“ When I met Dr. Skeens I was legally blind. I now see 20/40 in my right eye and 20/25 in my left eye. I have a congenital disease, keratoconus. I had a cornea transplant and cataract surgery. She has been great, if I have any problems she is there.”

Barbara Woodson - Charleston, WV

"Dr Skeens has the best staff anywhere. When I come to see her, they make me feel like family. I am very comfortable in her office."

Brian Jones - Dunbar, WV

“I came to see Dr. Skeens because I had calcium growing over both corneas. All I could see was a blinding glare. Dr. Skeens removed the calcium and now my vision is clear. Dr. Skeens is an awesome doctor. We are very blessed to have her in the Charleston area. I would recommend her to anyone. Dr. Skeens is my angel.”

Clair Page - Hurricane, WV

"My entire family sees Dr. Skeens for their eye care. My wife, my daughter, and my granddaughter. I would not trust the care of my family to anyone else."

Henry Jones - South Charleston, WV

“Dr. Skeens performed a cornea transplant and cataract surgery and restored my vision when I thought all hope was gone. My eyesight is now 20/20 and although it is a job to keep up with my transplant I thank Dr. Skeens and the donor for my eyesight.”

Jamie Marshall - Princeton, WV

“Thanks to Dr. Skeens I went from almost no vision in my left eye to 20/20 corrected vision after my cornea transplant. A very progressive eye doctor dedicated to great vision in her patients."

John Shuman - Charleston, WV


Telehealth Appointments

Dr. Heather Skeens, MD, CFMP, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist, and certified functional medicine practitioner, who is now offering VIRTUAL EYECARE. During this time of crisis, and even moving forward, we are here to provide all of your eyecare needs/emergencies, right from the comfort of your home. We do accept insurance, and self pay prices are available. NEW and EXISTING patients are encouraged to call.

TeleHealth Appointments

Schedule TeleHealth Appointments via EyecareLive!

EyecareLive App - Apple

EyecareLive App - Android

Instructional Video on How to Schedule Appointments NOTE: Video may take a few seconds to start playing.


Your Quality of Life Matters

The way you feel every day is important. But, if you’re living with a chronic disease, depression, chronic pain or fatigue, your quality of life can suffer. By making some simple lifestyle changes you can:

• Better control chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and autoimmune diseases

• Possibly reduce the amount of medication you take

• Improve your mood

• Decrease your symptoms of chronic pain, fatigue and depression

• Think more clearly and feel more alert

• Lose weight

• Sleep better

We focus on eye health, but at the West Virginia Cornea and Cataract Center of Excellence, we are also committed to improving your whole health. We want to help you learn how to improve your quality of life. In addition to Dr. Skeens, WVCCCOE patients have access to a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Our dietitian, Kellie Blake, can help you create a personalized wellness plan that will address all aspects of an overall healthy life. After meeting with Kellie, you will have all the tools you need to feel great on a daily basis! We also incorporate the use of Young Living Essential Oils and supplements to support overall wellness. If you are curious to learn about essential oils, talk to one of our knowledgeable staff members today about how to add Young Living products to your daily routine!

Kellie Blake RDN, LD is available by appointment. Some insurances are accepted and private pay options are available.

To make an appointment or for more information, contact:

Kellie Blake, RDN, LD at 606-615-2585 or nutrisensenutrition@yahoo.com

Eye Test

Test can be performed with or without glasses. In order for the test to be performed correctly, allow the following distance between subject and screen:

• • 7 feet from a 20” screen;
• • 5 feet from a 17” screen;
• • 3 feet from a 12” screen;
• • 2 feet from a 13” screen.

Cover left eye with your left hand, ensure to avoid applying pressure to the eyelid. Read the letters on the screen beginning at the top. Once completed, repeat with the right eye.

If you were able to read as easily with both the left and right eye, chances are you have a strong central visual acuity. If you are unable to read all the lines, you definitely have vision problems. A comprehensive exam, performed by an eye doctor is required. The tests that we propose do not have a medical value and we remind you that only your eye doctor can give a proper diagnostic.