Doctors

Dr. Joseph Pitcavage Dr. Pitcavage

Hi. I am a board certified Optometrist, graduating from Boston's New England College of Optometry in 2005. I have always thought of Charleston as my home since I came here for undergraduate studies at College of Charleston. Originally from Raleigh, NC I left the South for Boston and after four long, cold, snowy winters, my wife and I moved back to Charleston. It took me a while to find my perfect practice but here I am at Lowcountry Eye Care enjoying myself.

I spend my free time with my wife Mandy, daughters Anna and Grace, and dog Max who lives for the tennis ball. We all love being outside and mostly spending time on the water.

Professionally my interests are seeing families and contact lens patients. I have thorough training for people of all ages and also enjoy working with children.

Lowcountry Eye Care is a great practice because we are small enough to personally cater to all patients needs but also provide exceptional care with state of the art technology. My staff and I like to get to know or patients and treat their eyes not as a lone organ but as an integral part of their bodies.

I hope to see you soon,


Dr. Pitcavage

American Optometric Assocation - www.aoa.org
New England College of Optometry - www.neco.edu
College of Charleston - www.cofc.edu

Dr. Melvin Watsky

We would like to introduce Dr. Melvin Watsky and Goose Creek Vision center to Lowcountry Eye Care.  Dr. Watsky has a wealth of knowledge with over 30 years experience and will be a very valuble resource to the patients of Lowcountry Eye Care.  With the addition of his practice in Goose Creek formerly called Goose Creek Vision Center, he will continue as before servicing the patients of around Goose Creek. We will be able to serve all of of patients better with 2 locations and 2 doctors!

Dr. Summer Moorer Paulatos

Dr. Paulatos

Dr. Paulatos is a 2006 graduate of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. A Charleston native, Dr. Paulatos grew up attending First Baptist Church School and later graduated from the Honors College at the College of Charleston in 2002. While attending SCO, Dr. Paulatos was active in SVOSH (Student Volunteers in
Optometric Service to Humanity) and had the privilege of traveling to Ecuador, Belize, and Mexico to help provide glasses and eye care to hundreds of people.

Upon graduation from optometry school, Dr. Paulatos was eager to return to her hometown of Charleston.  She has practiced optometry in various locations in the greater Charleston area, and enjoys seeing patients of all ages and particularly fitting contact lenses.

Dr. Paulatos married her husband Pete in 2008 and they have one young
daughter, Sophia.