Dr. Eric W. Brown, OD (optometrist) was born in central Illinois. At Indiana University (IU) in three years, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology. While in undergraduate studies, Dr. Brown conducted research at the IU School of Medicine, Pharmacology Department. He wrote and defended an honors thesis on the pharmacokinetics of diabetic liver function. Dr. Brown is a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and was social chairman as an undergraduate. He participated in various intramural sports and philanthropic activities to raise money for PUSH America.
Dr. Brown attended the Indiana University School of Optometry and earned his doctorate in 1998. His externships were at Omni Eye Services of Atlanta, a busy referral center for the metro area, and also at Aran Eye Associates in Miami, FL. He trained with cataract, vitreoretinal, refractive, corneal surgeons, as well as glaucoma and diabetic specialists. Dr. Brown has been a member of the American Optometric Association since 1994 and the South Carolina Optometric Association since 1998. He is also a past president of the Piedmont Optometric Society in upstate South Carolina.
Dr. Eric W. Brown relocated to Greenville in 1998. He has practiced with corporate and private optometrists and ophthalmologists. In 2000, Dr. Brown started working with Spectrum Eye Center. He is certified to use the VISX Customvue Aberrometer to calculate high and low order refractive errors. He is a certified VISX Laser Operator and is also experienced and certified to assist with the Intralase femtosecond laser. In his ten years at Spectrum, Dr. Brown has participated in over 10,000 LASIK and refractive procedures. He continued comanaging and practicing primary eye care and joined Clemson Eye in August 2009. Dr. Brown enjoys primary and family eye care, specialty contact lenses, working with surgical patients, and ocular disease.
Dr. Brown lives in Simpsonville with his wife and sons. He enjoys the outdoors with his dog and boys, fishing, riding motorcycles, and life with family and friends. He and his family are active members of St. Mary Magdelene Catholic Church.