Dr. F. Wes Shealy, FAAO

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Get to Know Dr. Shealy, FAAO

F. Wes Shealy, O.D., FAAO, is an awardwinning optometrist who is passionate about improving his patients’ lives through comprehensive eye care. He’s a trusted practitioner that helps patients achieve vision clarity with services like thorough eye exams and eye disease management.

Dr. Shealy was born and raised in a military family and spent most of his childhood traveling to bases and cities throughout Texas. Now happily settled in the Lowcountry with his wife and two sons, he spends his spare time with family and enjoys reading, going to the beach, staying active, and watching sports—especially college basketball!

Awards & Accolades

While in the Air Force, Dr. Shealy was decorated with several awards, including Air Mobility Command Company Grade Optometrist of the Year in 2006, 6th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Year in 2006, and Distinguished Graduate at Commissioned Officer Training School. Dr. Shealy became an American Academy of Optometry fellow in 2007 and is also a member of the South Carolina Optometric Physician Association, the American Optometric Society, the Coastal Carolina Optometric Society, and the American Academy of Optometry.

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Educational Background & Experience

Dr. Shealy was driven to pursue eye care after working as an optometric technician while he earned his Bachelor of Science in biology from the College of Charleston. After graduating cum laude, he attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. There, he was involved as the dean’s student representative to the Academic Affairs Committee, and president of the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists.

Along with earning his Doctor of Optometry, Dr. Shealy graduated with several notable achievements, including 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, he served his country and fellow Air Force members as a staff optometrist at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL, where he achieved recognition and developed his eye care expertise. Today, he strives to make his patients feel at-ease and confident in the services he provides, including contact lens exams with personalized fittings, and myopia management with MiSight® One Day contacts..

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Services & Specialties

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Ocular Disease Management
  • Myopia Management
  • Contact Lens Exams & Fittings
  • Primary Care

What Our Patients Say

Quote Icon“I cannot say enough good things about all the professionals at this excellent practice. LowCountry Eye Care has state of the art technology and solved an ongoing vision problem previously misdiagnosed. They also have a great lab, excellent frames, and full service.”
– Susan

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Quote Icon“I haven’t been to an optometrist in several years until recently. The doctors and staff were welcoming and helpful. I felt like they listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions. They helped me pick out new frames and got them in quickly. They were thorough during the exam and I was in and out in under 45 minutes. Highly recommend!”
– Stephen

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Quote Icon“Love this office. The doctor is great and addresses all of your concerns and talks you through his findings. The front staff is also amazing, they help find the best deals and keep you updated on your order. Seriously have the best customer service around!”
– Claire

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