Leonard Achiron, OD – Optometrist in Hapeville, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Leonard Achiron is an optometrist at Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center. He specializes in refractive surgery and has overseen over 50,000 LASIK procedures.
Dr. Achiron grew up in Brooklyn, New York where he attended the State University of New York at Buffalo and received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He attended the prestigious New England College of Optometry where he graduated with teaching and clinical honors. He completed a post graduate residency at the Health America Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he was asked to remain on faculty until he was recruited by Emory University School of Medicine in 1993.
As an assistant professor in academic medicine, Dr. Achiron flourished, publishing over 25 papers and numerous book chapters while lecturing throughout the country. His ophthalmologic specialties in ocular disease, visual impairment and applied Physiologic Optics gave him national recognition while at Emory and earned him placement in the Who’s Who of Medicine. After teaching at an academic medical center for much of the 1990’s, Dr. Achiron took on the role of Center Director for Omni Eye Services, a multi-specialty ophthalmologic referral center specializing in LASIK eye surgery and Clear Corneal Cataract Surgery.
Dr. Achiron has co-managed over 50,000 LASIK procedures. With his level of experience, Dr. Achiron has become world renown in the field of refractive surgery and along with his colleagues, recently submitted a research paper on LASIK and Monovision in the Journal of Refractive Surgery, 2003. Dr. Achiron is board certified since 1993, and currently serves as adjunct clinical professor at Pacific University, University of St. Louis-Missouri, Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the New England College of Optometry where he enjoys teaching residents and performing vision research.
He is a diplomate in the American Academy of Optometry, and a member of the Association for Vision and Research in Ophthalmology, Georgia Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Achiron is an avid musician; he plays drums, vibes and percussion, and is a brown belt in Chong Nhu Karate.