About TriCounty Eye Associates

About TriCounty Eye Associates


About Dr. HurdShaye Simpson Hurd

Dr.  Shaye Simpson Hurd was born in Greer, SC. She attended The University of South Carolina where she graduated cum lade with a bachelor of science majoring in biology.  After that, she completed her Doctorate of Optometry at The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.  She moved to Charleston after graduating to join her husband, Mark.

Dr. Hurd actively plays tennis with the Charleston Area Ladies Tennis Association.  She and her husband have two sons and they enjoy boating and traveling. Dr. Hurd has been in practice for over twenty years. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, SC Optometric Physicians Association, and the Coastal Carolina Optometric Society.

Joel Schultz 

Dr. Schultz was born in Michigan and attended Central Michigan. In 1993 he Graduated Cum Laude from Southern College of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Society and SC optometric association. In his free time, he enjoys working out, gardening, and learning how to play the guitar and bass. He’s married to Jennifer Schultz who has taught elementary school in Berkeley County for over 30 years! They do not have children but love their rescues! They have 3 dogs and 4 cats!

About JodiJodi McGinnis

Jodi is one of the partners of Tricounty Eye Associates! She enjoys hanging out with her husband and playing with her nieces and nephews when she isn’t working! Jodi has been an optician for many years and will be happy to help find you the perfect pair of glasses or sunglasses!

About KimKim Rogers

Kim is another partner at TriCounty Eye Associates! She has been an optician for over 20 years! She has lived in South Carolina her entire life, is married, has a son that is dear to her heart. Kim is also the proud grandma to her sweet grandson Dawson! She has a deep love for the beach! You will always find her with a smile on her face and will go above and beyond to help you in any way possible!

Insurance Plans We Accept

We accept most insurance plans including the medical and vision plans listed below as well as most Medicaid and Medicare plans. Let us know what insurance you carry when you make your eye exam appointment and we can let you know if it’s a plan we are authorized to accept.

We also have special discounts and incentives for our patients who are without vision care insurance. Ask us about what’s available when scheduling your appointment.

Medical Insurance Plans:

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • United healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Tricare (standard and prime)
  • Most Medicare plans
  • Many Supplemental Medicare plans
  • Majority Medicaid plans
Vision Insurance Plans:

  • Eyemed
  • VSP Vision Care
  • Vision Benefits of America (VBA)
  • National Vision Administrators (NVA)
  • Physicians Eyecare Plan
  • Community Eyecare
  • Spectra
  • Superior
  • Davis Vision

InfantSee Non-Profit Program

The InfantSEE program gives infants the chance to see an optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam before they turn one year old. The doctor will check for eye alignment, muscle movement, unequal or large amounts of near/farsightedness, and any disorder that could affect the back of the eye. The American Optometric Association recommends the first eye exam at 6 months old. You can read more about the InfantSEE program here.

Donating your used eyeglasses

Did you know that the Lion’s Club has an eyeglasses recycling program designed to help those in need?

Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions living in low and middle-income countries lack access to basic eye care services. The Lions Recycle For Sight Program recognizes the urgent need for corrective lenses and collects usable glasses in our communities to restore.

You can donate your old, usable glasses right here. We have a box to collect your old glasses at our office and they will be sent to the Lion’s Club recycling center for processing.

For more information contact Lions Clubs International Service Activities Division at 630-571-5466 or eyeglasses@lionsclubs.org.