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Patrick W. Smith, O.D.

Patrick W. Smith, O.D.

Optometric Physician


Dr. Patrick Smith has been practicing in Charleston since 1994.  He graduated with Clinical Honors from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where he received his specialized training in the treatment and management of ocular diseases such as glaucoma and ocular injuries and emergencies.  He also specializes in Sports Vision Training and is a member of the Sports Vision Section of the AOA.

Dr. Smith is a past President of the Coastal Carolina Optometric Society and has served on the Executive Committee of the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association. He is thrilled to have joined 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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