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Our Doctors

Meet the skilled eye surgeons at Augusta Eye MD dedicated to providing quality specialty eye care.

Stuart D. Marks, MD

Stuart D. Marks, MD

Dr. Stuart Marks is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, and oculoplastics at Augusta Eye Surgery.

He received his undergraduate education at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, before graduating from Ohio State University College of Medicine. After an internship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Marks completed residency training in ophthalmology at Ohio State University.

In 1987, he began private practice in Gainesville, GA, and a year later became a clinical instructor for the Emory University Department of Ophthalmology at the Atlanta VA Hospital. Dr. Marks moved with his family to Augusta, GA, in 1990, where he has been a managing partner of Augusta Eye MD since 2004 and the Medical Director of Augusta Eye Surgery, LLC, since 2008. Dr. Marks has been on Augusta Magazine’s list of “Best Doctors” since the award’s inception in 1997. He was the first ophthalmologist in Augusta to be included. Dr. Marks and his wife have two children and now live in Evans, GA.

Jared Staats, OD

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Dr. Jared Staats attended The Ohio State University College of Optometry, graduating with his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2016. Following graduation, he completed a primary care residency with emphasis on disease management at the Indiana University School of Optometry Indianapolis Eye Care Clinic.

Since completing his residency, Dr. Staats has spent his career in a high-volume tertiary care clinic, specializing in cataract and glaucoma care. He has published articles in Advanced Ocular Disease and Review of Optometry, is an American Academy of Optometry fellow, is certified by the National Board of Examiners of Optometry, and is a member of the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Staats lives in Augusta with his fiancé Megan, who is finishing her doctorate in psychology.