For Patients

Office is Open Monday thru Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Appointments: 706-543-3200

Dr. Iyer, Dr. Copeland and Dr. Carroll are also available for retina related emergencies by calling 706-543-3200

In an effort to reduce the potential for spreading COVID-19, we have taken many steps within our office to keep it as safe as possible for our patients and staff.  Each room is sanitized using appropriate cleaners after each use in an effort to keep the surfaces virus free.  Staff is trained in hand washing frequently and room sanitizing. 


What to Expect at your appointment

  • When you arrive at the office, please proceed to the front desk to check in.
  • Masks are optional
  • If you prefer to wait in your car after checking in, please let the receptionist know.
  • Please limit patient companions to one per patient if possible.
  • Readily accessible supplies are available such as tissues, hand soap, waste receptacles, and alcohol-based hand sanitizer.


Dr. Iyer, Dr. Copeland, Dr. Carroll and the Staff at Athens Retina Center sincerely thank you for your patience and we hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy.  If you have further questions, please call our office at 706-543-3200.

Your First Visit to see a Retina Specialist?

If this is your first time to see a retina specialist, your appointment will be detailed and will take at least two to four hours. Your eye(s) will probably be dilated so you may want to bring a pair of comfortable sun glasses. The office will supply you with some temporary glasses if you forget. You may wish to come 15 minutes early to fill out the appropriate paper work.

The length of your appointment can vary based on the complexity of your eye condition.The average appointment length is two hours for established patients and may take up to 4 hours for new patients in order for us to properly evaluate and treat your condition. As unpredictable emergencies are sent to us for our immediate attention, our appointment schedule at times can be delayed.

What should you bring to your visit?

  • Questions you may have for the doctor
  • “New Patient” forms completed before arriving
  • Your current eyeglasses or contacts
  • A list of your medications, including eye drops and vitamins
  • List and dates of past medical issues and surgical procedures
  • List of doctors you are seeing and the referring doctor’s name
  • A copy of your insurance card and a photo ID, such as a driver’s license
  • Copay payment due at time of service OR $750 initial deposit for self pay patients due at check-in by cash or credit card only

Forms you can fill out ahead of time:


What Our Patients Say

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