Department of Ophthalmology

Emory Eye Center News

On May 13, Emory Eye Center welcomes its newest optometrist, Trenton J. Gaasch.

May 6, 2024 was National Nurse's Day, a commemorative event that prompted the Emory Eye Center to reach out to our two nurse navigators, Cindy Bell, and Amber Henry to find out a little bit more about what led them to make this career choice.

Launching tomorrow's leaders Emory Eye Center's Senior Administrator, Zirka Smith, concludes 9-month Excellence Through Leadership program

Emory Eye Center senior administrator Zirka Smith was one of two School of Medicine employees to graduate from the Emory University Excellence Through Leadership (ETL) program on April 24. 

A recent eiditon of I-Site, an international specialty contact lens newsletter, singled out only four of the 155 posters presented at the 2024 Global Specialty Lens Symposium for praise. The lead author on two of those posters was Emory Eye Center optometry resident, Aysha Shafi.

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By the numbers

$36 million RESEARCH

The amount of research funding Emory Eye Center has received from the NIH in the past 10 years.


The number of residency program applications we receive each year for six available positions.


The number of ophthalmologists, optometrists, and research scientists on our faculty.


The number of patient visits at all Emory Eye Center locations in a given year.

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