Dr. David Hunter, MD

Dr. David Hunter, MD

Cataract Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 36
Dr. David Hunter, MD is a cataract surgery specialist in Bluffton, SC and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina in 2011 and specializes in cataract surgery, ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

10 William Pope Dr

Bluffton, SC 29909

Contact Information

(843) 842-2020

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
very high
more than 96% of peers
Conjunctival Hemorrhage
very high
more than 93% of peers
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Hunter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hunter "Dr. Hunter is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist that specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, including LASIK, medical and surgical management of glaucoma, treatment of dry eye disease, and plastic surgery of the eyelids. He strives to treat his patients like family while providing the highest quality, most state-of-the-art technology to obtain the best vision possible for each patient. Dr. Hunter has a particular interest in helping patients reduce their dependence on glasses following cataract surgery by use of laser-assisted cataract surgery and premium intraocular lens implantation for astigmatism and presbyopia. Dr. Hunter also offers Drop Less cataract surgery for his patients. He also serves as the Medical Director of SunGates' Dry Eye Center of Excellence serving the LowCountry. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Dr. Hunter graduated from the University of North Carolina where he obtained a business degree from the Kenan-Flagler Business School and also played Division I football. He completed his medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC and internship in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina. He then completed his medical and surgical training through his residency at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Hunter feels very blessed to have three wonderful boys, Preston, Worth, and Grayson with his wife, Marsha Wedgeworth Hunter, who was born and raised on Hilton Head Island. They love being back in the LowCountry and can often be found enjoying the outdoors, either at the beach or out hunting and fishing. Dr. Hunter maintains membership in the following professional societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery South Carolina Medical Society Dr. Hunter is now accepting patients at the Hilton Head, Okatie and Lady's Island location of SunGate Medical Group."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hunter "I am committed to giving you individualized, thorough medical and surgical eye care using the most advanced technology and surgical techniques available. Both myself and my staff strive to educate and encourage every patient so that they can be involved in all aspects of their care.

I believe every patient deserved to be treated like family and provide them with the highest quality, most state-of-the-art technology to obtain the best vision possible for them."

3  Specialties

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Keratitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects


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33  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extracapsular Cataract Extraction
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • LenSx Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Medical School | Graduated 2011
  • University of North Carolina Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University of North Carolina Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hunter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hunter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hunter to family and friends
164 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (164)

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Dr. Hunter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Hunter Says:

I appreciate your time in submitting a patient survey. My goal is to provide every patient with a 5 star experience throughout their entire care. If you received great service and attention, please tell a friend. If you did not, please tell me or my staff because we are committed to providing you the best care.


Patient Comments (11)

Perfect. Couldn't ask for a better experience and better results.
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This was a very good experience from start to finish. Dr Hunter has a calm, reassuring manner. The staff at the office and surgery were professional, reasrurring ,and kind.
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Very satisfied with pre surgery and surgery.. Would have liked the expenses and who is charging and paying what broken down in more detail prior to surgery day.
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Great environment and awesome service. Dr. Hunter and his team was very helpful answering all my questions and concerns about LASIK. Definitely recommend!!
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I'm mayra Rodriguez really happy with the results of my surgery it's like a miracle for me to see perfectly with out my glasses. Thanks to Dr. Hunter and crew.
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