West Georgia Eye Care Center was founded by specialists. In 1951, our inaugural year, one elite medical specialty was the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat (EENT). That is how this blogger had her own tonsils removed by Dr. Floyd Jarrell, and her first contact lenses fit by his partner, Dr. Charles Calhoun! These two esteemed physicians, the founders of WGECC, sparked a trend in sub-specialty within our practice. Today, in our 65th year, WGECC is the only eye care provider in the region with ophthalmologists trained as medical and surgical sub-specialists in the following areas:
Does it matter if you see a sub-specialist for a specific eye problem? YES. Why?
The path to earning sub-specialty distinction is paved with blood, toil, tears and sweat. It requires years of study and preparation to have the opportunity to apply for a fellowship. A physician must meet a high standard of excellence to receive a fellowship training position. Once the coveted fellowship spot is claimed, many more hours of study and intensive medical and surgical care delivery follow. So when it comes to your eyes, it makes sense that you want optimal care from a sub-specialist.
Like many of our doctors, glaucoma specialist Dr. Bret Crumpton was recently invited to speak at an Atlanta-hosted educational event arranged by the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. Dr. Crumpton introduced new technologies in glaucoma surgery, addressing a jam-packed room of certified ophthalmic professionals. When specialists speak, people listen! But you don’t have to travel to Atlanta to be the recipient of sub-specialty care. This month, our specialists will double as guest bloggers, sharing insight and knowledge from their specific area of expertise. In the weeks to come, stay tuned for topics in retina, glaucoma, and oculoplastic surgery.
Whatever your ophthalmic sub-specialty needs, West Georgia Eye Care Center is here to offer you optimal care as we strive to fulfill our mission: “Committed to Excellence, Spirit of Service.”