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Dustin L. Reece, O.D. F.A.A.O.
Dustin Reece is originally from Landis, NC and attended South Rowan High School. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry and graduated in 2003 with a Doctor of Optometry degree. His student externship experiences included training at the Birmingham VA Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, and at the Duke University Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina. He completed an Optometric Residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Salisbury “W.G. (Bill) Hefner” VA Medical Center in 2004. He also received further training in Geriatrics, Low Vision, and Cataract Surgery co-management during his residency.
In addition to his clinical expertise, Dustin has contributed to Optometry through research, and has lectured and published scientific papers on retinal and Endocrine disorders. He is the former Vice President of the Piedmont Optometric Society in Charlotte, and has earned his fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry. He is also a member of the North Carolina State Optometric Society, the American Optometric Association, the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, the Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce, and the Salisbury Lion’s Club. Furthermore, he is an active international volunteer for the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, traveling to Central and South America to volunteer his clinical expertise for the needy and indigent.
He was recently appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte School of Nursing, where he lectures and teaches clinical skills to future Nurse Practitioners. He was also nominated and currently works as Clinical Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.
Dustin, along with his wife and two children, reside locally in Concord NC and is a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church North Campus. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and participating in sports including golf, softball, and racquetball.
James E. Harris, O.D. F.A.A.O.
James Harris is originally from North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science and a minor in Biology. He attended the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN and graduated in 2003 with a Doctor of Optometry degree. His student externship experience included training at the Salisbury “W.G. (Bill) Hefner” VA Medical Center, Family Eye Center in Mt Pleasant, SC and clinical rotations at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He completed a residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, SC. He also received further training in complex contact lens fittings, geriatrics, low vision, and cataract surgery co-management during his residency.
In addition to his clinical expertise, James has contributed to optometry through research, and has lectured and published scientific papers on retinal and neurological disorders. He is a fellow in the North American Academy of Optometry, a member of the North Carolina State Optometric Society, the South Carolina State Optometric Society, and the American Optometric Association.
When away from work, James enjoys playing golf, tennis, basketball, and exercising. He is an active member of the Cabarrus County Chamber of Commerce, and a graduate of the Leadership Cabarrus program in 2010.
Ryan C. Corte, O.D.
Dr. Ryan Corte was born and raised in Novi, MI where he attended Novi High School. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science in 2008. He also attended The Ohio State University College of Optometry where he graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree in 2012. Dr. Corte completed an Optometric Residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2013.
During his residency, he obtained advanced clinical competency to practice optometry at the highest level as well as provided educational assistance and supervision of third and fourth year students as a clinical faculty member.
In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Corte has contributed to optometry through multiple leadership roles. He is a former Executive President of the American Optometric Student Association and is currently serving on the Young ODs and Membership committee of the North Carolina Optometric Society Optometric.
He also was a senior journalist for NewGradOptometry.com and is a co-founder of CovalentCareers.com. Dr. Corte thrives on involvement and looks forward to remaining very active throughout his professional career.
Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife, family and friends as well as continuing to stay active in his community and in life.