At Summerville Pediatric Eyecare, we know that vision is more than 20/20. We offer comprehensive eye examinations to children ages 6 months to 17 years. We provide a wide variety of services, including glasses and contact lens fittings, non-surgical vision correction, binocular vision testing, and vision therapy. We focus on the health and development of the entire visual system and believe that good vision and academic performance go hand in hand. Our optical provides a large variety of eyeglasses for both children and adults, and most prescriptions can be made the same day.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Pediatrics
  • Vision Therapy
  • Orthokeratology

Serviced Areas

  • Summerville SC, Charleston SC

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, Financing Available, MasterCard, Personal Checks, VISA, Care Credit

Contact Details

  Person Kelli McCartney
  City Summerville, SC
  Zip Code 29483
  Address 133 E. 1st North Street
  Phone Number (843) 771-5100

Business Representative

Kelli McCartney


Dr. McCartney obtained a B.S. in Biology at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in 2006 and a B.S. in Optometric Science from Salus University in 2007. She was awarded her Doctorate in Optometry from Salus University in 2010 with advanced certification in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision. She currently resides in Summerville, SC with her husband and two boys. Dr. McCartney is passionate about early detection of vision problems and the effects of undiagnosed vision disorders on academic performance.

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Eyes are continuously developing throughout childhood. At Summerville Pediatric Eyecare, we offer a range of optometric care practices that monitor the quality of your child's vision, making it easier to detect any eye diseases that may be developing in your child before their vision is damaged. Vision therapy can be an excellent alternative for children with vision problems that glasses or contact lenses can't treat. Designed to help manage symptoms like strabismus and amblyopia, visit us today to discover the ways vision therapy could benefit your child.

At Summerville Pediatric Eyecare, we focus on making optometric care and vision therapy services accessible. Your children's visual health is our priority, and we have worked hard to ensure our practice is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all kids. We specifically chose muted colors for our office, so that visits to the eye doctor are as easy as possible for children with sensory processing issues. We consciously and intentionally take care to provide a space that children with autism and children who are non-verbal feel comfortable in.

Eye emergencies can be traumatic, especially if they happen to your child. We are here to offer guidance, support, and prompt care to maximize the chances of a full recovery. Eye emergencies can happen suddenly and without warning. Thankfully, eye care professionals have agreed on some best practices to minimize damage if your child is faced with an eye emergency. If you notice your child's eye health declining rapidly, something is probably wrong. Please book an appointment as soon as possible so we can perform a proper assessment and provide appropriate treatment.

Vision therapy refers to exercises performed in-office with the supervision of a doctor that are designed to correct specific vision problems. The exercises aim to strengthen the muscles around the eyes and to retrain the visual system to correct whatever issue is causing poor vision. Similar to physical therapy, vision therapy exercises the physical aspects of the visual system, including the eyes and surrounding muscles, as well as the parts of the brain that control vision. We offer two types of vision therapy, and we have found them to be quite successful.

Your optometrist can most accurately diagnose the early onset of myopia during a comprehensive eye exam. Myopia is inherited and usually detected between the ages of 8 and 12 years old. The condition is likely to worsen as the child goes through puberty, stabilizing as they enter young adulthood. Myopia presents itself as difficulty seeing objects at a distance. Your child may begin to experience troubles at school, complain of headaches, and squint often. These symptoms can worsen as your child ages, so it is important to communicate with them and monitor their eye health and vision closely.

If your child needs glasses, we see it as an opportunity to make a statement. They can choose from a variety of fun, funky, and sophisticated frames to suit their unique style. No longer a kid but not quite grown up, Peace Eyewear is designed to fill the style gap for the in-between teen. Created to be sophisticated but not stuffy, these fashion-forward designs feature the trending colors and shapes that fit with a teen's evolved sensibilities. The iconic peace symbol can be found subtly incorporated into many of these layered acetate and stainless steel styles.

Good vision and eye health are paramount to your child's development and success. Regular eye exams can significantly help by identifying issues before they are given a chance to progress. We specifically focus on pediatric eye conditions, making us uniquely qualified to help promote healthy development in your child's eyes. We pride ourselves on providing a welcoming, comfortable, and fun environment for kids, so eye exams don't have to be daunting. We have extensive experience with children that have autism and other sensory issues, making our practice an inclusive, safe space for our littlest patients.