Providing State-of-the-Art Care
While treating our patients like family
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Who We Are

At Eyecare Physicians & Surgeons our primary focus is to deliver cutting-edge eye care while making our patients feel comfortable and well taken care of. We offer an array of eye care services including:

  • State of the art small incision cataract and lens implant surgery
  • Premium intraocular lenses to reduce your dependence on glasses after surgery
  • Glaucoma consultation and surgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Diabetic eye exams
  • Comprehensive eye exam

Founded in 1978, the practice has a long standing tradition of excellence in caring for the eyes of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Both Dr. Lally and Dr. Kent have earned recognition as distinguished practitioners in the field, acknowledged as Best Doctors in America.

Conveniently located in Downtown Charleston, Goose Creek, and Walterboro, South Carolina, Eyecare Physicians & Surgeons provides easily accessible office locations.

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Our Mission

At Eyecare Physicians & Surgeons, our mission is to provide top-notch eye care while treating our patients like part of the family. We want you to experience the best treatments in a friendly, welcoming environment. Our goal is to blend expert care with a personal touch, making your visit both professional and comfortable.


We offer a range of specialized services designed to prioritize your eye health and enhance your vision. Our dedicated team combines expertise, compassion, and the latest advancements in the field to provide you with the highest quality care.

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Our skilled team offers comprehensive glaucoma consultations and advanced surgical solutions, ensuring your eye health remains in capable hands. With a focus on early detection and tailored treatments, we're dedicated to preserving your vision and enhancing your overall quality of life.


Experience state-of-the-art small incision cataract surgery and premium intraocular lenses that can reduce your dependence on glasses post-surgery. Our expertise ensures optimal outcomes, allowing you to enjoy clear vision and a renewed sense of visual freedom.

Meet Our Doctors

Alexander R. Kent, M.D.

Dr. Kent specializes in cataracts and glaucoma. After graduating from Haverford College, Dr. Kent attended Stanford Medical School and completed his ophthalmology residency at Stanford Medical Center. He did his glaucoma fellowship at Dartmouth/Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Kent has published numerous articles and peer-reviewed papers on glaucoma, cataracts, and other subjects within ophthalmology. He has been the Principal Investigator of many clinical trials, and has presented his work at national and international glaucoma meetings. He is a member of the American Glaucoma Society, has served as the President of the Charleston Ophthalmological Society, and is Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at MUSC.

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Joseph M. Lally, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Lally specializes in cataract surgery as well as comprehensive eyecare. He graduated from Dartmouth College and received his Masters of Science degree at Georgetown University. Upon completing medical school and residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Lally did a fellowship in cornea and cataract surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. He is Division Chief of Ophthalmology at Roper Hospital in Charleston and serves as Board President of the Roper St. Francis Eye Center. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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