Dr. David Hunter, MD

Dr. David Hunter, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
35 y/o

Accepting new patients

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.

Sungate Medical Group

10 William Pope Dr

Bluffton, SC 29909
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Select Health of South Carolina
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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Care Philosophy

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.

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Dr. Hunter's Experience

Dr. Hunter's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Color Blindness
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Keratitis
  • Migraine
  • Night Blindness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • 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 Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Physical Examination
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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
based on 159 total reviews (7 with comments)
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.

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
Patient Comments (7)
in Bluffton, SC |
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.
in Hardeeville sc |
Dr. Hunter is awesome! Great experience. My vision is now 20/20!
in Bluffton, SC |
Absolutely wonderful experience! Life changer. Should have had this done earlier. Thanks guys!! Well done. ??
in Bluffton, SC |
I received excellent care from Dr Hunter. He really cares about his patients and spends whatever time is needed to answer all your questions. I had cataract surgery in both eyes and Dr Hunter helped me to select the right lens for me and I now have perfect far and near vision. Thank you, Dr. Hunter! I can't recommend him enough.
in Bluffton, South Carolina |
I definitely would recommend Dr. Hunter. I have been a patient at Sungate Medical Group for ever since I moved to Sun City, over three years ago. As I was having problems with dry eyes, the staff recommended I see Dr. Hunter. He immediately took the time and concern to help me. Dr. Hunter performed a procedure "Lipiflow Thermal Pulsation" Treatment. About a week after the procedure, along with following the instructions, my eyes have improved greatly. My eyes are now pain-free.
in Bluffton SC |
Dr Hunter has a great staff and it is obvious that he cares about me as a patient which overflows into how his staff takes care of everyone. He is a phenomenal surgeon and I love my full vision without any glasses since he took care of my cataracts.
in Marion, SC |
Dr. Hunter has the strongest skill set of any doctor I have ever seen! He doesn't just wait to talk, he actually listened to me and my needs. So when he did my LASIK eye surgery it not only exceeded my expectations but met all my personal needs! Take it from someone who has worked in the medical profession for over ten years ..... This doctor is rare!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Hunter accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Select Health of South Carolina
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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Hospitals where Dr. Hunter has admitting privileges

Beaufort Memorial Hospital
955 Ribaut Rd
Beaufort, SC 29902
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