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Pitcavage website 2017

Dr. Joe Pitcavage

Dr. Joe Pitcavage is a board certified Optometrist, who graduated from Boston’s New England College of Optometry in 2005, and ever since been practicing in the lowcountry.

Originally from Raleigh, NC, he fell in love with Charleston (and his wife) when attending The College of Charleston and competing on their varsity sailing team.

During optometry school in Boston, he endured four long, cold, snowy winters.  After graduation he and his wife moved back to Charleston. A few years ago he began Lowcountry Eye Care  and has really enjoyed working with his patients.

Personally, he spends free time with his wife Mandy, their three daughters, and dog Max who lives for the tennis ball. They all love being outside and mostly spending time on the water.

Professionally, Dr. Pitcavage’s interests are seeing families and contact lens patients. He has thorough training for people of all ages and very much working with children.

Note from Dr. Pitcavage:

“Lowcountry Eye Care is a great practice because we are small enough to personally cater to all our patients needs, but also provide exceptional care with state of the art technology. My staff and I like to get to know our patients and treat their eyes not as a lone organ but as an integral part of their bodies.”

Shealy Website 2017

Dr. F. Wes Shealy

Dr. Shealy was born and raised in a military family and spent most of his childhood growing up in different cities in Texas. He attended the College of Charleston and completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology and graduated Cum Laude. While in college, Dr. Shealy began his optometric career as a technician at the Draisin Vision Group. After college, he attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry where he was involved in several organizations and was the Dean’s student representative to the Academic Affairs committee and President of Fellowship of Christian Optometrists.

At the UAB School of Optometry, Dr. Shealy was recognized with several awards. These include the College of Optometrists in Vision Development Award for Excellence in Vision Therapy, the Gas Permeable Lens Institute Award for Clinical Excellence in the Field of GP Contact Lenses, the School of Optometry Dean’s Award, the UAB Dean’s Award for Excellence, and the Beta Sigma Kappa Silver Star for highest GPA.

After completing optometry school, Dr. Shealy joined the United States Air Force where he served as a staff optometrist at MacDill AFB in Tampa, FL. While in the Air Force, Dr. Shealy was awarded with Distinguished Graduate at Commissioned Officer Training School, 6th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Year 2006, and Air Mobility Command Company Grade Optometrist of the Year 2006. Dr. Shealy now serves in the Air Force Reserve and has won both the Company Grade Officer of the Quarter and Field Grade Officer of the Quarter Squadron awards.

Dr. Shealy became a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry in 2007. He is currently a member of the South Carolina Optometric Physician Association, American Optometric Society, Coastal Carolina Optometric Society, and American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Shealy is married and has two sons. When not working, he likes to spend time with his wife and boys, read a good book, go for a run, and go to the beach. He is an avid sports fan and especially likes college basketball, tennis, and running. His goal is to provide the best patient care possible and make every person feel comfortable and confident in the care they receive.

Dr. Joanna Corbit

Dr. Joanna Corbit recently moved to Charleston from Green, Ohio.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Malone College and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2002.  While in Optometry School she was an Officer of Epsilon Psi Epsilon, which cultivates the practice of Optometry and where she got her passion for giving back to her community.  She was the Program Chair for the Vision Care Fund and Pilot Dogs, both programs that provided glasses and seeing eye dogs to locals in need.  She also received the Varilux Dispensing Award – an award recognizing exceptional patient care.

Upon graduation Dr Corbit worked in Corporate Optometry where she specialized in Primary Care and Contact Lens.  Dr. Corbit completed a mission trip to Paraguay, South America,  where she worked with Lions Club International providing exams and glasses to hundreds of people – most of whom had never had an eye exam or proper vision correction in their life.

Dr. Corbit is married and has two children.  Joanna loves to travel and is really enjoying exploring and getting to know Charleston – her favorite day is a day spent at the beach.

Dr. Corbit is very excited to bring her experience and passion for patient care to Lowcountry Eye Care.