Reading an eye chart mounted or projected on a wall is a standard part of every visit to the optometrist today, but it wasn't always that way. Centuries ago, practitioners struggled to measure vis ...View Article
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Dr. Alexander Ward was born and raised in Rock Hill, SC. He attended the College of Charleston and graduated with a B.Sc in Biology, minoring in Spanish. Upon receiving his Doctorate of Optometry from the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico, he was accepted to the prestigious ocular disease residency at the Omni Eye Services of Atlanta. After leaving Atlanta, Dr. Ward practiced a few years with Family Vision in Anderson, SC. He partnered with Dr. Mak and founded Carolina Eye Care in 2010. Dr. Ward specializes in the treatment and management of ocular diseases, and co-management of LASIK and cataract surgeries. Dr. Ward served as president and vice-president of the Piedmont Optometric Association in the past. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association, and the Piedmont Optometric Association. In his spare time, Dr. Ward enjoys camping, swimming, spending time with his family, and working on old British cars.
Dr. Karen Mak received her B.Sc. degree in Cell & Molecular Biology and M.Sc. degree in Cell Biology at the University of Calgary in Canada. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree at the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico, where she graduated magna cum laude. Dr. Mak began her optometric externships at the Indiana University School of Optometry Eye Care Center in Guanajuato, Mexico, where she provided care for under-served communities. Her externship at Omni Eye Services in Atlanta provided her confidence in the diagnosis and management of ocular diseases, as well as the co-management of cataract and LASIK pre-operative and post-operative care. After graduation, Dr. Mak practiced primary eye care in Atlanta, Greenville, and Anderson. Dr. Mak served as president and vice-president of the Piedmont Optometric Association. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association, and the Piedmont Optometric Association. During Dr. Mak’s free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time on the lake, and staying busy with her family.