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Dr. Rachel Tanner

Dr. Rachel Tanner

Dr. Rachel L. Tanner graduated from Berry College in Rome, Georgia with a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and obtained a Master’s of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She returned to UAB to pursue her optometry degree including an internship at Pelham Vision Center in 2015. Dr. Tanner completed her residency training in primary care and ocular disease at the Greenville VA Outpatient Clinic in Greenville, South Carolina in 2016. She joined Pelham Vision Center in 2016 and specializes in ocular disease management, medical contact lens fittings, and primary care. Dr. Tanner and her husband have a beautiful baby boy,...
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Dr. Charles Woody

Dr. Charles J. Woody received his undergraduate degree in Physiology from Michigan State University, his MS in Biomedical Sciences from Western Michigan University, his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his OD from Nova Southeastern University. He did his postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Medical School. Before joining Pelham Vision Center he served as the Director of Research and Optometrist at the Diabetes Care Center for the Greenville Hospital System and on the faculty of several universities.  Dr. Woody has lectured internationally and has co-authored several publications on various aspects...
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Dr. Charles Woody

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Dr. Amy Nowell

Dr. Amy Nowell

After graduating from Southside Christian School in Simpsonville, South Carolina, Dr. Amy E. Nowell received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Nowell continued her education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree. Dr. Nowell’s clinical experience includes an internship at the VA Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama where she assisted with the treatment of patients with glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and macular degeneration. She also completed internships at several private practices including Pelham Vision Center...
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Dr. Kerry Steck

Dr. Kerry R. Steck earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at Michigan State University and her Doctor of Optometry degree at Ferris State University. Her clinical experience includes internships at Ciba Vision Research Clinic in Atlanta and Omni Eye Services in Chattanooga, as well as laser vision care at Woolfson Eye Institute and TLC Piedmont Laser centers. Dr. Steck founded Pelham Vision Center in 1993 and quickly established it as one of the premier eye care offices in the Upstate. She specializes in challenging contact lens fittings and consultations for LASIK, cataract and refractive IOL surgery. In...
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Dr. Kerry Steck

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Please call our office at: 864-627-0634 if you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Use your best judgment on urgency – find the nearest emergency room or review our emergency page for tips.

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Pelham Vision Center will be temporarily reducing our services to urgent and medically necessary eye care as of Monday, March 23 and effective until further notice. These changes are due to recent CDC recommendations and are designed to protect our patients, as well as our doctors and staff. We will be calling you to reschedule appointments for routine eye care.

* We will be answering our phones Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, and Fridays 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Please call with any concerns about your eyes or vision at 864-627-0634.

* Our doctors will be available to evaluate sudden changes in vision, vision loss, injuries, red eyes and other emergency eye care.

* Post-operative patients on the schedule will be seen per normal post-operative protocol

* Contact lens orders and medication refills can be handled over the phone. We are now offering free shipping for contact lenses sent to your home.

* If you are coming to the office for an appointment or to pick up an order, please call or text us when you reach the parking lot. We’ll come to you for service!

* If your eyewear needs repair, service or replacement, our opticians will also be available to assist you as well

Rest assured; we are still here for you. As always, if there are any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Our office number is 864-627-0634.