Don Digby, M.D. a native of Atlanta, Georgia is a corneal fellowship trained ophthalmologist who moved his practice to Greensboro, NC in 1984. His practice focuses on anterior segment surgery and medical ophthalmology. He was one of the first surgeons in the country providing true laser cataract surgery using the LenSx Laser. LenSx cataract surgery is recognized as revolutionary in the technology of cataract surgery and astigmatism correction. Medically, he focuses on the management of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease as well as routine eye care. Dr. Digby is one of the most experienced surgeons in the nation in the implantation of the ReStor Multifocal Lens implants for correction of cataracts and the aging eye (presbyopia). He is also a leader in astigmatism correction using both the laser and specialized Toric lenses.
A “Georgia Bulldog” and graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Digby completed his internship and residency in Ophthalmology at the Naval Regional Medical Center San Diego and served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Naval Regional Medical Center in Guam. He completed his Cornea and Anterior Segment Surgery Fellowship at the Hallum-Arnold Foundation in Atlanta Georgia.
He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. He is an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the International Society of Refractive Surgeons. Dr. Digby is also involved in state and local professional organizations having served as both Secretary and Legislative Liaison for the Executive Board of the Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine. He is an active member of the NC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Digby is a frequent lecturer to his peers within the medical community and has served as a consultant to numerous manufacturers within eye care.
In addition, he established Digby Eye Associates as a teaching site for Family Practice and Internal Medicine residents of the UNC-Moses Cone residency program and was named Adjunct Associate Professor for the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Previously, he also held an adjunct clinical associate professor position in the Dept of Ophthalmology Duke University School of Medicine.
Dr. Digby founded Digby Eye Associates in 1988 with a vision that remains today — combine the staff’s unique qualifications of world-class experience to provide the best possible eye care in an environment of friendship and compassion. Dr. Digby insists on continued medical education for all levels of the staff, which continues to distinguish Digby Eye Associates as a practice on the cutting edge of advancements in well eye care and medical and surgical treatments.
Dr. Digby is married and he and his wife, Marti spend precious free time with their five children and eight grandchildren and their extended family. An avid sportsman, Dr. Digby is likely to be found with a fishing pole or golf club in his hand. He is a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.