We have resumed seeing regular examinations with your safety in mind.  New precautions and procedures are being implemented to reduce community transmission of COVID-19.

Our practice has issued a No Visitor policy due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our area. Masks are required upon entering the building.

Under normal circumstances, Piedmont Eye Center welcomes all visitors into our medical facility.  But the COVID-19 pandemic is a difficult time for all of us. Times have changed quickly and dramatically due to the virus.  As a patient-centered healthcare facility, we must do everything we can to prevent the spread of this disease and protect our patients, staff, physicians and visitors.

In order to do this, our visitor policy has been revised and puts strong limits on visitors entering our facility during this pandemic. No visitors will be permitted to accompany patients, except for minor patients* or special circumstances.

*Minor patients may have (1) parent/guardian accompany them to their visit.

If you have a qualifying exception and require assistance, you and your guest will be asked to wait in your vehicle until a staff member is ready to begin your exam.

Per CDC recommendations for medical facilities, we require patients to wear mask for all in-person visits.

For the overall health and well-being of our staff and patients, we require that you come to the office wearing a mask and keep it in place your entire visit. 

 If you need instructions on how to make your own mask, you can find guidelines from the CDC. There are options available that include sew and no sew methods, and most masks can be made with common household items. Thank you for your understanding.


In addition, we ask if you feel ill, especially if you display known symptoms of COVID-19, that you please stay home. 

We understand that it may be difficult to know when to stay home. When in doubt, we encourage you to stay home for the safety of our staff and the members of our community. Please know that the health of your eyes is our top priority. If you are experiencing urgent eye-related issues and COVID-19 symptoms, we encourage you to schedule a virtual visit instead. Our doctors and staff members may be able to assess your condition and provide a solution, without requiring an in-office visit.

Centra has provided some valuable resources to help identify COVID-19 symptoms. Please view the graphic below if you are uncertain of whether or not it’s safer for you to stay at home.

Download the “Coronavirus and Your Eyes” to help understand the disease and our practice response. Available in English and Spanish.




What Our Patients Think

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    I couldn't recommend a better doctor, a better facility, and I'm so glad I did it.
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    Brenda Edson /
    "I could not have asked for a better experience at Piedmont Eye Center. From my very first visit, the staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested in me."
  • Bobby Moore /
    "I wish I would have done it many years ago now."
  • Bryan Mitchell outside of a football stadium
    Bryan Mitchell / ANALYST
    "My vision was the best it had been since I was a teen. I had my LASIK surgery performed almost 2 years ago, and it is as good today as it was then."
  • Caroline Trexler /
    "They ensured that the entire process from preliminary appointments to follow up visits went seamlessly – the perfect team that gave me perfect vision."
    "All and all, this has been a very pleasant and beneficial period for me. I recommend it highly for anyone in a similar situation.'
  • Cynthia Stewart standing outside
    Cynthia /
    "I feel almost like a new person It’s a wonderful feeling to wake up in the morning and be able to actually see across the room without fumbling for my glasses. "
  • Frances / RETIRED
    "Dr. Ceballos has always been very positive, clarifying everything medically, never leaving me in doubt and has always made me feel special and important."
  • Guy / RETIRED
    "The procedure was painless, and now I’m happy to say I only wear glasses to read. I have 20/20 vision in my left eye and 20/25 in my right. "
  • Janice Bloom standing in front of a tree
    "Dr. Bowers and his staff treated me with the utmost in professional care, making sure I was comfortable throughout the entire process."
  • Barbara / RETIRED
    "The procedure was pain free and I am so pleased with the results. It was money well spent and it is unbelievable how clear and colorful everything is. I want to tell Dr. Bowers and his staff how grateful I am."
  • Jerome / RETIRED
    "Doctor Vogel has treated me professionally as has his staff. They have been caring and have answered my questions to my satisfaction."
  • Jon Dupin standing outside of a brick home
    Jon Dupin / PASTOR
    "LASIK is not just a medical advancement to me; it’s a miracle"
  • Josh Brewer / HUMANITARIAN AID
    "Because of Dr. Bowers and his team at Piedmont Eye Center, my everyday life is now a whole lot easier. "
  • Judy Bowman / MISSIONARY
    "My experience of having Laser Vision Correction was fantastic. Dr. Bowers and all his staff are so knowledgeable and professional, yet very personal, warm, caring, and friendly."
  • Lucy standing in a classroom
    Lucy /
    "Dr. Bowers and his team were very comforting. The next morning, I opened my eyes and was able to see the alarm clock across the room, which I was never able to see before. It was a miracle!"
  • Martha Ann / GRANDMOTHER
    "It is a wonderful feeling to have no RX lenses. I want to thank Dr. Bowers and the Surgery Center for the freedom I feel.”
  • Monica Shelton / Featured Patient
    "Everyone told me what they were going to be doing to me and what to expect every step of the way. My experience with Piedmont Eye Center and Dr. Bowers and the whole LASIK team was awesome!"
  • Adelia / RETIRED
    "God led me to Dr. Vogel. He is absolutely the most wonderful doctor in the world. Not only is he a great doctor, he is a great ‘people person’. You always feel safe with him."
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    Penny Abbott / Financial Consultant
    "From the great staff who helped me, to the simplicity of setting up my flexible spending account, to my complete satisfaction and enjoyment of having clear sight, this has been an easy process."
    "The staff at Piedmont eased my nerves and the procedure was swift and smooth."
  • Sue Earsing and lasik eye surgery
    "I have always seen the world through glasses or contacts, so the sharpness of vision I have now was never there before."
    “Dr. Bowers not only met my expectations, he surpassed them. I had no idea that vision like this was possible. I no longer struggle in the shadows of a course- everything is clearer.”
  • Troy Doss
    "Piedmont Eye Center takes care of the little things to make LASIK a comfortable process."
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