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William Denton, OD


Dr. Denton’s roots come from Sault Ste. Marie, MI in the Upper Peninsula. He graduated from Evangel University (Springfield, MO) in 1996 and the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 2000. His externships included a rotation through the prestigious Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute – Lions Low Vision Clinic and the VAMC in Fort Wayne, IN. He received his Primary Care Residency Certificate at the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, SC in 2001. Shortly after his residency he joined the staff at the same medical center. He transferred during the summer of 2014 to the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC in Charleston, SC.

Dr. Denton has had experience in many avenues of student, residency, and low vision supervision. He presently is the Site Director of the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC optometry residency and student programs. He enjoys being a true primary care optometrist, being well-rounded and using all opportunities in optometry (fitting specialty contact lenses, low vision, traumatic brain injury patients and various forms of ocular disease, etc) to treat his patients. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Optometric Retina Society and Scleral Lens Education Society, serving on committees for each. He holds adjunct faculty status at Michigan College of Optometry, Salus (PCO) University, Southern College of Optometry and NOVA Southeastern University. He is presently seeking the honor of being a Primary Care Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry. He has a significant number of conference posters and has written, or been part of writing, numerous journal articles. His ultimate passion is to assist people, whether patients, students, residents, colleagues or patients, into being the best they can be.


Dr. Denton is married to his wife, Annette, and they have two daughters, Faith and Sarah. They enjoy traveling and outdoor sports. Dr. Denton is a passionate Detroit (professional sports) and Michigan/Michigan State (college sports) fan.


Elizabeth Sharpe, MD

Through extensive participation in international research protocols, a thriving private practice, and a commitment to sharing her knowledge as a professor, Dr. Elizabeth Sharpe has greatly impacted the field of ophthalmology.

Dr. Sharpe was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Converse College before receiving her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia. She continued her medical studies as a resident in ophthalmology at the Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and completed a clinical fellowship with renowned ophthalmologist, Richard J. Simmons, M.D., in Boston. While in Boston, she was an assistant professor at the Harvard Medical School.

In 1985, Dr. Sharpe returned to Charleston where she became an assistant professor of ophthalmology at MUSC and chief of ophthalmology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center where she continues to practice part-time. From 2001 to 2007, she served as director of the Ophthalmology Residency Program at MUSC. In 2000, she entered private practice with Glaucoma Consultants and Center for Eye Research PA. Dr. Sharpe is a noted lecturer, delivering papers at ophthalmology meetings around the world. A prolific writer, she has an extensive academic bibliography. Her research focusing on open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension has been published in journals such as Ophthalmology, Eye, and the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Sharpe and her husband Kenneth, who is also a physician, have three children.