About Francis Eye Center

Francis Eye Center is an independent, comprehensive ophthalmology practice that is dedicated to serving the eye care needs of the Spartanburg community. Patients of all ages are welcome. We enjoy interacting with our pediatric patients, while helping them to see well. And growing older is no reason to see poorly!

We specialize in the treatment of eye diseases and eye disorders that occur more commonly as people get older, which include cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Richard M. Francis, Jr., M.D.

Since 2012, Dr. Francis has been providing top quality eye care and surgery treatment to his patients and friends in Spartanburg, SC. He was born in Charleston, WV and he earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Wake Forest University in 2001.

He graduated from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in 2005 where he served as class president of the medical school. After completing a one year internship, Dr. Francis entered the ophthalmology residency program at the West Virginia University Eye Institute.

Dr. Francis completed his ophthalmology residency in 2009, and he served as chief resident during his final year of training. He has practiced comprehensive ophthalmology since 2009, and founded his solo practice, Francis Eye Center, in 2014.

List of Honors and Awards

Dr. Francis is devoted to his patients, to his family, and to his community. He and his wife, Traci, are parents of a son, "Trey," born and raised in Spartanburg.

They are members of the Episcopal Church of the Advent, and they enjoy being active members of the Spartanburg community.

When free time is available, Dr. Francis enjoys gardening, golf, snow skiing, hiking and reading.

  • Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, June 2011
  • Guest Lecturer at the Edward Via School of Osteopathic Medicine, Spartanburg, SC. "Eyes, Artists and Ophtho," MS1 Lecture, March 14, 2014
  • The President's Young Alumnus Award, WVU School of Medicine Alumni Association, "presented to a senior medical student who has, through service to the class and the School, demonstrated outstanding alumni characteristics," 2005.
  • Kimberly L. and Paul A. Skaff Scholarship "given to a medical student demonstrating need and academic promise," 2004 -2005.
  • Licensed to practice medicine and surgery in West Virginia since 2007, and in South Carolina since 2012.

Conveniently Located in Downtown Spartanburg

Between Pine and Church Street on Henry Street in Spartanburg

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Documents and Resources

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