symptoms. (pics)

Great News! Cataracts can easily be removed and vision restored. Our unique, individualized cataract surgical procedure has NO PAIN, NO BLOOD, and NO STITCHES. Ask your friends; most likely we have helped many of them.

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Diabetes

Uncontrolled diabetes is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. Diabetes, a condition of too much sugar in the blood, can cause circulatory damage throughout the body, including the eyes. Diabetic Retinopathy is the result of damage to small blood vessels that nourish the eye's retina. Often there are no visual symptoms associated with early stages of diabetic retinopathy; however, if left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause permanent blindness. Because early detection and treatment can reduce the potential of blindness, both the American Optometric Association and the American Medical Association recommend all diabetics have a thorough, dilated eye examination once a year.

Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy:

  • Seeing spots or floaters
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty seeing well at night
  • Having a dark spot in the central vision

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the United States. This disease is known as the "silent thief of sight" because there is no pain, no noticeable symptoms, and no cure. GREAT NEWS! Glaucoma can be controlled and vision can be preserved – IF DETECTED EARLY.

Our optic nerve fiber analyzer is a fast, comfortable and non-intrusive scanning laser exam that provides the earliest possible detection of glaucoma BEFORE vision loss is experienced.

Those greatest at risk of glaucoma include:

  • People over 40 years of age
  • African Americans
  • People with a family history of glaucoma
  • Diabetics
  • Long-term steroid users
  • People that are nearsighted

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Testimonials

  • Professional Eye CareDuring a routine eye exam, Dr. Pittman diagnosed a cancerous lesion that was promptly removed and repaired by Dr. Ghazi. We are fortunate to have such excellent physicians practicing in Hinesville.

    Mr. Lundquist

  • Mr. BellDuring my exam, Dr. Pittman diagnosed and explained the reason I have always had a horrible time adjusting to new glasses. I love this pair of glasses...and they were right the first time!

    Mr. Bell

  • Mrs. BellI thought I could never again wear contacts because I suffered from severe eye allergies. Dr. Pittman diagnosed a tear film dysfunction and we now easily manage it so that I can once again enjoy the freedom of contact lenses.

    Mrs. Bell

  • HollyI love my vision since LASIK

    Holly

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