Dr. Alexander Ward
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
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.
Usually the first to greet you with a smile as you walk through our doors, Cassie is our friendly patient coordinator. She has been in the industry for more than five years and is very knowledgeable and can answer most of anyone’s questions. She is a mother of three and enjoys riding the motorcycle with her husband in her spare time.
Kathy has been with our office for almost ten years. She is our lead frame stylist and has a great eye for what looks good on our patients. She is very personable and know most of our patients by their first name. She is married and a mother of four. She loves shopping and spending time with her family.
Amber is our patients account specialist. One of our most versatile on our team with a friendly attitude, she is also really great with frame styles! She is a mother of two and loves her family.
Tonya is our lead technician. She is very thoughtful and great with patients. With her invaluable experience and knowledge in our industry and contact lenses, she will be able to answer almost any contact lens related question. Tonya loves to repurpose furniture in her spare time with her husband and loves to stay active.
The newest addition to the team, Lauren loves helping our patients find the perfect frame and going through lens choices with them. She is very sweet and is excellent with our patients. Lauren is married with two little ones, and she loves the Clemson Tigers! Go Tigers!