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J. Michael Roach, M.D.

Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery

J. Michael Roach, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in consultative and comprehensive ophthalmology, and 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, often 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, competing at the state and national championship level in road and mountain biking. He is also 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. Dr. Roach practices at the Cumberland, Piedmont Eye, and Brookhaven locations.



  • Spanish (conversational)

Medical Memberships & Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1996–present
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2000–present
  • Medical Association of Atlanta, 2004–present
  • Emeritus Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Emory University, 1999–2005
  • Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, 2000–present
  • Mercer University Guest Lecturer, 2005–present
  • Ophthalmology Journal, article reviewer, 2002–present
  • WebMD article reviewer, 2011–present

Community Service

  • 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
  • EyeCare America, volunteer ophthalmologist, 2001–present
  • Good Samaritan Health Center, volunteer ophthalmologist, 2005–present
  • Latino Lions Club volunteer ophthalmologist, 2005–present. Lions Club Service Award, 2012
  • Operation Saving Sight surgeon, 2015–present
  • National Eye Care Project, 2000–present


Wake Forest University Eye Center, Winston-Salem, NC, 1999. Honors: Co-chief resident, 1998-1999
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, 1996. Honors: Most Outstanding Resident, 1995-1996
Medical School
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, M.D., 1995. Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society
Undergraduate Degree
Davidson College, Davidson, NC, B.S., biology, 1990. Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa, Honor Council, Alpha Epsilon Delta