Stokes Regional Eye Centers was established in 1938 by Dr. Julius 'Howard' Stokes, Sr., MD. Later joined by his three sons. Dr. Howard continued to provide the tradition of excellence in eye care and his contribution to the community is commemorated at Francis Marion University where the administration building bears his name
His oldest son, Dr. Hunter R. Stokes, Sr., MD is still very active in the community and has two sons in practice at SREC. Dr. J. Howard Stokes, Jr. also retired in the summer of 2001 after providing years of quality care to his patients followed in 2003 by his brother Dr. Parker Stokes.
For over seventy years, Stokes Regional Eye Centers (SREC) has provided the residents of the Pee Dee, Grand Strand and surrounding communities with superior quality vision care.
Since its inception in 1938, Stokes Regional Eye Centers remains the leader in professionally sound diagnosis and treatment of eye disease and injury while promoting community awareness and continued maintenance of overall visual health to thousands of patients annually.
With locations in Florence and Sumter our services are readily accessible to an extensive population 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Committed to total quality vision care, a full service optical shop is on-site at each SREC location for patient convenience in the selection and fitting of optical supplies and accessories.
Dedicated to providing total quality care, our ophthalmologists encompass a wide variety of specialties including diabetes, glaucoma, ocular plastics, cataracts, corneal and refractive surgery, muscle and retinal surgery, and pediatric ophthalmology. Stokes Regional Eye Centers is the only ophthalmology practice providing such a wide range of expertise in the Pee Dee, Grand Strand, and Midlands area. Over half a century later, some of our initial patients still enjoy the excellence and reliability to which they have become accustomed and highly recommend SREC physicians and services to those in search of quality vision care.