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Lawrence Custer - Clinical Director    

Dr. Lawrence Custer graduated from Cleveland State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1990 from The Ohio State University. Originally from Brook Park, Ohio Dr. Custer relocated to South Carolina in 2004 and founded Coastal Grand Eye Associates in 2004.

Dr. Custer had refractive surgery in 1993 and his professional interests include working with patients who would like to eliminate their needs for glasses be it via refractive surgery or via corneal reshaping techniques with contact lenses. Dr. Custer also enjoys fitting multi-focal contact lenses to allow active baby boomer population to be free from reading glasses. Dr. Custer resides in the Myrtle Beach area with his wonderful wife Terri and three children Melinda, Ryan and Samantha. Other than enjoying all of his children’s activities Dr. Custer is passionate about football, golf and anything Ohio State.

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Aaron Westerlund - Optometrist | Coastal Grande Mall  

Dr. Westerlund graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996 with a B.A. degree in Chemistry. After completing a year of teaching junior high math and science while studying aviation, he enrolled in the University of Missouri at Saint Louis School of Optometry. He graduated in 2002 with training a emphasis in ocular disease and contact lenses.

Dr. Westerlund has provided primary eye care to families of all ages for over 10 years. He joined Coastal Grand Eye Associates in 2006 and relocated to the Myrtle Beach area. He lives with his wife, Susan, and two children. They enjoy spending time on the intracoastal waterway, the area’s beaches, and are engaged in many school activities. Dr. Westerlund proudly uses the latest technologies to provide effective, up to date medical care for his patients. In 2011 he was successful in attestation of the CMS Electronic Health Record Meaningful Use program.

When asked what he appreciates most about providing optometric care, Dr. Westerlund responds: “We have so many families with multiple generations in our practice, it is truly rewarding not only to meet them all, but provide them with the best vision and ocular health recommendations we can.” 
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Kirk De Young - Optometrist | Magnolia Mall    

Dr. Kirk De Young grew up in New York, Iowa, and Michigan. He graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI with a BA in biology. After his undergraduate years he studied to become a commercial pilot and flew sight-seeing tours to New York City and Civil War battlefields. During his aviation years, his parents developed a few ocular problems and he started thinking about optometry. Dr. De Young received his degree Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago.

While living in Chicago, Dr. Kirk De Young met his wife Joanna who grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin just south of Green Bay. She quickly converted him into a die-hard Packers fan and a cheese curd aficionado. In his free time Dr. Kirk De Young is an avid reader, history buff, and enjoys spending his time outside “playing in the dirt.” Dr. Kirk De Young is excited to be part of this community and looks forward to serving the people of Florence and Myrtle Beach with all of their eye care needs.

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Andrew Chan - Optometrist | Columbiana Mall | Villages at Sand Hills    

Dr. Chan was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. He graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana with a B.S. in Biology and a Minor in Mathematics in 2007. After his undergraduate studies, he obtained his Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University in Bloomington in 2011. He then received his license to practice in Kentucky, including Expanded Therapeutics Procedures and Laser Treatments. After working a year in Lexington, Kentucky he joined Coastal Grand Eye Associates in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Dr. Chan grew up with his parents, older brother, and younger sister whom all remain in Indiana. He enjoys a wide variety of interests including: playing tennis, movies, reading, trying new restaurant/recipes, and looks forward to finding new interests here at the beach as he begins the next chapter of his life.

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Meghan Benson - Optometrist | Coastal Grande Mall    

Dr. Meghan Benson grew up in Bradenton Florida and graduated from University of South Florida in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science. She then received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2015 from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.

Dr. Benson enjoys spending time with her family, fiancé Josh and dog Lily. Her hobbies include many outdoor activities such as fishing, biking, hiking, and being on the water. She is excited to join the team at Coastal Grand Eye Associates and to serve patients in the Myrtle Beach area.

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Dennis Randolph - Optometrist | Villages at Sand Hill    

Dr. Dennis L. Randolph graduated as a Beta Sigma Kappa honor student from The Ohio State University, College of Optometry in June of 1977 after completing his undergraduate work at Ohio University. He completed a tour of duty as a Captain with the United States Air Force and entered private practice in 1982. His primary area of interest was in pediatric optometry with an emphasis in Visual Therapy. Dr. Randolph was in private practice until September of 2013 when he and his wife Jan relocated to Columbia, South Carolina. He currently practices with Midlands Eye Associates at 470-5 Town Center Place in Columbia.

Lenscrafters - Columbia (Columbiana Mall) Columbiana Centre Mall 100 Columbiana Circle, #1154 Columbia, SC 29212 Phone: (803) 781-1669 Fax: (803) 781-2582
Lenscrafters - Columbia (Villages At Sand Hills) 470-5 Town Center Place Columbia, SC 29229 Phone: (803) 865-3901 Fax: (803) 865-1451
Lenscrafters - Florence Magnolia Mall 2701 David Mcleod Florence, SC 29501 Phone: (843) 661-0959 Fax: (843) 661-0927
Lenscrafters - Myrtle Beach Coastal Grande Mall 2000 Coastal Grand Circle, C-330 Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Phone: (843) 444-0090 Fax: (843) 444-0073

Coastal Grand Eye Associates proudly serves Myrtle Beach, Columbia and Florence, SC and the surrounding areas of Socastee, Forestbrook, Pine Island, Garden City, Conway, Oak Grove, springdale, Lexington, St. Andrews, Woodfield, Timmonsville, Darlington and Quinby.

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