Trey Bishop, MD
Our founder, Trey Bishop, MD, has been practicing in the Hilton Head area since founding Palmetto Eye Specialists in 1999. He started Bishop Eye Center in July 2007. He has based his practice on providing highly individualized, compassionate care while using the best technology available.
Dr. Bishop is a comprehensive opthalmologist and sees patients for all of their eye care needs. He is also Director of Cataract Care and has performed more than 10,000 cataract surgeries. He uses the most advanced cataract procedures, technology, and lenses, including the CATALYS Precision Laser System and the revolutionary Tecnis Multifocal and TORIC Astigmatism Correcting lenses.
Dr. Bishop earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Hendrix College and his MD degree from the University of Arkansas. He completed his Ophthalmology Residency at the Storm Eye Institute at MUSC in Charleston, SC, where he was Chief Resident. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, as well as the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Bishop has a wonderful family that includes his wife Kellie, daughter Brooke, and son Blake. He can frequently be seen kiteboarding up and down the beaches of Hilton Head in his free time.
Scott K. Schultz, M.D.
Dr. Schultz, who completed a fellowship in glaucoma, is the Lowcountry's only glaucoma specialist. He is the director of glaucoma care and surgery for Bishop Eye Center, and also provides state-of-the-art cataract surgery and comprehensive eye care. He received his glaucoma training at the internationally-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the nation’s #1 eye hospital. Dr. Schultz utilizes the latest techniques and technologies in glaucoma and cataract care, including the Glaukos iStent, Alcon mini EX-PRESS, glaucoma laser treatments, and the CATALYS Precision Laser System for cataract surgery. He strives for excellence and provides his patients with caring, compassionate, and individualized service.
Dr. Schultz graduated cum laude from the University of Florida where he was also an All-American and co-captain of the University of Florida’s Men’s Swimming team. He completed his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine graduating with AOA honors. Following his internship at Carilion Clinic at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA, he completed his ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute in Nashville, TN, where he served as Chief Resident. While at Vanderbilt Eye Institute, he was recognized with several honors including the Excellence in Residency Award, Leadership Award, as well as the Medical Director’s Award from the Nashville Veteran’s Administration Hospital. He then completed his glaucoma fellowship.
Dr. Schultz is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology serving on the glaucoma sub-committee, as well as the American Glaucoma Society, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American College of Eye Surgeons, and Christian Ophthalmology Society. A native of Florida, he joins our Lowcountry community accompanied by his lovely wife, Andrea, and two boys. He enjoys hunting, fishing, surfing, and jogging.
John-Michael Johnson, OD
Dr. Johnson has been with Dr. Bishop since August of 2005, first with Palmetto Eye Specialists and subsequently with Bishop Eye Center. He currently sees patients for all eye-related problems and directs the Dry Eye and Contact Lens Care, which includes the scleral contact lens used in advanced treatment of dry eye syndrome and corneal disease.
He received his BS degree from the College of Charleston and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, graduating cum laude. While working on his doctorate, he performed an externship at the Naval Hospital in Beaufort.
At the Memphis VA Hospital, Dr. Johnson completed a residency in hospital-based primary care optometry, which included advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of such ocular diseases as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. He participated in clinical research studies on the Heidelberg Retinal Topographer (an instrument used in glaucoma detection), multifocal choroiditis, and diabetic retinopathy (VA-based Accord study). Dr. Johnson is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Contact Lens Section of the AOA, the South Carolina Optometric Association, and is the founder and past president of the Low Country Optometric Society. He is a Diplomate of the American board of Optometry.
He has been recognized for providing outstanding volunteer health care to the low-income and impoverished patients of the Church Health Center, a faith-based health care center for the working poor in Memphis, Tennessee.
When he is not spending time with his family (Sarah and daughter Lucy), Dr. Johnson loves to surf the local waters of Hilton Head, or cheer on his beloved Gamecocks.
Carole Drabik, OD
Dr. Drabik received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont. Following graduation she was hired by the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as a research assistant, where she co-authored and published work in the field of gastroenterology in several medical journals.
She received her doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA, where she graduated cum Laude. While a student, she was inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. She then completed externships at the Ophthalmology Department of the Lankenau Hospital and at the Pediatric Department of The Eye Institute located in the Philadelphia area. While at the Eye institute, she was awarded the Thomas P. Lynch Award for Clinical Excellence.
Dr Drabik spent many years practicing on the ophthalmic staff at the Lankenau Hospital and in the Low Vision Service of The Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Her specialties included geriatrics, low vision, and vision rehabilitation, as well as primary and family eye care and contact lenses. She served on the Adjunct Faculty of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, training 4th year students and awarding externships at the Lankenau Hospital.
In Maryland, she helped start a new optometry practice in Centreville, Maryland before relocating again, to Massachusetts, where, she worked in a large, multi-centered Ophthalmology practice, which specialized in cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal eye care.
Dr Drabik and her husband, Bob, moved to Bluffton in 2007 following his retirement as a vice president at Zoll Medical. She has a son, Jacob, who is a Coast Guard Veteran, now attending University of Massachusetts. Her daughter, Meadeleine, recently graduated from Roger Williams University with a degree in historic preservation and architecture.
Outside of the office you will find her paddling in the Okatie River in her kayak, biking to the gym, or cultivating a green thumb around her yard.
Ken Gleitsmann, MD MPH
Dr. Gleitsmann practiced ophthalmology on Hilton Head and Sun City from 1995 to 2006. He was a founder of the Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head and the Feldberg Center for Vision Rehabilitation, affiliated with the Storm Eye Institute of the Medical University of South Carolina. His general ophthalmology practice also included participating with Volunteers in Medicine, Lion’s Club (Charity Surgeon Honoree), and Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow; Gift of Life Surgeon). In addition to performing cataract, corneal transplant and refractive surgery, he introduced laser oculoplastic surgery to the Lowcountry.
After a tour of duty as an Artillery officer in Vietnam, Dr. Gleitsmann completed his pre-medical education in Biology at the University of California at San Diego and earned his MD degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He returned to the Army Medical Corps, completing an Internship at Tripler Army Medical Center, followed by an Ophthalmology Residency at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco. Attaining the rank of Major, he completed his tour of duty as Assistant Chief of Ophthalmology at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft. Gordon, Georgia. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Most recently, Dr. Gleitsmann completed a Preventive Medicine Residency and a Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Oregon Health and Science University. He has been involved with population health issues, including publications on topics ranging from macular degeneration and telemedicine to diabetic retinopathy, prostate cancer screening, and robotic surgery.
Dr. Gleitsmann provides the latest evidence-based ophthalmology practices and technologies available, applied to each patient in a kind and compassionate manner.
Emily Bollin, OD
Dr. Bollin previously practiced optometry in her hometown of Charleston, WV and has been practicing in Hilton Head and Okatie since 2007. She enjoys all aspects of optometry and has years of experience and knowledge in managing glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, retinal emergencies, and anterior segment abnormalities as well as primary eye care fitting glasses and contact lenses.
A third generation optometrist, she graduated magna cum laude from Ohio State University with a BS in nutrition. She continued in her father’s footsteps at Ohio State College of Optometry where she graduated cum laude with a doctorate in optometry. She is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the SC Board of Examiners in Optometry. In addition, she is a member of the American Optometric Association as well as the SC Optometric Physicians Association.
She is a lifelong equestrian and World Grand Champion competing in American Saddlebred shows throughout the the eastern United States. Additionally, she was a gymnast and skilled snow skier. She and her husband, Dr. Nick Bollin, have two young children, Lakin and Annette.
Carl Baker, MD
Dr. Carl W. Baker is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. In 1994 he completed an internship at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where he also served as Chief Resident in Ophthalmology. He was the recipient of the William W. Vallotton Award for Academic Excellence in Residency. Additionally, he received a Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship and served as an Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky in 2000.
Dr. Baker is engaged in clinical research for Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataracts, and Retinal Vein Occlusions. For the past two decades, he has been involved with several projects that have led to the developments of new medications and devices for the treatment of eye diseases. In addition to his research, Dr. Baker is actively involved as a leader in ophthalmology at the national and state level. Dr. Baker is also a member of both the American Society of Retinal Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He served as a vice-chair of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network from 2011-2013 and is currently serving a second term since 2017.
Dr. Baker and his wife, Jil, have three children. Outside the office, he is a private pilot and loves to fly. He also enjoys tennis and golf.