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Rebecca Emiah, OD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Section of Optometry

Rebecca Emiah, OD, joined the optometry section of Emory Eye Center in August 2017. She sees triage and post-operative patients, performs hospital consultations, conducts comprehensive eye exams, and works with those who need specialty contact lenses.

Dr. Emiah received her undergraduate education at Grand Valley State University, where she earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both Biomedical Sciences and Cell and Molecular Biology. She then studied optometry at the Michigan College of Optometry and graduated in 2016 with her Doctor of Optometry (high honors).

Following optometry school, Dr. Emiah completed a one-year residency with Georgia Eye Partners in ocular disease and ocular and refractive surgery. She has treated patients with complex cornea, dry eye and glaucoma issues. She also has experience fitting and prescribing specialty contact lenses and co-managing postoperative patients following cataract, LASIK, PRK or other procedures.

“I wanted to work in a university setting because I felt it would allow me to practice medical optometry to the highest level,” Dr. Emiah says. “It also allows me to work in all areas of my interests – hospital care, specialty contacts and ocular disease. Plus, I enjoy teaching students and interns, so working at Emory Eye Center gives me a good opportunity to share my experiences.”

National Recognition

Dr. Emiah is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. She has presented research to the American Academy of Optometry regarding higher order aberrations and contact lenses.

Areas of Clinical Interest

• Complex corneal disease

• Specialty contact lens fitting and follow-up

• Dry eye disease

• Co-management of surgical cases

• Glaucoma


Rebecca Emiah, OD

Undergraduate: Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI: 2008-12

Postgraduate: OD, Michigan College of Optometry, Big Rapids, MI, 2012-16

Residency: Ocular disease, ocular and refractive surgery, Georgia Eye Partners, Atlanta, GA, 2016-17

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