Comprehensive eye care for the entire family

Tift Regional Ophthalmology
1803 Old Ocilla Road
Tifton, GA 31794
(229) 386-2181

Our physicians
Bret Wagenhorst, M.D.

About Us

Tift Regional Ophthalmology offers high-level expertise in medical and surgical eye and vision care. Our specialists help you prevent, diagnose and treat disorders such as dry eye, cataracts, glaucoma, eye tumors and retinal disease. They’ll provide comprehensive eye care for the entire family, from infants to adolescents to adults and the elderly. Services include routine eye exams, eye exams for glasses and contact lenses, and diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and injuries.

Diseases and disorders treated include:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Tumors of the eyelid
  • Blocked tear ducts in children
  • Strabismus
  • Amblyopia
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Baggy or droopy eyelids
  • Ocular allergy
  • Eye infections
  • Injuries to the eye
  • Foreign matter in the eye
  • Styes
  • Ingrown eyelashes

In addition:

  • We also perform eye evaluations of diabetic patients for diabetic retinopathy and can examine you for glaucoma if you are at risk.
  • We can evaluate children for eye problems which could interfere with school work.
  • If you suffer from headaches, we can evaluate for potential eye-related causes.
  • In addition, we can arrange for state-of-the-art refractive surgery, should you be interested in this procedure.


LASIK is a state-of-the-art procedure using the excimer laser to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism. In the LASIK procedure, a thin protective flap of the corneal tissue is created with the new VISX Star S4 Active Trak laser. The VISX laser is then used to sculpt the underlying cornea into a new shape to correct myopia and astigmatism. The flap is then repositioned (without sutures) to permit a more rapid visual recovery with little or no discomfort. If you'd like more information on the procedure, call us at 229-386-2181.

What's The Difference?


Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in treating the eyes. Ophthalmologists can perform eye surgery, prescribe glasses, treat eye diseases and fit contact lenses.


Optometrists give eye exams, diagnose problems and prescribe glasses and contact lenses. They are not medical doctors.


Opticians fit, supply and adjust eyeglasses and fit contact lenses. But an optician can't examine eyes, prescribe glasses or medication.