Dr. Bolyard practices comprehensive eye care as an optometrist in downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant in both private practice and at the Storm Eye Institute- Medical University of South Carolina as an assistant clinical professor. Her practice includes the management and treatment of ocular surface disease, dry eye & meibomian gland disease, glaucoma, uveitis, and binocular and accommodative vision disorders. She manages an array of patients including specialty contact lens, pediatric, diabetic, and special needs patients.
She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in Biology and Chemistry with a minor in psychology. She earned her optometry degree at the esteemed Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. She completed her clinical training at the St. Albans Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New York with focus on glaucoma, the Illinois Eye Institute specializing in corneal disease and primary care, and Draisin Vision Group in Charleston with emphasis on vision therapy and pediatric eye care.
Dr. Bolyard is a member of the American Optometric Association and South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association. She serves as president of the Coastal Carolina Optometric Society. She has also been part of the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s “Focus On Children” and adult programs as a provider giving back to the local community. Dr. Bolyard was nominated in 2021 as a top optometrist representing Mount Pleasant, SC in the International Association of HealthCare Professionals. She has also routinely received nominations as ”Best Eye Doctor” in local Charleston newspapers since 2015.
Between balancing her career and personal life, Dr. Bolyard likes to unwind with yoga or let loose by dancing, traveling with friends, horseback riding with family, or wake surfing. She also likes to go rollerblading or to the beach with her faithful and scruffy canine side kick, Benjamin "Frankie" Franklin.