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John F. Gillis, MD


Dr. Gillis is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences School of Medicine at Bethesda, MD. He completed his internship at Malcolm Grow Air Force Medical Center and his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, at Lackland AFB, Texas. He holds a clinical faculty position with the Uniformed Services University and has completed mini-fellowships in laser-refractive and LASIK surgery.

Professional Highlights:

Dr. Gillis has long been on the cutting-edge of new eye care technology and treatment. He was the first ophthalmologist to perform LASIK surgery in Iredell County and is currently certified to implant the new “bifocal” lenses in cataract surgery. Dr. Gillis is the past president of the Medical Staff at Iredell Memorial Hospital and has served in the US Air Force as Chief of Ophthalmology at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


LASIK and Refractive Surgery
Diabetic Retinopathy
No Stitch Cataract Surgery
Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

Personal Background:

Dr. Gillis enjoys travel and has a passion for medical missions bringing surgical eye care to underserved areas.

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