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Dr. Kalyn Schaefer, O.D.

Dr. Kalyn Schaefer, O.D.

Optometric Physician


Dr. Kalyn Schaefer attended the Illinois College of Optometry, recently graduating in May. During her time there, she was an academic coach and a Student Affairs and Admissions Department assistant. She also worked as the secretary of the Optometric Extension Program, where their efforts raised an excess of $10,000 in funding.

Dr. Schaefer has rotated through learning refractive correction, accommodative and oculomotor testing, as well as vision therapy techniques. Additionally, she was an extern at the Illinois Eye Institute, Family Vision and Eyecare in Rupert, ID, and the Veteran’s Affairs Clinic in Mishawaka, IN. She is excited to now be joining the Carolina Eyecare Physicians family!

  • Specialty training:
    Completed an internship at W. G. Hefner VA Medical Center followed by a residency at Wm. Jennings Bryn Dorn VA Medical Center 
  • Why did you choose to specialize in eye care?
    I enjoy the care and maintenance of our vision, our most important sense! It is an honor to provide care to my patients and help them maintain healthy eyesight. 
  • Primary eye care
  • Contact lens prescribing and fitting, including specialty fits for keratoconus and irregular astigmatism
  • Dry Eye diagnosis and management
  • Ocular Disease management and treatment
  • Surgical co-management with Carolina Eyecare Physicians surgeons
  • Undergraduate Education: Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Optometry School: Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
  • Internship: W. G. Hefner VA Medical Center (Salisbury, NC)
  • Residency: Wm. Jennings Bryn Dorn VA Medical Center (Columbia, SC)

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