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Our new online contact lens store is now live! If you have a valid contact lens prescription, you can quickly order your contacts by clicking HERE. We offer a large variety of brands including Alcon®, Acuvue®, Bausch+Lomb®, CooperVision®, and X-Cel®. If you have questions when placing your order, please call our contact lens team at 866.888.CONTACTS. Please note that you will need your Rx information to order online.


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Specialty Contact Lens Fitting in Atlanta, GA


After a long and distinguished career at Emory University, Buddy left academia to accept a position at Thomas Eye Group in Atlanta. In addition to patient care, Buddy is involved in teaching, product development and validation.

He has been certified by J.C.A.H.P.O. since 1986 and is a Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist. Buddy is also a Fellow member of the Scleral Lens Society and the Contact Lens Society of America.

He lectures frequently at national and international meetings on contact lens-related topics. Buddy has written articles for a number of publications, two chapters for CLSA’s advanced training manual and is a peer reviewer for Eye and Contact Lens and on the editorial board of the Contact Lens Science and Research publication.

He is a contributing editor for CLSA’s Eyewitness journal. Buddy served as the National Contact Lens Coordinator for the NIH sponsored Infant Aphakia Treatment Study.


Buddy continues to be involved in contact lens research and the development of new products as a consultant to industry. His most recent accomplishments include being awarded the Joseph Soper Award for excellence in education, co-authoring a chapter in Taylor and Hoyt’s Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus textbook and was chosen as the CLSA member of the year in 2019.

Buddy is seeing patients in our Sandy Springs office and is available by appointment by calling 678.781.7315. 

Buddy Russell Patient Forms are available at the bottom of this page. 

Our Eyewear Policy

Your vision is our mission! We want you to love your new eyewear, but if for any reason you don’t, your purchase from us can be exchanged or remade one time* for any reason. Maybe you went out-of-the-box and tried something different… or maybe you didn’t, but now you wish you did? The opticians at Thomas Eye Group are committed to helping you look and feel your best! 


Repairs and Adjustments

Please come to any of our offices for minor repairs or adjustments on your eyewear. We always provide this free of charge. 


Returns and Refunds

Corrective eyewear is a custom-made product designed specifically for the prescription and lifestyle needs of the individual wearer.  Due to this highly customized nature, Thomas Eye Group is unable to issue refunds as a matter of policy.


Prescription Change by Doctor

From time to time, we might find that a prescription needs modification to provide you with optimal vision. Occasional fine-tuning of an eyeglass prescription is part of our relentless pursuit of prescribing perfection. If your doctor modifies your prescription**, we are happy to assist!


Warranty & Exclusions

If your eyewear is part of a casualty, we have you covered! We back our prescription products with a one year† unconditional warranty. This warranty covers frames and lenses. Whether it’s accidental damage, a manufacturer’s defect, a broken lens, or a scratch, our team will provide you with a replacement.

*Within the first 60 days of purchase, at no additional cost to the patient, except where a more expensive product is selected. Account credit may be administered where applicable. Frames must be in a new, resalable condition. See our opticians for more details. Exception if you have used vision insurance that requires Thomas Eye to utilize the insurance companies' lab, then the insurance companies' policies supersede Thomas Eye Group’s policy.

**Remakes due to physician change of prescription allowed up to 3 times within the first 90 days of purchase. For patients under 12 years of age, changes may be made up to 120 days from the date of purchase in the event of physician prescription change. See one of our opticians for additional details. 

†Valid for one year from the date of purchase and subject to a $25 warranty copay for frames or lenses, administered when the warranty is utilized. Must return 2/3 of the frame to be eligible. 



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