Dr. Jo Ann Payne, co-founder of Caris Eye Centers, is a native of Blakely, Georgia and has practiced in the Atlanta area since 1990. Dr. Payne received her B.S. in Biology from Valdosta State University in 1985 before receiving her doctorate from Southern College of Optometry in 1990. To further her optometric training, Dr. Payne completed an internship in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Ocular Disease at Omni Eye Services in Atlanta. In 2015, Dr. Jo Ann Payne retired from active patient care so that she could spend more time with her two daughters. She continues to be active in the operation of the practice through staff training and other projects to help the Caris Eye Centers team provide an ongoing excellent experience for our family of patients.
"Dr. Payne was very good, and I understood more about my eyes after this. They were on time. We were well taken care of. Thank you."
"Dr. Spence is awesome. He's never in a hurry, always thoroughly takes time to answer questions, and seeks out the best solutions to my issues. Really kind, caring, and professional. Great staff all around!"
"My family has been with Caris Eye Centers for a decade. The doctors and staff are very knowledgeable, professional and even able to think outside the box when normal solutions prove ineffective. There seems to be low turn over, so I imagine the staff enjoy working there as well."
Arlene M. (Patient since 1995)
"Beautiful facility, competitive pricing, friendly and knowledgeable care."
Katherine M. (Patient since 2010)
"Dr. Emely was tremendously informative and clearly explained everything."