Dr. F. Wes Shealy, FAAO

Get to Know Dr. Shealy, FAAO

F. Wes Shealy, O.D., FAAO, is an award-winning 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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What Our Patients Say...

Debra Thomas
Debra Thomas
June 16, 2023.
The doctor was very patient and informative about my eye health.
Kristen Moran
Kristen Moran
June 1, 2023.
Great visit today with Lowcountry Eye Care! Dr. Salters and Morgan were a great help with recommendations for my dry eyes! Very little wait time too!!
Soule Aire
Soule Aire
May 31, 2023.
Fast and professional
M BESTA
M BESTA
May 23, 2023.
Professional Service! They answer the phone !!!!
Nikki Gillard
Nikki Gillard
May 22, 2023.
Great Service! Nice, clean and friendly atmosphere. Dr. Salters, Jeana and the rest of the staff (I don't know all of their names...lol) are the best!
donnette davis
donnette davis
May 22, 2023.
Very friendly, the staff was very helpful, the doctor was great and very attentive to my needs, I would recommend to others
Emily Smalls
Emily Smalls
May 22, 2023.
This is the first eye doctor I have visited that I feel properly assessed my eyes and educated me! I have gotten glasses before, none of which I could see out of due to undiagnosed extreme amblyopia and astigmatism. The glasses prescribed to me helped me see clearly for the first time in my adult life. 10/10 would recommend, not to mention the excellent staff!
Mile Quintero
Mile Quintero
May 19, 2023.
We were here and ours first experienced was wonderful , the assistant we saw before that Doctor she was very kind and friendly, my ingles is my second language and she was very nice to trying to understand me .my son made jokes with her and she followed the game she was wonderful same with the doctor he was kind and explained everything with my son ayes thanks so much exelent service .
Sheila Rohrer
Sheila Rohrer
May 9, 2023.
Fantastic experience! Friendly and caring staff. Jenna provided excellent service in choosing and fitting eyeglass frames. Nice selection of frames, and my glasses arrived quickly. Highly recommend.