John Myers, M.D.
Dr. Myers learned at a young age that true service requires lasting commitment.
Seven years of volunteering with the Boy Scouts, often lead by his father, earned him the rare distinction of Eagle Scout when he was 17. Already accustomed to working toward a goal, he entered into college contemplating medicine as a career. His work at the Alabama Eye and Tissue Bank during his schooling solidified his decision to attend medical school and also lead him to specialize in retina after his ophthalmology residency.
Dr. Myers continues that level of committed service today with each patient he sees. While he enjoys retina in general, the core of his work at the institute revolves around macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He enjoys his long-term relationship with his patients and always takes the time to educate them, believing that the more you understand, the more comfortable you will be during treatment.
Dr. Myers embraces the fact that each patient, each case and each procedure is unique. What doesn't change is his desire to help patients realize significant improvement to their vision and, therefore, to their lives. Achievements past and present prepare him for this goal, including:
- Avid researcher committed to bringing cutting edge treatment to patients quickly
- Thrives on the interplay between science and art in treating patients
- Board certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
- Joined Retina Specialty Institute in 2004
- Serves on the speaker boards for several pharmaceutical companies
- Former academic appointment, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
- Fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
- Chief resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
- Internship, Saint John’s Mercy Medical Center, Saint Louis, Missouri
- M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
- B.S., finance, Summa Cum Laude, Birmingham–Southern College