Posted by: Georgia Eye Partners in News and Updates

On September 2nd, 2018, Dr. Bruce Feinberg welcomed Dr. Andrew Feinberg of Georgia Eye Partners to WSB radio’s popular medical show, “The Weekly Check-Up” as well as Fontaine Huey and Kristen Lewis from the Center for the Visually Impaired, which is Georgia’s largest service provider for the blind and visually impaired. The show, which airs Sundays from 3-5 p.m. on 95.5 FM and AM 750 News/Talk WSB, covers a wide range of important healthcare topics and news every week. In this installment, the group discussed not only the scale and scope of eye disease but also the reality that there may not always be an optimal solution for diagnosed patients. The show explored what happens to those who are living with a visual impairment and took questions from callers.

Additionally, Dr. Feinberg detailed common eye conditions like nearsightedness and its relationship to cataracts. According to the doctor, when one thinks of cataracts, what might come to mind is the clouding of the eye, but cataracts are also related to nearsightedness. Before the clouding occurs, the lens hardens and loses its ability to flex, accommodate, and yield focus for near vision, which unfortunately happens to almost everyone around the age of 40, and can lead to a need for reading glasses.

Listen to the entire interview HERE to learn more!

Andrew Feinberg, M.D. of Georgia Eye Partners

Dr. Andrew Feinberg is a highly respected board certified, fellowship trained, ophthalmologist who is well trained in all disciplines of comprehensive ophthalmology, and specializes in LASIK and other corneal surgery. He trained at the institution which pioneered LASIK and other types of refractive surgery in the Southeast, and he now proctors beginning LASIK surgeons. He receives corneal referrals from ophthalmologists and optometrists throughout Georgia, often to perform complex LASIK procedures or to treat refractive surgery complications from other surgeons. He utilizes both bladeless Intralase technology and advanced surface ablation techniques. Dr Feinberg was the first surgeon in Georgia after FDA approval to begin implantation of phakic intraocular lenses for patients who do not qualify for LASIK. He performs cataract surgery with all of the latest lens technology to treat presbyopia and astigmatism, and also performs full and partial thickness corneal transplantation.

Dr. Feinberg attended Duke University, earning a B.S. degree in civil engineering. He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. After medical school, he moved to Atlanta, where he trained as a transitional intern at Georgia Baptist Medical Center and then completed his ophthalmology residency at Emory University. He trained in medical and surgical ophthalmology, was active in clinical research, and authored several publications in the ophthalmologic literature. After residency, he received further clinical fellowship training in corneal and refractive surgery.

Dr. Feinberg serves as Medical Director of Eye Surgery Center of Georgia, our state of the art ambulatory surgery center. He performs surgery at Eye Surgery Center of Georgia as well as Emory Midtown Hospital. He performs LASIK surgery at TLC Laser Center. He currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology for his alma mater Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Feinberg is a member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Feinberg is a highly respected and valued part of the medical community, as he offers compassion, surgical expertise, and a commitment to patient service and satisfaction.

Fontaine M. Huey, President, Center for the Visually Impaired

Fontaine joined the Center for the Visually Impaired in October 2013. As President, she is responsible for the overall fiscal and program management as well as the financial development of the Center to support its mission to empower people impacted by vision loss to live with independence and dignity.

Fontaine earned her BA from UCLA and an MBA from the University of Florida. She has over twenty years of experience in non-profit management and fundraising. Previous positions include:

  • Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the Atlanta Botanical Garden,
  • Director of Museum Advancement at the High Museum of Art, and
  • Director of Development for the College of Fine Arts at the University of Florida.

When not at the office, Fontaine enjoys cooking, reading (she is in two book clubs), and gardening. She shares her passion for community theater with her husband, Michael, who heads the Emory University Student Health Service. They have two adult sons and share their Decatur home with their Border Collie, Boo.

Kristen Lewis, Esq., Board Chair, Center for the Visually Impaired

Ms. Lewis serves on the Boards of Georgia Community Support & Solutions and the Center for the Visually Impaired, and is a past Board Member of All About Developmental Disabilities, all of which serve persons with disabilities and their families. She is a Trustee of Eagle Ranch, a non-profit that works to unify families. She is a member of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Legacy Advisors Leadership Council. She also is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. and a former Trustee of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association. In her free time, she volunteers for Canine Assistants, which raises and trains certified service dogs for recipients with disabilities. She is an active member of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, has served as an annulment Case Sponsor with the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, and is a member of the Serra Club of Atlanta, which supports religious vocations.

Ms. Lewis has extensive experience in estate planning and wealth protection, “Special Needs Trusts,” estate administration, guardianships, fiduciary matters, trusts for pets, and charitable giving techniques.

Ms. Lewis is a nationally recognized expert on Special Needs Trust planning for persons challenged by disabilities, and is a frequent speaker and author on this topic. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and an active member of the Special Needs Alliance, where she serves as Co-Editor of that organization’s monthly e-newsletter, The Voice. She is also a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the American Bar Association, the New York Bar Association Elder Law Section, and the State Bar of Georgia Fiduciary Law Section. She is a former Co-Chair of the Long-Term Care, Medicaid and Special Needs Trusts Committee of the Elder Law, Disability Planning and Bioethics Group of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the ABA.

Ms. Lewis received her B.A. degree in French and political science, with highest honors, from Wellesley College in 1981. She earned her J.D. degree from Cornell Law School in 1984. She is admitted to practice law in both New York and Georgia. Since 2012, Ms. Lewis has been selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers in Estate Planning and Probate. Additionally, since 2013 she has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® in Trusts and Estates.