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(706) 549-7757

1077 Baxter Street • Suite 100 • Athens, GA 30606

Exceptional Service and Quality Vision Care

Athens optometrist, Dr. Stuart Thomas and the staff of Thomas Eye Center are dedicated to the delivery of optimum health and vision care. Our upscale Athens facility uses the most technologically advanced equipment available in the industry to diagnose and treat Farsightedness, Nearsightedness, Astigmatism, Abrasions, Lazy eye, Cataracts, Conjunctivitis, Diabetes, Dry eyes, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, and other common vision problems. Along with their superior, personalized service, Thomas Eye Center offers the latest trends in optical merchandise, including frames, lenses, contact lenses, and sunglasses.

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Eye Care Services

Every eye exam includes an assessment of your current vision including your vision history, a screening for any ocular diseases, prescriptions, and recommendations for eyewear based on your needs. Our staff and Dr. Thomas are focused on your overall health.

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Meet Our Team

A family owned and operated optometric practice, Thomas Eye Center was opened in 1951 and continues to serve patients based in Athens, Oconee & North Georgia. Otometrist, Dr. Stuart J. Thomas has been providing ocular health care at Thomas Eye Center since 1984.

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Eyewear & Contact Lenses

Thomas Eye Center has a complete optical boutique for limitless lens and frame selection including High Definition, Progressives, Hi Index, and Polycarbonate lenses. Choose from more than 600 specialty frames on display, or we can order almost any frame you desire.

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Ocular Conditions

  • Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the internal pressure in your eyes increases enough to damage the nerve fibers in your optic nerve and cause vision loss. The increase in pressure happens when the passages that normally allow fluid in your eyes to drain become clogged or blocked. Glaucoma cannot be prevented, but if diagnosed and treated early, it can be controlled. Vision lost to glaucoma cannot be restored.
  • Farsightedness

    Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is a vision condition in which distant objects are usually seen clearly, but close ones do not come into proper focus. Common signs of farsightedness include difficulty in concentrating and maintaining a clear focus on near objects, eye strain, fatigue and/or headaches after close work, aching or burning eyes, irritability or nervousness after sustained concentration.
  • Nearsightedness

    Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a vision condition in which near objects are seen clearly, but distant objects do not come into proper focus. A sign of nearsightedness is difficulty seeing distant objects like a movie or TV screen or chalkboard.
  • Astigmatism

    Astigmatism is a vision condition that occurs when the front surface of your eye is slightly irregular in shape. This irregular shape prevents light from focusing properly on the back of your eye, the retina. As a result, your vision may be blurred at all distances.
  • Cataract

    A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Clouding of the lens occurs due to changes in the proteins and lens fibers. Age-related cataracts tend to form gradually.
  • Macular Degeneration

    Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in America. It results from changes to the macula, a portion of the retina that is responsible for clear, sharp vision, and is located at the back of the eye. Most people with macular degeneration have the dry form, for which there is no known treatment. The less common wet form may respond to laser procedures, if diagnosed and treated early.