Delaware Eye Clinics announced the addition of Dr. T.J. Smith as of February. After moving to Delaware in 2009, Smith practiced in Milford and Seaford.
Smith obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2005 from Frostburg State University, and a doctorate of optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn. His clinical experience while in school included an externship with a strong emphasis in ocular disease management at the Katzen Eye Group and Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.
He continued his training specializing in comprehensive family eye care and contact lens fitting with Cumberland Optical in Cumberland, Md. Through these experiences, Smith developed a particular interest in the management of diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration as well as the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. Smith is also prepared to help with general eye issues such as pinkeye, sties, eye pain, vision loss, floaters, corneal ulcers and many other problems. Also, he is able to help with systemic medical issues such as diabetes, hypertension, high-risk medications (Plaquenil, among others), stroke and more.
Smith was born and raised in the mountains of western Maryland, but is humbled to call the southern Delaware beach area his home. He is actively involved in the American Optometric Association and the Delaware Optometric Association, of which he was elected president in January 2017. He is active in his local church where he sits on two church boards. Smith enjoys spending his free time with his beautiful bride and colleague Dr. Amanda Brandner Smith, as well as their two (soon to be three) children. He has a particular love for baseball but enjoys participating in all sports, especially golf, hunting, fly-fishing and running.
Smith is gladly accepting new patients for comprehensive eye examinations and emergencies at Delaware Eye Clinics' office on Route 9 in Milton. For more information, go to www.delawareeyeclinics.com.