News & Announcements

  • Stacey's Sweet 16 Anniversary!

    Posted on 07/19/2016

    Stacey Allen, one of our optometric technicians, celebrated her
    "Sweet" 16 years here at Five Points Eye Care with a special
    tiara, balloon and cupcake!  Thank you, Stacey, for all
    you do for our practice!

  • Welcome Celeste!

    Posted on 10/02/2015
    Welcome Celeste!

    Celeste joined our staff in August 2015
    as our patient care coordinator.  You may see her friendly
    face when you arrive at our front desk or have her help you
    on the phone when she is in our call center.  She lives in Danielsville
    with her husband and is pursuing a degree in
    medical assisting.  She enjoys reading,
    spending time with her family, traveling, hunting and

  • Baby Quinn is born!

    Posted on 08/31/2015
    Baby Quinn is born!

    Five Points Eye Care welcomes Quinn Faucher to our
    family!  Baby Quinn was born on August 31st at 11:39 AM,
    weighing 8 lbs 3 oz and measuring 20 1/2 inches
    long.  Katie and the baby are healthy and doing great!

  • A special birthday card

    Posted on 05/15/2015
    A special birthday card

    Dr. Jon and Nina share a birthday next month!  Thank you,
    Nina, for your sweet card to Dr. Jon.  What a special

  • Children First Administrative Professional's Day Luncheon

    Posted on 05/08/2015
    Children First Administrative Professional

    We sponsored the Children First Administrative Professional's
    Day luncheon where several staff members enjoyed a great
    lunch.  Staff that couldn't go (because we never close!)
    were treated to lunch by the doctors.  Our staff is the

  • Athens Clarke County Health Fair

    Posted on 04/20/2015
    Athens Clarke County Health Fair

    Staff members Noemi Osorio and Kristin Napier performed vision
    screenings and educated attendees about their eyes at the
    Athens Clarke County Health Fair in April.  Thank you
    for representing Five Points Eye Care!

  • Drs. Jon and Nadine speak at Doctors ACO meeting

    Posted on 01/16/2015

    Drs. Jon and Nadine Forche were honored to speak at this week's Doctors ACO meeting.  Doctors ACO is an Accountable Care Organization founded by physicians to help cut costs in health care.  In attendance were internists, primary care physicians and several specialists.  The topic was Clinical Cases for Primary Care Physicians/Internists.  They talked about when to refer red eyes to eye care providers and the effects of high blood pressure on the eyes.  We thank Dr. Subodh Agrawal, a cardiologist at Athens Heart Center, for inviting us!

  • Happy holidays from Five Points Eye Care!

    Posted on 12/19/2014
    Happy holidays from Five Points Eye Care!

    We appreciate our patients and staff for a wonderful 2014!  Thank you for trusting us with your sight!

  • Welcome baby girl Napier!

    Posted on 11/12/2014
    Welcome baby girl Napier!

    Congratulations to Kristin Napier and her husband who welcomed
    their first baby, Alanna Joy, on October 29th!  Alanna was
    7 lbs 12 oz at birth.  We got to meet baby Alanna at the
    office last week and she is beautiful!

  • Dr. Jon given award by the Georgia Optometric Association

    Posted on 10/31/2014
    Dr. Jon given award by the Georgia Optometric Association

    At the annual fall meeting of the Georgia Optometric
    Association the Bernard Kahn Memorial Award was presented to
    Dr. Jon Forche in recognition of his exemplary service to the
    profession of optometry.  Dr. Forche was recognized for
    his leadership of the GOA PAC, which is now one of the
    largest optometric PACS in the nation.  Congratulations,
    Dr. Jon!

  • It's Dr. Nadine's turn as a Notable Alumna!

    Posted on 10/17/2014

    Dr. Nadine Forche was honored by the Ohio State University College of Optometry as one of their 130 Notable Alumni during their Centennial Celebration this year.  Congratulations, Dr. Nadine!  Click here to see her accomplishments.

  • Dr. Jon Forche is chosen as a Notable Alumni

    Posted on 10/10/2014
    Dr. Jon Forche is chosen as a Notable Alumni

    Congratulations to Dr. Jon Forche who was chosen as a Notable Alumni from the Ohio State University College of Optometry in celebration of their 100 year anniversary!  Only 130 alumni were chosen for this honor.  Click here to see his accomplishments on their website.

  • Best Eye Care Specialist for 2014!

    Posted on 09/29/2014
    Best Eye Care Specialist for 2014!

    Thank you to our wonderful patients who voted us the Best Eye
    Care Specialist for 2014!  We truly appreciate the trust
    you place in us to take care of your eyes and vision.

  • Dr. Ann Morrison visits

    Posted on 06/04/2014
    Dr. Ann Morrison visits

    We were so happy to see one of our former externs
    yesterday!  Dr. Ann Morrison graduated in May and will be
    doing a combined residency and Master's Degree in pediatrics
    at Ohio State University College of Optometry. 
    Congratulations, Dr. Morrison!

  • Congrats to our externs who are now doctors!

    Posted on 05/09/2014
    Congrats to our externs who are now doctors!

    Five Points Eye Care wishes our former externs, Michelle Quinn,
    Ann Morrison and Michael Do, the best in their careers as
    optometrists!  We know you will all be very successful and
    caring doctors.

  • Dr. Jon interviewed by Georgia Radio Reading Services

    Posted on 03/26/2014
    Dr. Jon interviewed by Georgia Radio Reading Services

    Dr. Jon being interviewed by Ken Trayna of Georgia Radio Reading Services at Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia. Dr. Jon explained how the agency can help the visually impaired and what he does as a residency trained optometrist for their patients.

  • Congrats to April and Shawn!

    Posted on 03/03/2014
    Congrats to April and Shawn!

    Every month, we have our employees nominate another employee for our "Fred Award". A "Fred" is someone who goes out of their way to uphold our practice core values of Excellence in Eye Care, Patients Come First and Lead by Example. As a practice, we not only want our employees to come to work to get the days jobs done, but to strive to work harder each and every day for the sake of the practice as a whole.

    In January the Fred Award went to Shawn Calloway and in February it went to April Vaughn because each stood out as a team leader and went above and beyond in making our office a better place.  We are proud to have them on our staff.  Congratulations Shawn and April!

  • Amye Donahoo now a Certified Contact Lens Technician!

    Posted on 01/17/2014
    Amye Donahoo now a Certified Contact Lens Technician!

    Congratulations to Amye Donahoo for passing her National Contact Lens Examiners examination last week!  After several months of studying she is now a certified contact lens technician who can evaluate contact lenses on the eye and work with the doctors at Five Points Eye Care to make sure our patients achieve the best vision and comfort with their contact lenses.  We are proud of you, Amye!

  • Happy Holidays from Five Points Eye Care!

    Posted on 12/18/2013
    Happy Holidays from Five Points Eye Care!

    We want to thank all of our patients for choosing us for
    their eye care needs.  We are honored to be a part of
    your health care team, helping you keep your eyes healthy and
    your vision sharp.  In order to spend time with family,
    we will close at 4 PM on Christmas Eve and be closed on
    Christmas Day.  We will also close at 1 PM on New
    Year's Eve and be closed on New Year's Day.  Please
    call 706-543-2020 to page the doctor on call if you have an
    eye emergency during those times.

  • New Device Offers Hope to People Blinded Due to Eye Diseases

    Posted on 11/20/2013
    New Device Offers Hope to People Blinded Due to Eye Diseases

    Retinal Implant System Research Provides Positive Results for People with Genetic Eye Disease

    NEW ORLEANS: Nov. 16, 2013 Research presented today at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology shows promising data about a device that helps people who have lost their vision due to a blinding genetic disease to recognize common objects. In the study, the researchers found when the objects' outlines had been enhanced, there was increased recognition. The device, called the Argus II, is the first FDA-approved retinal implant for adults with retinitis pigmentosa.  

    Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of genetic disorders that affect the retina's ability to respond to light. The disease, which is inherited and affects about 1 in 4,000 Americans, causes slow loss of vision, beginning with decreased night vision and loss of peripheral vision and eventually leads to blindness.

    Up to one-quarter of all patients with retinitis pigmentosa will become legally blind in both eyes. There is currently no cure for retinitis pigmentosa.

    The Argus II retinal prosthesis is a system in which a miniature video camera is housed in the subject's glasses and sends information to a patient-worn video processing unit where the image captured by the camera is processed into instructions which are then transmitted wirelessly to a retinal implant fitted with 60 electrodes. These electrodes pulse to stimulate cells in the retina, transmitting visual information along the optic nerve to the brain, creating the perception of patterns of light.  

    In the study, eight patients wearing the retinal prosthesis were asked to identify white or metallic objects against a dark background, then were asked to identify the same objects with enhanced outlines. The tests were done in three ways: with the retinal prosthesis turned on in a standard mode, in a scrambled mode as a positive control, and turned off as a negative control.

    The results for solid object identification rose from 12.5 percent correct with the device switched off to 32.8 percent with the device on with 26.2 percent correct identification when the device was scrambled. Results for the outlined object identification were at 9.4 percent with the device turned off and 41.4 percent with the device on, with 20.7 percent correct identification in scrambled mode.

    "Despite the small sample size, statistically the results have achieved significance due to the magnitude of change in the performance of the use of the device within each subject." said Yvonne Luo, MA, FRCOphth, of London's Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and lead researcher on the study. "Moreover, these subjects represent people with the most severe form of the disease."

    The Argus II is the only device currently on the market in the United States and is one of several devices intended to help people suffering from this disease. Other devices and therapies in development include an implanted microchip, electrical stimulation therapy, implantable capsules of timed-release medication, nutrient therapies to reduce retinal damage and gene therapies to halt or reverse retinitis pigmentosa. Another study on this device will be presented on Monday and will review the initial results of a 30 subject study, adverse events post-implant, system reliability and visual function results.