Specialty Vision Care in Scotts Hill

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Wilmington Eye in Scotts Hill opened in June of 2020, increasing access to affordable vision care and specialty ophthalmic care. Here, we offer a spacious full-service eye care facility closer to home for patients residing in or near Hampstead, Porters Neck, Holly Ridge, and beyond.

Our Scotts Hill practice offers primary vision care in the form of routine and comprehensive eye exams, surgical ophthalmic care, as well as diagnosis, management, and treatment of a full range of eye conditions.

In addition, Wilmington Eye in Scotts Hill is one of two Wilmington Eye practices providing pediatric ophthalmology for children. To date, our office provides the only pediatric ophthalmologist in the area. Children from infancy to adulthood can be seen for primary vision care and specialized surgical needs, including strabismus surgery and other eye muscle surgeries.

Wilmington Eye at Scotts Hill also operates a full-service optical shop, housing a vast inventory of eyewear for adults and children alike, making it an ideal place for patients to fill their eyeglasses or contact lens prescriptions and to shop for quality sunglasses (prescription and non-prescription).

Our Scotts Hill office is also home to Wilmington Eye’s training area for new ophthalmic technicians and employees, ensuring optimal patient care across all Wilmington Eye locations.

Specialties at Scotts Hill

Eye Doctors and Eye Surgeons in Scotts Hill

Our team of board-certified ophthalmic surgeons in Scotts Hill include Dr. Matej Polomsky, Dr. Robert van der Vaart, Dr. Samantha Watson, and Dr. Clark Springs. Wilmington Eye is also proud to offer specialized surgical eyecare for children of the Scotts Hill area from Dr. Melissa Shipley, board-certified pediatric ophthalmic surgeon. Each surgeon brings dedicated care to our patients and incomparable expertise to the practice.

Wilmington Eye in Scotts Hill is also comprised of a skilled team of experienced eye doctors including Dr. Leann Geerts, Dr. Hilary Cox, Dr. Chad Tisdale, and Dr. Gail Kelley all offering routine and comprehensive eye exams to our Scotts Hill patients. Each provider brings a unique background and years of experience in primary care optometry including ocular disease management, diabetic vision care, and pre—and post-operative LASIK and cataract care. Dr. Hilary Cox specializes in primary vision care for all ages, including children and infants. Her expertise includes the evaluation and treatment of strabismus, amblyopia, as well as comprehensive eye exams for both children and adults. Dr. Tisdale specializes in treating patients with dry eye disease and diabetes.

Team at Scotts Hill

Matej Polomsky, MD
Matej Polomsky, MD
Board-Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon
Melissa Shipley, MD, FAAP
Melissa Shipley, MD, FAAP
Board-Certified Pediatric Ophthalmologist
Robert van der Vaart, MD
Robert van der Vaart, MD
Board-Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon
Samantha Watson, MD
Samantha Watson, MD
Board-Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon
Clark Springs, MD
Clark Springs, MD
Cornea & External Disease Specialist

Getting to our Scotts Hill Office

Wilmington Eye at Scotts Hill is located just off Highway 17 between Porters Neck and Hampstead. In this burgeoning medical community, patients may also recognize the neighboring Novant Health building, ED North. Those traveling from Hampstead will drive southwest on Hwy 17. The Wilmington Eye office will be on the left, shortly after Poplar Grove Plantation. Take a left onto Scotts Hill Loop Road, then a right on Pandion Drive, and a right turn onto Scotts Hill Medical Drive. Through the traffic circle, take your second exit (staying on Scotts Hill Medical Drive) then turn left onto Senca Drive.

From Wilmington, patients can travel north on 421 or Market Street to Highway 17. Roughly three miles after passing Bayshore, Wilmington Eye is located on the right. Look for the third traffic light from Wilmington (before Scotts Hill Loop Road). Turn right onto Scotts Hill Medical Drive, then take a right onto Senca Drive.

More room to grow!

Our facility occupies approximately 14,000 square feet of the total 38,000 square feet available. Tenant space is available upstairs, including separate entrances. We are actively accepting applications to rent in this premiere medical community. If you or someone you know are interested in becoming a tenant, please fill out our Contact Us form and someone from our administrative team will follow up with you.


Hear from our Scotts Hill patients

  • "Had an eye emergency, they got me right in without an appointment. Very helpful and caring staff. Dr Tisdale solved my problem and I had confidence in him and the facility at Scott's Hill in Wilmington. Thank you very much! High recommendations from me."
    Bonnie G.| Scotts Hill Patient
  • "Their new office in the Scott Hill area is very nice. Clean and up to date on equipment. The staff is very friendly and helpful."
    Mimi B.| Scotts Hill Patient
  • "I was VERY impressed today and so glad that I made this appointment with Wilmington Eye in Scott’s Hill! Dr. Tisdale and staff were very thorough!"
    Sheila Y.| Scotts Hill Patient
  • "This was my first visit to Wilmington Eye at the Senca location. As in the past, I have been provided with quality eye care by a very qualified staff and doctor. As I age I am kept aware of my vision needs and difficulties by a caring staff."
    Cork A.| Scotts Hill Patient
  • "Dr. Tisdale and his team are great! He took extra time to make sure my prescription was correct and that my concerns were alleviated. The Wilmington Eye team in Scotts Hill at the front desk and in the “store” are also great. My family is very happy with our decision to become patients at this practice."
    Tina P.| Scotts Hill Patient
  • "First time visit and everyone was pleasant and professional. Nice facility in Scott’s Hill."
    Mike S. | Scotts Hill Patient
  • "I visited Wilmington Eye in Hampstead today. Everyone was friendly, office is spacious, and Dr. Tisdale was very thorough and clear. I then purchased glasses and sunglasses right there in the office. I would rate this a definite five stars for surpassing my expectations."
    Pamela M. | Scotts Hill Patient
  • "Dr Tisdale is thorough & kind. The staff at the Scott’s Hill location are very friendly."
    Ellen G.| Scotts Hill Patient
  • "Beautiful new facility at Scotts Hill. Friendly staff. "
    Maryann M.| Scotts Hill Patient
  • "Doctor Leann Geerts and her team have been extremely patient with me and my problems. The quality of eye care at Wilmington Eye has been great every visit, employees are kind, knowledgeable and service has been fast. The new Scotts Hill location is Beautiful and very clean."
    Joel S. | Scotts Hill Patient
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