City Lifestyle Roswell: You grew up in the Roswell area, what changes have you seen?
Amy Cherof, M.D., Marietta Eye Clinic: The Roswell community continues to be one of the best-kept secrets of the Metro Atlanta area, and Roswell loves to celebrate pride in all things local! Obviously, there are new developments happening all around, but the best way this community has grown is through the new families that have helped continue the spirit of togetherness.
CLR: Your husband, Dr. Nathan Cherof, is also from the Roswell area and owns a local dental practice. Why did you return to Roswell?
AC: We met in Augusta while we were both attending the Medical College of Georgia for graduate studies. We found out we were both from this area and had mutual acquaintances. After a few years of travel, my husband and I decided to return home to be closer to our families. Family is our biggest priority, and we love being surrounded by our extended family to share in daily life and help us raise our children.
CLR: When did you first realize that you wanted to become a doctor, and more specifically, an ophthalmologist?
AC: It was during an anatomy class at Lassiter High School when I discovered that medicine was my calling after a medical mission trip in college to Central America. Then in medical school, after seeing cataract surgery during my first ophthalmology rotation, I just knew this was something I had to be a part of.
CLR: What advice would you give a patient concerned about their cataracts and surgery?
AC: Cataracts are a natural part of getting older. Sometimes patients feel like they did or didn’t do something that contributed to the growth of their cataracts, but that is false. There are only three things guaranteed in life: death, taxes, and cataracts. But the good news is that cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in America. And patients can see results as early as the next day.
Dr. Amy Cherof
Marietta Eye Clinic