It was vision research that initially drew Dr. Lauren Yancey to pursue a career in Ophthalmology but it is the reward of vision restoration that kept her focused on cataract surgery and lens exchange. “My first introduction to the field of Ophthalmology was through a Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship I was granted after my first year in medical school,” Dr. Yancey recalls. Dr. Yancey was fortunate enough to begin under the tutelage of the renowned researcher and Ophthalmologist Dr. Balamurali Ambati where she was involved in novel research with implications in both cancer treatment and vision loss. “I found myself drawn into the world of vision research and loving it. Dr. Ambati encouraged me to pursue a career in Ophthalmology.” It was the spark that ignited a passion for vision restoration. Read More...
G. Keith Berry
Dr. Berry is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist. After completing his undergraduate degree at Lipscomb University, in Nashville, TN, he attended Duke University School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree.
He then completed his Medical Internship and his Ophthalmology Residency at the San Antonio Health Sciences Education Consortium. Dr. Berry served in the United States Air Force as a primary care physician while training as a fighter-jet flight surgeon.
With nearly 20 years’ experience, Dr. Thomas is a leader in the field of vitreoretinal disease and surgery. Fellowship trained and sub-specializing in retinal surgery and disease, Dr. Thomas has extensive skill in managing severe diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and other retinal disorders. A native of Ohio, Dr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in chemistry from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and later completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Emory University Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Veteran’s Administration Hospital, and Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Jennifer Wilcox is an Optometry specialist with 18 years of experience including general practice, vision therapy, and specialty contact lenses. She Graduated with honors from Southern College of Optometry in 2000. She is passionate about eye health and her current focus has labeled her a Dry Eye Champion, partnering with Tear Science she is working to revolutionize the way Dry Eye Disease is treated.
Dr. Mark Ortiz was born and raised in Ashland, Ohio. He attended undergraduate at the Ohio State University; graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Afterwards, he remained in Columbus, Ohio where he received his Doctorate of Optometry with honors at The Ohio State College of Optometry in 2017.
Dr. Ortiz completed his residency training in family practice optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. There he gained extensive training in pediatric/adult comprehensive care, contact lenses, surgical co-management, and ocular disease management.
Dr. Joseph Johnson has a passion for ocular disease management and interprofessional relations. His hard work and drive has helped him achieve many accomplishments. First, he graduated Brigham Young University in 2014 where he majored in Exercise Science. He continued his education at Southern College of Optometry in which he not only graduated Magna Cum Laude, but he was also recognized for his achievements, including the Ocular Instruments Award.