Doctors Vision Center’s Medical Director Key Note Speaker at Macular Degeneration Association Symposium

Raleigh, NC, September 14, 2012 --( Dr. Peter Hollis, Medical Director at Doctors Vision Center, as well as, Nitin Gupta, M.D., and Carey Pate, M.D., of Taylor Retina Center will be the featured speakers at the “Living with Macular Degeneration” symposium on Saturday, Sept. 22, at North Carolina State University’s McKimmon Conference and Training Center. Hosted by the Macular Degeneration Association, the “Living with Macular Degeneration” symposium is part of the Macular Degeneration Symposium Series, also co-sponsored by Doctors Vision Center.

“Age-Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in adults over 50. It is vital the general public is knowledgeable on the disease and it is our job as eye care professionals to provide the necessary education and resources to the community,” notes Dr. Hollis. “I am honored to be taking part in an event that educates and empowers macular degeneration patients, as well as, those who may be at risk.”

Drs. Hollis, Gupta, and Pate will be presenting on the dangers of vision loss as a result of macular degeneration and the importance of genetic testing. Dr. Hollis will be specifically focusing on the revolutionary Macula Risk Test, a genetic test predicting the likelihood of developing advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

“There have been great advances when it comes to Age-Related Macular Degeneration. I feel it is important to advocate the use of technological developments such as the Macula Risk Test. AMD patients need to know there are options to lead more comfortable lives and those at risk need to aware of preventative treatments or early intervention,” said Dr. Hollis.

In addition to Dr. Hollis being the featured speaker, representatives from Doctors Vision Center, Taylor Retina Center and Macula Risk will be on hand to answer questions to any one who attends. For more information and to attend the upcoming symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina, register online with the Macular Degeneration Association at or call (941) 893-4388.

About Doctors Vision Center:
Doctors Vision Center, based in Rocky Mount, NC, is a professional network of 42 family eye care centers throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Doctors Vision Center practices offer comprehensive eye exams and has one of the most extensive in-office selections of eyewear and contact lenses. Each Doctors Vision Center office offers the latest in eye care technology and diagnostic equipment with optometrists and optical consultants.

Dr. Ted Watson and Dr. Peter Hollis founded Doctors Vision Center in 1980. Dr. Watson currently serves as chairman of the Board and Dr. Hollis serves as the Medical Director. For more information on eye exams and eye care services, locations, doctors, online appointments or current promotions visit Information about the practices and promotions, as well as, access to the “Digital Doc” for online answers on eye care or eye disease can be found on the company’s Facebook page at
Alex Dearman