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Kristel W. Causby, O.D.

Kristel W. Causby, O.D.Dr. Causby was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. At age 3, her family moved back to their home state of South Carolina and in 1987 she graduated from Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach.

She attended Columbia College in Columbia, South Carolina. She graduated in 1990 with honors receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry. Dr. Causby continued her education in Birmingham, Alabama, at the University of Alabama School of Optometry and graduated in 1995.

Soon after graduating from optometry school she married Cory Causby, whom she had met at the Baptist Student Union when they were attending college in Columbia. After marrying, they returned to Columbia where he was employed. They were interested in living in Western North Carolina since her husband grew up in Bryson City with family in Canton, and since she had fond memories of vacationing in the mountains with her grandparents as a child.

Dr. Causby became employed with Mountain Eye Associates in June of 1996. Her husband is employed at Western Carolina University.

They have 2 children, 2 boxer dogs, and love to go see Gamecock and Catamount football games. The Causbys have made many good friends through their membership at First Baptist Church of Waynesville, where she is very involved with the children’s programs. In her free time she also enjoys spending time with family, reading, and traveling. Her children keep her busy with dance, cheer, and several other sports in which they are involved.

Dr. Causby is a member of the Mountain District Optometric Society. She has been serving on the Haywood County Health and Human Service Board for many years. She enjoys family eye care and fitting all types of contact lenses, including specialty lenses.