West Georgia Eye Care Center has been serving the Columbus community with exceptional eye care since 1951. The clinic has since grown to become the largest multi-specialty ophthalmic practice in the area, with 3 locations, eleven ophthalmologists, three optometrists and a staff of more than 140 people.
West Georgia physicians are passionate about the health of your eyes and the success of your surgery. They continue to stay up-to-date with the latest technology and advancements in eye care. In keeping with their goal of providing superior eye care, the physicians of West Georgia Eye Care Center were the first to perform iLASIK on the IFS platform in the state of Georgia and the first to offer Columbus the Refractive Lens Exchange procedure.
Our state-of-the-art Laser Vision Center is located at our North Office on Whittlesey Blvd. There, the region’s only corneal specialists perform state-of-the-art LASIK and refractive procedures.
Dr. Brooks was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1961 and remains very happy to have moved with his family to Columbus in 1994.
Dr. Cannon, a Florida native, joined West Georgia Eye Care Center in 2005. He is a member of an elite field of surgeons who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, brows and tear drains as well as general ophthalmology. There are no other oculoplastic surgeons in the Columbus area.
Dr. Curran is an American Board of Ophthalmology-certified ophthalmologist who practices comprehensive medical, laser and surgical ophthalmology at West Georgia Eye Care Center in Columbus, Georgia. He is the oldest of four children and grew up in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, where his father taught chemistry at The University of Illinois. Dr. Curran pursued his medical training in both Chicago and Memphis.
Dr. Crumpton is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist, glaucoma specialist, cataract and LASIK surgeon. He is originally from Miami, Florida, and has been in practice at West Georgia Eye Care Center since 1999.
Dr. Geringer is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist, joined West Georgia Eye Care Center in September 2016. A Nebraska native, she graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science before completing one year toward a master of science in biology.
Dr. Henslee is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with over 30 years of medical and surgical experience, with a particular focus on treating diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts. An Oklahoma native, Dr. Henslee moved to Columbus in 1987, where he has practiced ever since.
Dr. Kao (pronounced “Gow”) was born in Iowa and grew up Minneapolis, Minnesota. He earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in 2011 before going on to complete an internship at the Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis.
Dr. Mayfield is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in surgery and diseases of the retina and vitreous. As a fellowship-trained retinologist, Dr. Mayfield received advanced training for the management of retinal detachment, including pars plana vitrectomy, scleral buckling, and pneumatic retinopexy.
Cynthia Nix, M.D. is an American Board of Ophthalmology certified eye surgeon who joined West Georgia Eye Care Center in 2010. She is a fellowship-trained cornea specialist focusing on the surgical management of cataract/lens surgery, corneal transplantation, and laser refractive surgery (LASIK/PRK).
Dr. Smith has been in primary eye care practice at West Georgia Eye Care Center since 1992. He is board-certified by the American Board of Optometry and sub-specializes in contact lenses.
Dr. Stow joined West Georgia Eye Care Center in September 2016, practicing at the North Columbus satellite office. He is certified in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ocular disease. His focus, however, is providing family primary eye care, with a particular interest in the fitting of specialty and difficult-to-fit contact lenses.
Dr. Sussenbach is a Columbus native. He graduated from the University of Georgia with highest honors and a bachelor’s degree in Forestry. He worked as a timber market analyst for one year before attending medical school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.
Dr. Walter L. Jackson II joined West Georgia Eye Care Center in July 2022. He specializes in comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fitting and evaluation, ocular disease treatment and management, as well as low vision rehabilitation. He is currently licensed to practice Optometry in Georgia and Alabama. Being a native to the Columbus/Harris County area, Dr. Jackson is excited to be home to provide exceptional eye care to the city of Columbus and surrounding communities.
Choosing a new pair of glasses can be both exciting and overwhelming. You have to think of the best style for your face, the best price line for your budget. You have to consider types of lenses, coatings, and your insurance coverage. Not least of all, you want to choose frames you love enough to wear every day! Thankfully, you don’t have to navigate all these decisions alone. Whether it’s a question of fashion or function, West Georgia Optical is at your service.Learn More
Hearing loss is the most common and most frequently undiagnosed, untreated medical condition in our patient population. 1 in 4 Americans beyond the age of 65 suffer from some form of hearing loss. That’s more than 25 million people! Hearing loss can affect anyone at any age, even children. The causes of hearing loss can vary from simple wax buildup in the external ear canal to a more serious, non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss. People suffering from hearing loss usually wait much longer than necessary to get help.
As with your vision, early intervention and corrective action is key to restoring your quality of life. 90% of all patients with hearing loss can be tested and treated right here within our practice under the professional oversight of our physicians. For all others, we can provide timely referrals to other specialty care within the local area.
September 12, 2022 / in Uncategorized / by glacialcm
“LASIK changed my life. Your vision touches every aspect of your day-to-day experience, it’s the way you see the world. When I got laser vision correction at West Georgia Eye Care Center, I felt like my whole world was new. It’s like falling in love…it changes everything!”
“This year the doctor said I had cataracts. After having my cataract surgery with Restor, I can see better than I could with my reading glasses, especially up close. I love the new lens; I had no idea it was possible to see this well. I can read the road map now; I don’t even have to look for my reading glasses first!”
“Caring and courteous people are sometimes hard to come by. I do believe West Georgia Eye Care snatched them all up! Thank you for your wonderful work.”
2616 Warm Springs Road,
Columbus, GA 31904
6600 Whittlesey Boulevard,
Columbus, GA 31909
Formerly Hubbard-Henslee Eye Center, 2012 10th Avenue Columbus, GA 31901