Meet Dr. Bodkin

Dr. Brad BodkinBrad Bodkin, OD, MS, FAAODr. Brad Bodkin is the founder and president of The Vision Center at Seaside Farms.  He is a native of Collinsville, Virginia, and graduated from The College of William and Mary with Bachelors of Science degrees in mathematics and chemistry.  He continued his studies at The New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts, where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree as well as his Masters in Vision Science. Recently, Dr. Bodkin earned his Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Bodkin practices full scope eye care with a clinical focus on contact lenses – including specialty fits such as bifocal/multifocal, gas permeable, kerratoconus, and hybrid lenses.  He is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association (SCOPA), Cornea and Contact Lens section of the AOA, and the Sports Vision section of the AOA.

Prior to opening The Vision Center at Seaside Farms, Dr. Bodkin gained clinical experience at Charleston Eye Care on James Island, Dr. Kenney and Associates in North Charleston, Richlin Eye Associates in Beverly Hills, California, the Bedford VA hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts,  Upham’s Corner Community Health Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and the New England Eye Institute’s Contact Lens Division in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Dr. Bodkin is proud to call Mt. Pleasant home where he has lived since 2007 with his wife Sarah, daughter Leila, and son Parker.  He is looking forward to meeting the eye care needs of the Mt. Pleasant community and the surrounding areas.


Ellesse Boiwka, OD

Dr. Boiwka was born and raised in Amherst, Ohio and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in zoology from Miami University. She went on to obtain her Dr. Ellesse BoiwkaDoctorate in Optometry graduating summa cum laude from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.

As a student, Dr. Boiwka completed her first clinical rotation in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, where she fell in love with the lowcountry. She finished the remainder of her rotations in Atlanta and Memphis focused on ocular disease, specialty contact lenses, low vision, and pediatrics. Dr. Boiwka also completed her residency specializing in ocular disease at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She is currently a member of the American Optometric Association and the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association.
When away from the office, Dr. Boiwka enjoys cooking, spending time outdoors and cheering on her favorite sports teams.