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Corner of Friendship Rd and HWY 211 in Braselton
Mundy Mill Rd just past Walmart and University of North Georgia in Oakwood

Corner of Friendship Rd and HWY 211 in Braselton
Mundy Mill Rd just past Walmart and University of North Georgia in Oakwood

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Our Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet Our Eye Doctors in Braselton & Oakwood, GA:


Chad Poole, O.D.

Dr. Chad Poole is the first eye doctor to open for business in Braselton. As a third generation optometrist, he follows a strong family tradition in optometry since 1952. After graduating from Southern College of Optometry in May of 2006, becoming the ninth optometrist in his family, Dr. Poole opened Elan Eye Boutique in early 2007. He has specialized training in Ocular Disease and Primary Care Optometry.

Dr. Poole enjoys helping patients of all ages: from the pediatric patient to our oldest patients. He lives with his wife and son in Flowery Branch, just a few miles from our office. He grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina and met his wife in Douglasville, Georgia while preparing for optometry school.

He calls Hoschton home, just a few miles from the office. During his free time Dr. Poole enjoys spending time with his family including former office manager Julie, his son and a baby girl. He also enjoys hiking, traveling, and volunteers at church and in Scouting.

Edgar M. Poole, Jr., O.D.

Dr. Ed Poole’s main practice is in Spartanburg, SC. He also has a satellite office in Gaffney, SC, where his father Dr. E.M. Poole Sr., began the Poole family tradition in eye care in 1952. Dr Ed will proudly tell you that all four of his children followed him to the profession of optometry, including his youngest, Dr. Chad Poole (owner of Elan Eye).

Dr Ed has been helping Dr. Chad on some Saturdays ever since Elan Eye opened in February 2007. He loves to help at his other childrens’ practices on occasion, especially because it gives him a chance to visit his 11 grandchildren. His light hearted Southern personality and kid-friendly style attract many patients and families to return year after year. He even performs magic tricks for some children when time permits.