John G. P. Boatwright, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract, Laser, and Refractive Surgery Consultative Ophthalmology
Dr. John Boatwright, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon. After completing his undergraduate degree in biology from Washington and Lee University, Dr. Boatwright attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He then moved to Charleston for his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina.
To specialize in ophthalmology, Dr. Boatwright completed an internship at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus (misalignment of the eyes) at the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital.
After medical school, Dr. Boatwright chose to open his own independent practice, making him the founder of Carolina Eyecare Physicians and Physicians’ Eye Surgery Center, both of which have grown significantly since their inception.
Additionally, Dr. Boatwright works as a medical staff member in the Roper St. Francis Health System. He is active in several professional organizations, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology, the South Carolina Medical Association, and the Charleston Ophthalmology Society.
Dr. Boatwright finds joy in caring for his patients.
He explains, “there is personal and professional fulfillment in restoring someone’s vision and working alongside an outstanding team of professionals using the best technology medicine has to offer. My first love is the group of wonderful patients I have had the joy of caring for and getting to know over the last 30 years. Families and multiple generations—I’ve learned more from them than I could ever hope to give in return.”
This focus on longevity in patient care allows Dr. Boatwright to treat a wide array of ocular illnesses and conditions that can develop through a lifespan.
Dr. Boatwright lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife and children. He enjoys traveling, golfing, gardening, reading, learning about history, and spending valuable time with his family.
He is a member of St. Andrews Church, and he humbly gives back to his community through service on the Charleston Leadership Foundation board, as the organizing director of The First Tee of Greater Charleston, and with Life Resources, a Christian counseling organization.
Additionally, Dr. Boatwright is an active volunteer for Operation Sight, a local organization he co-founded to provide cataract surgery at no charge to disadvantaged and uninsured citizens of South Carolina.