Welcome to Healthy Eyes on Pickens

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Welcome to Healthy Eyes on Pickens in Columbia. Dr. Peter Candela and the Healthy Eyes on Pickens team strive to provide the finest in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services, and invite you to join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our Columbia office.

Healthy Eyes on Pickens is a full service eye and vision care provider and will take both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Columbia area come to Healthy Eyes on Pickens because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Candela and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Healthy Eyes on Pickens, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patient's questions. Additionally, at Healthy Eyes on Pickens, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Candela and the Healthy Eyes on Pickens staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the Columbia area. Dr. Candela offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our Columbia office at (803) 306-6121.

At Healthy Eyes on Pickens, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment. Call us at (803) 306-6121 or schedule an appointment today online.

Dr. Peter Candela
 Healthy Eyes on Pickens | (803) 306-6121

1518 Pickens St. Suite A
Columbia , SC 29201

Meet The Doctor

  • Dr. Peter V. Candela
    Dr. Peter Candela

    Dr. Candela received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry  Memphis, Tennessee in 1985.  He practiced in Memphis for eight years and was awarded in 1987, Tennessee’s Young Optometrist of the Year award.  He moved to the Columbia, South Carolina area in 1993.

    His training and background are in general optometry, eye disease management and treatment, ocular disease, and contact lenses.  He sees children from infancy on up, treats eye infections, inflammations, foreign body removal, glaucoma and other conditions of the eye caused by systemic disease, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

    Dr. Candela is a member of the American Optometric Association and the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association.  Dr. Candela currently serves as Vice President of the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Optometry.  He is an active member and past President of both the Midlands Optometric Society and the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association.

    In 2008 Dr. Candela was selected by the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association as South Carolina Optometrist of the year.

    He was one of the first 500 Optometrists nationally to pass a National Board Certification exam and to achieve diplomate status in the American Board of Optometry.  It is the first certification and maintenance of certification program in the Optometric profession.

    He currently serves as a reservist at the rank of Lt. Colonel in the South Carolina Air National Guard, McEntire Joint Air National Guard Base.

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • I highly recommend Healthy Eyes on Pickens. The staff members are always kind and polite, offering quality service to all patients. Dr. Candela’s credentials are extensive, and he takes time with his patients to answer questions and concerns without rushing to the next room. He also serves our country as a Lt. Colonel in the Air National Guard which I really appreciate. The office has been beautifully renovated and they are using top of the line equipment with the newest technologies. It’s just an all around great experience coming in for your eye exam there. They also have a very nice selection of frames available if you are in need of a new pair of glasses. Very pleasant experience!

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  • Great with kids! My 5 year old need glasses and he took his time to make sure the prescription was going to work for him being his first time wearing glasses. Staff was amazing & very nice! They were very patient and answered all my questions. Will for sure be returning every year!

    - - Laura T. / Columbia (Ft. Jackson), SC

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Monday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

By Appointment Only

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
Closed

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