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Albany Eye Doctors Providing Treatment for Cataracts

Eye Center South first opened its doors in 1980 with the mission of providing compassionate eye treatment with a family feel. That philosophy has paid off: today, founders Dr. Marnix Heersink and Dr. John Fortin have trusted industry leaders, specializing in treatment that puts patients first.

Our Albany, Georgia location continues our mission of giving patients across the Wiregrass access to the highest standard in eye disease management and surgery. We’re proud to be part of a world-class network of ophthalmologists — without sacrificing the family atmosphere on which we were first founded.

Comprehensive Ophthalmology Specialists in Albany

Our Albany location is led by Thomas D. Bailey, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.O., John T. Bell, M.D., Harsha A. Sen, M.D., and Robert W. Leitner, B.A., B.S., O.D., F.A.A.O. Between them, our team has an immense range of specialties, including cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, dry eye, laser refractive surgery, and oculofacial plastic surgery.

We realize it’s a serious commitment to trust someone else with your eyes, and our eye surgeons are humbled to contribute to Eye Center South’s reputation as a pillar of the community. This is reinforced by our high referral rates. We take pride in co-managing patient cases with local physicians and optometrists to provide the highest quality of care from start to finish.

Where Can I Find an Opthamologist in Albany?

Advanced Albany Eye Surgery and Eye Exams Near You

In our Albany location, we offer basic diagnostic eye exams and identify refractive vision issues. We have access to advanced technology that allows us to provide early diagnosis and effective treatment of common and uncommon eye conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal issues.

We also offer consultations for LASIK eye surgery and other procedures performed at our nearby Dothan location, which is among the top 10 facilities nationally in technological advancement. You can rest assured that we put that technology to good use: we’ve performed over 200,000 cataract surgeries and countless other cutting-edge eye procedures, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) for glaucoma.

Experienced Cataract Surgeons in Albany, GA

We know you have plenty to do in Albany, from visiting one of the area’s 77 parks, to taking a trip through the Flint RiverQuarium, to enjoying the Albany Chorale or Albany Symphony Orchestra. At Eye Center South, we want to make sure you get to experience each moment with healthy, clear vision.

See the difference of healthy vision at our Albany location. Call (229) 888-2395 to set up an appointment, schedule an eye exam, or discuss our services!

Office Information


MONDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
TUESDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
THURSDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
FRIDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Office Information

Eye Center South – Albany
2308 Palmyra Rd
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 888-2395

Our Location:

Our Reviews

The staff and doctors at the Albany location are very nice. The office is clean and organized. The doctors were great with improving my parents’ vision and followed up after surgery. Thank you!

– N.P.

The people who work at Eye Center South’s Albany location are kind and understanding. The doctors are thorough in their exams and dedicated to providing their patients with the best care. Very happy with the experience I had.

– L.H.

Amazing staff at Eye Center South’s Albany location. Thank you for being such a welcoming place to come for my vision care.

– D.E.

The staff at the Albany office were very friendly and professional. My doctor was great and kept me very informed before my surgery and treatment, and during my follow up appointment. He gave me confidence that everything was going to be okay after I had a cataract removal from my left eye, and it was. I appreciate the very fine work they do when l visit his office.

– P.B.

Driving Directions

Eye Center South is located at 2308 Palmyra Road, Albany, GA 31701. We’re on the north side of Albany, just south of the split between US-82 and US-19.

Come from downtown, head north on N. Slappey Blvd until you pass Albany Plaza and Harvey’s Supermarket on your right. Just afterwards, take a sharp right on Palmyra Rd., and we’ll be just ahead on your left.

If you’re coming from out of town, navigate to US-82 or US-19 headed into Albany. Get off heading south on N. Slappey Blvd., at All American Fun Park and Walmart. About half a mile later, turn left in front of Albany Plaza onto Palmyra Rd., and we’ll be just about 100 ft. down from there, on your left.

Our Eye Doctors:

Dr. Thomas D. Bailey

Thomas D. Bailey M.D.

Dr. John T. Bell

John T. Bell, M.D.

Dr. Robert W. Leitner

Robert W. Leitner, M.D.

Dr. Donald J. Mirate

Donald J. Mirate, M.D.

Dr. Harsha A. Sen

Harsha A. Sen, M.D.