Dr. Scholes is an Ophthalmologist at Clarus Eye Centre in Lacey

Gary Scholes, M.D.


Dr. Gary Scholes, Thurston County’s first fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist, is a native of Washington state. He was raised in Renton and graduated cum laude from Washington State University. He received his medical degree in 1986 from the Medical College of Wisconsin (formerly Marquette Medical School), graduating in the top third of his class. He interned and completed his residency at the University of Utah in 1990. For his specialty training in Glaucoma, Dr. Scholes attended the prestigious Eye and Ear Infirmary at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Scholes was the first specialist in Thurston County to perform a sutureless cataract surgery, implant a foldable lens in cataract surgery and perform glaucoma shunt surgery. He has participated in numerous clinical research trials. Dr. Scholes has been a clinical instructor and director of the Family Practice Residency program at Providence St. Peter Hospital since 1994. Dr. Scholes has a special interest in cataract and glaucoma surgery, as well as general ophthalmology.

Dr. Scholes resides in Olympia with his wife and two children.

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