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Dr. Tessa Clark, O.D.

Dr. Tessa Clark, O.D.

Optometric Physician


Dr. Tessa Clark attended the University of Alabama School of Optometry, recently graduating in May.  She has worked with The Birmingham VA Medical Center and UAB Eye Care. She was honored with the Gold Key membership in the International Optometric Honor Society and was elected as the Vice President (2018) and President (2019) of the UABSO Student Ambassador program.

She has received several awards, including the 2019 Dr. Sternberg Endowed Optometry Scholarship and being elected to the Marly Pineda All Pioneer Team. Dr. Clark is excited to be a part of the award-winning team at Carolina Eyecare Physicians. 

  • 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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