Passionate Eye Doctor & Comprehensive Pediatric Care
Dr. Calah Clayton (formerly Metz) is a passionate Pediatric and Primary Care Optometrist who takes great pride in comprehensive eye-care. Her journey into optometry started at a young age, which allows her to relate to her patients at a unique level. She treats her patients with empathy and care, taking her time to best meet patient’s visual needs. Her personal experiences are what drove her to earn a doctorate of optometry and gain further training in the field of pediatric eye care.
Dr. Clayton’s optometry journey began at the age of five. After a failed school screening in Kindergarten, she was referred to an optometrist who diagnosed her with strabismus (eye turn) and amblyopia (lazy eye). She endured 2 years of therapy involving patching, bifocals, and vision therapy, helping her vision improve to 20/20. These experiences are what make her the skilled optometrist she is today, helping many adults and children diagnosed with the same eye conditions. She is sensitive to children with special needs and accommodating to parents’ exam requests. Having trained in the areas of Vision Therapy and Sports Vision, she is dedicated to treating more than just sight, but developing vision as a whole. Recently, she has assisted in launching the RightEye program in our practice which helps train functional and sports vision in all ages, including concussions. Dr. Clayton also supports many primary care needs such as glaucoma, cataracts, ocular surface disease. She is certified in dry eye treatments such as Tempsure which is a non-invasive dry eye treatment that uses heat and radiofrequency energy to reduce inflammation and stimulate collagen production, helping with chronic dryness.
Dr. Clayton, a Pennsylvania native, obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree from The University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, Texas. During her optometric education she obtained several honorable awards and honors and held a variety of leadership roles. She graduated in the top of her class with Cum Laude honors, was one of five Gold Key recipients in her graduating class, honored as a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, and was a participant in many organizations, 3 of which she held leadership positions.
Dr. Clayton has practiced in South Carolina and North Carolina. She is recently married to her husband Reece. They enjoy traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with family.
- The University of the Incarnate Word- Rosenberg School of Optometry
- Calvin College
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- “A Positive Experience in a Refractive Surgery Rotation.” Collaborative Eye, Dec. 2018
- Association and Involvements
- American Optometric Association
- North Carolina Optometric Society
- Piedmont Optometric Society
- South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association
- College of Optometrists in Vision Development
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