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Our Practice

Welcome to Athens Eye Associates, an ophthalmology and optometry practice, where we are dedicated to providing high quality service standards of excellence and expertise to care for your vision needs. Athens Eye doctors and office personnel are here to help you by offering a variety of eye care services including routine eye examinations, ocular disease management, laser therapy, and other surgical procedures in our office to help you reach your optimal vision. We also have a low vision rehabilitation/training suite and an optical lab for your convenience.

Established in 1970, our years of practice have helped us fine tune our services to offer you the very best in expertise and efficiency. Our goal is to provide a comfortable environment in a boutique style setting to help you feel at ease during your visit with us. Your comfort and satisfaction are important to us. We treat each patient as we would treat our own family. Please visit our optical shop during your visit to browse the extensive selection of eyeglasses and contact lenses we carry. We want to help you see and look your best by choosing the best eyewear for you from the many brands and styles that we have to offer.

Our Physicians

mj-bioMichael S. Jacobs, M.D., is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology as well as cataract and implant surgery. Read more about Dr. Jacobs





Scotty L. GScotty Gadlin senior photoadlin, M.D.  Dr. Gadlin has been trained in the latest techniques in cataract, glaucoma surgery, surgery of the eyelids, as well as the treatment of diabetes and macular degeneration. Read more about Dr. Gadlin

Eric M JohnsonEric M. Johnson, O.D., specializes in general optometry for adults and children, contact lenses, and medical treatment of eye diseases. He also provides Low Vision Rehabilitation services.  Read More about Dr. Johnson





Silas C. Read, M.D. emeritus


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