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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Eye Associates of Carolina, P.A. the leading provider of vision care products and services in Tryon.


Pete Smith, O.D.

Dr. Smith is a graduate of the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He is an active member in the South Carolina Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.


Rosalind Overton-Smith, O.D.

Dr. Smith is a graduate of the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. She is an active member in the South Carolina Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She is a delegate for the SECO International as well.


Ben – optician

State and American Board of Opticianry Certified optician with over 35 years of experience. Ben works in the lab performing repairs, fabrication and quality control. He also adjusts, styles, and fits eyeglasses.


Kay – ophthalmic assistant & frame stylist

Ophthalmic assistant to the doctors and optical technician with more than 25 years of experience. Kay is a graduate of the Greenville Tech ophthalmic medical assisting program and also works with special testing and contact lenses.


Yvonne – front desk coordinator

Scheduling and patient check in and out coordinator with more than 10 years of experience at Eye Associates. Yvonne worked for a number of years in dental, medical, and banking administration before joining the team.


Debbie – optician

A North Carolina licensed optician and certified ophthalmic assistant, Debbie works primarily in the Tryon office helping patients with appointments, eyewear fitting and styling, adjustments, repairs and more. She joined the team in 1995.


Christina – ophthalmic assistant

Ophthalmic assistant to the doctors with more than 2 years of experience. Christina is also a graduate of the Greenville Tech ophthalmic medical assisting program and works with preliminary and special testing as well as contact lenses.