Thomas Eye Group Doctor Recognized as “Optometrist of the Year” by the Georgia Optometric Association

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Dr. Glenda Brown of the Thomas Eye Group, a Consumers’ Choice Award recipient, honored for her contributions and leadership within optometry and the community after dedicating more than 30 years to the visual welfare of Georgians

Dr. Glenda Brown

Rod Roeser, CEO for Thomas Eye Group. “We are proud that Dr. Brown is part of our experienced and caring team.”

Thomas Eye Group, a leading metro Atlanta eye care provider that offers comprehensive services including LASIK and medical, surgical and cosmetic eye care, has announced that Glenda B. Brown, O.D. has been awarded the title of “Optometrist of the Year” by the Georgia Optometric Association (GOA). The award was presented at a recent GOA event held at the College Football Hall of Fame. The GOA, in existence for more than a century, represents 700 doctors in Georgia and serves to support and strengthen the profession of optometry as a whole.

“This is the top award an optometrist practicing in Georgia can receive,” said Rod Roeser, CEO for Thomas Eye Group. “We are proud that Dr. Brown is part of our experienced and caring team.”

The prestigious award recognizes the totality of the recipient's past and present, unique and broad contribution to optometry and the community. Additionally, it honors added services and involvement in the wider, non-optometric community context, including leadership and participation in the broadest spectrum of political, fraternal, religious, civic, charitable, health and educational activities.

Dr. Brown serves patients in the Suwannee office and has practiced in metro Atlanta for more than 30 years. She specializes in pediatric and family eye care and has extensive experience in fitting patients with contact lenses, managing medical eye care needs and is dedicated to helping patients obtain their optimal vision correction.

“I’m blessed that for more than 30 years, so many patients have entrusted me with their eye care,” said Dr. Brown. “I am humbled and honored to receive this award and to follow in the footsteps of all the other great Georgia optometrists who have received this award.”

Dr. Brown has served in many areas of leadership for the Georgia Optometric Association including president of the organization from 2013- 2014. In addition, she is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Greater Atlanta Optometric Association. In 2007, she was honored to receive the Georgia Optometric Association Bernard Kahn Award for leadership, service and dedication to the profession of optometry in Georgia.

A life-long Georgia resident, Dr. Brown attended Milton High School and went on to graduate from the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1977 and a Doctorate of Optometry in 1981. She currently resides in Suwanee and enjoys family time with her husband Dr. Alan Brown, also on staff with Thomas Eye Group, children and three grandchildren. She is a member of Perimeter Church and enjoys reading, gardening and travel.

Thomas Eye Group has itself been distinguished as a multiple year recipient of the Consumers’ Choice Award.

About Thomas Eye Group ( Founded in 1974, Thomas Eye Group has served the greater Atlanta community by providing eye care services to patients ranging in age from infants to seniors. Thomas Eye Group is a full service eye care provider with offices in seven locations in and around the greater Atlanta area providing routine eye exams, glasses, contact lenses, LASIK, refractive cataract surgery, as well as other medical, surgical and cosmetic services. Many Thomas Eye Group physicians have undergone additional, highly specialized sub-specialty training to offer services including oculoplastics, pediatrics, cornea, retina, and glaucoma. Completing our service offering is the state-of-the-art Thomas Eye Surgery Center offering patients comfort and convenience for their surgical needs. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Georgia Optometric Association (
The Georgia Optometric Association (GOA) remains as strong as ever with over 700 members serving communities throughout Georgia. The GOA is committed to providing doctors of optometry in Georgia with the information and resources they need so they can provide the best care possible for their patients.

About The Consumers’ Choice Award:
Established in 1987, the Consumers' Choice Award® identifies and promotes businesses that deliver customer service excellence. The Consumers' Choice Award® has retained a leading independent research firm to conduct surveys in U.S. cities; Atlanta, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dallas. The winners are determined by consumers and not by a panel of judges. The survey covers a broad range of categories of interest to both the public and business communities. Its purpose is to publicly identify those establishments that have been voted by consumers as being their choice for excellence. The Consumers' Choice Award® is a most prestigious tribute to local businesses that serve their communities well. The program is encouraged by all levels of government and by business leaders. Find out more about The Consumers’ Choice Award by visiting

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