Jay Thompson, MD, also known as John E. Thompson III, is a board-certified ophthalmologist at Lowcountry Eye Specialists who specializes in cataract surgery, glaucoma, and diabetic eye disease. He also treats adult patients in Ladson, South Carolina, for conditions including, but not limited to, macular degeneration, infections, eye trauma, dry eye, pterygium, and eyelid disorders.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Dr. Thompson graduated with high honors from Middlebury College in Vermont with a degree in biochemistry. He was lured to Charleston to attend the Medical University of South Carolina on the prestigious E. Conyers O’Bryan Scholarship, a full merit-based scholarship awarded for academic achievement. His residency in ophthalmology at Eastern Virginia Medical School concluded with him serving as chief resident during his final year.
Dr. Thompson received the Frey Award for excellence in research from the Virginia Society of Ophthalmology. This award recognizes only one resident in the state every year. He has done extensive research in ophthalmology, has published papers in leading ophthalmology journals, and continues to be involved in clinical studies.
Dr. Thompson and his wife, Heather, currently reside on James Island with their two beautiful daughters.
For your convenience, we do accept most major medical insurance. We do not file with any VISION plans, please call your local optometrist to schedule routine visits to update glasses prescriptions or fit for contact lenses. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact the office.