Dr. Stephen Buck
Dr. Stephen Buck became interested in optometry at an early age when he almost lost his eyesight to an injury at the age of five. If you ask him about it, he will tell you that he still remembers how scared he was but how calming and nice the doctor was who was treating his eye. That unique experience puts Dr. Buck in close touch with the conditions and concerns of his patients about their eyes.
Dr. Buck is a native of Columbia, SC and started his studies to become an optometrist at University of South Carolina, Columbia where he received his pre-med Bachelor’s degree. He then attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, graduating in 1977 with his Doctor of Optometry. Dr. Buck also completed a special studies program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents.
While practicing optometry for over 20 years, Dr. Buck has been serving the residents of Sumter for the last six years. When not in the office serving his community, Dr. Buck makes time to serve others in need such as recently participating in a medical mission team to Brazil. He also served with the Gift of Sight Program that received Points of Light Award and as a participating provider in the Eyes for the Needy Program. Dr. Buck is active in Sumter events as well, such as the Diabetes Fair and vision screenings to promote good vision and public awareness of healthy lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise, and nutraceuticals for maintenance of eye health.
While considering himself an optometrist for the entire family, Dr. Buck specializes in difficult to fit contact lenses. He is a member of the Contact Lens Society, South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association, American Optometric Association, and Volunteer Optometric Services.
With the little free time remaining you will find Dr. Buck relaxing by riding his Harley, backpacking on local trails, white water canoeing, and best of all spending time with his family and three grandchildren.