Dr. Joe Overstreet / GA Eye Institute

For more than two decades GA Eye Institute's pioneering surgeons and staff have been helping set new standards in surgery, lens implantation, advanced retinal care, LASIK laser vision correction and so much more.

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For more than two decades GA Eye Institute’s pioneering surgeons and staff have been helping set new standards in surgery, lens implantation, advanced retinal care, LASIK laser vision correction and so much more.

TELL US OF YOUR JOURNEY INTO MEDICINE

I had an ocular injury as a child that required numerous visits to the eye doctor. Fortunately everything healed well without vision loss.

“I AM THE KIND OF DOCTOR WHO ALWAYS…”

…tries to educate the patient on the condition and treatment plan. Without proper instructions and education, the best treatment plans can fail.

DEFINING MOMENTS

There are countless patients that I see daily that remind me why I practice. From the routine eye exam to emergencies that require immediate treatment, helping people in their time of need is always satisfying.

NEWEST, LATEST AND GREATEST

My field is constantly evolving with new exciting technology in the field of cataract surgery and treatments for glaucoma and macular degeneration.

WHAT IS A COMMON MISCONCEPTION IN YOUR FIELD?

‘My eyes can’t be dry, they keep tearing.’ It’s quite the opposite, the tearing is an overcompensation to the dry eye and dying corneal epithelial cells.

HOW HAS YOUR FIELD OF PRACTICE CHANGED SINCE COVID?

We still see patients with issues as a result of the virus. Luckily the virus doesn’t appear to be as virulent as it once was.

WHO DO YOU TURN TO WHEN YOU’RE SICK YOURSELF?

My wife Kalon, she’s always there to help me. I’m not always the best patient when I don’t feel well, I’m a lucky person to have her.

Learn more about Dr. Overstreet and the GA Eye Institute:
Savannah, GA • 912.352.7941 / gaeyeinstitute.com

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