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We’re proud to offer comprehensive eye care services and eyewear for the whole family.
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Caring Focus

Ensuring crisp and clear vision is only one part of first-rate eye care. Our eye care professionals focus on the long-term health of your eyes and vision.
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Emergencies

If you experience any eye emergency, contact us immediately. Please call our eye care center:
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About Our Office

Independent Optometrist located inside Walmart 1231 Folly Road Charleston, SC 29412

New Patients Welcome. Insurance Not Required.

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.


COVID-19 Protocols

CDC: Masks are still required in health care settings.

Our office policy requiring face masks will continue regardless of vaccination status. Due to the close proximity of our interactions, our doctors and office team will wear masks. Furthermore, we will continue hand washing, office sanitation, and practice social distancing throughout the visit.

Specific steps taken:

  • Common areas are cleaned routinely.
  • Patients & staff hand-sanitizing at entry.
  • Closing front waiting room and removing magazines and paper products.
  • Installing protective barriers and breath shields.
  • Treatment rooms & equipment cleaned before & after each use.
  • Roving staff disinfecting high-touch areas
  • Staff using masks & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Face coverings on patients at all possible times.
  • Limit Patient Guests. One adult family member should accompany patients under the age of 18. Whenever possible, please leave other children and adults at home.

For the latest on COVID-19, please visit: www.CDC.gov

A CARING FOCUS IS OUR SPECIALTY

Ensuring crisp and clear vision is only one part of first-rate eye care. Our eye care professionals focus on the long-term health of your eyes and vision.

Our Services

We offer a variety of eye care services to families in Charleston. Our optometric physicians are compassionate and highly skilled clinicians dedicated to providing quality eye care tailored to each person’s visual and ocular needs. Below is a list of our main eye care services. We are happy to help if you have any questions. Give us a call at 843-795-3400.

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Insurance

Medical Plans We Accept

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana*
  • Medcost
  • Medicaid*
  • Medicare
  • United Health Care*
  • Medicare Replacement Plans*

Vision Plans We Accept

  • Alwayscare
  • Avesis
  • Community Eye Care
  • Davis Vision
  • Physicians Eyecare Plan
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • VSP
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)

*Specific plans only
We do accept other plans as well, so if you do not see your plan listed here, please give us a call and we would be happy to assist you.

Comprehensive Eye Exams

We are pleased to offer the following optometry services to our community. An eye exam in our office is a thorough evaluation of the eye and a determination of prescription for glasses or contact lenses.

Optometric Services

We are always willing to help, should you ever experience an eye emergency. Our office provides emergency services for eye infections, eye injuries and other eye urgencies. State of the art equipment allows us to examine the front surface of the eye and also digitally scan inside the eye for infection or damage. We accommodate many eye emergencies such as:

Comprehensive Eye Exams Include:

  • Testing visual acuity or refractive error
  • Pupil evaluation with or without dilation
  • Examination of peripheral visual field
  • Color vision testing and stereo vision testing
  • Analysis of the visual systems
  • Examination of the external parts of the eye
  • Intraocular pressure measurement
  • Examination of the health of the entire eye
  • Contact lens examinations and fittings
  • Diagnosis and treatment of eye disease
  • Diagnosis and treatment of dry eyes
  • Specialized testing and care for eye disease
  • Glaucoma evaluation and diagnosis
  • Cataract Evaluation and co-management
  • Diabetic eye exams
  • Refractive surgery consultation and management

Our Optometric Services Include:

  • Pink Eye
  • Eye infections
  • Eye trauma
  • Scratched eyes
  • Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Lost or broken contact lenses or eyeglasses
  • Flashes of light in the vision
  • “Floaters” in the vision
  • Red or painful eyes
  • Dislodged contact lenses
  • Uncomfortable, itchy, or irritated eyes
  • Foreign object removal

Schedule your next appointment or download patient paperwork today.

Meet the Doctors

Alice C. Sun, O.D.

Alice C. Sun, O.D.

Dr. Sun was raised in Mt. Pleasant. After graduating Wando High School she went on to earn a Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology at Clark University in Worcester, MA. She continued to Philadelphia where she earned a Bachelor of Science and her Doctorate of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Dr. Sun is an active member of the American Optometric Association, AOA Contact Lens and Corneal Section, South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association, Coastal Carolina Optometric Society, Ocular Nutrition Society, and Energeyes Association. Dr. Sun has been in practice for over 15 years. She specializes in comprehensive eye care and prescribing glasses and contact lenses, corneal and contact lens management, pre and post- operative care for cataract and refractive surgeries, and dry eye diagnosis and treatment.

Away from the office Dr. Sun enjoys running, reading, boating, and spending time with her family and friends.
Summer Paulatos, O.D.

Summer Paulatos, O.D.

Dr. Paulatos was born and raised in Charleston. She grew up attending First Baptist Church School and went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the College of Charleston in 2002. Dr. Paulatos completed her Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2006, graduating Cum Laude from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.

During her time in Memphis, Dr. Paulatos was active in the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists and SVOSH (Student Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity), and had the privilege of providing free eye examinations in Ecuador, Belize, and Mexico. Currently, she is a member of the American Optometric Association, South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association, and Coastal Carolina Optometric Society.

Dr. Paulatos loves spending her free time with her husband and her two young daughters.
"Dr. Sun took her time and explained exactly what was going on with my eyes.She is extremely knowledgeable and easy to understand. I highly recommend Dr. Sun."
- James H.

Contact Us

Address

Dr. Alice C. Sun & Associates
1231 Folly Road Independent Optometrist located inside Walmart
Charleston SC 29412

Office Hours

Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed