About Drs Eyecare
Drs Eyecare was originally founded by Dr. Clarence McEachern in 1957. Formerly known as The Contact Lens Clinic, our practice is known for its commitment to service and community.
The doctors at Drs Eyecare have 90 years of combined experience in providing the most thorough preventative and medical care for children and adults.
We are locally owned and independently operated. We are not a franchise or a chain store. It is our mission to build personal relationships with our patients and make you a partner in the future of your vision.
Wayne M. Cannon O.D., F.A.O.O.
Dr. Wayne Cannon was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and educated in
public schools. He graduated with honors from Myrtle Beach High School. He
attended Wofford College and graduated from Southern College of Optometry
with a Bachelors of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees. After graduation,
Dr. Cannon served in the military for 37 years. He received a commission in the
United States Army and served in France during the Cold War, Fort Jackson’s
Moncrief Hospital during the Vietnam Conflict and served in the U.S. Army
reserves for thirty years. During that time, he was activated for Desert Storm and
retired as a Colonel. Dr. Cannon joined the practice of Dr. Clarence McEachern
(which later became Drs Eyecare) in 1967. Dr. Cannon has published many
articles on contact lenses and other areas of optometry and has lectured throughout the United States on various topics.
He has also served as a clinical investigator for many contact lens studies. He is a member of Virginia Wingard United
Methodist Church where he has served on many committees and taught Sunday
School for many years. He is married to Anne and is the father of Dr. Brian
Cannon. He enjoys boating, going to the beach and spending time with his
Brian W. Cannon, O.D.
Dr. Brian Cannon was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. He
graduated from Clemson University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in
Microbiology. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
School of Optometry in 1992. He joined Drs Eyecare in 1992. Dr. Cannon has
served on the American Red Cross Pheresis Board. He is an Eagle Scout and
has volunteered for many years with Boy Scout Troops 314 and 312. He
currently serves as Treasurer to Troop 312. He is a member of Ashland United
Methodist Church where he has served on many committees and taught adult
Sunday School. Dr. Brian has participated in dozens of triathlons, including the
Great Floridian Ironman Triathlon. He is married to Dr. Kathy Cannon and they
are the proud parents of two sons. Dr. Brian enjoys anything about the great
outdoors and spending time with his family.
Kathleen (Kathy) Purcell Cannon, O.D.
Dr. Kathy Cannon was born and raised in Florida. She graduated with a double
major in Biology and Chemistry from Troy University in 1988. She graduated
from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in 1992.
She also joined Drs Eyecare in 1992. Dr. Kathy also volunteered for many
years with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. She has served on the Columbia Swim
League board. She also is a member of Ashland United Methodist Church where
she has served on various committees including Director of Vacation Bible
School for many years. She also has taught Sunday School for many years. She is
married to Dr. Brian Cannon and they have two boys. She enjoys gardening,
traveling and spending time with family.