Welcome to Visionary Eye Center
Your Optometrist in Charleston, SC

Call us at (843) 763-2247 today.

Welcome to Visionary Eye Center in Charleston. Dr. Michele Donovan and the Visionary Eye Center team strive to provide the finest in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services, and invite you to join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Charleston office.

Visionary Eye Center is a full service eye and vision care provider and will take both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Charleston area come to Visionary Eye Center because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Donovan and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Visionary Eye Center, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patient's questions. Additionally, at Visionary Eye Center, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Donovan and the Visionary Eye Center staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Charleston area. Our Charleston optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Charleston office at (843) 763-2247.

At Visionary Eye Center, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment. Call us at (843) 763-2247 or schedule an appointment today online.

Dr. Michele Donovan Charleston Optometrist
Visionary Eye Center I (843) 763-2247
2015 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Charleston, SC 29407

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Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Michele Donovan

    Dr. Donovan started Visionary Eye Center in February 2004 inside Pearle Vision in West Ashley. Her practice includes primary optometric care, eye diseases including glaucoma, eye infections, foreign body removals, contact lens fittings including keratoconus, pediatric, infant see exams, binocular vision, and co-management of cataract and Lasik surgery patients.

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "So enjoy my visits with this group. I do believe I am the only person who cries at the eye doctors!!! At least I have better vision. Thanks Dr Donovan. Enjoy your vacation"
    Belinda Kowalski
  • "I love Dr. Donovan and the Visionary Eye Center crew! They are extremely personable and get me in and out in a timely manner."
    Ashlee Memory Fowler
  • "I love Dr. Donovan! She is thorough and does not waste my time as she gets me in and out of my appointment in a very timely manner."
    Denise Ridgill Smith

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