Our Eye Doctors and Staff

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

The Optometrists and team at Walterboro Eyecare take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.


Dr. Peter Dubin

Dr. Dubin has been in practice since 1986. He practiced for 8 years in New York before relocating to Walterboro, SC.  In 1995, he opened Walterboro Eyecare Center, located on Eddie Chasteen Drive. Dr. Dubin has one son Andrew, who lives in Loveland Colorado. We have been a member of the Chamber of Commerce for many years and Dr. Dubin served as board president for 2 years. He and his staff look forward to many more years of continued service to the Walterboro and surrounding communities.

Dr. Hanna Cornelia

Hannah Cornelia, Optometrist

Hannah Cornelia is a Doctor of Optometry.  She has her docterate degree from UAB and undergraduate degree from UGA.  Hannah has a well rounded and comprehensive understanding of eye care needs from infant to age related eye issues.  Hannah offers vision screenings and comprehensive exams and has performed comprehensive eye exams while developing skills in assessing, diagnosing, and treating primary care cases combined with any necessary imaging. Her experience includes vision therapy training with childen and older adults.  Hannah has trained extensively in examing and treating elderly patients, patients with recent or long-term brain injuries, worked with children in treating amblyopia, CL fits, binocular vision disorders, and comprehensive exams.

Hannah training also includes evaluating and managing patients with ocular disease and vision impairment including using advanced imaging as well as the co-management. She also has expertise in fitting and prescribing contact lenses for a wide range of patients, including soft sphere, toric, and multi-focal lenses, scleral lenses, RGP lenses, and Ortho-K lenses. Hannah also provides scleral contact lenses and RGP lenses using S-Map 3-D imaging and iPrint Pro for optimal fitting.  Hannah is certified in for fitting Paragon CRT lenses, atropine therapy, multi-focal contact lenses and Ortho-keratology lenses.   Hannah is also an expert in evaluating, managing and treating patients suffering from superficial punctate keratitis “dry eye” and handles comprehensive eye exams, CL fits, glaucoma work-ups, dry-eye exams, emergencies, and pediatric exams on all patients.

Bridgett Carson

Bridgett Carson joined the practice in 1998. She is married and is the proud parent of fur babies. When not at work, Bridgett enjoys spending time with her family.  Bridgett works as our lab technician (spectacles guru).  Any problems or issues you have with your eyewear, Bridgett is there to help. With our on-site lab, Bridgett is able to manufacture your glasses in a shorter amount of time.


Helena Westbury

Helana Westbury has been with Walterboro Eyecare Center since July 2018. Helana assists with checking in patients, verifying insurance, training new contact lens wearers and does a majority of our pretesting. Helana is a 2012 graduate of Southeastern Institute, North Charleston campus, where she graduated with honors, becoming a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Certified Phlebotomist and has worked in the medical field for the past 7 years. Helana has two children. A son Tyler and a daughter Braeden.  In her free time, Helana enjoys spending time with her kids, family, friends and teaching Dance2fit classes. Helana is a former dance instructor and is also a Certified Dance2fit instructor.

Sierra Zirk

Sierra Zirk is our newest employee. Sierra came to us with prior optical experience. She helps with all aspects of running the office. She specifically works with contact lenses as well as checking in patients and doing pre-testing.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.


Alex Crosby

Alex Crosby has recently joined our team at Walterboro Eyecare Center. She helps with checking patients in and out, booking appointments and pulling insurances.

In her free time Alex enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Alex is also a licensed cosmetologist.