Dr. Joe Overstreet / Optometry

The pioneering surgeons and staff at The Georgia Eye Institute have been setting new standards in cataract surgery, lens implantation, advanced retinal care, LASIK, glaucoma management, macular degeneration treatment, corneal disease and oculoplastic surgery.

Photo: Blake Crosby. { L-R: Dr. Joe Overstreet, Daughter Samera, Wife Kalon, Son Baer }

Dr. Joe Overstreet / Optometry

The pioneering surgeons and staff at The Georgia Eye Institute have been setting new standards in cataract surgery, lens implantation, advanced retinal care, LASIK, glaucoma management, macular degeneration treatment, corneal disease and oculoplastic surgery.

“Following an ocular injury of my own while fishing as a youth — and the numerous weeks of follow ups — I wanted to help others in need.” Dr. Joe Overstreet

APPROACH

My approach is directed by my extensive education and clinical experiences, but it is even better through access to the most recent technology, equipment, and of course, my excellent staff at Georgia Eye Institute.

WHEN AND WHY

Following an ocular injury of my own while fishing as a youth — and the numerous weeks of follow ups — I was impressed by the doctors who helped me and I wanted to help others in need.

OUTSTANDING MOMENT

Countless cases stand out. I see it as a privilege and blessing in possessing the ability to help save vision and sometimes lives through the early detection of diseases through eye exams.

OUTSTANDING PERSON

My best friend and godfather, James Stokes, has inspired and influenced my career and my life in such great ways.

OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY

Our field is constantly evolving and becoming more advanced. With the latest in technology and equipment we are able to better take care of the reason we are here, our patients.

OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATIONS

I’m on the board of Savannah South Rotary. The Sapelo Saltwater Fishing Club will always be near and dear to me since my parents and I started the club at Shellman’s Bluff over 30 years ago.

COVID-19 CHALLENGES

Following a brief pause in routine eye exams in 2020, we returned to reduced schedules as to follow COVID-19 protocols. With time we gradually returned to a normal schedule with a few extra protocols in place to protect our patients, staff, and doctors.

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

 


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