Carlin Vision announced that the city of Snellville has proclaimed Jan. 28, 2013, Dr. Richard Carlin Day in recognition of 35 years of exceptional care and service to Snellville and its residents, according to a press release issued by Carlin Vision.
This tremendous honor was presented by Snellville's Mayor Kelly Kautz with unanimous support from the city council.
“It is indeed a thrill to be recognized for watching a dream turn into a reality," said Dr. Richard Carlin. "I am so appreciative to all those wonderful people who have entrusted me with the care of their vision these past 35 years. Here's looking forward to many more."
Carlin Vision recently moved into its state-of-the-art facility and just opened its own dedicated ophthalmic ambulatory surgical center. CarlinVision, the largest, most experienced and only father-son ophthalmic practice in Gwinnett County, will continue to provide advanced eye care with a hometown touch for many years to come.
A native of Highland Park, Illinois, Dr. Carlin attended The University of Illinois College of Medicine, where he graduated in 1971. He completed his Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Michigan and served in the United States Navy in Key West, Florida. He began CarlinVision in Lawrenceville in 1977 and moved to Snellville in 1980.
He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, International Society of Refractive Surgery, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology and the Medical Association of Georgia.
His professional interests are in Lasik, cataract and refractive surgery, and cosmetic eyelid surgery.
He is married to Enid Carlin, Ph.D., a psychotherapist, who practices next door. They have two children, David, also an ophthalmologist at CarlinVision and Erica, who has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. His twin grandsons, Jake and Dylan, were born in June 2009. He also has another grandson, Ryan, born in November 2012.
- Diplomate: American Board of Ophthalmology
- Fellow: American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Member: American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, International Association of Refractive Surgery, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, Medical Association of Georgia
- Awarded: A.M.A. Physician Recognition Award, 1974-present
- Visx® Certification: 1996
- Autonomous Ladarvision Certification: 2000
- Femto LDV™ Certification: 2007
(Editor's note: this information was drawn for a press release and Carlin Vision's website.)