Dr. Kara Jo Dodgens (Optometrist) focuses on pediatric eye care, eye exams, eyewear and laser vision correction. Appointments are readily available with Dr. Dodgens in our Clemson, Easley and Anderson clinics.
Dr. Kara Jo Dodgens grew up in Easley, SC. In 2003, she graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of South Carolina, where she was awarded Outstanding Biology Major by her faculty.
She attended the Birmingham School of Optometry at the University of Alabama, where she obtained her Doctorate of Optometry in 2007. Dr. Dodgens was awarded the 2007 Award for Excellence in Low Vision and was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. Working with the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, she enjoyed several optometry mission trips to provide eye care in Nicaragua, Mexico and Honduras.
Dr. Dodgens moved back to the Upstate in 2007 and practiced in private practices in Anderson and Greenwood, SC. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association, and member and past president of the Piedmont Optometric Society.
Dr. Dodgens lives in Anderson, SC, with her husband and their 2 children. She is a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Easley, and enjoys hiking with her family, reading and sewing.