Patient Stories

“June 15, 2016: Exactly one year ago Dr. Donelson performed cataract removal surgeries with astigmatism correction with monovision Toric Lenses. I wanted to thank him and his entire staff for giving me my glasses-free vision back. The next day after the first surgery I could read the smallest print. The distance vision took a little loner, but now I can enjoy the crisp, bright and colorful world with my own eyes. Thank you Dr. Donelson!”

“Kasia” Elzbieta Szymanska


“I just wanted to take a minute and thank Dr. Donelson and his whole staff for the wonderful experience I had at your office. Everyone was so kind and helpful as I went through my surgery process. You are all to be commended for the excellent service that you all provided! My experience with your group was outstanding and I was very satisfied.”   

Donna Philpot, Greenville, SC


“Donelson Eye Associates certainly has my total permission to use any thing I say with regards to my eye operations giving me eyesight that I am enjoying to the fullest extent.  My television is now superb and reading is a joy.  I also enjoy doing cartoon drawings for fun and to pass the time away.  Being 89 years of age, and to see clearly again, IS A WONDERFUL THING TO HAPPEN TO ME.  THANKS A MILLION.”

A.C. “Cotton” Edwards


“Very pleased to have Dr. Donelson as my eye surgeon! He has a courteous and excellent staff. I have recommended Dr. Donelson and staff to a number of people – expect calls.”

Annette Keely


“Would highly recommend Dr. Donelson and staff to anyone.”

Billy Strickland


“Could not have asked for better care. Everyone was courteous and professional.”

Kate Peterson


“Was very pleased with all the staff and Dr. Donelson was outstanding.”

Patricia Vinson


“Everyone was kind and caring and it made me able to just relax.”

Jane Walsh


“Some of the nicest people I have ever met. God bless everyone.”

Joann Tolbert


“Thank you for making me feel very confident in your professional expertise.”

Mary Kraus


“My experience having both cataracts removed has been the easiest, most pleasant medical procedures of my life. Very Pleased. Thrilled with the results. Every single person from Dr. Donelson to the surgical techs to the receptionists could not have been more polite, kind and helpful. A+ all around!”

Rhonda Moore


“Very professional staff, very informative. Thanks to all. God Bless.”

Jerry Pritchett


“Both eyes worked on. Couldn’t ask for better service. Don’t change a thing.”

Ed Warnick


“Very happy with the results of my surgery.”

Jeannie Ferguson


“You and the staff make it very easy for the patient to deal with their problems.”

Virginia G. Choice


“Everyone was exceptional, nice and courteous and caring in my care.”

Annie Thompson


“We have been very pleased with our experience with everyone we talked to and who helped in so many ways.”

Carl & Judy Waters


“This is the first day following surgery for left eye only. If improvement continues, should be great! Thanks to doctor and staff!”

Jim Lester


“The follow up calls made me feel like you really care about me. Thanks!”

Shirley Whisenhunt


“I think Dr. Donelson is the best eye surgeon. I’m getting along fine!”

Joyce A. Waters


“Very friendly staff, beautiful office – everything is great. Thanks!”

Linda Killebrew


“Everyone at Donelson Eye is so helpful and very professional and friendly. Thanks to Dr. Donelson, I can actually see better than I ever have!”

Carolyn Phippin


“Wonderful experience. Even got an appointment for my husband.”

Ella Colliver


“The personal care I received was priceless!”

Shirley Whisenhunt


“I am very thankful for Dr. Donelson and the staff at Donelson Eye Associates.”

John R. Urban


“If you need this service, this is the place to be. All around great!”

Rebecca S. Smith


“Dr. Donelson – I want to thank you for doing a great job on my eyes. I can see so much better and clearer now. I want to thank each nurse for taking such good care of me and making me feel at ease. May God bless each and every one.

Forever Greatful, Cora Moses”


“Thanks for the great job. The world is much brighter and clearer now. Thanks for sharing your talent on me!”

Nancy Anslow


“Dr. Donelson is one of the kindest, most efficient doctors I have ever known. Never in my 71 years have I ever had a doctor send me a letter after surgery thanking me for choosing him to do my surgery. I need to thank him for helping me to see better than I ever have been able to in my life!”

Jean Sheffield


“Thank you for doing a great eye surgery for me. I never knew how much I was not seeing. You are blessed with a marvelous skill and talent. God bless you as you continue your great work.”

Catherine Gilstrop


“Thank you so much for the gift of restored sight in my left eye. I never knew how wonderful it would be to see well again. Thank you, also, for the pen that I can see to write with, and the wonderful people you have working for you who keep your office flowing smoothly and on time.”

Martha Leonard


“I would like to congratulate you on the caring concern of you and your staff. Everyone was courteous, caring, friendly and also readily answered any questions I had. Words cannot express how pleased I am with my new eyesight. Dr. Donelson, I can never thank you enough for restoring my ability to see God’s beautiful world.”

Mabel Barten


“I want to thank you for the wonderful work you did on my eyes. I am so thankful for my ‘new’ vision and marvel at the clarity of everything! You and your staff have been most gracious and I thank you for that. Most of all, colors are beautiful again!”

Gloria Cooper


“As I told you, when you did my first eye, my eyes mean the world to me in my field of photography. I am able now to see things, when I take pictures that I have not been able to see in years. You are truly an ARTIST in your field. I will always be grateful for your help in bringing my eyesight back.”

William D. Cromer


“Thank you for giving me my sight back. The cataract surgery was truly a miracle. I’ve worn glasses since I was five years old, 60 years, as long as I can remember. And my eyesight has never been this good. I am wondering if you can even comprehend the blessing that you bring to your patients. A simple thank you doesn’t begin to express my gratitude.”

Eureka Orr


“Since I have had both eyes operated on, I have fully enjoyed being able to see so much better. The entire procedure from the initial visit thru post-operation visits were done very professionally by your staff. God has blessed you with the ability to help people enjoy life to the fullest with better vision. May I say again, you have my personal recommendation as the best ophthalmologist in Greenville County.”

Barbara Buckmiller


“I’d like to take a moment to let you know how grateful I am to you and your staff for the care I received during my recent cataract surgery. I have managed to make it over 50 years without ever having had any type of surgery, and I was, to be honest, terrified. Though I know that cataract surgery isn’t a terribly risky type of surgery, I was still terrified. You and your staff were wonderful and did a lot to ease my fears. I received great treatment in a professional, caring manner, and the follow-up phone call and your note meant a lot to me. I was so pleased, in fact, that I’ve already recommended you to other folks whom I know that are contemplating either cataract or laser surgery. Please pass my thanks along to your staff. You all do a great job.”

Beth Randall


“I felt like Dr. Donelson and staff were part of my family.”

Vincent P.


“Dr. Donelson, thanks to you and your staff and surgery staff, for all you concerns and kindness during my recent surgery. It is wonderful to see and read without contacts!”

Virginia Johnson


“The very best care I’ve ever experienced!”

Doris Henson