Gainesville Native Dr. Zach Balest Joins Gainesville Eye Associates

Published Wednesday, August 1, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Aug. 1, 2018) – Gainesville Eye Associates announces the addition of ophthalmologist Dr. Zach Balest to its staff.

Laser Cataract Surgery or Eye Doctor Near Me - Zach Balest Opthamologist Bio IMGThe Gainesville native recently completed his ophthalmology residency at Emory University in Atlanta. Earlier, he served a transitional internship at Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Ala. Balest is a 2014 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia/University of Georgia Medical Partnership.

At Gainesville Eye, Balest plans to focus on assisting patients with cataract and refractive surgery, medical and surgical management of glaucoma and diabetic eye care.

A summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Georgia, he is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.

Balest enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing golf, spending time outdoors and watching UGA football.

Gainesville Eye Associates has offices in Gainesville, Braselton, Cornelia, Blairsville, Clayton, Hayesville, Toccoa, and Hiawassee, with a consultation office in Franklin, N.C. To find out more about Gainesville Eye Associates, or to schedule an appointment with an eye doctor or opthamologist, contact their office today at 770-532-4444. You can also learn more about the services offered by Gainesville Eye Associates by visiting their website at and following them on Facebook ( and Twitter (@GainesvilleEye) or YouTube (