Rachel Tanner, OD, MPH, FAAO, Optometrist

Originally from Lilburn, Georgia, Dr. Rachel Tanner has called the Upstate of South Carolina home since 2015. She joined the Bella Vision team as our Associate Doctor in January of 2022.

Dr. Tanner earned a Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) and is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). She also holds a Master’s of Public Health from UAB and a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. She is a member of the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association (SCOPA), the American Optometric Association (AOA), and the American Academy of Optometry (AAO).

Dr. Tanner specializes in ocular disease management, specialty contact lenses and primary care with a particular interest in pediatric care and glaucoma management.

Prior to joining Bella Vision, Dr. Tanner completed clinical rotations at Vestavia Eye Care (AL), Alabama Family Eye Care and McGregor and Associates (SC). She completed residency training in primary care and ocular disease at the Greenville VA Outpatient Clinic in Greenville, SC. Dr. Tanner most recently practiced at Pelham Vision Center.

On practicing optometry, Dr. Tanner shared, “As an optometrist, I have the opportunity to not only care for the ocular and visual health of my patients but also to get to know them and their families personally. I enjoy being part of my patients' lives; we celebrate successes and mourn losses together.  I care deeply about providing the best care for my patients. The better we know each other, the better we can work together to get the best results.”

Dr. Tanner enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children- reading stories, bike riding, playing sports, gardening, and playing board games. She also enjoys playing the piano, cycling, hiking and running. She is an active member of Jesus Our Risen Savior Catholic Church.

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Mon-Thurs 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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