Dr. Eileen Weitzel is a native of NY State and is a licensed optometrist. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry and BS degree in Visual Science in 1989 from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. After her fellowship at the Kellogg Eye Institute in Ann Arbor, MI she earned her BA degree in Biology from the University of NC at Charlotte. She has been in private practice in both Greenville and Goldsboro since 1999. Her primary focus is women’s health as it relates to medical health conditions. Conditions such as dry eye may be due to menopause, birth control medication or allergy medications. Certain conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or breast cancer treatments may have a negative impact on the eye and vision. Dr. Weitzel has actively participated in the Gift of Sight mission trips to help underprivileged people receive quality eye care. She has gone to Haiti, Bolivia, Ecuador and Honduras. She also volunteers locally for vision van missions sponsored by the Lion’s Club. She is a member of the Coastal District Optometric Association, and St. Peter’s Catholic Church. She resides in Winterville with her husband, and has three daughters.