Excellence in Eye Care

Since 1987, the physicians of Baptist Eye Surgeons have offered a wide range of medical and surgical eye care aimed at preserving or restoring the gift of sight. Our commitment to excellence in medical care is for every patient — from a routine eye exam to diagnosis, treatment, management or surgical intervention for eye disease.

Our number one purpose is to provide the highest quality of medical care possible, with each patient’s needs as top priority. Our professional staff is trained to assist and treat each of our patients with courtesy, dignity, and respect. This combination of highly trained staff, medical doctors, and sophisticated technology assures our patients of receiving the very best care available.

Our Eye Specialists are Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Marc A. Bodenheimer, MD
Marc A. Bodenheimer, MD

Cataract and refractive surgery, cornea and external disease

L. Nichols Cook, MD
L. Nichols Cook, MD

Cataract and refractive surgery,
general ophthalmology

Albert K. Holmes, MD
Albert K. Holmes, MD
Cataract and refractive surgery, cosmetic and general ophthalmology

Mark Y. Ivens, M.D.
Mark Y. Ivens, MD
Cataract surgery,
general ophthalmology

J. Franklin Murchison, Jr., M.D.
J. Franklin Murchison, Jr, MD
Cornea, external disease, plastic,
cataract and refractive surgery, general ophthalmology

Paul Pruett
Paul B. Pruett, MD

Glaucoma surgery, cataract surgery, general ophthalmology

Darin S. Smith, M.D.
Darin S. Smith, MD

Cataract and refractive surgery, general ophthalmology

You may visit our office for routine eye exams or be referred by your optometrist or medical doctor when advanced diagnostic procedures and treatment are necessary. Baptist Eye Surgeons has established a unique relationship with area optometrists and physicians enabling us to offer a comprehensive network of eye care services. Your referring doctor will be kept informed about your medical case.

Your first visit to our office will include a comprehensive examination and may take up to two hours. You will be asked general questions regarding your overall health and specific questions pertaining to your eyes. We will also make a list of your current medications. Also, you can expect your eyes to be dilated at your first examination, so you may need a companion to drive you.

After completion of your examination, the physician will clearly explain your particular condition, answer your questions, and help you and your family to understand the nature of your illness and plan for any treatment.

Specialized tests may be performed to ensure that you maintain the best sight possible.

BES uses the latest technology in laser surgery, operating microscopes, phacoemulsification and ultrasound along with tested skills in surgical technique for excellent patient results. By implementing innovative techniques, such as the no-stitch cataract surgery, patients have a speedier recovery time, ensuring a quick return to daily activities.