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Jeffrey S. Hackleman, O.D.


Dr Jeff Hackleman, OD

Dr. Jeffrey Hackleman is board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease. Dr. Hackleman is a family practice optometrist whose primary practice interests include routine and specialty contact lens fitting, laser vision correction, sports vision enhancement, and dry eye disease treatment. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optometric Association, where he has served in various leadership roles.  Most recently Dr. Hackleman served as President of the Georgia Optometric Association in 2014/5, representing his profession and eye health causes throughout Georgia and the United States.

Dr. Hackleman has served as a clinical investigator for the CIBA Vision Company, and continues to provide consultative expertise to the eyecare industry on various topics. Dr. Hackleman was honored to receive the Georgia Young Optometrist of the Year Award in 2006, and was recently honored with the Early Professional Achievement Award from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2015. 

The son of a career Air Force officer, Dr. Hackleman moved throughout the United States and Europe during childhood, but is proud to reveal Georgia is his birthplace.  Before returning to Georgia, Dr. Hackleman received his BS in Neurobiology from Purdue University.  Subsequently, Dr. Hackleman received his Doctorate from The Ohio State University College of Optometry.  During his professional training Dr. Hackleman completed his internships at the prestigious Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Hampton, Virginia, and a refractive surgery internship at TLC Vision Center in Columbus, Ohio. He enjoys spending time with his wife Tricia and his two girls Claire and Paige.

 

Melanie K. Peeler, O.D.

Dr. Melanie K. Peeler received her Doctorate from University of Alabama at Birmingham. Before entering her doctorate program, she received her Bachelors of Science in Biology, with a minor and psychology, from the College of Charleston.

Dr. Peeler has a specialty interest in low vision treatment. She is also passionate about are ocular disease, geriatrics, management of dry eye, and glaucoma. She is a member of both the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optometric Association.

When Dr. Peeler isn’t seeing patients, she enjoys cycling, strength training, dancing, photography, nutrition, and psychology.

George A. Courtright, O.D.

Dr. Courtright attended LaGrange College. After graduating in 1971 with his Bachelor's in Chemistry, he moved to Birmingham, Alabama, to attend the University of Alabama Medical Center School of Optometry. He graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor's degree in Physiological Optics and a Doctor of Optometry degree. After graduation, Dr. Courtright moved back to the LaGrange, Georgia area, and went into private practice with Dr. Roy Archer.


In 1979, he left private practice and went to work with Vistakon as the Director of Professional Relations. In this position, Dr. Courtright was responsible for the company's regulatory affairs and for clinical investigations; conducted clinical investigations on toric contact lenses and extended wear contact lenses; produced pre-market approval applications for the Food and Drug Administration; and lectured around the country on toric and extended wear contact lenses.


Dr. Courtright moved back to Atlanta in 1984 and went back into practice, starting Opti-Care Associates, which contracted with Opti-World to supply the doctors for their optical stores. In 1990, Dr. Courtright opened Heritage Vision Center; a private, full-service eye care practice located in Snellville, Georgia.

 

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