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Our Physicians

John E. Godard, M.D.

Dr. Godard is licensed by the State Board of Medical Examiners and Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. After completing his undergraduate degree at Emory University, in Atlanta, GA, he attended the Medical College of Georgia, where he received his medical degree.

He then completed his Straight Medical Internship and his Ophthalmology Residency at the Medical College of Georgia. He practiced in the United States Air Force and was discharged with a rank of Major with a Commendation Medal. He is Board Certified by the State Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Godard is a Georgia native. He has been in private practice in Carrollton, GA since 1976. He specializes in cataracts, glaucoma, lens implants (IOLs), LASIK, PRK, astigmatism correction, eyelid surgeries and aesthetics, including Botox and dermal fillers.

Dr. Godard is active in professional societies and in the community. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is a member and past president of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.

G. Keith Berry, M.D.

Dr. Berry is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist. After completing his undergraduate degree at Lipscomb University, in Nashville, TN, he attended Duke University School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree.

He then completed his Medical Internship and his Ophthalmology Residency at the San Antonio Health Sciences Education Consortium. Dr. Berry served in the United States Air Force as a primary care physician while training as a fighter-jet flight surgeon. Dr. Berry served three years as an F-15 flight surgeon before entering surgical training. Since completing his ophthalmology residency, Dr. Berry served the Air Force as an ophthalmic surgeon and consultant. As the Chief of Surgical Specialties of Keesler Medical Center, he combined ophthalmology, plastic surgery and otolaryngology efforts to provide comprehensive reconstruction services for wounded veterans. His final assignment was as lead surgeon and Director of Refractive Surgery Services serving all Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and Coast Guard personnel in the Southeast.

Dr. Berry has been in private practice in Carrollton, GA since August of 2008. He specializes in refractive surgery, advanced cataract surgery techniques, various glaucoma treatments, plastic surgery of the upper face and aesthetics, including Botox and dermal fillers.

Rae King, M.D.

Dr. King is licensed by the State Board of Medical Examiners and Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. After completing undergraduate degrees in Finance/Business Administration and Nursing, she attended Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. Here she received her medical degree.

Dr. King then completed a transitional Residency in Chicago, IL and an Ophthalmology Residency at Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. King has been in private practice in the Atlanta area since 2003. She specializes in cataract surgery, glaucoma management and treatment, laser procedures, eyelid surgeries, as well as cosmetic Botox injections.

 

Lauren Yancey, M.D.

Dr. Yancey,  a native of Georgia, joins the Carrollton Eye Clinic as an Ophthalmologist. 

Dr. Yancey graduated summa cum laude with degrees in both cellular biology and political science.  She earned her Doctorate of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. After medical school, Dr. Yancey remained at the Medical College of Georgia where she completed her internship in Internal Medicine and her residency in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Yancey has been trained in the latest techniques in cataract and glaucoma surgery as well as the treatment of diabetes and macular degeneration. Dr. Yancey is also trained in pediatric eye care and surgical correction of strabismus. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.

 

John Thomas, M.D.

John Thomas is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist. After completing his undergraduate degree at The College of Wooster, in Wooster, Ohio, he attended Case Western Reserve University, where he received his medical degree.

He then completed an Internal Medicine Residency and an Ophthalmology Residency at Emory University. Following completion of residency, he pursued a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Cullen Eye Institute in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Thomas began practicing in Atlanta in 1993 and specializes in disease and surgery of the retina. This includes diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, retinal detachment and vitreous. Dr. Thomas works out of the Carrollton office one day each week.

Dr. Thomas is active in professional societies and in the community. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons, and the American College of Physicians. He is a member and past president of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. He actively participates in local, regional, and national diabetic eye disease projects.

Javier Servat, MD

Dr. Servat specializes in a wide variety of surgical procedures involving the most advanced endoscopic and laser techniques in ophthalmic plastic surgery, including endoscopic lacrimal surgery (DCR) and endoscopic brow lift. His clinical interests include problems involving the eyelids, orbit (eye socket) and tear ducts.

Dr. Servat completed his residency in ophthalmology at Yale University where he served as Chief Resident during his final year.   He was awarded by the faculty with the Marvin L. Sears Award for Clinical Excellence and the Research Award. He then did an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) fellowship in ophthalmic and facial plastic surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan. During his time in Michigan, he was selected as the recipient of the Raymond R. Margherio Teaching Award recognizing outstanding teaching at the Beaumont Eye Institute.

In addition to authoring numerous articles, abstracts and book chapters, Dr. Servat currently serves as scientific reviewer for prestigious ophthalmology journals. He is also fluent in Spanish.

Evan S. Loft, M.D.

Dr. Evan S. Loft, MD, is a Board Certified ophthalmologist with clinical expertise that includes refractive surgery, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and the management of cornea and external disease.

A native of Georgia, Dr. Loft was born in Augusta and spent his childhood in Atlanta. He graduated magna cum laude with high honors and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Georgia, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, followed by a one-year internship in General Surgery at Atlanta Medical Center.

Dr. Loft completed his residency at the esteemed Emory University Department of Ophthalmology, where he received intensive surgical training at Emory University Hospital, Emory Vision, Grady Memorial Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center. Following completion of his ophthalmology residency, Dr. Loft was honored as Fellow in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at Emory. During his subspecialty training, he also served as a clinical and surgical instructor for the Emory ophthalmology residency training program.

Dr. Loft is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Cornea Society.

Eric Baylin, M.D.

Dr. Baylin is licensed by the State of Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners, Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and has passed the oral and written boards for the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Baylin earned his B.S. in Biology from the University of Maryland at College Park as an honor graduate in 1992. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston from 1996-2000, where he earned his medical degree. He did his transitional internship at the Christus St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas from 2000-2001. He served his residency in Ophthalmology from the Cole Eye Institute: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio from 2001-2004. He did his Fellowship with the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery from 2004-2006.

His subspecialty training was accredited by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Only a few hundred plastic surgeons in the world hold this distinction. Dr. Baylin performs cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face with a focus on plastic surgery around the eyes.