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Click here to meet the Eyecare StaffThe eye care professionals at Regional Eye Center specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

Our eye doctors take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Serving eye care patients in Americus, Montezuma, and Leesburg, GA

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Ray D. Williams, OD

Specialties:
Primary Care Optometry
Contact Lenses

Locations:
Americus
Education

Undergraduate (1963)

Georgia Southwestern College
Americus, Georgia
Doctor of Optometry (1966)
Southern College of Optometry
Memphis, Tennessee

Board Certification
Georgia Board of Optometry

Associations
Georgia Optometric Association
(past President 3rd District)
American Optometric Association
Americus Lions Club (past President)
Americus Jaycees (past member)
Volunteer, Vision USA
Born in nearby Smithville, Dr. Williams came to Americus to establish the eye care practice in 1970. Prior to returning, Dr. Williams served as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corp. He is happily married to Sheila and they have 3 daughters, 1 son, and 10 grandchildren. Dr. Williams and his wife are members of Central Baptist Church where they have actively served since 1970.

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Valerie L. Moates, OD

 

Born in Texas, Dr. Moates grew up in Tuscaloosa, AL. She came to the Americus area in 1988 to join the ey care practice. She is happily married to Ken and they have 3 daughters and 1 son. She is also a certified 4-H volunteer. She thoroughly enjoys all her childrens's sports and activities. Dr. Moates is a member of First Baptist Church where she sings in the choir and is active in the children's ministries.

Specialties:

Primary Care Optometry
Contact Lenses

Locations:

Americus
Leesburg

Education:

B.S. in Microbiology (1985)
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Doctor of Optometry (1988)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Board Certification

Georgia Board of Optometry

Associations

Georgia Optometric Association  (past President 3rd District)
American Optometric Association
Volunteer, Vision USA

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Kenneth N. Moates, OD

Specialties:
Primary Care Optometry
Contact Lenses

Locations:
Americus

Education
B.S. in Chemistry (Honors) (1983)

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama

Doctor of Optometry (Honors) (1987)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Ocular Disease Residency (1987-1988)
Hospital-based optometry
Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
VA Medical Center
Baltimore, MD
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, Maryland

Board Certification
Georgia Board of Optometry

Associations
Georgia Optometric Association
(past President 3rd District)
American Optometric Association
Volunteer, Vision USA

Born in South Carolina, Dr. Moates grew up in Americus and graduated from Americus High School in 1979. He returned to the Americus area in 1988 to join the eye care practice. He is happily married to Valerie and they have 3 daughters and 1 son. Dr. Moates is a member of First Baptist Church where he teaches Sunday School, served as Deacon, and sings in the choir.
Dr. Moates enjoys tennis (played varsity tennis at Auburn), volleyball, basketball and most any sport. However, his most enjoyable time outside the office is spent as a spectator at his children’s various sporting activities!

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John W. Mixon, Jr., OD

 

Specialties:
Primary Care Optometry
Contact Lenses

Low Vision

Locations:
Americus
Montezuma
Leesburg

Education
B.S. in Biology (2001)
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA

Doctor of Optometry (2005)
University of Missouri at St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Education
B.S. in Biology (2001)
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia

Doctor of Optometry (2005)
University of Missouri at St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
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Board Certification
Georgia Board of Optometry

Associations

Georgia Optometric Association

American Optometric Association
Americus Rotary Club

Volunteer, Vision USA

AAs

Dr. Mixon grew up in nearby Albany, GA. He came to the Americus area in 2005 to join the eye care practice. He has been happily married to Ashley since 2001 and they have 1 daughter and 1 son. Dr. Mixon is an active member of First Baptist Church where he teaches Sunday School and plays softball. Away from work, Dr. Mixon enjoys hunting and fishing; but most of all, spending time with his family.

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Matthew B. Greene, OD

 

Specialties:
Primary Care Optometry

Contact Lenses

Locations:
Americus
Montezuma
Leesburg

Education
B.S. in Biology (2007)
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Doctor of Optometry (2012)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
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Board Certification
Georgia Board of Optometry

Associations

Georgia Optometric Association

American Optometric Association

Dr. Greene grew up in Americus, GA. He attended Georgia Southwestern State University for two years, where he played baseball. He returns to the Americus area in 2012 after completing his training. He has been married to Kristine since 2012. Dr. Greene is an active member of Central Baptist Church. Away from work, Dr. Greene enjoys hunting, fishing, basketball, and spending time with his wife and two children, Silas and Harper.

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Chanh M. Tu, MD

Specialties:
General Ophthalmology
Cataract Surgery
Laser Vision Correction

Locations:
Americus
Montezuma

Education
B.S. in Zoology (1988)
University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma

Doctor of Medicine (1992)
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Internship (1992-1993)
St. Vincent’s Hospital and Health Care Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

Ophthalmology Residency (1993-1996)
Indiana University Medical Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology

Associations
Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Georgia Society of Ophthalmology
Volunteer, Eyecare America
Volunteer, Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation

Born in Saigon, South Vietnam, Dr. Tu grew up in Midwest City, OK. He came to the Americus area in 1996 to join the eye care practice. He is happily married to Kimberly and they have 5 daughters. Dr. Tu has served as past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. He is a member of Central Baptist Church, where he is an AWANA leader and plays in the worship orchestra. He is also an active member of the local homeschool support group as well as the Dougherty County Youth Orchestra.
Outside of the office, Dr. Tu enjoys swimming, chess, music (trumpet and a little violin), and studying theology and history. He really enjoys watching his children excel academically and musically (violin, viola, cello).


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