Dr. Smith is a Tar Heel, born and raised a farmers son in the small town of Fairmont, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1984 with a bachelors degree in Biology.
Following a 4-year Professional Therapeutic Optometric Program, Dr. Smith received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 1988.
Dr. Smith’s graduate externships were performed at the Memphis State University Eye Center and the Memphis Contact Lens Center. His training in these clinical settings emphasized advanced services in the areas of primary therapeutic eye care and specialty contact lens fittings.
Following his graduation, Dr. Smith started his optometric career as the primary staff doctor at Ocean Optics in Myrtle Beach in 1988. With Ocean Optics subsequent growth into 3 locations, Dr. Smith was soon serving the entire Grand Strand from Surfside Beach to North Myrtle Beach until his departure in 1999.
In 1999 Dr. Smith opened Lowcountry Vision Care, the first comprehensive eye care practice in the Pawleys Island/Litchfield Beach area. Since then he has served thousands of locals, newcomers, and visitors with the help of the world’s greatest optometric staff.
In his life away from eye care, Dr. Smith is “The Family Guy.” His favorite times present and past have been with his wonderful wife Elizabeth and his grown-up kids Andrew and Catherine.