Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet Our Eye Doctors:
Dr. Rose is a Board Certified Primary Care and Developmental Optometrist, and has been practicing in the Upstate since 2000. In addition to general optometry, she focuses on Pediatric and Developmental vision-care, and specializes in Vision Development and Rehabilitation. She sees pediatric and adult patients, including those with special needs and acquired brain injuries.
Dr. Rose completed her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley, and then earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry. She completed her residency in Binocular Vision & Vision Therapy at the State University of New York College of Optometry, and then returned to her Alma Mater to teach optometric interns the applications of Vision Therapy in a clinical setting.
Dr. Rose is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She enjoys active memberships with the American Optometric Association, the South Carolina Optometric Association, the Piedmont Optometric Society, and the Optometric Extension Program.
Dr. Joe Hopkins is a Primary Care Optometrist who specializes in Glaucoma care, Low Vision Rehabilitation, and specialty contact lens fittings (ie Reshaping Lenses that allow you to see without prescription). He has been practicing in the Upstate since 2000, and sees patients of all ages.
Dr. Joe graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from San Diego State University. He then began his career in the United States Navy as a commissioned officer. After 4 years in the Navy he went back to school and earned his Doctorate of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry.
Dr. Joe is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the South Carolina Optometric Association, and the Piedmont Optometric Society.