Our Doctors

Jean Silecchia, O.D.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Dr. Silecchia received her undergraduate degree from SUNY College at Cortland. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, she went on to attend Pennsylvania College of Optometry, graduating with a Doctorate in Optometry and a Bachelor of Science in Vision science.

During the last year and a half of her time at Pennsylvania College of Optometry Dr. Silecchia rotated at different eye clinics throughout the east coast. Including offices in Miami, Philadelphia, the DC area and the Charleston area. Each rotation included emphasis on different aspects of Optometry, including disease, contact lenses, and primary care. At the conclusion of her rotations Dr. Silecchia graduated with Honors and received an award for Clinical Excellence in Primary Care.

Dr. Silecchia is licensed to practice Optometry in South Carolina and New York. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, South Carolina Optometric Association and the Coastal Carolina Optometric Society.

When she’s not in the office, Dr. Silecchia enjoys spending time with her husband Cody and their pug Romeo, relaxing at the beach with a good book, and many other outdoor activities around the area.

 

Justin Dungan, O.D.

Justin Dungan, O.D.Dr. Dungan founded our practice in 2007 and continues to see patients part time while overseeing all practice operations. He received his Doctorate of Optometry degree and Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University School of Optometry. Dr. Dungan also majored in Chemistry while attending Eastern Kentucky University. While attending IU, he served as president of the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists and published a research paper on Accommodative Testing. While at IU, he served as an Associate Instructor in Diagnostic Procedures of Optometry, teaching underclassmen the skills needed to perform a proficient ocular examination.

He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the South Carolina Optometric Association. He has been recognized by Marchon, Inc. as a leader in the optometric field for offering superior product selections and customer service.  He has also been recognized by the Management and Business Academy for providing legendary patient care.

“The thing I love most about what I do is interacting with people. I enjoy meeting new people and learning about their families. My goal is to walk out of the office at the end of the day and know that I made a difference in someone’s life; that’s what it’s all about!

 

Dr. Brenda Flores

Dr. Brenda FloresDr. Flores grew up in south Texas and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her Doctorate of Optometry degree at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee where she graduated Cum Laude and received Honors recognition in the area of Adult Primary Care during her last year of clinical rotations. 

Following optometry school, Dr. Flores completed a year long residency program with a concentration in the treatment and management of ocular disease at the William V. Chappell Jr. Outpatient Veteran clinic in Daytona Beach, Florida. During this time she studied under retinal, corneal, and glaucoma specialists. She was nominated for and received a Blue Ribbon Excellence in Customer Service Award.

During her last year of optometry school, Dr. Flores participated in clinical rotations in the Charleston area, where she fell in love with coastal living and all that the low country has to offer.  She enjoys spending her free time on the water and exploring the outdoors with her fiancé whom she met in Charleston. She is currently a member of the American Optometric Association, South Carolina Optometric Association, and the Coastal Carolina Optometric Association.

 

Dr. Garrett Pennell

Dr. Pennell is originally from Taylorsville, NC. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with a minor in Physics from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Dr. Pennell went on to attend the University of Missouri-St. Louis where he received his Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2017. During his final year of optometry school, he completed clinical externships in Kansas City, St. Louis, San Diego, and Chicago. Each location allowed Dr. Pennell to gain extensive training in primary eye care, ocular disease management, specialty contact lenses, and vision therapy.
Dr. Pennell is licensed to practice Optometry in South Carolina. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the South Carolina Optometric Physician’s Association. In his free time, Dr. Pennell enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, and travelling.