Mark Morris, M.D.

Dr. Mark Morris is passionate about caring for his patients and their eye care needs while focusing on each individual and providing compassionate care using the latest technologies available.

Dr. Morris completed his undergraduate studies at Hampden-Sydney College in 1980, where he majored in Chemistry and minored in French. He was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and Omicron Delta Kappa. He was active in the Hampden-Sydney Volunteer Fire Department, serving as chief of the Department his senior year.

After graduation, he worked as a research chemist for the E. R. Carpenter Company in Richmond for two years and returned to Hampden-Sydney as a lecturer in Chemistry for one year before beginning his medical education at the University of Virginia in 1983. After graduating in 1987, he trained for one year in Internal Medicine at the Carillion Hospitals in Roanoke, Virginia.

Dr. Morris’ ophthalmology residency and training were completed at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. During the three-year training program, he focused on developing the clinical skills needed to practice comprehensive ophthalmology.

Dr. Morris established the Halifax Eye Care Center in South Boston, Virginia, in 1991, and practiced there as a solo physician until December 2019. Together, he and his staff provided outstanding eye care to their friends, neighbors, and fellow citizens of South Boston and the surrounding counties of Halifax, Mecklenburg, and Charlotte, for twenty-eight years. Dr. Morris will provide comprehensive eye care to all of his patients: treating cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, along with external eye diseases, lesions of the eyelids, and minor oculoplastic eyelid conditions.

Dr. Morris uses the latest diagnostic technologies to help him care for many complex eye conditions. His practice was the first in Southern Virginia to use the ORA intra-operative aberrometer to improve the refractive outcomes of his cataract surgery patients, especially those that were seeking reduced dependence on glasses and those patients in whom the latest multifocal lens implants were being implanted. One of the joys of my practice is helping my patients regain their sight. I have always loved seeing the smiles and hearing the excitement in my patient’s voices on the morning after their surgery.

It is exciting and rewarding for me to learn how my patients have benefitted from their eye surgery and their treatments. To learn that they can now see their loved ones again or can now enjoy life without dependence on their glasses is such a blessing.

Dr. and Mrs. Morris are looking forward to learning more about Danville and all it has to offer. He is eager to meet and care for his new neighbors.

Dr. Morris enjoys walking, riding his bike at the beach, traveling, and working on his yard.

  • “On the day of his surgery, my husband was in by 10am, out by noon and we were happily on our way home.”

    - Corene about her husband Tom, Cataract surgery patient

  • "I just had a very pleasant visit with Dr. Colling. All of the staff were very kind and sensitive to coronavirus issue. I love my Dr Colling. He is a wonderful doctor and I truly trust him with my eye problems. He has shown his expertise in his field regarding my eye problems and has been with me for years providing the necessary care that I need. Thank you Dr Colling and your staff."

    - Betty, Comprehensive Eye Exam

  • "I received my eye care at the Amherst practice and I was pleased with my every part of my visit from scheduling my appointment all the way through to picking up my glasses. Everyone I encountered was friendly and knowledgeable. I wanted advice on my choice of glasses and the optician was so helpful in narrowing down my frame choice too."

    - Bryan, Routine eye exam and optical patient

Harman Eye Center of Danville

800 Memorial Drive, Danville, VA 24541, USA


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