Welcome to GHS Eye Institute. The physicians and staff would like to welcome you to our office and thank you for the confidence you have placed in us by choosing our practice for your total eye care. All of our ophthalmologists are board certified.
Four ophthalmologists and one optometrist make up GHS Eye Institute. These trained specialists are experts in the following areas: general ophthalmology, cornea and refractive surgery, dry eye, cataract surgery, glaucoma management, diabetic eye exams, pediatric ophthalmology, oculoplastics and contact lenses.
Spartanburg Location Now Open!
GHS Eye institute is now in your neighborhood. We are pleased to offer the same great care and service as well as a full service retail optical shop with prescription glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses in our new Spartanburg office. Accepting new patients. Call today!
GHS Eye Institute–Spartanburg
333 S. Pine St. • Spartanburg, SC 29302
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Eye-Ready for School
Help your child see her way to success. Good vision is vital for your child to function well in academics, athletics and the
arts. But it’s easy to miss vision problems in children and adolescents. That’s why a comprehensive eye exam is important.
Early detection and treatment provide the best opportunity to correct vision problems, so your child can see clearly and
reach her full potential.
At GHS Eye Institute– our eye specialists are ready to help. If your child has not had an eye exam in the past year, we urge you to schedule an appointment today at our Greenville or Spartanburg locations.
GHS Eye Institute Offers On-site Credit Program
The GHS Eye Institute now offers patients a credit program that can be used toward non-covered expenses and services. Patients can apply for $500 or more to pay for glasses and/or services such as Lasik and cosmetic eye procedures. This program is offered through Wells Fargo. Patients complete the application at the Eye Institute and submit it to the practice’s financial counselor, who will have an answer for them within minutes. Authorized funds are placed in a hold status until the procedure is complete or glasses are delivered. Any excess credit approved by Wells Fargo can be used at any participating medical provider, including non-GHS providers, for other non-covered medical expenses.
For more information contact Curtis Turner, Practice Manager, at 522-3910
Patient Testimonial: Krina
Listen to Dr. Alan Leahey on the Tiger Tailgate Show from 11/6/14
Become Familiar with Eye Anatomy
The video below contains 11 short clips covering the anatomy of your eyes, from cornea to vitreous.
Physicians of the GHS Eye Institute
Our physicians work together to provide expert care in a multitude of areas within ophthalmology. Routine eye care, including eye exams and contact lens fits, and medical management of numerous eye diseases are handled by our doctors. Our board certified ophthalmic surgeons using the latest techniques and newest equipment also perform delicate eye surgery.
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Eye Institute Staff
Eye Institute Ophthalmic Assistants and Technicians
GHS Eye Institute employs knowledgeable, highly trained, ophthalmology professionals to assist in your care. We have both Certified Ophthalmic Assistants (COA) and Certified Ophthalmic Technicians (COT) with advanced training and a patient centered approach. Our assistants receive a minimum of six to twelve months training to obtain the COA certification. Our technicians train for one to two years to earn their certification status as a COT. Additionally, COA certificants have completed an independent study course or accredited training program and passed the COA level examination. COT certificants have completed at least 2 years of ophthalmic experience or accredited training program and passed both a written and skills examination. Both are required to complete at least 18-26 continuing education hours to keep their certification. COAs and COTs are trained to perform many skilled tasks, and have the knowledge and confidence to provide better patient care. They have demonstrated an eagerness, and commitment to their professional career, and have invested time and effort in pursuit of their education and certification. Our staff has many years of experience with the advanced technology we offer at the Eye Institute.
Front Office Staff
The physician practice specialists welcome patients upon arrival to the Eye Institute. Our staff is professional and well cross trained to assist with the registration process. The team makes every effort to obtain all needed billing information prior to your arrival. We send new patient welcome packages at the time of scheduling to allow patients to bring completed forms that help us to expedite care. Our administrative staff is able to meet specific patient requests such as translation services and helpful directions. From check in, to surgery scheduling, and insurance inquiries -the team at the Eye Institute assist patients along the way.
- Cataracts & Presbyopia
- Retinal Disease
- Pediatric Ophthalmology
Take a look at our wonderful facility!