Gregory D Searcy, MD

About Gregory D Searcy, MD

Gregory D Searcy, MD, is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in diagnosing and treating eye disease. His specific areas of specialty training, experience, and research include LASIK, PRK, astigmatic keratotomy, dropless small-incision no-stitch cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation, radiofrequency and laser cosmetic surgery (blepharoplasty and skin resurfacing), and laser treatment for diabetes and glaucoma.

Before joining the practice in July 1999, Dr. Searcy was Chief Resident of the St. Francis Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology. He has completed several ophthalmic fellowships, including the C-LASIK Fellowship Program and two advanced research fellowships in diabetic eye disease at the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. This work and continued clinical research have been presented at national ophthalmic conferences and published in numerous professional journals. In 2023, Dr. Searcy was nominated as a top doctor.

Top Doctor 2023 Award

Dr. Searcy is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, International Society of Refractive Surgery, Ohio Ophthalmological Society, Ohio State Medical Association, Columbus Medical Association, Columbus Eye Ear Nose and Throat Society, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Searcy remains committed to providing his patients with state-of-the-art, innovative ophthalmic medical, laser, and surgical care.

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"Dr. Searcy is awesome. I had seen him years ago, and after moving back to the area, saw him again. I wish I could say the same about the optometrist I saw. She was opinionated and negated what I had to say. She felt I should have stayed with my prior optometrist. Not a good way to build up your practice. Dr. Searcy was happy to see me and continue my care. Because of him I will continue my care through him."



"3 Years ago I met Dr. Erdey when I was having difficulty seeing driving at night. Dr. Erdey explained to me how previous Radial Keratotomy scarring was causing my blurred and starburst night vision. He recommended a DALK procedure which is a partial corneal transplant. Needless to say I was hesitant. However, Dr. Erdey took the time to explain to me in detail the procedure and the expected time it would take. I decided to trust The Erdey Searcy Eye Group, and I am happy to say I am glad I did. The first procedure had me second guessing my decision as my vision was cloudy following the replacement. Dr. Erdey assured me it was normal and to give it time. As the healing process progressed my vision still was not improving. This was directly related to the shape of my eye which again Dr.Erdey explained was normal and would be corrected through contacts, glasses or possibly cataract surgery....which can be accelerated because of the DALK procedure. Once the sutures were removed, and the cornea continued healing, it was clearly evident the scarring Dr. Erdey referred to from the previous RK was corrected. It was now time to wait for the cornea to fully heal and allow for a cataract surgery to address sight degradation. As I waited we entered a prescription for glasses to help with my sight. It was not optimal, however I chose to pursue and wow, what a difference....I could see again....clearly. This gave me the resolve to have the second eye transplant....but we needed to correct the cataract first. Once this was complete I was amazed to realize I had been seeing the world in distorted colors in addition to the scarring.....I found a shirt I thought was green was actually blue and wondered how people must have thought I had no ability to match what I was wearing......that small downside was worth the upside of being able to see in a whole new way. I was excited for the next surgery, but had to wait........Once fully healed Dr.Erdey performed the second DALK on my right eye. One note.....the amazing steadiness of Dr. Erdey's hands are amazing. The sutures he put into my eye were exquisite, but they can be painful. Things were going smoothly until I got a virus. I experienced partial rejection while on a business trip. The swelling in my eye caused a tear out of the sutures, and the pain was pretty tough. Dr. Erdey took my call ( at night) and saw me the next morning when I returned. He immediately put me on the proper drops and "beat back" the rejection. This is one of the benefits of DALK.....far less rejection of the doner tissue. This set us back a few months, however we got back on track. Finally the sutures were removed, and I was looking at my next cataract surgery. Fortunately as time has passed Light Adjustable Lenses became available and I decided to have that technology placed into my right eye. This surgery was performed two days ago and so far so good. We have several light treatments to go, however I am excited for the prospects of the final vision as my vision now is quite good without dialing in the UV adjustments.....will update again as we progress. I'll end this by saying Dr. Erdey and his staff are expert caregivers. They know how to diagnose and explain the proper treatment....and they can address setbacks in the most professional manner. I've gotten to know Dr.Erdey over these years and truly am glad to have gotten to know him both professionally and personally.....could not give a higher recommendation and want to thank him for giving me the best sight of my life....and it is only going to get better with the adjustments. Truly remarkable as I've worn glasses for more than 50 years and now can say I know what good eye sight really means. Don't think twice about trusting your eyesight with the Erdey Searcy Eye Group Team! Truly appreciate your skill Dr. Erdey! Rich E"



"The Doctors, medical personnel, and staff at Erdey Searcy Eye Group has taken great care of me and my eye concerns. I have always recieved the upmost care and professional services at my appointments. Their staff are courteous and knowledgeable, I have always been satisfied with the medical care received during my visits, my wait time and my visit was acceptable, and I would definitely recommend Erdey Searcy Eye Group to my close friends and relatives."



"I have worn contact lenses or backup glasses for twenty nine years. My vision was poor enough that sleeping was the only activity I could do without my contact lenses in. After a friend of mine had laser correction surgery done, I wondered if I would be a candidate for the procedure. I planned a two week overseas vacation for October of 2011. How wonderful it would be to go on vacation and not have the burden of contact lenses! The Erdey Searcy Eye Group is well respected by the primary care physicians I work for, so I made an appointment for a consultation. After an extensive evaluation, Dr. Erdey recommended implantable contact lenses as the best option for me. He and his staff carefully explained all the benefits and risks associated with the procedure. I liked the idea that the lenses would provide me with the highest quality vision and were completely reversible. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Erdey’s expertise with the procedure. The staff was competent and professional from start to finish. I had my eyes done a week apart. The surgery was performed each time in under thirty minutes. My eyes felt slightly “gritty” for a few hours after the surgery, but there was no pain involved. By the second day, they felt completely normal. My vision is now perfect! Everything seems clearer and brighter, almost as though I see in high definition. When I wake up in the morning, I am able to see the time on my alarm clock! My only regret is that I did not do this year’s ago. I would recommend this procedure and Dr. Erdey without hesitation."


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"I have been a diabetic for about 30 years and had developed cataracts. The Crystalens has shown me the true meaning of seeing more clearly and sharpness in my new vision. Dr. Searcy has always been very attentive with my eye care and follow up visits. The professionalism and knowledge shown by the entire staff is truly exceptional and I wish to thank everyone for their personal attention to my needs. I would highly recommend the Erdey Searcy Eye Group to anyone seeking vision care."


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