our eye care specialties Cornea and External Disease
The cornea is the transparent part that covers the front of your eye, shielding the pupil, the iris, and the interior of the eye.
As you might expect, the cornea is where disease and damage can occur the most easily, and we specialize in diagnosing and treating the entire range of problems.
Whether your cornea has experienced damage or disease, or is curved in a way that challenges your vision, our expert physicians will help to correct and treat your condition so you can begin enjoying good vision again—or for the first time.
Meet our specialists
William H. Ballinger Jr., M.D.
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1985
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1980
Fellowship - Cornea and External Disease Department of Ophthalmology Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1987 – 1988
Internship Greenville Hospital System Greenville, SC 1979 - 1980
Residency - Department of Ophthalmology Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Nashville, TN — 1980 – 1983 Chief Resident – 1983
Bon Secours Saint Francis Hospital –Sr. Active Staff
Clemson University, Clemson, SC 1973 – 1975
Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC — 1975 – 1979 Medical Degree: June 1979
Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member, International Society of Refractive Surgery
Member, South Carolina Medical Association
Member, South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology
Member, Greenville County Medical Society
Chief, Department of Ophthalmology USAF Regional Hospital Langley Langley Air Force Base, VA July 6, 1983 – July 5, 1987
Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology USAF Physician Assistants Phase II Training Program University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center July 1983 – June 1986
Jervey Leadership Founding member 1994 Board Member 1994-1996
Honors & Awards
Five Year Accelerated Medical Program – South Carolina 1973
United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Recipient 1975
Eagle Elite Award, USAF 1985
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Dr. William H. Ballinger, III, O.D.
Diplomate, American Board of Optometry, 2011
Certified – Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents, July 2005
Southern College of Optometry Memphis TN Doctor of Optometry (2005)
Clemson University, Clemson SC, Biological Sciences (2001)
Member, American Optometric Association
Member, South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association
Member, Piedmont Optometric Society
President (2009), Vice-President (2008, 2010)
Jervey Eye Group 2005-present