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Jeffrey A. Carlisle, M.D.

Jeffrey A. Carlisle Comprehensive and Refractive Surgeon

Jeffrey A. Carlisle, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in comprehensive ophthalmologic eye care since 1988. He sees patients at our Atlanta and Lilburn offices. Among Dr. Carlisle's main areas of interest are LASIK and refractive surgery. He has been performing refractive surgery since 1993 and began performing LASIK in 1999.

Dr. Carlisle earned bachelor's degrees in music and chemistry from Emory University and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. While at MCG, he also undertook a summer externship in neuro-ophthalmology. He then completed an internship with additional training in internal medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. While in Memphis, he also worked as a research fellow in ophthalmology. He then went on to a research fellowship in ophthalmology in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Carlisle subsequently completed his ophthalmology training in Columbia, South Carolina, at one of the nation's few four-year residency training programs in comprehensive ophthalmology. During his final year there, he served as Chief Resident. He also serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Thomas Eye Group.

Dr. Carlisle is currently a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, and the Medical Association of Georgia.

Augustus T. Stephens, M.D.

Augustus Stephens MD

Comprehensive and Refractive Surgeon

Augustus T. Stephens, M.D. is a Board-Certified ophthalmic surgeon who has been in private practice for more than 15 years. Originally from Aiken, S.C., he attended Morehouse College in Atlanta. Dr. Stephens received his medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine and completed clinical training in ophthalmology at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and the University of California-Davis. After completing his residency in 1995, Dr. Stephens served as an instructor and assistant residency director at Howard. Dr. Stephens began in private practice at a large multi-specialty clinic in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and subsequently worked with Tulsa Eye Group in Tulsa, Okla. He founded Stephens Eye Associates in Atlanta in 2001. In addition to his work with ocular diseases, he has extensive experience with small-incision, suture-free cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, and refractive laser procedures.

In his leisure time, Dr. Stephens enjoys golf, tennis, deep-sea and fly fishing, as well as outdoor adventure travel including kayaking, hiking and camping.
 

David J. Sackel, M.D.

David Sackel MD

Cornea, Comprehensive and Refractive Surgeon

David J. Sackel, M.D. is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in cornea and external disease (including corneal transplants and management of corneal ulcers), as well as cataract and refractive surgery. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University where he graduated magna cum laude and attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. While in medical school, David earned his MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Following his internship in internal medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Sackel completed his ophthalmology residency at New York University (NYU) and his cornea and refractive surgery fellowship training at Emory University.

Dr. Sackel is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). David is originally from Orlando, Florida. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son, watching movies, and playing tennis in his free time.


  • Each Bladeless LASIK surgeon at Thomas Eye Group personally cares for every patient through the entire surgical process.
  • Our surgeons are experienced in many refractive surgery procedures such as LASIK and PRK. They are also skilled in performing cataract surgery, intraocular lens implantation, corneal transplant surgery and surgical treatment of eye diseases. Their skill, commitment and experience have earned them a reputation for the pursuit of excellence and for providing satisfaction beyond their patients’ expectations.
  • Our doctors frequently treat complex cases referred by other LASIK surgeons and are frequently the doctor of choice for other doctors.
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