I first arrived in Charleston, SC as a teenager from my hometown of Chicago, IL, reporting for active duty as a corpsman in the pediatric department at the now defunct Charleston Naval Hospital. After transferring, I became passionate about the eyecare and eyewear field while attending the world-renowned Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity (NOSTRA), to become an optician.
After serving my time with the U.S. Navy and becoming a licensed optician, I felt I had more to offer and after many years of study, went on to graduate from the New England College of Optometry.
Perkins Eyecare was founded in 2006 and after a number of years serving the Moncks Corner area, I decided it was time to move the practice closer to Charleston and landed in the revitalized area of Park Circle, North Charleston. PE+ E gives me the perfect space to intermingle my love of eyewear and the human interaction of eyecare . Hence our motto: See well, Be well.
In my free time I look forward to traveling, going to indie concerts and spending time with my wife, son, family and two pups Sam and Puppy.
Dr. Perkins graduated from the College of Charleston in 2001, with a BS in Biology and later the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA, in 2005.
Dr. Perkins is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the South Carolina Optometric Physician Association.