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
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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
Gregg Russell, O.D.
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Gregg Russell, O. D.
- Emory University
B.A. Degree, Chemistry
B.A. Degree, Psychology
- University of Houston College of Optometry
Houston, TX - O.D. Degree
Coursework for Master's Degree in Physiological Optics
- American Academy of Optometry - Fellow
- American Academy of Optometry:
Cornea and Contact Lens Selection - Diplomatic
- American Optometric Association - Member
- American Optometric Association:
Contact Lens Section - Contributing Author
- Has published numerous articles on eyecare in peer-reviewed journals
- Has presented at national and international eyecare conferences
- Actively involved in clinical research, including studies in contact lens design
- Joined Marietta Eye Clinic in 2005
- Prior to joining Marietta Eye Clinic, Dr. Russell had his own offices in Eatonton, Greensboro, and Conyers, GA
- Internationally recognized optometric lecturer
- Researcher and developer of specialty contact lenses
- Active member, Civil Air Patrol
Some people know from a very early age what they want to be when they grow up. Dr. Gregg Russell is such a person. Fascinated with how the human body worked, he studied anatomical models as a young child, and drew a picture of the structures of the human eye at age ten.
That drawing, saved for posterity by his mother, hangs in his office today. It was in those formative years when he discovered his love for what he now calls “the detective side of healthcare.”
Dr. Russell sees patients for routine eye examinations and medical eye concerns, though specializing in contact lenses, especially for patients injured through disease or trauma. Although early in his professional training he planned to focus his energies in ophthalmic research, he quickly realized how much he enjoyed the personal interaction with patients.
“My life is enriched by the people in my practice whom I’ve come to know.”
The oldest of four siblings, Dr. Russell grew up in Atlanta, where he enjoyed academics, sports, and time spent with his father.
“My father was a regional salesman,” he explains, “and when time permitted, I traveled with him from customer to customer.” It was in that context where Dr. Russell’s beliefs about the importance of open communication and building rapport were formed.
“I believe bedside manner is as much a skill as is the ability to make a diagnosis.”
Driven by that belief, he strives to build a relationship with every patient he meets.
Other life experiences have helped shape who Dr. Russell has become. One of the lowest points in his life as a young man came after his father passed away.
Remembering his boyhood dream of becoming a doctor, and his father’s belief in him, he entered optometry school. It proved to be a turning point in Dr. Russell’s life, a second chance to fulfill his potential, just as his father had urged.
In his practice, Dr. Russell has helped people in all walks of life: pilots, athletes, public safety personnel, business professionals, and children recover their vision after sight altering injuries. He takes great pride in solving problems that are unique to contact lens wearing patients.
As a father of two, Dr. Russell understands firsthand what it is like to be a consumer of healthcare.
“As other physicians have explained to me about the types of injuries my children had and about any procedures that were to be performed, I became even more aware of the importance of communicating in plain language with my patients.”
Dr. Russell sees patients for routine eye examinations and medical concerns and specializes in vision correction for patients with difficult to treat problems due to disease or trauma.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Russell conducts research on contact lens designs for routine vision problems as well as specific eye diseases and conditions. Harkening back to the day when he first sketched on paper how light passes through the eye to create visual images, his desire to help as many people as possible to see burns as strongly as it ever did.
Still fascinated with how things work, Dr. Russell has devoted his free time to pursuing a pilot’s license and, along with his children, learning to play musical instruments. The odds are he’ll succeed at both.
“Finding a way to help my patients see again is as much their victory as it is mine.”
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