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JOHN G. P. BOATWRIGHT, M.D.

Exceptional Eye Care in South Carolina

JOHN G. P. BOATWRIGHT, M.D.

Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Cataract, Laser, and Refractive Surgery
Consultative Ophthalmology

OPHTHALMOLOGIST IN CHARLESTON

  • Board certified in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery
  • Undergraduate education: Washington and Lee University
  • Medical school: University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Internship: Georgia Baptist Medical Center (Atlanta)
  • Residency training: Medical College of South Carolina
  • Fellowship training: Pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital (Atlanta)
  • Founding member: Carolina Eyecare Physicians and Physicians Eye Surgery Center
  • An active medical staff member of Roper St. Francis Health System

Dr. Boatwright’s cataract patients experience more youthful vision, and each patient is treated as if they are his only patient. 

GET TO KNOW YOUR SURGEON
“Striving for excellence with compassion has made my almost 30 years in medical practice very fulfilling. I am thankful for the God-given opportunity to serve others as their eye physician and for the ability to protect and restore vision.”

  • Special Training:
    Residency trained at the Medical College of South Carolina, followed by Fellowship training in Pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta.
  • What is your patient care philosophy?
    I strive to treat each patient like they are my only patient. Giving each patient my complete focus, I aim to provide personalized care with a compassionate and thoughtful approach. 
  • Cataract Surgery (multifocal and astigmatic IOLs)
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Urgent (same day) eye problems
  • Founding member: Carolina Eyecare Physicians and Physicians Eye Surgery Center
  • An active medical staff member of Roper St. Francis Health System
  • Board certified in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery
  • Undergraduate education: Washington and Lee University
  • Medical school: University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Internship: Georgia Baptist Medical Center (Atlanta)
  • Residency training: Medical College of South Carolina
  • Fellowship training: Pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital (Atlanta)

Dear Dr. Boatwright,

How do you thank someone for giving you second sight?

As a diagnostician, I think you are incomparable; as a surgeon, incredibly skilled; and perhaps most important, as a compassionate physician you manifest your highest calling.

I shall always remember your pre-operative prayer: for skill to your hands, judgment to your mind, and healing for your patient. For that I was and always will be blessed and grateful.

Linda L. Charleston


Dear Dr. Boatwright,

I want to thank you for taking such good care of me during my “cataract” days. It was and is a very tough and trying time but your manner, your approach and your skill as a physician made it much easier for me to handle. For this, I am deeply grateful. I am not a good patient, I know that. I am full of questions and concerns, and tend to be of a somewhat nervous nature. In the hands of a doctor like yourself, I felt entirely comfortable and trusting.

Thanks again for guiding me so capably and expertly through these tough days. I am forever in your debt. You gave me my sight back. What a gift! I am proud to say that you are my doctor.

Regards and thanks,

Larry B. Charleston

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