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Diplomate Spotlight – Dr. Katy Johnson

Dr. Katy Johnson recognized the importance of board certification early on and was among the first to sit for the board certification exam in 2011. “As a residency trained optometrist, I was encouraged to critically read research and apply it to my clinical decisions,” said Dr. Johnson. “Board certification for optometry, or any medical career, is a peer-reviewed, community standard, beckoning members to never stop learning. It provides a path to stay current with evidence-based medicine, so I can provide the highest quality eye care to my patients.”

A graduate of Southern College of Optometry, Dr. Johnson completed externships at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and Draisin Vision Group before beginning her residency in ocular disease at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute under Dr. Mark Dunbar.  Upon completing her residency, she accepted a position at Dublin Eye Associates, an MD/OD practice in her hometown. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages, many of whom she has known since childhood. Since joining the group, Dr. Johnson has expanded the practice footprint in dry eye treatment, specialty contact lens fittings, and diplopia assessment and treatment. She also works with infants and children referred to her through close working relationships with local pediatricians.

As an advocate for quality eye care, Dr. Johnson volunteers with Lions Lighthouse, a charitable foundation providing access to low cost vision and hearing services, and the Dublin Service League. She is also an invaluable part of the American Board of Optometry volunteer network, serving on various committees, including item writing and CAP development. Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Optometric Association, a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry, has served on the Georgia Optometry Board and was honored as a “Rising Star” by the Georgia Optometric Association.

Born and raised in rural Georgia, Dr. Johnson enjoys working in the place where she grew up. Her husband is also in the medical field, an MD specializing in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. They have one daughter who will be turning 2 years old soon and is an absolute joy for mom and dad! And although her current schedule leaves little room for indulging her interests, she does manage to squeeze in a little time for baking and shares her talents with family and friends.

Thank you, Dr. Johnson for your many contributions to the optometry profession and your continued support of board certification!