Our ophthalmology practice offers a full range of medical and surgical services for cataracts, glaucoma, retinal disease, cornea disease, pediatric ophthalmology, and strabismus. We offer comprehensive eye care and treatment for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), presbyopia, astigmatism, double vision (diplopia), amblyopia, and other visual disturbances. Laser vision correction, LASIK, is performed at Atlanta Lasik Center, owned and operated by our physicians. In addition, we offer an optical and contact lens dispensary, Atlanta Eyewear, for personalized, professional service for the purchase of glasses and contact lens.
For our surgical patients we offer a new state of the art ambulatory surgical center on site to provide excellent care in a relaxed environment very different from the hospital setting. In addition to eliminating the hospital environment, the cost associated with the surgical center is much less, than your out-of-pocket cost in a hospital setting. The surgery center is owned and used exclusively by our doctors.
We offer two convenient locations to serve you, one in Decatur, near Dekalb Medical Center and one in the Northside area near Northside and St. Joseph's Hospital.
Hours of Operation
The Decatur office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Early appointments starting at 7:00 am are available some mornings. We will make every effort possible to accommodate you and your schedule. The North Atlanta office is open most weekdays, start times vary. For an appointment at either location call (404) 292-2500 or you may Schedule An Appointment Online
Emergency service for our patients is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In case of an emergency, you can reach our doctors by calling (404) 292-2500. Patients requiring emergency care after regular business hours will reach our answering service and our physician on call will contact you. Emergency cases are attended to immediately by one of our physicians.
All our physicians are participating providers with Medicare and most physicians participate in many other plans. Click Here to View Our Participating Insurance Plans
All our doctors are medical doctors who specialize in eye and vision care. They are specially trained to provide the full spectrum of eye care, from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to complex and delicate eye surgery.
Our subspecialties in ophthalmology include:
Cornea and External Disease
This subspecialty involves the diagnosis and management of diseases of the cornea, sclera, conjunctiva and eyelids, including corneal dystrophies, microbial infections, conjunctival and corneal tumors, inflammatory processes and anterior ocular manifestations of systemic diseases. Laura A. Bealer, MD specializes in cornea and external disease including corneal transplant surgery.
This subspecialty includes the treatment of glaucoma and other disorders that may cause optic nerve damage by increasing intraocular pressure. Treatment of glaucoma involves the medical and surgical treatment of both pediatric and adult patients. Paul E. McManus, MD and Shalin S. Shah, MD specialize in the treatment of glaucoma.
The bulk of pediatric ophthalmic practice involves the medical and surgical management of strabismus, amblyopia, genetic and developmental abnormalities and a wide range of inflammatory, traumatic and neoplastic conditions occurring in the first two decades of life. This subspecialty also deals with the ocular manifestations of certain systemic disorders. Christina L. Weeks, MD, specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus.
This specialty involves both the medical and surgical treatment of retinal and vitreoretinal disease. The types of diseases treated include manifestations of local, systemic and genetic diseases as they affect the retina and vitreous. Diagnosis involves the use and interpretation of ultrasound, fluorescein angiography and electrophysiology. Treatment methods include laser therapy, cryotherapy, retinal detachment surgery and vitrectomy (removal of the vitreous). John W. Thomas, MD specializes in Vitreoretinal diseases.