2013 Local Business Winner

Columbia Eye Clinic

Columbia Eye Clinic, founded in 1923 by Dr. Walter J. Bristow, Sr., has grown to a 13-physician practice with three locations that sees more than 130,000 patients every year and performs nearly 500 surgeries a month.

In addition, the clinic also raises money for Harvest Hope and Pawmetto Lifeline, and it holds regular blood drives for the Red Cross. Each year, it sponsors a team in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes. They have also partnered with Southeastern Guide Dogs to adopt a seeing-eye dog as a puppy.