Meet Our Doctors
Joon Y. Kim, M.D.
Dr. Joon Kim is the Medical Director and President of Clayton Eye Center. He received his B.S. from Brown University, and obtained his M.D. from the University of Alabama, where he also completed his Ophthalmology Residency.
Dr. Kim has pioneered a new type of cataract surgery that avoids anesthetic injections. Most ophthalmologists today begin cataract surgery with an anesthetic injection that involves inserting a 1.5 inch needle below the eye into the eye socket, which could damage the eyeball or optic nerve. These injections create one of cataract surgery’s greater risks.
Dr. Kim also helped pioneer small incision cataract surgery some years ago and soon after began doing one-stitch cataract surgery. Finally, Dr. Kim began no-stitch cataract surgery and continues to be on the forefront in the world among cataract surgeons.
Dr. Kim is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Medical Association of Georgia, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology and the Korean Medical Association of Georgia.
Jennifer Kim, M.D.
Dr. Kim is a board certified ophthalmologist, specializing in cataract surgery. She is highly trained in modern, no-stitch, cataract surgery, and experienced in utilizing new technologies, including premium lens implant options to correct astigmatism and presbyopia. Dr. Kim also focuses on the medical management of glaucoma, diabetic eye diseases, and ocular surface diseases, such as dry eye syndromes and blepharitis.
Dr. Kim attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. She subsequently earned a medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. During medical school, she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She also became interested in international medicine and traveled twice to Haiti with Project Medishare to provide basic eye care to those in need.
Dr. Kim completed an internship in Internal Medicine at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She then continued her training with a residency in ophthalmology at Emory University in Atlanta. At Emory, Dr. Kim was appointed Chief Resident of Ophthalmology for two consecutive years.
After completing residency, Dr. Kim was invited to take a one-year position as a Clinical Instructor at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. In that role, she instructed ophthalmology residents, staffed all inpatient ophthalmology consults, and performed eye trauma surgery.
Dr. Kim is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.
A native Atlantan, Dr. Kim is thrilled to return to her hometown to join her father in practice. When she’s not practicing ophthalmology, she enjoys traveling, exercising, dining, and spending time with her husband, Josh, her daughter, Juniper, and her dog, Charlie.
Harvey DuBiner, M.D.
Dr. Harvey DuBiner received his B.S. from Syracuse University and obtained his medical degree from Chicago Medical School. He completed an Ophthalmology Residency at Louisiana State University and an Ophthalmology Fellowship at the University of Louisville. Dr. DuBiner has been with Clayton Eye Center since 1988. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. His area of specialty is Glaucoma: surgical, medical and research.
Dr. DuBiner is a nationally recognized clinical researcher in Glaucoma. He has been involved in over 30 studies over the past six years and has worked with the following companies: Merck, Otsuka, Allergan, Bausch & Lomb, Pharmacia & Upjohn and Alcon. For those patients interested in a clinical study, please contact Clayton Eye Center at (770) 968-8888.
Ronald S. Weber, M.D.
Dr. Ronald Weber is a board-certified ophthalmologist who cares for patients on Atlanta’s south side. His areas of expertise include cataract and LASIK surgery, as well as medical and surgical management of glaucoma. He also has a special interest in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery.
Dr. Weber graduated Duke University Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He attended Emory University School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors.
His medical career began with an Internship at Baroness Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He then moved to San Diego, California where he completed his Ophthalmology Residency at the University of California.
Upon completing his residency, Dr. Weber practiced as a Staff Ophthalmologist with Florida Health Care Plan in Holly Hill, Florida. In 1996, Dr. Weber returned to Atlanta where he practiced ophthalmology in a private practice. Dr. Weber founded Weber Eye Group in 1999 in Stockbridge, and a second office was added in Newnan in 2001. As of spring 2009, Dr. Weber now practices at Clayton Eye Center in Morrow.
Dr. Weber underwent laser vision correction in 1998, and was certified in LASIK soon thereafter. His experiences as a patient instilled enthusiasm for performing refractive surgery, but also respect for the importance of the differing vision needs of each individual patient.Dr. Weber’s hobbies include fitness, camping, travel, and nature. He enjoys hunting wild edible mushrooms. He and his wife, Neta, have traveled extensively. They plan to travel more when their sons are old enough to come along.
David d’Heurle, M.D.
Dr. David d’Heurle has been with Clayton Eye Center since 1987. He received his B.A. from Manhattanville College and obtained his M.D. from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed an Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Virginia Hospital and a Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.
A published author and lecturer, Dr. d’Heurle is a member of the American Medical Association, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology and the Vitreous Society.
Heather Ambrosia, O.D.
Dr. Heather Ambrosia received her B.S. from Clayton State University and a Doctor of Optometry Degree from Salus University in Philadelphia.
She did a residency in Ocular Disease and Primary Care at Clayton Eye Center before joining Clayton Eye Center full time in 2013.
She provides full-scope eye care including: comprehensive eye exams, medical eye care, contact lens fitting, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, refractive surgery evaluations and co-manages patients who have had cataract surgery.
Dr. Ambrosia is involved in many clinical research studies investigating new treatments for Glaucoma and Dry Eye.
Peter Chen, O.D., PhD
Dr. Peter Chen earned a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Medical College of Georgia and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the SUNY College of Optometry. He has also completed a residency in Primary Care and Ocular Diseases. Dr. Chen is Board Certified and has numerous articles published. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Georgia Optometric Association and the American Biochemistry Society.
Dr. Chen enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and dog, and enjoys swimming and home improvement.
Myong S. Lee, O.D., M.S.
Dr. Myong Lee received her B.S. from Wellesley College and received her medical degree with honors from the University of Alabama School of Optometry. She has a master’s degree in Physiological Optics and has extensively researched the retinal ganglion cells. Dr. Lee is a staff optometrist at the Clayton Eye Center, where she has been practicing since 1987.
James New, O.D.
Dr. James New received his B.S. from Valdosta State University, and he received his medical degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. New has been in practice since 1995 and joined Clayton Eye Center in 2000. He provides a full range of eye care services including dry eye problems, contact lens fitting, refractive surgery evaluation and treatment of ocular diseases. Dr. New is a member of the Georgia Optometric Association, American Optometric Association and the Southern Council of Optometrists. Dr. New and his wife have two young sons. In his spare time, he enjoys sports and landscape architecture.
Carey Phlong, M.S.Ed, O.D.
A native to Atlanta, Dr. Phlong earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science Education from Georgia State University. She then graduated with Honors from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. Dr. Phlong completed a residency in Primary Care with an emphasis in Ocular Disease at Clayton Eye Center before joining the practice as a staff doctor.
Dr. Phlong provides comprehensive eye exams in addition to assisting with postoperative cataract care. She also participates in numerous clinical research studies. Dr. Phlong serves as residency coordinator and works with the optometric externs alongside Dr. Ambrosia.
Brenton Smith, O.D.
Dr. Brenton Smith received his B.S at the University of Georgia and his Doctor of Optometry degree at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He was a previous resident of Ocular Disease at Clayton Eye Center before starting full time in 2017.
He provides full scope eye care including comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fitting, disease management and surgery co-management. He also works extensively with the Clayton Eye Center research department.
Dr. Smith married his best friend from Optometry school and she practices in McDonough, GA. He enjoys camping, fishing and golf in his spare time.
Daniel Strait, O.D.
Dr. Daniel Strait received his B.S. from Auburn University and his Optometry degree from the University of Alabama.
Dr. Strait joined the Clayton Eye Center in 1998, and is a Board certified Optometrist who has been in practice since 1977. His area of interests includes dry eye, contact lenses and sport vision.
Dr. Strait participated in investigations with Bausch & Lomb and American Hydron Contact Lenses and Solutions. He was a clinical consultant to OmniEye Services. He continued his education by passing the International Association of Board of Examiners in Optometry.
He has been active in the American Optometric Association, Southern Council of Optometry and the Fifth District Optometric Association.
Dr. Strait is married with two children. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing tennis and hunting.