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Mary S. Carlton, OD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Section of Optometry

Mary S. Carlton, OD, is an assistant professor of ophthalmology in the Section of Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vision and Optical Services, at Emory Eye Center.  Her concentration is in primary eye care and the fitting of contact lenses in both adults and children.

Prior to her work at Emory Eye Center, Dr. Carlton worked as a staff optometrist for the University of Wisconsin in Madison; as director of vision services for the University of Utah in Salt Lake City; as a lieutenant in the United States Navy, stationed at Oakland Naval Hospital in Oakland, California; and in private practice in East Point, Georgia.

National Recognition

Dr. Carlton is board certified and has been chairman of the American Board of Optometry Item Reviewers Committee and a member of the Examination Development Committee. She is a member of the American Optometric and the Georgia Optometric associations. She volunteers regularly at the Clarkston Community Health Center in Atlanta, Georgia and with Remote Area Medical which provides eye exams for the uninsured throughout the United States.

Areas of Clinical Interest

• Comprehensive eye examinations

• Fitting of contact lenses in adults and children


Mary S. Carlton, OD

Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN, 1979-83

University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1975-79


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