J. Michael Roach, M.D.’s surgical focus includes cataract and lens implant surgery. He performs complete eye exams and closely evaluates patients’ eye health as well as general health problems, such as diabetes and hypertension, which can be detected by thorough eye exams. Dr. Roach is involved in the design of surgical instruments that improve the safety of cataract surgery. Dr. Roach joined Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 1999 when selected by William O. Martin, III, M.D. as his successor. Dr. Roach has an interest in automobile safety and is a volunteer driving instructor for youths in the Street Survival program as well as a high-performance driving instructor for several sports car clubs at U.S. race tracks. He also enjoys car restoration and bicycling, competes at the state and national championship level in road and mountain biking, and is a multiple medal-winner in multiple state championships and the Georgia Games. He and Dr. Hamilton provide musical entertainment for non-profit fundraising events while performing as the Macular Degenerates. He enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering at his children’s school.
Atlanta Braves & Atlanta Falcons ophthalmology care, Braves 1999-present; Falcons 2005-2015
Center for the Visually Impaired, Atlanta, GA, board of trustees, first term 2002-2010; second term 2011- present; Recipient of the organization’s inaugural Beacon Award for the significant contributions he has made over the past 10 years to CVI, an organization which empowers people with vision loss to live with independence and dignity, 2013
Childspring International, volunteer ophthalmologist, 2005-present,David T. Watson, MD, Global Service Award, 2012