ABOUT Andrew Hardison, OD, MPH
Dr. Andrew Hardison began working at Rural Health Services earlier this year after living in Virginia. He was raised and educated in South Carolina where he attended the South Carolina Governor’s School and graduated from The Citadel with honors. Upon graduation, he worked in textile mills in different communities in the upstate, which helped him decide to return to school to earn a professional health care degree that would enable him to help others as a primary eye care provider.
After studying in Tennessee and Pennsylvania as a recipient of the Health Professions Scholarship Program, Dr. Hardison commissioned into the Navy stationed in Little Creek, Norfolk, and Navy Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia. In 2014, he earned a Master’s degree in Public Health with a 3+ year concentration in ocular health care. While in Virginia, Dr. Hardison worked and volunteered for various nonprofit organizations such as the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), CrossOver Healthcare Ministry, and Remote Area Medical (RAM).
Dr. Hardison currently provides comprehensive eye care at Rural Health Services for all patients ranging from infants to senior adults, including wellness exams, vision requirements, contact lens, glaucoma and retinal treatment and management, hypertensive, and diabetic eye exams. He is passionate about ensuring that all individuals have access to quality and affordable eye care.