Hopkins Eye Center

Your Greenville Eye Doctor

3900 South Highway 14, Greenville, SC

About Us

Hopkins Eye Center was established in 2003 to serve Greenville, SC, Simpsonville, SC, and surrounding areas. Getting the right prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses is an important part of good eye care. But seeing clearly is just one part of your overall eye health.

It’s important to have regular eye exams with an optometrist whether or not you wear eyeglasses or contacts, and even if your vision is sharp.

Your optometrist in Greenville, South Carolina at Hopkins Eye Center believe in looking at the big picture when it comes to your eye health, so we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history and your vision needs

Our state of the art equipment and modern facility allow us to do thorough testing in a pleasant and comfortable setting while offering every form of vision correction at one convenient place.

Our doctors provide additional cutting edge services, such as: Vision Therapy, Low vision devices and Gentle Vision Shaping System – non-surgical vision improvement.

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Dry Eyes
  • Emergency Eye Care
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Myopia Management
  • Sport Vision
  • Vision Therapy
  • Neuro Optometry
  • Low Vision
  • Amblyopia Treatment
  • Strabismus Treatment
  • Pediatric Eye Exams
  • Refractive Surgery Co-Management
  • Management of Ocular Diseases
  • Red, Pink or Sore Eyes
  • RightEye/Eye-Tracking
  • NuLids

Location & Hours

Access

  • Onsite Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Reviews

  • Top Rated
  • Very Popular

Our Team

Joe

Dr. Joe Hopkins, OD

Dr. Joe Hopkins is a Primary Care Optometrist who specializes in Dry Eyes, Ortho K and Scleral lenses. He has been practicing in the Upstate since 2000, and sees patients of all ages. Dr. Joe graduated with a Bachelor of Science... Show More

Dr. Joe Hopkins is a Primary Care Optometrist who specializes in Dry Eyes, Ortho K and Scleral lenses. He has been practicing in the Upstate since 2000, and sees patients of all ages.

Dr. Joe graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from San Diego State University. He then began his career in the United States Navy as a commissioned officer. After four years in the Navy he went back to school and earned his Doctorate of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry.

Dr. Joe is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the South Carolina Optometric Association, and the Piedmont Optometric Society. In his spare time, he is actively involved in Greenville's Adult soccer community (currently the Greenville Triumph Eye Doctor), and actively playing in many Adult Soccer tournaments. He enjoys his time traveling and spending time with his wife and two boys.

  • Family Friendly
Doctor-Rosalie-Hopkins

Dr. Rosalie Hopkins, OD, FCOVD, FAAO

Dr. Rose is a Board Certified Primary Care and Developmental Optometrist, and has been practicing in the Upstate since 2000. In addition to general optometry, she focuses on Pediatric and Developmental vision-care, and specializes in Vision Development and Rehabilitation. She... Show More

Dr. Rose is a Board Certified Primary Care and Developmental Optometrist, and has been practicing in the Upstate since 2000. In addition to general optometry, she focuses on Pediatric and Developmental vision-care, and specializes in Vision Development and Rehabilitation. She sees pediatric and adult patients, including those with special needs and acquired brain injuries.

Dr. Rose completed her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley, and then earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry. She completed her residency in Binocular Vision & Vision Therapy at the State University of New York College of Optometry, and then returned to her Alma Mater to teach optometric interns the applications of Vision Therapy in a clinical setting.

Dr. Rose is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She enjoys active memberships with the American Optometric Association, the South Carolina Optometric Association, the Piedmont Optometric Society, and the Optometric Extension Program.

  • Family Friendly
Dr. Athena Mears

Dr. Athena Mears, OD

Dr. Mears is a Primary Care and Developmental Optometrist who specializes in pediatrics, myopia management, and vision rehabilitation. She sees patients of all ages including infants, special needs, and those with brain injuries. Dr. Mears is originally from Maryland where she completed her... Show More

Dr. Mears is a Primary Care and Developmental Optometrist who specializes in pediatrics, myopia management, and vision rehabilitation. She sees patients of all ages including infants, special needs, and those with brain injuries.

Dr. Mears is originally from Maryland where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Towson University. She earned her Optometry Degree in Memphis, TN from Southern College of Optometry graduating Cum Laude. Recently, Dr. Mears finished her residency in Pediatric and Neuro-vision Rehabilitation.

Dr. Mears is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and the International Sports Vision Association. Outside of the office, Dr. Mears likes to hike with her dog, Nellie, and her fiancé, Jonathan, and to enjoy the new restaurants in Greenville!

Medical and Vision Insurance plans

Have another plan? Benefit questions? Paying out of pocket?
Call us at 864-234-5335, We are happy to help.

VSP
VSP
Medicare
Medicare
Eye Med
Eye Med
Care Improvement Plus
Care Improvement Plus
Physicians Eyecare Plan
Physicians Eyecare Plan
Hopkins eye center is committed to excellence. Dr Rose is very thorough in her examinations. She did zbell for my son at the end of his third grade... Show More
Hopkins eye center is committed to excellence. Dr Rose is very thorough in her examinations. She did zbell for my son at the end of his third grade school year. He was struggling with focus. We did not realize that he had some serious vison issues until he was assessed by Dr Rose before the zbell test. He had been in glasses since he was 4 years old. After he received his glasses from zbell testing we noticed immediate improvement in focus at school no more teacher complaints! He was amazed by his vision when he first put the glasses on. Dr Rose and her staff worked very hard to get the right glasses for my son. Dr Rose was also able to diagnose and treat my son for mild proprioceptive dysfunction as well. Dr Rose is very dedicated to her patients. We are very blessed to have found Hopkins Eye Center.
- Sam H. 1 week ago
My wife experiences severe dizziness triggered by rapid eye movement to the point she loses control of her limbs and speech. We believe this situation is a result of a... Show More
My wife experiences severe dizziness triggered by rapid eye movement to the point she loses control of her limbs and speech. We believe this situation is a result of a virus, perhaps Covid, or due perhaps to a combination of Covid and the vaccine. She has seen numerous neurologists at MUSC in Charleston, and in Greenville, SC, who have prescribed exercises and PT for her vestibular system, which is causing part of her problems. We were referred by her physical therapist to Dr. Rose Hopkins, a neuro-optometrist. The Hopkins Eye Clinic in Greenville is very clean, and extremely well equipped with modern, sophisticated instruments for assessing severe and unusual vision problems of their patients. Patients are given many vision tests to assess the extent of their problems. These evaluations and tests go far above what one experiences in a general optometry exam, and took several hours over two sessions to complete, in my wife’s case. Dr. Hopkins has been able to identify the area of the eye that are triggering my wife’s episodes of ocular gyro crisis. She has determined that the left upper temporal retina is the culprit. The retina ties into the optic nerve which in turn ties into the hypothalamus, sending autonomic signals, such as one’s fight-or-flight reactions. Rapid movements in my wife’s peripheral vision, rapidly looking upward, and specific colors will trigger my wife’s episodes. Dr. Hopkins has used syntonic filters in her treatments and evaluations and has found that green or blue lights do not cause problems, but that yellow light reflected into my wife’s right eye will immediately trigger severe episodes. Dr. Hopkins has also found that blue light filters have a pronounced calming and desensitizing effect, which works almost immediately. Dr. Hopkins has prescribed specific visual exercises for my wife using various syntonic light filters and lights that my wife does five days a week, at home. My wife has only been doing these exercises now for three weeks, but is already showing significant improvement. Different filters are used to vary specific light spectra impinging on my wife’s retina. It is hoped that these treatments will “rewire” my wife’s eye/brain connections. Dr. Hopkins has also recommended toxic cleansing. My wife and I both have been drinking freshly squeezed celery juice three times per week to help remove bodily toxins. Celery juice can reduce bodily inflammation and may be chelating heavy metal toxins in the body. I was just about to schedule another steroid shot for the arthritis in my right shoulder, but after a week of drinking fresh celery juice, my shoulder pain is totally gone! We continue to see Dr. Hopkins as well as my wife’s PT, and anticipate continued improvement. John Y. Daniels, Gaffney, SC.
- John D. 1 month ago
As always the staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcome. Dr. Rose as always goes above and beyond to address any issues you may have... Show More
As always the staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcome. Dr. Rose as always goes above and beyond to address any issues you may have and do everything she can to help you. The optical shop has a huge selection of frames and reasonably priced. I will always recommend them!!!!
- Shanon B. 1 month ago
I was referred to Hopkins Eye Center by several of my doctors. I was involved in a bad car accident and had a concussion that has caused some eye issues... Show More
I was referred to Hopkins Eye Center by several of my doctors. I was involved in a bad car accident and had a concussion that has caused some eye issues and vision issues with me. I called and scheduled an appointment for an evaluation. My first contact was with Robin, who was excellent, very compassionate, and very caring. I set the appointment up for the evaluation. I'm going in for the evaluation. I was very impressed with the level and intensity of the testing they did even before I met with Dr. Mears. I'm meeting Dr. Mears she is very competent and extremely thorough. She spent quite a bit of time with me, and it was so respectful and going over everything she was doing and explaining it to me. After all the testing has been done and the evaluation, she has been very kind, helping me get the additional help that I need in treating and getting the issues resolved. I would highly recommend her and Hopkins Eye Center to anybody who is considering it. Again, I'm very grateful to the staff and to Dr. Mears. Thank you
- C G. 1 month ago
I don't usually write a review about places, but I was so impressed with the care and service I received at Hopkins Eye Care, that I am taking the time... Show More
I don't usually write a review about places, but I was so impressed with the care and service I received at Hopkins Eye Care, that I am taking the time to write a review. I found all the people working there to be extremely competent and caring. Dr. Hopkins is what a doctor should be, there to teach, evaluate and offer great products.
- Dr. H. 1 month ago
My first time there was a very good experience the dr was very theral and the other eye care nurse was very helpful and good as well everyone there was... Show More
My first time there was a very good experience the dr was very theral and the other eye care nurse was very helpful and good as well everyone there was very pleasant and helpful I would recommend. Them to others who are looking for a good eye Dr and place to go to.
- h75rene 2 months ago
Hopkins Eye Vision Therapy has been one of the most positive medical experiences our family has had. My 9 year old daughter went through the program. Dr. Mears... Show More
Hopkins Eye Vision Therapy has been one of the most positive medical experiences our family has had. My 9 year old daughter went through the program. Dr. Mears is smart and confident in her examination and diagnosis. Robyn was clear and accommodating when explaining financials and scheduling. Ms. Carolyn, her therapist, is kind and knowledgeable. She was my daughter's favorite- she wanted to go every week. My daughter's reading, writing, and ability to sit still (who knew that was vision related!?) have all improved drastically. We are pleased as can be with our time and money invested in our daughter through the care of the Hopkins Team.
- Ashley 2 months ago
Thank you Dr. Hopkins for making my visit so easy. And thank you for offering some options and talking me through the benefits of each one. your staff was very... Show More
Thank you Dr. Hopkins for making my visit so easy. And thank you for offering some options and talking me through the benefits of each one. your staff was very attentive.
- Sandy L. 3 months ago
Kind, knowledgeable staff from the front desk to the lenses specialist. Dr. Hopkins is patient, friendly, thorough and puts you at ease. The new office is a beauty as well!... Show More
Kind, knowledgeable staff from the front desk to the lenses specialist. Dr. Hopkins is patient, friendly, thorough and puts you at ease. The new office is a beauty as well!
- Chelsea O. 3 months ago
If you are tired of being blind, this is a place for you. Tired of thick lenses in your glasses? Tired of putting contact in your eyes? Come here for... Show More
If you are tired of being blind, this is a place for you. Tired of thick lenses in your glasses? Tired of putting contact in your eyes? Come here for Otho K (not to he confused with Lasik surgery)
- Polina S. 3 months ago