About Us

Serving Atlanta and the Southeast

Emory Eye Center, one of the top academic eye institutes in the United States, offers quality patient care, conducts pioneering research into blinding eye diseases, and educates and trains eye professionals. We are the largest, most comprehensive eye care facility in Georgia, providing compassionate, expert medical care for more than 130 years.

Clinical Care

Our physicians, surgeons and vision care specialists oversee nearly 100,000 patient visits each year.  They offer medical services for children and adults with cataracts, eye cancer, eye trauma and injuries, glaucoma, macular degeneration, neurologic eye disorders, retinal and corneal disorders, and other diseases and injuries affecting the eye, eyesight, and structures surrounding the eye. 

As part of Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia, our physicians are uniquely situated to coordinate the best possible integrated clinical care and treatment options for our patients with specialists across the Emory Healthcare network, the Winship Cancer Institute and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). This gives patients the advantage of seamless coordination of medical and surgical treatments with their primary care physicians, dermatologists, neurosurgeons, radiation and medical oncologists, physicists, head and neck surgeons or other medical specialists.


Our ground-breaking, multidisciplinary basic science and clinical research focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. As one of the top 20 NIH-funded eye research institutions in the United States, our research is supported by grant funds that approach $5 million. Faculty publish more than 70 peer-reviewed articles a year. Our research goal is the translation of laboratory findings into treatments for eye diseases and the prevention of blindness.

Pioneering interdisciplinary programs, such as the L. F. Montgomery Laboratory and the Global Vision Initiative, aim to improve health and quality of life by addressing complex problems holistically, through the integration of clinical and research knowledge and perspectives. These programs also serve as fertile training ground for physicians.