Dr. Richard Carlin, MD

Dr. Richard Carlin, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
Dr. Richard Carlin, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Snellville, GA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1971 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.

2377 Lenora Church Rd

Snellville, GA 30078

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 84% of peers
more than 82% of peers
more than 82% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carlin "As the largest, most experienced eye care practice in Gwinnett County, I understand that you want to be sure you're getting the best care for your eyes from a reputable doctor who has years of experience using the most adanced vision care technology. But you also want friendly, personalized "home-town" care where we take the time to get to know you, make you feel at ease and give you the time you deserve in a comfortable atmosphere - The CarlinVision Experience!"

4  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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19  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Tufts University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1967
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carlin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Bosnian
  • Sign Language
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carlin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carlin to family and friends
12 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

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Dr. Carlin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I was shocked when I walked in. It is a gorgeous lobby and I was greeted like I had been going there for years and they all knew me. They even served refreshments. The front desk couldn't have been better and Dr. Carlin diagnosed my problem almost immediately. I will definitely be back!
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Dr. Carlin and staff are amazing! I had LASIK done in May of 2017. The staff was helpful, and explained everything to me. Dr. Carlin was caring the day of my procedure. He and his staff helped to put me at ease when I was nervous. I am very happy with my results. I am free from contacts and...more
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Very pleasant. Listened to my concerns. This was the 3rd or 4th Eye Care Professional I had consulted regarding excessive tearing in my eye. Dr. Carlin did tests no other Eye Care Professional had done and came to a conclusion for further evaluation and treatment plan very quickly. I have already...more
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He was wrong about everything that was wrong with my aunt's eye... Didn't do cataract, watch glaucoma or deal with her dry eyes. Don't go here...the doctors are really bad.
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Dr. Richard is very attentive, listens well and consults with you on manner of care. I trust him greatly.
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