Dr. Michelle Donovan

At Visionary Eye Center, our staff is friendly and professional. Our commitment is to provide exceptional customer service to all of our Charleston patients. We take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.

Our Charleston optometry professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. We focus on providing comprehensive eye exams, a large selection of fashionable eyewear, and the best possible vision care. Come in today to meet our Charleston staff and make an appointment.

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.

Dr. Donovan graduated with a Doctorate in Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, now known as Salus University, in Philadelphia. While in optometry school, she earned her second Bachelors of Science degree in Visual Science. Her undergraduate work was completed at Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.After graduation, Dr. Donovan worked for three years at a private practice specializing in pediatric, binocular, and vision therapy. While working there, she perfected her skills and became increasingly passionate for the field of optometry. She also worked with several ophthalmology offices learning different aspects of the field, including retinal studies with Dr. Alfaro and Dr. Jablon at Retinal Consultants. She knew in her heart that she wanted to create a practice of her own, helping children and adults alike, the opportunity for clear and effective vision.She is currently a member of several associations including the American Optometric Association, the South Carolina Physicians Association, Coastal Carolina Optometric Society, and the Georgia Optometric Association. Previously, she served as the Public Relations chair for the South Carolina Optometric Association from 2008 to 2011 and as an officer for the Coastal Carolina Optometric society from 2005 to 2008. During her last year at Coastal Carolina Optometric Society, she served as President from 2007 to 2008.

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