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3 Offices located in Americus, Montezuma and Leesburg, GA.

Serving Every Visual Need Of Our Community Since 1970
Welcome to Regional Eye Center

Located in Americus, Montezuma, and Leesburg

Through your ongoing support and trust, Regional Eye Center considers it a privilege to provide for almost any of your family’s visual needs. Our services range from complete eye examinations, including the areas largest selection of glasses and contact lenses, to many cutting edge eye surgeries, like glaucoma surgery, cataract surgery, eyelid surgery, strabismus surgery, corneal transplants, and many other procedures. We are equipped to treat most eye diseases and emergencies. Our hope and goal is having all these services in one practice will provide convenience for you and your family.

Of course, our most important goal is to ensure that our patients receive the best eye care possible. Our commitment to all of you has never been more profound, and we thank you for choosing us as your eye care provider.

We invite you to contact one of our offices in Americus, Montezuma, and Leesburg to schedule an appointment for a thorough evaluation of your eyes. We’ve outfitted our eyewear galleries with over 3000 frames and all major contact lens brands to ensure you can find the eyewear that’s right for you.

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Family Eye Exams

We provide eye care to patients of all ages, starting as early as birth to those literally over 100 years old. Whichever stage of life you're in, our comprehensive eye exams, advanced technology, and expertise can identify various conditions and early stages of eye disease.

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Surgical Center

Did you know that we were the first in-office surgical center for eye surgery in Southwest Georgia? A wide array of eye surgeries, including cataract and glaucoma surgery, can be performed by Dr. Tu, who has performed well over 10,000 procedures, and our surgical team in the comfort of our office without having to go to the hospital.

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Low Vision Clinic

Headed by Dr. John Mixon, our Low Vision Clinic provides southwest Georgia’s only specialty clinic designed exclusively for patients with subnormal vision.

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Dry Eye Clinic

Dr. Valerie Moates, the director of our dry eye clinic, specializes in dry eye and can provide long-lasting relief to patients with dry eye who have struggled to find the proper treatment.

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Specialty Contact Lenses

In addition to fitting thousands of standard contacts for almost every need, we fit very difficult cases. Dr. Matthew Greene specializes in fitting an exciting new type of contact lens called scleral contact lenses.

Area's Largest Eyewear Gallery

Regional Eye Center carries a wide range of designer frames and custom prescription lenses along with the knowledge, skills, and expertise needed to help our patients look and feel their best. We understand how much first impressions matter. After all, your face is the first thing people see when they look at you.

We’ll ensure that you put your best face forward. Enjoy clear vision and feel fantastic!

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Meet Our Eye Doctors

We live with the people we serve. This is our home, and we genuinely consider it an honor to provide comprehensive eye care for our community.” – Dr. Ken Moates.

Our eye doctors enjoy seeing their patients, providing personalized attention, and caring for their eye health because our patients are our neighbors, friends, and family. Our years of continued service comes from our shared belief that everyone deserves to be respected, treated warmly, and with the utmost dedication.

With over 150 years of total experience, our team includes doctors with multiple areas of expertise in eyecare who incorporate state-of-the-art technology and the latest medical techniques with a home-town personal touch so our patients can achieve their ideal vision.

Why Regional Eye Center is the Preferred Eye Care Practice



Since 1970, our eye doctors continue to provide excellence in eye care. Our 6 doctors combine for almost 200 years experience in eyecare. Our eye surgeon has performed well over 10,000 procedures for satisfied patients. We aim to treat every patient’s unique needs, whether it's contact lenses, glasses, managing their eye health or surgery, for optimal visual clarity & comfort.



Our team of eye doctors is respected by both their colleagues and patients. Our team of doctors include recognized expertise in dry eye, ocular disease, low vision, specialty contact lens fitting and eye surgery.

Our commitment is to always do what is best for our patients with the upmost integrity and professionalism.



Our entire team of doctors and staff are committed to provide you the best of care. We strive to improve your quality of life from eyewear to life-changing vision procedures and treatments.

We recognize we are fortunate to have patients like you continue to choose our practice as their trusted eye care provider.

Our Patient Testimonials Say It Best...
We love Dr Moates he has been seeing me and my children and is always friendly and makes you feel welcomed.
3 days ago
- Sylvia R.

Preparing for Cataract Surgery: What to Expect | Cataract Surgery at Regional Eye Center

During cataract surgery, your eye doctor removes the eye’s cloudy lens and replaces it with a clear artificial lens.

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams in Detecting Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can cause severe vision loss, but early detection can help preserve your vision.

How Diabetes Increases Dry Eye Risk in Children and Adolescents

Children and adolescents with diabetes are significantly more likely to suffer from dry eye syndrome (DES) than their non-diabetic peers. Read on to learn why diabetics are at higher risk,...

How Long Does It Take To Switch From Glasses to Scleral Lenses?

Switching from glasses to scleral contact lenses can take several weeks. your Americus eye doctor will provide instructions on how to properly insert, remove, and care for the lenses, as...