Advanced Vision Care in Southport, North Carolina

Wilmington Eye has been providing specialty vision care to the coastal community of Southport for over 10 years. Here, we offer the full scope of ophthalmic vision care to locals from Southport and the various neighboring beaches, as well as patients from areas like Supply and Bolivia.

The same exceptional care we are known for in Wilmington extends to our Southport facility, where patients can be treated for the full scope of specialty ophthalmic conditions, routine vision care and more! Patients can be seen for primary eye care including routine and comprehensive eye exams, surgical consultations and for pre- and post-operative care after surgeries such as LASIK and cataract procedures. Our Southport office also includes a full-service optical shop; an ideal place to fill eyewear prescriptions and to purchase contact lenses, glasses, or sunglasses (prescription or non-prescription).

Specialties at Southport

Eye Doctors and Eye Surgeons in Southport

Primary vision care begins with our skilled optometrists and at the core of daily practice in Southport is Dr. Travis Pickens. Dr. Pickens brings over 25 years of experience in primary eyecare including a special focus on the management and treatment of ocular conditions like glaucoma and anterior segment diseases. Patients may also be seen by board-certified medical ophthalmologist, Dr. Mary Hoffman, who has over 25 years of experience treating and managing extensive eye conditions. Appointments with skilled optometrist, Dr. Jill Greene are also available in Southport. Dr. Greene specializes in primary eye care, post-operative care, as well as offering expertise on the treatment and management of ocular disorders and diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.

Our Southport team is also comprised of skilled board-certified ophthalmic surgeons, Dr. Matej Polomsky and Dr. Travis Jenkins. Both surgeons possess over a decade of experience and offer exceptional surgical care for patients in need of cataract surgery. Dr. Polomsky specializes in advanced blade-less cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens implantation, and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. Dr. Jenkins is focused on providing advanced blade-free cataract surgery, traditional cataract surgery, and premium IOL lens implantation. Both surgeons work to ensure their cataract patients have crystal clear vision following their procedure.

Team at Southport

Matej Polomsky, MD
Matej Polomsky, MD
Board-Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon
Travis Jenkins, MD
Travis Jenkins, MD
Board-Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon
Mary Hoffman, MD
Mary Hoffman, MD
Board-Certified Medical Ophthalmologist

Getting to our Southport office

Wilmington Eye in Southport is central to various beach communities and towns in Brunswick County. Whether you reside in Southport, ride the ferry into town, or travel from neighboring towns, there are a few ways you can reach our Southport office.

Whether you’re coming from areas like Holden Beach, Supply, Bolivia, or Shallotte, look for signs to catch NC-211 south, or Southport-Supply Road southeast. This will take you straight into Southport and eventually you will see a few landmarks on the left, a Lowes Home Improvement, Walgreens, and a Bojangles. Turn left onto J. Swain Blvd, then take an immediate right at the first cross street onto Eason Street, and you should see our office on the right.

From Wilmington, you’ll take highway 17 across the Cape Fear River into Brunswick County. Take the exit toward Southport/Oak Island and merge onto NC-122 south, or River Road southeast, where you’ll stay for approximately 20 miles until you take a left onto NC-87 south. After about 2 miles, you’ll take a right on Dosher Cutoff southeast, then a right onto NC-211 north (or Southport-Supply Road southeast). After about a half a mile, take a right onto J. Swain Blvd, then an immediate right onto Eason Street and you will see us on your right.

If you’re coming from either the Fort Fisher Ferry or the Bald Head Island Ferry, look for NC-211 north, or Ferry Road southeast. At the traffic circle, take the third exit onto NC-211 North, or East Moore Street for about a quarter of a mile. Then turn right onto Stuart Ave; continue for a mile, then turn right onto NC-211 north, or north Howe Street. After a mile and a half, turn right onto J. Swain Blvd.


Hear from our Southport patients

  • "The office is very clean, the women who gave me my tests was very polite and professional. When Dr. Pickens came in,x all is well with my eyes for another year! Thank you, Dr. Pickens, for taking good care of my eyes!!"
    Thomas F.| Southport Patient
  • "The staff are super nice in Southport. I bought glasses elsewhere and within 2 weeks the lenses were falling out. I brought them in, and even though I wasn't a patient they were so kind, gracious and repaired them immediately! I will definitely be back when I'm due for my next exam."
    Dawn C.| Southport Patient
  • "Always very informative and friendly office!"
    Kenny V.| Southport Patient
  • "Excellent practice located in Southport. Dr. Pickens is great and the staff very welcoming."
    Gary T.| Southport Patient
  • "My experience at Wilmington Eye, Southport was excellent. I was pleasantly surprised with how quickly I was seen. Specifically, Sharon, registration, and Dr. Pickens were all professional, friendly, and thorough. Thank you."
    Susie B.| Southport Patient
  • "Great experience at Wilmington Eye, Southport office. Staff and doctors were extremely professional, plus friendly and accommodating. Thanks!"
    Don O.| Southport Patient
  • "Very good experience with all departments at the Southport office."
    Jordyn H.| Southport Patient
  • "Wonderful experience! My 84-year-old mom loves Wilmington Eye in Southport. Everyone in the office, including the physicians, is patient, kind and very knowledgeable. We highly recommend!"
    Leann P.| Southport Patient
  • "Dr. Pickens and staff at Wilmington Eye in Southport are great. They treat me like family and are very attentive to my needs. I would highly recommend Wilmington Eye for any eye care needs. "
    Steve P.| Southport Patient
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