Our Practice


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Welcome to Poole Family Eye Care

Poole Family Eye Care offers first-class eye care services throughout Greenwood, SC., and the surrounding areas. Our office is structured to be a family friendly environment which caters to the needs of children and adults of all ages. We are serious when it comes to ensuring your visual health.

Dr. Poole understands the importance of comprehensive eye care, and aims to provide our patients with the best optical care available. We take great pride in our commitment to provide top-quality optical care, dependable services, and patient satisfaction. Our patients can look forward to contemporary, comprehensive eye care in a courteous, friendly and professional atmosphere.

No Matter what your age, we provide the eye care you need. From diagnostic testing to LASIK co-management, Poole Family Eye Care is an Eye Clinic you can trust. Schedule your appointment today!

Our Team

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Brian J Poole, OD

Brian J Poole, OD was born and raised in Spartanburg, SC, where he graduated from Dorman High School. He then attended Ricks College (now known as BYU-Idaho), for a year before taking two years off of school to serve a two-year volunteer mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Córdoba, Argentina. After his mission, he attended BYU, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology. He then attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, where he graduated in 2006. Read Dr. Poole’s graduation article here…

Dr. Poole comes from a family tradition of eye care which has spanned 3 generations and over 60 years in his family, beginning with his grandfather, Dr. Edgar M Poole SR, to his father, Dr. Edgar M Poole Jr, 2 uncles, one second cousin, and all 3 of his siblings, for a total of 9 optometrists in his family, with 10 practices currently operating in GA, SC, and NC.

When he’s not at work he spends most of his time with his wife, Christina, and their 3 kids, attending their childrens’ sporting events, gardening, getting together with extended family, and attending church activities. Occasionally he gets a chance to go hunting, mountain biking, or go to a basketball or football game.

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Dr. Jeffrey Swearingen, OD

Jeffrey V. Swearingen, OD, is a native of Portsmouth, Ohio where he attended Portsmouth High School. He attended The Ohio State University (TOSU) in Columbus, Ohio, where he graduated with a BS degree in 1982, as well as his Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree in 1984. While in school he served on various class and school committees and was President of Epsilon Psi Epsilon, a professional Optometry Fraternity.

After graduation, Dr. Swearingen remained at the College of Optometry at TOSU as a clinical instructor for a year before moving onto a private practice in Norfolk, Virginia. He returned to Columbus in 1987 and maintained a private practice of his own there until April 2014, at which time he relocated to Mauldin, SC.

Dr. Swearingen served as a Clinical Faculty instructor for TOSU College of Optometry from 1998 until 2014, serving as a preceptor and mentor to fourth year Optometry students. From 1992 until 2012, he served as a Clinical Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, the organization which develops, administers, and scores entry level competency examinations required for licensing of Optometrists in all states. He also served in varying positions for the Central Ohio Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association.

Dr. Swearingen’s wife, Ann, is Optical Manager for Southern Eye Associates in Greenville and Greer. Together they have four children and 7 grandchildren. In his spare time, Dr. Swearingen enjoys bowling, golfing, bike riding, cooking, and traveling.

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Dan West, Office Manager

Dan is our Office Manager. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. He keeps this office running with his fun personality. Whether he is helping you pick out the perfect frame or entertaining your children during their exam, his genuine upbeat nature will make your experience enjoyable and his jokes will keep you laughing. In his free time, if Dan is not hanging out with his wife and five children, he enjoys playing soccer and cultivating his passion of photography.

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Amber Davis, Patient Management Specialist

Amber is very knowledgeable in all areas of the office. She is great with our elderly patients, as well as with our kids. From picking out glasses, to pretesting and running front desk, you can count on her to know it.

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Gwen Smart, Patient Management Specialist

Gwen is one of the first smiling faces you will see when you walk in the front door. She is our front desk who you will see when you arrive and when you leave. She will make sure everything is taken care of.

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Lisa Martin, Optical Department Head

Lisa is the head of our Optical Department. Picking out your new frame and lens can be a tough decision. Lisa’s patient and nurturing personality will make finding you the perfect frame an enjoyable experience.

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Samantha Mitchell, Optician

Samantha is an optician in our optical shop. She is great at helping pick out frames to fit your face and getting you in a pair of glasses you are comfortable with. She wants to see you leave with a smile on your face.

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Ashley Jones, Optometric Technician

Ashley works under the supervision of an optometrist doing patient pre-testing such as visual acuity, photos of the eyes, refraction, intraocular pressure check and any other tests the doctor may request.

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Mayra Santiago, Lab Technician

Mayra works hard in the back in our lab cutting and polishing lenses. She fixes any frames that need mending and any screws that go missing. She is also helpful when it comes to pretesting. She can help with all of the machines necessary.

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Paige Holt, Marketing Director

Paige is our Marketing Director. She coordinates all of our events and handles advertisements. She is also willing to help around the office and at the front desk when needed.

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Keri Watt, Billing Specialist

Keri is our billing specialist. Any questions you may have regarding your insurance can be directed to her. Her knowledge with billing and insurance is an asset to our company. She goes above and beyond to help make sure your needs are met.