Low Country Eye Care will reopen Monday in its newly constructed, free-standing building at 1000 Gandy Dancer in the Station Exchange, moving from its current location in Ford Plaza.
To commemorate the grand opening of its new building, the practice will host a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at the new location. Food, beverages and tours of the new building will be provided.
“Our business has grown rapidly over the last few years. With a much-larger office in Richmond Hill, we will be able to better serve our patients,” said Dr. Todd Schnobrich, who sees patients in both the Richmond Hill and Pooler offices. “We are very pleased to be able to offer the community a new, convenient location and access to the best quality of vision care possible.”
Low Country Eye Care’s new office is 3,000 square feet and includes a large waiting area, four exam rooms, two testing rooms for medical conditions, a separate optical area and a dedicated contact-lens fitting area.
“We designed our new office space with our patients’ needs in mind,” said Ashley Moody, manager of the Richmond Hill office. “In addition to meeting their vision needs, we want our patients to be comfortable and our new office will help us meet that goal. We’ve even included a coffee bar so that patients can enjoy a cup while they wait.”
Low Country Eye Care has offices in Richmond Hill, Pooler and Hinesville; five full-time optometrists and five opticians; and a support staff. The practice recently hired a new optometrist, Dr. Emily Walck, who will begin seeing patients by the end of year. When the new Richmond Hill office opens Monday, it will become the central hub for all three locations. Two additional staff members have been added to accommodate the expected influx of new patients. The practice also is in the process of fully transitioning to electronic medical records.
“Consolidating the majority of our administrative functions in one central location will provide greater efficiency for all of our offices,” said Dr. Tim Hendricks, who sees patients in both the Hinesville and Pooler locations.
In addition to the practice’s doctors and staffers, Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler and members of the Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will attend the ribbon cutting.
Low Country Eye Care has been serving Richmond Hill residents for almost 30 years. The practice was known as “Richmond Hill Vision Center” and changed its name in 2009 when ownership changed.
The Richmond Hill office is open from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Appointments can be made by calling 912-756-3628. For more information, go to www.lowcountryeye.com.