Johnny L. Gayton, M.D.
Dr. Gayton is one of the nation’s leading eye surgeons. It was his desire to be a world-class weight lifter, but his hands were too small to encircle the bar in competition. He changed his goals and used his small hands to become a world class eye surgeon.
Born and raised in rural Georgia, Dr. Gayton graduated with honors from the Medical College of Georgia in 1979. In 1983, he became the youngest ophthalmologist in the United States. That same year Dr. Gayton opened Eyesight Associates. Dr. Gayton became Houston County’s first full-time ophthalmologist and was the founder of Houston County’s first ophthalmic surgery center. His practice has grown to four locations, six doctors, one ophthalmic P.A., and numerous certified nurses and technicians.
Dr. Gayton is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Eye Surgery. He is a member of numerous professional associations, such as the American Academy of Aesthetic & Restorative Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Society for Excellence in Eyecare, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, International Society of Refractive Surgery and many more. Dr. Gayton has experience in the emergency room, anesthesiology and general medicine. His contributions to ophthalmology include developing techniques for glaucoma surgery, side-approach cataract surgery to help decrease post operative astigmatism, improved refractive surgery techniques and the piggyback lOL procedure.
Dr. Gayton has written award-winning papers and three informative books: The Crystal Clear Guide to Sight for Life, Refractive Surgery for Eyecare Para-Professionals and Maximizing Results: Strategies in Refractive, Corneal, Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery. He has also been a contributing author to many other books. Having given over two hundred lectures, Dr. Gayton is a highly regarded lecturer and teacher by other eye professionals around the world. Dr. Gayton’s priority is his patients. His compassion for his patients has motivated him to spend years finding better and safer ways of performing surgery. Dr. Gayton’s innovations have benefited those with glaucoma, cataracts, nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, to name just a few.
Dr. Gayton has also taken a lead role in advocating nutritional and herbal supplements to benefit the eye and physical health of his patients. He now offers these supplements through Eyesight Associates’ Nutrition Shoppe.
For more information about Dr. Gayton or Eyesight Associates, call toll free 1(800) NEW.VISION, or in Middle Georgia (478) 923.5872. You’ll find information on the latest eyecare treatments available today on this web site. It is our commitment to offer you and your family the caring, state-of-the-art attention you deserve.