Gregg Russell, OD is an optometrist at the Marietta Eye Clinic.

Gregg Russell, O.D.



Primary Care Optometry Specialty Contact Lenses

Ocular Surgery Co-management


Kennestone West Cobb

The ophthalmologists and optometrists of the Marietta Eye Clinic each chose to join this practice because of a common philosophy, providing the highest quality patient care possible. Marietta Eye doctors are the experts in their fields, the top graduates in their educational and training programs, and deeply compassionate health care providers. The physicians and optometrists here research and provide the latest technology for their patients, listen intently to their patient’s needs, and ensure they have the highest quality support and surgical staff available. We invite you to explore the credentials and personality of our doctors on this page. Thank you for considering the Marietta Eye Clinic.


Dr. Russell specializes in primary eye care and complex contact lens fittings for patient with keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, irregular corneas from radial keratotomy or LASIK or injury, and ocular trauma.


Dr. Russell is a Diplomate in Cornea, Contact Lens, and Refractive Technologies, an academic distinction possessed by fewer than 135 in the world. Additionally, Dr. Russell is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a Fellow of the Scleral Contact Lens Society, and Board Certified through the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry.

Honors & Awards

Dr. Russell was chosen as best clinical instructor for students with the Illinois College of Optometry in 2018. He is a 2015 Apollo Award winner given to the doctor providing significant public service to the citizens of the state of Georgia and a 1990 Julius Neumueller Research Award given to the best optical paper written by a student and received numerous academic and clinical achievement awards that same year.


Dr. Russell is a 1985 graduate of Emory University with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology. He finished his Doctorate of Optometry in 1990 at the University of Houston College of Optometry. Additionally, he recently completed a Certificate in Global Health Engagement through the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences graduating first in his class. He expects to complete War College for the Air Force in the next few months and his Master of Public Health sometime by the end of the same year.

Professional Associations

Dr. Russell is a member of the Georgia Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry and a proud member of the United States Air Force Reserve where he currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel. Dr. Russell has deployed to Senegal and Nicaragua and has participated in three other stateside missions, serving as Officer in Charge of two of them.

Dr. Russell's Main Office

Marietta Eye Clinic Kennestone Office

895 Canton Road NE (Clinic Bldg 100, Retina & Oculoplastics Bldg 200)

Marietta, GA 30060

Phone (770) 427-8111

Glasses (678) 784-0250

Contact Lenses (678) 784-0251

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Extended hours may be available

News & Events


Upcoming Event: May 4, 2019 – Community Recycling

Go GREEN with MEC! Saturday, May 4th Marietta Eye Clinic will be holding a fun community recycling event from 12:00 – 3:00pm Kennestone location – 895 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30060 This is a fundraiser event for MEC’s purple cross, a program that benefits employees in need.  Come join us for recycling and community fun!…


Marietta Eye Clinic Supports the Foundation Fighting Blindness

Vision Walk Event Sponsorship Brings Needed Funds for Disease Research MARIETTA, GA April 9, 2019 – Marietta Eye Clinic, one of Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive eye care practices, is pleased to announce the practice’s support for the 2019 Atlanta Vision Walk fundraising event in Atlanta, Georgia. The event raised funds for the Foundation Fighting…


Marietta Eye Clinic Awarded “Best of Cobb”

Cobb Life Magazine’s Annual Competition Awards MEC as Best Eye Care Group   MARIETTA, GA April 2, 2019 – Marietta Eye Clinic, one of Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive eye care practices, is pleased to announce the latest achievement earned by one of Cobb County’s most established ophthalmology and optometry group practices. Cobb Life Magazine…

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