DR ERIC E. SCHMIDT founder of Bladen Eye Center, brings 22 years of expertise to Wilmington. He received his Undergraduate in 1983 from University of Illinois. He received his Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and did an internship and fellowship in Glaucoma. He lectures internationally to his colleagues on Glaucoma, Diabetes and Retinal Disorders. Dr. Schmidt believes that exquisite eye care should be delivered to each individual patient. He wants to meet the needs of each individual patient in a compassionate manner. Dr. Schmidt also embraces the fact that state-of-the-art eye care can be delivered in a comfortable setting right here in Bladen County. The ability to provide cutting-edge eye care in our hometown is paramount to him.
Dr. Schmidt enjoys water sports, outdoor activities and boating, when he is not practicing Optometry. He has three children, Katie and Mackenzie are currently at The University of North Carolina in The School of Journalism and his son, Sam is currently at Hoggard High School, active in baseball. Dr. Schmidt and his wife, Tracey have resided in North Carolina for over 22 years and love it!
Dr. Meredith Treece is an honors graduate of North Carolina State University. Following that she graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. While there, Dr. Treece received the Eagle Vision Award for excellence in ocular disease.
Dr. Treece has a passion for helping people. She has done several optometric mission trips providing eye care in underprivileged areas within the United States and in South America. She enjoys treating ocular disease and fitting contact lenses.
Dr. Treece is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the North Carolina Optometric Society. She is the current district president of the local chapter.
In her spare time, Dr. Treece enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben and their two children, Charlotte and Harrison. She also loves time on the water, reading and sewing.