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Published Thursday, October 10, 2019
Gainesville Eye Associates’ ophthalmologist Dr. Zach Balest recently received board certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). A graduate of the University of North Georgia, Balest earned his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia/University of Georgia Medical Partnership in Athens, Ga. He then completed his transitional more»
Published Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Dear Patient, We are happy to announce that EyeCare Associates recently merged with Gainesville Eye Associates (GEA). Due to this merger, EyeCare Associates relocated to GEA’s current offices at 2061 Beverly Road, Gainesville. GEA has a long history of serving the medical and surgical needs of the community. Over the years, we have referred many of more»
Published Monday, July 29, 2019

Dr. Jody Whisenant, a well-respected north Georgia optometrist, has joined Gainesville Eye Associates, which includes Jack M. Chapman, Jr., M.D., Clayton G. Blehm, M.D., Lori C. Lebow, M.D., Zach R. Balest, M.D., Stephen S. Ellison, O.D., and Elizabeth F. Ellison, O.D.

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Posted by admin, Sep 2019

As you grow older, you become more at risk for certain eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, dry eye, and low vision.

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Posted by admin, Jul 2019


Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer.

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Posted by admin, Jun 2019

We know some of you will be shooting fireworks during the summer and especially around the Fourth of July. Please be care and don’t take chances when shooting fireworks.

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