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Dr. Carter Johnston, O.D.

I was born in Oklahoma City in 1969. I grew up a few miles from the Mercy Health Center Campus where I currently have an office. I attended Bishop McGunniness High School and played varsity basketball for 4 years. I then traveled to Colorado Springs and attended Colorado College, graduating in 1991 with a B.A. in Biology. I started racing bicycles competively at CC and continue to ride several times a week today.

I started Optometry School in 1995 at Northeastern State Oklahoma College of Optometry, finishing in 1999. I began working a few weeks later in The Tower on the Mercy Hospital Campus where my Dad, Dr. Jay,  has been in practice since the eighties, starting a second office there, after opening his initial office in downtown Oklahoma City in the heart of what is now midtown in 1971.

I have two wonderful children Gavin (Born 2003)and Phoebe (born 2007). When not at the office, I enjoy running,cycling and yoga. I used to swim as well and was a competitive triathlete for about 14 years competing in seven Ironman triathlons, two in Hawaii. I have represented the US as well at the amatuer Duathlon World Championships in 2006. I still ride several times a week and occasionlly race bikes on the weekends both on the road and cyclocross. I also enjoy following Formula one motor racing, skiing, Oklahoma football and the OKC Thunder.

I feel very fortunate to work with my Dad as an Optometrist in The Tower on the Mercy Campus. I have developed many great patient relationships since 1999 and I look forward to making many more in the future, and providing primary eyecare services to the people of central Oklahoma and the surrounding  communities.

What I enjoy most about primary eyecare is providing people with good clear vision and comfortable eyes. If people don't see well, or their eyes constantly bother them, then the eyes become a focal point of stress, in addition to our other daily stressors. The challenge in eyecare is making sure the eyes are not a daily stressor to any patient. This is what makes going to work each day fun.

6/23/2011 2:07:00 AM
Scientists use Stem Cells to regenerate Retinal Tissue and Improve Visual Function
This is exciting science and just may lead to improvements in treatment and hope to those who lose visual function from blinding retinal diseases like macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or retinitis pigmentosa.&n....
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4/13/2011 3:56:00 AM
Study Shows Improvement In Dry Eye Symptoms With Fish Oil Supplements
The journal Cornea recently published a placebo controlled, double masked, randomized, prospective study on Omega 3 fatty acid (fish oil) supplements and the treatment of 36 patients with dry eye. The study lasted 90 days.&#....
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3/26/2011 12:47:00 PM
Welcome to the OKC EYE BLOG!
Welcome to the OKC EYE BLOG, the primary eye care blog of Jay C Johnston M.D., and Carter Johnston O.D. This blog will include important information regarding all aspects of eye care, preventative eye health, new technologie....
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