Dennis L. Cowart, O.D.

Originally from Carrollton, Georgia Dr. Cowart received his undergraduate degree in biology at West Georgia. He received his doctorate of optometry from Southern College of Optometry in 1980. It was at this time he established his practice in Bremen.

Dr. Cowart is a member of the Georgia Optometric association. He is certified by the National Board of Optometry, the Georgia Board of Optometry, and the Tennessee Board of Optometry. He resides in Bremen, GA.

Martin F. Wilkes, M.D.

Martin F. Wilkes, M.D. is a member of the vitreoretinal service at Atlanta Eye Consultants. Born in Boston, MA but raised here in Atlanta, GA, his undergraduate education was at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia where he received a degree in Molecular Biology, and graduated with honors in 2003. He went to medical school at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, graduating in 2007. His preliminary medicine internship was at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System where he was a recipient of the Arnold Gold Award for Humanism and Teaching in Medicine. He completed an Ophthalmology Residency at the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Ophthalmology, serving as Chief Resident in his final year. Additional subspecialty training in medical and surgical disease of the retina was undertaken at the Cincinnati Eye Institute associated with University of Cincinnati Department of Ophthalmology.

He authored and co-authored peer-reviewed publications and was involved in clinical research in diseases of the retina, macula, and vitreous during his retina fellowship.

Dr. Wilkes joined AEC in September of 2013 and sees patients at the both the downtown and College Park offices. He has a strong interest and expertise in medical and surgical diseases that affect the retina, macula, and vitreous, particularly diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, posterior segment trauma, vascular diseases of the retina, vitreoretinal interface abnormalities such as epiretinal membranes and macular holes, and complications of anterior segment surgery.

Dr. Wilkes is member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, National Medical Association and the Atlanta Medical Association.


Rishi Parikh, M.D.


Dr. Rishi Parikh graduated from Medical School at the University of Cincinatti College of Medicine, and then successfully went through his Ophthalmology training at the world renowned Cornel Associates of New Jersey, where he medically managed complicated corneal diseases including ulcers and infections, advanced dry eye syndrome, corneal dystrophies and keratoconus. He also performed hundreds of corneal, anterior segment and refractive procedures including LASIK, PRK, PTK, Intacs, Collagen Cross Linking, Corneal transplants, DSAEK, pterygium, and cataracts. He joins Omni Eye Services as our Corneal Specialist with an emphasis on anterior segment disease and surgery.