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Dr. Van C. Forrester

Dr. Van C. Forrester was born in Abingdon, Virginia. He attended Rutgers University and graduated in 1990 from the Honors Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Forrester was awarded the coveted Beta Beta Beta Research Award while attending UNC-Greensboro. During his undergraduate years, he also served as the Vice-President of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Treasurer of the Interfraternity Council, and Chapter Sweetheart of Alpha Chi Omega.

He was awarded the Doctorate of Optometry in 1996 from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Forrester first served as an extern at the Millington Naval Hospital in Millington, Tennessee. While there, he cared for the visual needs of active duty Navy personnel, retirees, and dependents. Next, he externed at the Memphis Family Vision Practice in Memphis, Tennessee where he focused on contact lenses and pediatrics.

Dr. Forrester has been in practice for over 15 years, including over 12 years of refractive surgery experience with Clear Choice Laser Eye Centers, Tennessee Lasik Associates, TLC Laser Eye Centers, and Spectrum Eye and Laser Center. In all, Dr. Forrester has participated in the care of over 15,000 lasik, prk, and cataract patients.

Since 1992, Dr. Forrester has been a member of the American Optometric Association. He is a Past-President of the Midlands Optometric Society and a current member of the Piedmont Optometric Society. Dr. Forrester is a Director for the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association and has lectured throughout the Southeast on lasik, prk, dry eyes, and pediatrics.

Dr. Forrester is an avid cyclist and supporter of the Greenville Drive and Greenville Swamp Rabbits. His interests include Girl Scouts, Project Pet, Special Olympics, and SC Mission. In his spare time, Dr. Forrester enjoys competitive grilling and spending time with his wife, daughter, and numerous pets.


Phone: (864) 642-1889
Fax: (864) 224-1768
Email: forrestereye@gmail.com
3320 North Main Street
Anderson, SC 29621


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