Leonard Achiron, OD
Optometrist in Hapeville, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Leonard Achiron is an optometrist at Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center. He specializes in refractive surgery and has overseen over 50,000 LASIK procedures.
- Board certified since 1993
- Diplomate in the American Academy of Optometry
- Past Director of LASIK Vision Institute and assistant professor at Emory University
- Published over 30 papers and numerous book chapters
- Nationally recognized for ophthalmologic specialties in ocular disease, visual impairment and applied Physiologic Optics
Dr. Achiron grew up in Brooklyn, New York where he attended the State University of New York at Buffalo and received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He attended the prestigious New England College of Optometry where he graduated with teaching and clinical honors. He completed a post graduate residency at the Health America Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he was asked to remain on faculty until he was recruited by Emory University School of Medicine in 1993.
As an assistant professor in academic medicine, Dr. Achiron flourished, publishing over 25 papers and numerous book chapters while lecturing throughout the country. His ophthalmologic specialties in ocular disease, visual impairment and applied Physiologic Optics gave him national recognition while at Emory and earned him placement in the Who’s Who of Medicine. After teaching at an academic medical center for much of the 1990’s, Dr. Achiron took on the role of Center Director for Omni Eye Services, a multi-specialty ophthalmologic referral center specializing in LASIK eye surgery and Clear Corneal Cataract Surgery.
Dr. Achiron has co-managed over 50,000 LASIK procedures. With his level of experience, Dr. Achiron has become world renown in the field of refractive surgery and along with his colleagues, recently submitted a research paper on LASIK and Monovision in the Journal of Refractive Surgery, 2003. Dr. Achiron is board certified since 1993, and currently serves as adjunct clinical professor at Pacific University, University of St. Louis-Missouri, Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the New England College of Optometry where he enjoys teaching residents and performing vision research.
He is a diplomate in the American Academy of Optometry, and a member of the Association for Vision and Research in Ophthalmology, Georgia Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Achiron is an avid musician; he plays drums, vibes and percussion, and is a brown belt in Chong Nhu Karate.
David O’Day, MD
Ophthalmologist located in Hapeville, Atlanta, GA
Dr. David O’Day is an ophthalmologist at Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center. He specializes in cornea and cataract surgery and has performed over 80,000 LASIK procedures.
- Voted one of America’s “Top Ophthalmologists”
- Performed over 80,000 cornea surgeries
- Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology
- Trained at Emory and assistant professor at Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. David O’Day is a gifted ophthalmologist at Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center.
Dr. O’Day is experienced in many refractive surgery procedures, such as RK/AK, CK, ALK, excimer laser PRK, LASIK, LASEK, Custom WaveFront-Guided LASIK, and Epi-K. Dr. O’Day is also skilled in performing cataract surgery, intraocular lens implantation, corneal transplant surgery and surgical treatment of eye diseases. His skill, commitment, and experience have earned him a reputation for the pursuit of excellence and for providing satisfaction beyond his patients’ expectations. Voted one of America’s “Top Ophthalmologists” in 2006, Dr. David O’Day is one of the country’s highest trained and experienced comprehensive corneal and refractive surgeons, with expertise in the most advanced techniques of corneal and vision correction surgeries.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. O’Day completed his undergraduate studies at Tulane University before attending Georgetown University where he first completed a Masters of Science in Physiology and then completed a Doctorate in Medicine. While in medical school, Dr. O’Day was awarded a Naval Health Profession Scholarship and subsequently served on active duty as a physician in the United States Navy for four years.
Upon leaving the military, Dr. O’Day completed an ophthalmology residency at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. He was then awarded highly competitive fellowships for further training in cornea and external diseases at the University of Minnesota, and in refractive surgery at the Phillips Eye Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He completed his training in 1993, and was certified a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1994.
Dr. O’Day has since been in professional practice as a cornea and refractive surgery sub-specialty ophthalmologist founding Charleston Cornea and Refractive Surgery in January of 2001. The practice continues to grow today with four office location throughout coastal South Carolina.
Dr. O’Day has been involved in laser vision correction and vision correction research for over 14 years. As Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Medical University of South Carolina he has researched, taught, and lectured on a wide array of vision correction techniques and procedures.
Dr. David O’Day has performed more than 55,000 refractive surgical procedures, making him one of the most experienced refractive surgeons in the world, and definitely the most experienced refractive surgeons in Atlanta. Dr. O’Day has a 98+% complication-free success rate for LASIK. This means less than 2% of his patients experience any complications – with more than 55,000 procedures this is almost unheard of in the field of LASIK. Considering the many variables in any eye surgery this tells you that Dr. O’Day performs the most precise and competent procedures imaginable, and that his name is a virtual guarantee of excellence of outcome. Dr. O’Day frequently treats complex cases referred to him by other LASIK surgeons and has a well-founded reputation amongst his peers for experience and excellence. LASIK is not for everyone and Dr. O’Day recommends and provides alternate vision care for the majority of those patients who will not benefit from LASIK.
Dr. O’Day has been featured on television programs, academic seminars, and is a frequent contributor to national and international medical journals on the subject of vision restoration and enhancement. Dr. O’Day was included in the 2009 edition of “Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
Dr. O’Day’s professional involvements include: the Eye Bank Association of America, Medical Advisory Board, the South Carolina Lions Eye Bank, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Midwest Cornea Society, the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Charleston Ophthalmological Society, and the South Carolina Medical Association.