Dr. Gayton is regarded as one of the world’s leading eye surgeons. He has always been motivated by the scriptural admonition to do all things heartily as unto the Lord. His desire to do his best has contributed to success in school, championships in sports, successful children, speaking engagements, charitable endeavors, and surgical excellence.
Born and raised in rural Georgia, Dr. Gayton graduated with honors from North Cobb High School, the University of Georgia, and the Medical College of Georgia. In 1983, he became the youngest practicing ophthalmologist in the United States. That same year Dr. Gayton opened Eyesight Associates, becoming Houston County’s first full-time ophthalmologist. In 2000 he opened Houston County’s first accredited ambulatory surgery center. Eyesight Associates has grown to four locations, eight doctors, one ophthalmic PA, and numerous staff members trained in ophthalmology.