PARSONS — St. George Medical Clinic has announced it will be offering accessible eye care for folks in rural Tucker County and surrounding counties.
Coming on board to assist with the clinic’s optometry services is husband-and-wife duo Dr. Sheena Hunt and Dr. Andrew Hunt.
“Here at St. George Medical Clinic we strive to offer the residents of Tucker County and the surrounding area the best quality health care possible,” said Paul Wamsley Jr., CEO of St. George Medical Clinic. “Which is why it’s an exciting time for us to begin offering accessible eye care to our patients along with the many other services provided at the clinic.”
Having grown up in Seneca Rocks, Sheena Hunt said she is excited to assist with patients in rural West Virginia. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Marshall University and her doctorate in optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012.
Sheena Hunt practiced for a year in Huntsville, Ala., before returning to Elkins. While training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, she gained valuable experience with glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and various other ocular diseases.
She learned from some of the nation’s leading neuro-ophthalmologists, anterior segment specialists, ocular oncologists, glaucoma specialists and retinal specialists. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and a member of the West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians.
“I look forward to working closely with future patients and within the community,” she said. “I hope that my vision for quality and accessible eye care is clear to my patients.”
Andrew Hunt hails from North Carolina, where he attended Appalachian State University for his undergraduate education. He earned his doctorate in optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in 2014.
Throughout his education, Andrew Hunt received specialized training in ocular disease, pediatrics, vision therapy, low vision rehabilitation and refractive and cataract surgery co-management. He especially enjoys fitting specialty contact lenses to treat keratoconus and other corneal disorders.
Like his wife, Andrew Hunt is also a member of the American Optometric Association and is the Area 5 Chair for the West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians.
“I’m looking forward to working with my wife as a team as we offer optometry services to folks in the area,” he said. “The both of us are dedicated and are knowledgeable on what quality eye care looks like.”
Patients interested in becoming patients of the Hunts must register with St. George Medical Center. To schedule an appointment, call 304-478-3339.
With the services just beginning, patients will need to get their prescription glasses from the Hunts’ office in Elkins. However, SGMC does plan on offering a variety of glasses and contacts in the future.