drscott at the computerDr. Scott enjoys practicing all aspects of modern optometry, including comprehensive family eye exams, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, red eyes, foreign body removal, routine and difficult contact lens fits (toric, bifocal, RGP, keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, etc.).

 

Family First

Dr. Scott grew up in West Virginia, where he earned the bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Marshall University. He earned a second bachelor’s degree and the doctorate degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA, where he received a Citation for Clinical Excellence in Primary Care at the Eye Institute.  Despite his love for eye care, his true passion is spending time with his wife, Kristie, and their boys, Justin and Andrew.  He also enjoys an occasional golf outing, target shooting, playing guitar, endless home improvement projects and working on computers.  He attends Westover Church in Greensboro and is a member of the Spears Family YMCA and Calibers indoor gun range.

 

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Scott’s professional philosophy is to treat all patients as if they were members of his own family.  How is that possible?

It’s only possible if the doctor is willing to go the extra mile – the same mile he is willing to go for his family.  That means he comes in after-hours for injuries or other serious problems.  If patients don’t feel their prescription is just right, Dr. Scott keeps working with them until they are 100% satisfied.  If there is better equipment to care for the patient, he buys it.

Dr. Scott is a family doctor in practice, not just in name.

Externship Training

The Philadelphia Veterans Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where he gained experience in the diagnosis, treatment and management of advanced eye diseases, especially in the elderly. During this time he also attended weekly lectures at the nationally known Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, recognized for its vast contributions to the field of eye care.

The Eye Institute at Pennsylvania College Optometry (now Salus University) in Philadelphia for specialty services such as emergency eye care, glaucoma, neurological eye disease, pediatrics and many others. He received clinical honors.

Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat with renowned optometrist Dr. Ron Melton in Charlotte, NC, where he gained extensive knowledge of eye disease and the topical and oral medications used to treat them. He received clinical honors.

Continuing Education Courses

2012
  • West Coast Glaucoma Symposium
  • Robert G. Martin, MD Symposium on Ocular Disease
2011
  • Ocular Disease Update
  • Refractive Surgery: A Look Ahead
  • Ocular Inflammation and Immunology
  • Pregnancy and the Eye
  • Retina Update
  • Allergy and Dry Eye Symposium
  • Conjunctivitis and Keratitis Symposium
  • Electronic Medical Records
2010
  • Prevention of Medical Errors
  • Secrets of the Glaucoma Expert
  • From Avastin to Zeaxanthin
  • Contact Lens Management of the Refractive Surgery Patient
  • Surgical Advances in Cataract Care
  • Ocular Surface Disease Management
  • Inflammatory Retinal and Choroidal Disorders
  • Oral Medications Update
  • Retina Grand Rounds Premium Surgery
  • Retinal Disease Detection
2009
  • Eye Surgery Update
  • Retina Update
  • Oral Medications Update
  • Managing New Cataract Implants
  • Dry Eye Before and After Refractive Surgery
  • Pharmacology and Ocular Surface Disease
  • Office Emergencies
  • 3-D OCT Imaging
  • Diagnosing Glaucoma
  • Managing Glaucoma
  • From the Eye of a Woman
2008
  • World’s Scariest Lids and Lashes
  • Anterior Segment and Glaucoma
  • Favorite Cases Grand Rounds
  • Staying in Step with Innovations
  • High Performance Care of the Ocular Surface
  • Practical Solutions for Daily Dilemmas
  • Current Perspectives in Ocular Allergy
  • New Technologies in Contact Lenses for the Athlete Patient
  • Glaucoma and Ocular Surface Disease
2007
  • PRK – Back to the Future
  • Anterior Segment Grand Rounds
  • Red Eye Grand Rounds
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Macular Degeneration Update
  • Ocular and Orbital Trauma Sustained by Active Military Personnel
  • Vision Rehabilitation
  • Inflammatory Fundus Disorders
  • Ophthalmic Application of NSAIDS and Steroids
  • Glaucoma Update
  • Retina Update
  • Primary Care Grand Rounds
2006
  • Medical Management of Corneal Conditions
  • Corneal Myths and Misconceptions
  • Peripheral Retinal Disorders
  • Super Grand Rounds
  • The Eye in Systemic Diseases
  • Injection Certification
  • Genomics for the practicing O.D.
  • Managing Dry Eye through thick and thin