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1077 Baxter Street • Suite 100 • Athens, GA 30606
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Comprehensive Family Eye Care


thens optometrist, Dr. Stuart Thomas and staff  know your vision is important to you, and it’s important to us. That’s why ample time is given for your eye appointment as we check your eyes inside and out.

Thomas Eye Center provides comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. During your eye exam, we will check for any potential eye disorders or diseases while we carefully evaluate your visual skills and abilities with the latest in diagnostic equipment.

When your eye exam is complete, relax while you look over our gallery of popular designer eyeglasses. Our highly-trained staff will help you find the perfect frames or contact lenses for the  perfect you.

At Thomas Eye Center we know comfort is important, and we ensure your new glasses or contacts fit and feel great.

Call us today to schedule your next eye exam and we guarantee you will be in good hands at and never feel rushed at Thomas Eye Center.

As a matter of fact, we hope you feel quite at home.

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Our mission is to exceed everyone’s expectations.

Serving families in Athens Clarke County, Oconee County, and Northeast Georgia.

Eye Care Services

Getting the right prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses is an important part of good eye care.

But seeing clearly is just one part of your overall eye health. It’s important to have regular eye exams with an optometrist whether or not you wear eyeglasses or contacts, even if your vision is sharp.

Thomas Eye Center provides complete eye exams that include both eye health and visual screening.

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Meet Our Team

We believe in looking at the big picture when it comes to your eye health, so we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history and your vision needs.

Family owned since 1951, Thomas Eye Center has long been providing personalized eye care to families all over Athens, Oconee & North Georgia.

Today, Stuart J. Thomas, OD, leads a dedicated and highly-trained staff of eye specialists to help our patients.

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Eyeglasses & Contacts

Getting the right look for your face and your lifestyle can be overwhelming.

Our staff will help you find the best fit for your specific needs and explain how different lenses and frames will impact your vision.

We help you narrow down your choices so you can find the look, fit and functionality you want from your eyewear.

We offer a large selection of eyeglasses, contact lenses, designer frames, sunglasses — just for you. Kids glasses too.

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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.