William J. Dungan, O.D.
Dr. Dungan founded our practice in 2007. 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.
Fun facts about Dr. Dungan
- Dr. Dungan’s Saturday morning routine consists of some quiet reading on his front porch, followed by a bike ride to a local coffee shop for breakfast and coffee, then walking around the Farmer’s Market in downtown Summerville.
- His favorite song is “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding.
- Dr. Dungan loves to renovate old historic houses as a hobby.
- Dr. Dungan’s favorite patient memory is from early on in his career, he thought he saw a possible tumor in the back of a patient’s eye, although she had no symptoms. The patient was a young woman with young children. Dr. Dungan lost sleep for weeks worrying about her and what the outcome would be. He is glad to report that after great treatment at Duke University she is now in remission and doing wonderfully!
Jessica Spearing, O.D.
Dr. Spearing grew up just north of Pittsburgh, PA, and attended college at Ohio University, where she received her Bachelor of Science. She then moved to Philadelphia, PA to complete her Doctorate of Optometry Degree at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University where she received Clinical Honors in both Primary Care and Low Vision and Rehabilitation. Upon graduation, she also received a faculty-nominated award for Clinical Excellence in Primary Care.
Dr. Spearing is a member of the American Optometric Association and provides comprehensive eye exams including the treatment and management of ocular diseases. During her last year as a student, Dr. Spearing participated in a clinical rotation in the Charleston area and decided she couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. She and her Dalmatian, Remi, moved south, and love spending time outdoors and at the beach.
Fun facts about Dr. Spearing
- Dr. Spearing likes to spend her Saturdays at the beach relaxing, hanging out with her dog Remi and trying out different local restaurants.
- Her favorite song is I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston
- Dr. Spearing’s favorite hobby is reading crime/mystery books and going for bike rides.
- Her favorite patient memory is helping a young boy in a low vision clinic who was having difficulty in school due to a congenital disorder affecting his vision. Providing the right glasses and devices to maximize his vision really helped him not only with his schoolwork but also navigating on the playground and at home. It was a great experience watching him make the most out of the remaining vision he had!
Kelsey Smith, O.D.
Dr. Smith grew up in Toronto, Canada, and received her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Medicine and Physiology. She then moved to Boston, MA where she earned her Doctorate of Optometry at the New England College of Optometry. While in Optometry School, she served on the executive team for the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association NECO Chapter. She received honors in her primary care and advanced care rotations.
Dr. Smith is a member of the American Optometric Association whose clinical interests include ocular disease management and surgical co-management. She moved to the Charleston area from Colorado and is excited to trade the mountains for the oceanside and explore all the history, food, and culture Charleston offers.
Fun facts about Dr. Smith
Dr. Smith’s ideal Saturday includes kayaking or a hike, exploring downtown, and enjoying a good meal
Her favorite song is Landslide by The Chicks
Dr. Smith’s favorite hobbies include trying new recipes in the kitchen and reading
Her favorite patient memory was seeing an elderly woman for an exam after she had failed the visual requirements for renewing her driver’s license. I was able to let her know there was an issue with her lenses following her cataract surgery and send her back to the surgeon to clear the film over her lenses. After that, we were able to update her glasses prescription and get her back her driver’s license and her independence.