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Newsmaker in business: Gainesville native Balest joins Gainesville Eye Associates
Dr. Zach Balest

Ophthalmologist Dr. Zach Balest has joined the staff at Gainesville Eye Associates.

The Gainesville native recently completed his ophthalmology residency at Emory University in Atlanta. Earlier, he served a transitional internship at Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Ala. Balest is a 2014 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia/University of Georgia Medical Partnership.

At Gainesville Eye, Balest will handle cataract and refractive surgery, medical and surgical management of glaucoma and diabetic eye care.

A summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Georgia, he is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.

Gainesville Eye Associates operates clinics in seven locations in North Georgia and North Carolina, including in Gainesville, Braselton and Cornelia. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 770-532-4444 or visit

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