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Welcome To Augusta Eye M.D.

Located in Augusta, GA, Augusta Eye M.D. is home to Board-certified eye surgeons Stuart Marks, M.D., Jay Shipp, M.D.,and Gavin Davis, M.D. Augusta Eye MD brings the finest possible medical, surgical, and optical eye care to Augusta. 

Our eye doctors are leaders in offering the best technology available today. Our conveniently-located, and exceptional state-of-the-art facilities are unsurpassed in Augusta, GA, and our caring, well-trained staff stands ready to serve your needs.

Ask your doctor about laser cataract surgery and new technologies in cataract surgery.

Accredited by the AAAHC

Our Services

Augusta Eye M.D. brings unsurpassed specialty eye care to Augusta, GA such as:

  • State of the art, microincisional cataract surgery with Alcon Ozil technology
  • Premium lifestyle replacement lens implants including toric and multifocal intraocular lens implants
  • Treatment for glaucoma, corneal diseases, disorders of the lids, and the anterior segment
  • Comprehensive diagnostic services for macular dystrophy and diabetic retinopathy
  • Eye procedures including eye lid enhancement and Botox®
  • Tear Lab Osmolarity System to diagnose and manage dry eye
  • Surgical treatment for glaucoma and corneal diseases

Our optical shop, the Augusta Eyewear Gallery, provides the finest products and services at competitive prices. We carry an extensive selection of frames from your favorite designers, such as Fossil, Gucci, Kate Spade, Nautica, Saks Fifth Avenue, Jones New York, Vera Wang, Nike, Guess, Juicy Couture, Banana Republic, and Penguin. We also carry the newest premium contact lenses for dry eye syndrome, astigmatism, and loss of near vision due to age. We have one of the most extensive selections of premium sunglasses, including, Maui Jim and Costa sunglasses in Augusta, GA!

Committed To Our Patients

Dr. Stuart Marks has 26 years of surgical experience and was a clinical instructor of cataract surgery in the Department of Ophthalmology at Emory University. Dr. Marks utilizes the most current technology, equipment, and implants, to provide the best surgical outcomes possible. His cataract surgery patients generally experience an almost immediate improvement in vision and a speedy, painless recovery.

News and Events

Ellex Solo SLT laser

Augusta Eye MD recently added the Ellex Solo SLT laser to our arsenal of treatment options for Glaucoma. Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) selectively targets the melanin cells of the trabecular meshwork to enhance outflow and reduce intraocular pressure. The Ellex Solo SLT Laser is the newest SLT technology available and offers patients a highly effective, non-invasive treatment option for Open Angle Glaucoma. SLT is a pain-free, low-risk noninvasive outpatient procedure that can help reduce the need for eye drops and help prevent vision loss from glaucoma.


Meet Our New Doctor
Gavin Davis, MD

Dr Gavin Davis

Dr. Gavin Davis, currently a Wilmer cornea/refractive surgery fellow at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland, will join AUGUSTA EYE MD in the summer of 2014.

Originally from Marietta, Georgia, Dr. Davis is a Summa Cum Laude (highest honors) graduate of the University of Georgia Honors College and a member of Alpha Phi Omega. He graduated at the top of his class from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Dr. Davis completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Upon completion of his fellowship, he will be joined by his wife, internist Devon Davis, MD, who will be an inpatient hospitalist at University Hospital.

We welcome the Davis family to Augusta, Georgia, and to Augusta Eye MD!


Look At Our New Technology
The first of its kind in the CSRA

Augusta Eye is the first ophthalmology practice in the Central Savannah River Area to offer the Alcon Centurion Phacoemulsification System. This system enables us to provide cataract patients with the most advanced surgical technology available. It offers unmatched precision, safety, and control of the intraocular environment through all phases of the microsurgical procedure.


Augusta Eye MD is now an accredited Dry Eye Center. We have installed a Tear Lab Osmolarity System to test for dry eye disease. This system is the first objective and quantitative test for diagnosing and managing dry eye patients. Dry eye is a disorder of the tears and ocular surface that can lead to poor tear film, discomfort, and visual changes. Tear film is essential in maintaining ocular surface integrity, protecting against microbial challenges, and preserving visual acuity.

Augusta Eye MD announces the availability of AdenoPlus, a new highly accurate, rapid test that your doctor can use to determine the source of an ocular infection and the correct course of treatment.

Ask Dr. Marks or Dr. Shipp about these technologies!

Congratulations to Dr. Marks, who was recently singled out for the “America’s Top Ophthalmologist” designation for 2013, the tenth year he has received this award since he was first selected in 2002. The Consumer’s Research Council of America based their selection on (among other things) Dr. Marks’ experience, academic training, and professional associations.

The award hasn’t arrived yet, but we expect it to look much like the nine others it will join on Augusta Eye MD’s wall.

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Dr. Marks has again been listed in The Best Doctors in America™

BestDoctorsAwardBest Doctors conducts a biennial peer review survey of the medical profession that contacts more than 45,000 doctors who were identified in previous research as the highest ranked in their specialties and asks them: “If you or a loved one needed a doctor, to whom would you refer?”  Doctors do not pay to be included in the database and they are not paid to participate in the survey.   Dr. Marks was the first ophthalmologist so listed in the CSRA and has received this award every year since its inception.   Dr. Marks has also been listed in Augusta Magazine’s 2012 “Best Doctors” annual edition and the 2012 America’s Guide to Top Ophthalmologists™, an award given by the Consumers Research Council of America.

Optical Update

Our optical shop has now switched to a new paperless system, paving the way for the entire office to move to electronic health records.

Our Eyewear Gallery has been chosen to carry Pure Vision 2 High Definition contact lenses! Call (706) 922-6000 to learn more.