Office:
1902 N Sandhills Blvd., Suite A & E
Aberdeen, NC 28315
Optical Shoppe:
1902 N Sandhills Blvd., Suite E
Aberdeen, NC 28315
Pediatric Ophthalmology - General Optometry 910-692-2020

Eye Doctors in the Carolinas

Meet the eye doctors of Family Eye Care of the Carolinas below!


Dr. Michael John Bartiss

Michael John Bartiss, O.D., M.D., F.A.A.O., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S.

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Michael John Bartiss, OD, MD is a specialist in medical and surgical pediatric eye care as well as adult eye alignment (strabismus) surgery.

Dr. Bartiss received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana with a major in biology and a minor in cultural anthropology. He received his Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree from the State University of New York State College of Optometry in New York City. After practicing pediatric optometry for four years in Rochester, New York, he decided to further his education and attend medical school. He received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine where he also received the E.J. Weisenheimer Award for excellence in ophthalmology. He then served an internship in Internal Medicine at the Graduate Medical/Dental Education Consortium of Buffalo, where he also completed his residency training in Ophthalmology. Following the completion of his residency, he received his fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Bartiss is board certified in ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Optometry, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, where he currently serves as chairman of the organization’s Socioeconomic Committee. He is a member of the North Carolina Medical Society. He has served on several committees at FirstHealth of the Carolinas over the years and currently serves as the medical director of the Surgery Center of Pinehurst, president of the Mid-Carolina Physicians Organization and Chairman of the Board of First Carolina Care Insurance company.

Dr. Bartiss resides in Pinehurst, North Carolina with his wife, Katie. His has three adult children (Kelsey, Nolan and Maeve) and is extremely proud of all of them. His youngest child, Maeve, is currently a 3rd year medical student at East Carolina University. Dr. Bartiss’ greatest joy is traveling and spending time with his family. He also enjoys the culinary arts and the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, who was himself an ophthalmologist!)

Medical Education

University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Buffalo, New York
M.D.; 06/1987

Internship

University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Buffalo, New York
Internal Medicine (07/1987-06/1988)

Residency

University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Buffalo, New York
Ophthalmology (07/1989-06/1991)

Fellowships

Wills Eye Hospital – Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (07/1991–06/1992)

Wills Eye Hospital – Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oculoplastics and Reconstructive Surgery (07/1992–11//1992)

Optometric Education

State College of Optometry (SUNY); New York, New York O.D.; 05/1980

Graduate Education

University at Albany (SUNY); Albany, New York
08/1975-06/1976

Undergraduate Education

Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana
B.A. 05/1975

Hospital Affiliations

First Health of the Carolinas Moore Regional Hospital
Surgery Center of Pinehurst

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Association for Pediatric Ophthmology and Strabismus
American Academy of Pediatrics
North Carolina Medical Society


Dr Poindexter

Keith Patrick Poindexter, O.D.

Primary Care Optometry

Diabetic, Allergic & Dry Eye Disease, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration
Contact Lenses and Spectacles

Dr. Poindexter is a native of Lee County, NC. He received his undergraduate degree from NC State University and completed his Doctor of Optometry at the University of Alabama. He currently resides in Moore County with his high school sweetheart and wife, Julie. He has three children. He is dedicated to serving the community at his home church (New Covenant Fellowship) as well as with the Vass Lions Club (vision outreach and diabetes awareness). He enjoys golf, exercising, spending time outdoors, and cheering on his alma mater, the NCSU Wolfpack.

Education

North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC Bachelor of Science, Biology August 1991-May 1994
University of Alabama - Birmingham, AL Doctor of Optometry August 1995-May 1999

Externships

Veterans Administration Medical Clinic - Fayetteville, NC November 1998-February 1999
Carolina Eye Associates - Pinehurst, NC February 1999-May 1999

Licensure and Certification

Tennessee State License #2018
North Carolina State License #1773

Honors

Wesley-Jessen Excellence Award – 1999
Beta Sigma Kappa Certificate – 1999

Professional Societies

North Carolina State Optometric Society
Sandhills District Optometric Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Beta Sigma Kappa International Honorary Fraternity


Dr. Benjamin Wacker

Benjamin Wacker, O.D.

Primary Care Optometry

Dr. Benjamin Wacker is a native of Pinehurst, NC.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He completed his Doctor of Optometry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he was the recipient of numerous academic scholarships and honors, including serving as president of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society.  Dr. Wacker completed a primary care and ocular disease residency program at the William Chappell Veterans Affairs Clinic in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he trained in areas of glaucoma, retinal disease, corneal disease, pre and post-operative cataract surgery, as well as specialty contact lenses.

During his free time, Dr. Wacker enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing golf, and cheering on the Tar Heels.

Education

University of Missouri - St. Louis, Doctor of Optometry, May 2016
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, BS in Biology, May 2007

Licensure

National Boards: Completed and passed, 2015
Licensure: Florida, August 2016 - Pennsylvannia November 2016 - North Carolina, August 2017

Professional Organizations

American Optometric Association 2012-Present
Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society President 2014-2015
Florida Optometric Association 2016 - Present
North Carolina Optometric Association

Awards

Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence in Customer Service, Daytona Beach VAMC OPC Sept. 2016 & Feb. 2017
Anne C. Ream Optometry Scholarship
Robert A. Koetting Optometry Scholarship
William R. Jackson Optometry Scholarship
Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, 2013-2016