Are you experiencing night driving problems? Are colors fading? If you are over the age of 50 years old you may be experiencing the onset of cataracts. Our doctors are skilled board certified cataract surgeons located in Cobb, Douglas and Cherokee. Our doctors take great pride in educating patients about their best options for success after cataract surgery. Please feel free to review our website to learn about new premium lens implants.Learn More About Cataract Surgery
LASIK eye surgery actually stands for Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. LASIK is a refractive eye surgery procedure where a laser reshapes the outer surface of the eye known as the cornea. By changing the shape of the cornea doctors can improve vision.What Is LASIK Eye Surgery
If you are seeking LASIK in Atlanta, Georgia we are happy to help you learn about LASIK and your candidacy potential for this eye surgery. Please feel free to take our short LASIK self-evaluation test to get on the path to better vision. After taking this test you will be contacted by Marietta Eye if you meet the pre-requisite requirements. All LASIK candidates will be required to undergo a pre-operative eye exam before candidacy is approved.Take Our LASIK Self Test
Please feel free to watch our educational video series. Click here to see videos of our patients and doctors for better insight into the eye surgery of your choice.See Our Videos
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Marietta Eye Clinic's Patient Services Include:
- Routine eye exams
- Pediatric eye care
- Contact lens fitting
- Cataract and lens implant surgery
- Glaucoma management
- Diabetic retinopathy care
- Macular degeneration treatment
- Eye muscle problem management
- Corneal transplants
- Dry eye treatment
- Cosmetic eyelid surgery
- Botox cosmetic treatment
- Latisse eyelash enhancement
- Uveitis management
Denise Johnson, M.D.
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Denise Johnson, M. D.
- Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
- Cornell University
Ithaca, NY - Bachelor’s Degree
- Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA - Medical Degree
- Jackson Memorial Hospital and University of Miami - Internship
- Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center - Residency
- Chief of Ophthalmology - MacDill Air Force Base and Elmendorf Air Force Base - Over 5 years
- The American Academy of Ophthalmology - Member
- The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Member
- Joined Marietta Eye Clinic in March 2006
- Specialist in Cataracts and Dry Eye Syndrome
- Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish
- Has sung onstage internationally with her worship community
- Favorite Movie: The Sound of Music
When you meet Dr. Denise Johnson, you are immediately put at ease by her soft-spoken nature, and when you hear her warm, robust laugh, you might think you’re sitting with a friend. As you grow to know her, you’ll learn she’s charitable and sentimental, and you’ll see her profound love for her family and music.
Born the middle child of three daughters, she was taught by her father to always look on the bright side of things, while her mother instilled in her the importance of believing in her dreams. Those lessons come through in Dr. Johnson’s approach to medicine.
“I am motivated by happy, satisfied patients, so I strive to give them, through better vision, an opportunity to see and enjoy the things that are important to them.”
Raised in New York City, Dr. Johnson struggled from an early age between two career choices: becoming a Broadway singer, or a doctor. Inspired by movie musicals, she studied piano at age sixteen, enrolled in the LaGuardia High School of Music and the Arts, and was then shocked to learn that rather than singing showtunes in the spotlight, she was faced with learning German, French, and Italian classical opera. She soon realized why many talented singers never fulfilled their dreams, and she turned to her other career passion... becoming a doctor.
While completing her medical training in the US Air Force, Dr. Johnson seized an opportunity to work on a medical mission trip in a Texas border town. There she witnessed a woman brought to tears after realizing she could read again for the first time in years. In that moment, the singer turned- physician knew that she had made the right career choice.
“I discovered then that medicine was my calling; I could make a difference.”
Dr. Johnson continues her work on medical mission trips to Mexico and the Honduras, with plans for ongoing trips in the future.
Holding herself and her staff to the highest standards of care, Dr. Johnson continues to make a difference. Understanding the challenges many of her patients face, and witnessing firsthand the consequences of limited access to healthcare, she goes to great lengths advising her patients about their surgical options, and afterward, how to maintain their vision health.
Medicine has done more than fulfill a life’s calling for Dr. Johnson; it has also provided the opportunity for meeting the man who would become her husband. Tim, a Certified Paramedic at the time, rolled a stretcher into the emergency room one night while Dr. Johnson was on duty. He fell head over heels for her the moment they met, and boldly asked her for a date. Today they have two daughters and enjoy watching them excel in soccer and gymnastics.
Although Dr. Johnson keeps long hours in the service of her patients, she also makes it a priority to be an attentive mom. Each night, she reads a bedtime story to her daughters and sings them to sleep with a lullaby or two. For her own relaxation, she enjoys scrapbooking, a hobby that has allowed her to make creative use of the many Thank You cards and letters she receives from her satisfied patients.
And what about her Broadway dream? It hasn’t been entirely forgotten: she is known to sing while performing surgery in the operating room. It has been said she has the voice of an angel.
“I expect nothing less than the best from myself, and I want the best outcome for those who entrust their eyes to me.”