Focusing on Personalized Care
The combination of personalized care, advanced technology, and board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians adds up to the reason the professionals at Georgia Eye Partners feel they excel in eye care.
Georgia Eye Partners is a specialty practice that includes ophthalmologists and optometrists dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality medical and surgical eye care. The 26 physicians and 175-plus support staff provide services ranging from medical eye care to complex surgical treatment for conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, corneal and retinal disease. LASIK and other vision correction surgeries are offered, as well as eyelid, mid-face and laser aesthetic procedures through a subsidiary, OPAL Aesthetics.
After opening in 1999 with two locations, Georgia Eye Partners has grown to seven clinics and two private surgery centers. The Woodstock office, staffed with four physicians and 10 support staff, opened in 2014 after establishing strong clinical relationships with other physicians and patients in Cherokee County. The office expanded to its current location in 2019 with more than double the clinical space and upgraded capabilities.
A personal approach with each patient is the first step on the road to better eye health.
Each surgeon has filmed a series of introductory videos available to patients before they arrive for their appointment, or to view while at the office, offering explanations of different eye conditions and descriptions of what to expect from surgical procedures. Bolstered by this calming and educational introduction, patients should feel more informed and confident as they seek the help of Georgia Eye Partners physicians.
Dr. Evan D. Schoenberg gives a few examples of how Georgia Eye Partners surgeons deliver consistent, best-in-class results by combining training and experience with advanced technologies.
“Our cataract surgeons use the latest generation of intraocular lenses, including Panoptix trifocal and Vivity extended depth of focus, to maximize glasses independence. They couple this with femtosecond laser to automate steps of the surgery traditionally performed by hand, ORA intraoperative wavefront aberrometry to refine lens power selection, and the Argos cataract planning suite for accurate measurements and refined surgical planning.
“In the refractive surgery suite, our surgeons’ Wavelight EX500 excimer laser offers the fastest, most reliable treatment times of any system in the United States and supports Contoura vision, the LASIK treatment with the highest likelihood of superhuman results.
“Our glaucoma team boasts expertise in modern, minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (‘MIGS’) which can help control this blinding disease, including being ahead of the public release curve by participating in clinical trials via the research arm of our practice. Finally, our OPAL aesthetics team’s HALO laser skin treatment allows dramatic results for a wide variety of skin issues for virtually all skin types. ”
Highly Trained Physicians
Four physicians and their 10 on-site support staff work in the Woodstock location.
Dr. Evan D. Schoenberg, Director of Refractive Surgery, specializes in cataract surgery, LASIK, PRK, EVO ICLTM, and lens exchange, advanced corneal transplantation, corneal crosslinking, and management of complex corneal disease. He was named one of America’s Top 100 ophthalmologists by Newsweek in 2021 and a Top Doctor by Atlanta Magazine and Castle Connolly.
A summa cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and a minor in computer science, Dr. Schoenberg earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Emory University. He completed a medical internship and ophthalmology residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he served as chief resident. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in corneal transplantation, refractive surgery, and external ophthalmic disease at the prestigious Price Vision Group in Indianapolis.
Dr. Parul Khator specializes in the diagnosis, management and treatment of cataracts and glaucoma. She completed the ophthalmology residency training program at Emory University Hospital, and her fellowship training in glaucoma at Wills Eye Institute; while there, she developed an interest in clinical glaucoma research.
Dr. Khator manages the full spectrum of glaucoma, from early to advanced disease, performing laser and incisional therapy. She is a refractive cataract surgeon who performs laser-assisted cataract surgery and spends time with her patients, helping them navigate the landscape of cataract surgical options. She was awarded in 2021, 2022 and 2023 as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.
Dr. Gagan Sawhney specializes in cataract surgery and the medical and surgical management of glaucoma from early to advanced disease. His clinical expertise includes evaluation of patients suspicious for glaucoma, laser surgery for glaucoma, management of coexisting cataracts and glaucoma, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, trabeculectomy, and glaucoma drainage device implantation. He is trained in all disciplines of comprehensive ophthalmology.
Dr. Sawhney was one of the first glaucoma surgeons in Atlanta to incorporate minimally invasive glaucoma surgery into his glaucoma-surgical practice. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, and completed his ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship at Emory Eye Center. He was awarded in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.
Dr. Amber Zaunbrecher is an optometrist with experience in ocular disease, pediatric and family care, multifocal lenses, cerebral palsy vision issues, geriatric optometry, oculoplastic procedures and retinal disorder management.
She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia and completed her professional education at the University of Alabama School of Optometry. Her clinical experience consisted of three fourth-year externships at the Alabama Ophthalmology Associates and Retinal Consultants of Alabama, the Birmingham VA Medical Center and the Roswell Eye Clinic in Atlanta. She also completed a fourth-year internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Eye Care.