Surgery Center

If you know someone who has traveled far away for any medical treatment, then you know how hard it can be to arrange and plan for the journey. We are conveniently located in Gainesville to help you manage all of your eyecare needs with our surgery center attached to our whole practice. We manage patients with LASIK, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, lid disorders, retina treatment and more. This makes everything easier for you with a one stop eyecare shop.

In our surgery center at Advanced Eye Center, we offer the best technologies along with an exceptional staff. From check in, to pre-op, to surgery and post-op, we believe in placing patient care first. Instead of entering the building on the right-side as for your exam or glasses, you will enter on the left for surgery the day of your procedure. We have a calm pre-op room and then patients proceed to the procedure waiting area. Our nurses and technicians help to assist with any questions and fears. We have extra pillows and blankets to help keep you warm but do recommend you wear warm long sleeve button up shirts, warm pants and socks as the environment must be kept cool.


We offer bladeless cataract surgeries with specialty lenses that offer you wide-ranges of vision and less dependency on glasses. Do you know what a cataract is? Everyone has a clear dome on the front of their eye that is called a cornea, then light will pass through another clear area for further focusing which is the lens. This is the area that becomes cloudy over time from illness or sun damage that is called a cataract. With cataract surgery, a small incision is placed in the outer edge of the cornea to allow the surgeon to gently melt the natural lens and remove the contents with ultrasound technology. This process is made even safer with the addition of a laser to create the incisions, and then gently soften and divide the lens for the doctor. This added advancement allows for protection of the delicate eye structures as well as better centration of the specialty lenses. Are you tired of fumbling with your readers or cleaning those bifocal or even trifocal? Let’s consult about your vision goals, we may have a great answer for you.

With the introduction of Bladeless cataract surgery, we have been able to improve the results with the upgraded lenses. Everyone wants to see their best, and here at Advanced Eye Center in Gainesville, GA we offer the latest lens upgrades for the clearest vision for you. We even have incorporated a new piece of equipment that measures your eye during surgery. The computer can confirm the power of lens needed after the cataract has been removed and before a new one is placed. This allows for more precision down to the very last step in surgery. Make your appointment for your evaluation today and learn more about what we can do for you. Learn more by watching these videos.


Do you know anyone with Glaucoma? Glaucoma is caused by a build-up of fluid produced inside the eye that normally drains to keep a healthy balance. In a person with glaucoma the drainage system becomes blocked or slow so that high pressures inside the eye develop. If left untreated the high intraocular pressures can damage the optic nerve and cause irreversible loss of peripheral vision and even blindness. We offer the latest in Glaucoma management from laser SLT, to I-stent, to Kahook procedures, we have many options to help reduce intra ocular pressure. If you or a loved one struggles with Glaucoma eye drops several times a day and is ready to try something else, give us a call. To learn more, watch the videos below.

Macular Degeneration

Have you ever heard of someone getting injections in their eye? Macular degeneration is one reason you may need injections. Macular degeneration is typically a slow loss of the retina pigment epithelium in the central vision area, but there can also be a rapid change. Diabetic retinopathy is another reason someone may need injections to help control the proliferative growth of vessels or the macula edema that can occur and cause vision loss. We have state of the art diagnostic equipment along with treatments here in our office to help understands the reason for the vision change you are experiencing. We offer the latest in injectable medicines to help control or reduce vision loss associated with progression. Rather having to send our patients away for the management of this illness, here in our surgery center we are able to take care of many people with this diagnosis. Check out these videos to learn more.

Eyelid Surgeries

Does anyone you know have trouble with sagging eyelids, either upper lid or lower lids? While there are many different ways to deal with the irritation that this may cause, at some point, surgery may be the best answer for you. Here at Advanced Eye Center we offer many different procedures to help with lid function and eyelid lifting to help your vision and comfort.

Meet Dr. Ackerman

Dr. Ackerman has performed over 75,000 refractive and medical procedures. He pulls from over 2 decades of experience to provide you with the best vision outcomes.

Meet Dr. Evans

Dr. Evans brings his comprehensive ophthalmic surgerical expertise to Gainesville in cataract surgery, retina treatments, glaucoma management, lid surgeries, and LASIK.