Keith P. Poindexter, O.D.

Michele P. Keel, O.D.

Dr. Poindexter specializes in ocular disease management, pediatric and family eyecare, and myopia management.  Dr. Poindexter has served Moore County and the surrounding area for more than 20 years as an optometrist, prior to joining Spectrum Eye Center in February 2022.  He is a native of Moore County and grew up in Carthage, NC.  Dr. Poindexter received his undergraduate degree from NC State University and his doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Optometry.  His past and present professional society memberships and honors include the American Optometric Association, NC Optometric Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society.  He served as an examiner for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group and is a Certified Professional Coder.  Since graduating optometry school, Dr. Poindexter has pursued many additional business educational opportunities from the University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and Northwestern University.  He is a Lions Club member and he served as president of the Carthage club for many years.  Dr. Poindexter and his wife, Julie, have three children and live in Carthage.

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W. Scott Athans, O.D.

Dr. Keel specializes in pediatric and family optometry, as well as, contact lenses and eye disease.  She is  originally from Fayetteville and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with a BA degree in chemistry.  She received her OD degree at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.  She is a member of the North Carolina Optometric Society, the American Optometric Association and the Sandhills District Optometric Society.  She is a community volunteer, and active in her church.  Knitting, yoga, being with family and walking her dogs are among her favorite ways to relax.  She is dedicated to being a thorough professional and primary care specialist.  She and her husband Koley Keel live in Pinehurst and have a daughter.

Dr. Scott Athans specializes in pediatric and family optometry, as well as, contact lenses and eye disease. Dr. Athans is a native of Moore County. He graduated with honors from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in May 1993. Dr. Athans lectures on Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies, Maintaining Good Vision as You Grow Older, and Childhood Eye Diseases.  Dr. Athans is a member of the American Optometric Association, the North Carolina Optometric Society, and the Eastern District Optometric Society. He is also a member of the Gold Key international Optometric Honor Society and received citations for Clinical Excellence in Primary Care and Pediatrics. Dr. Athans and his wife, Patricia, have four children and live in Whispering Pines.

Eye Care Professionals 
Dr. Scott Athans, Dr. Michele Keel, and Dr. Keith Poindexter are optometrists offering comprehensive eye examinations for all ages and providing complete optical services including eyewear, sunwear, and contact lens options.  We specialize in treating and managing all eye diseases and injuries including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease.