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Anika Goodwin, MD, FACS

Anika S. Goodwin, MD, FACS is a board certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery. She is the co-founder and CEO of EYEmergencyMD, Inc, the first and only acute care ocular telemedicine company and founder of OpulenceMD Beauty, a luxury eye-specific beauty brand featuring luxury magnetic lashes. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997 and her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 2001. Dr. Goodwin completed her internship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002 and her residency in ophthalmology at the State University of New York – Downstate University Health Center at Brooklyn in 2005. She completed a fellowship in trauma/ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at Kresge Eye Institute at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Goodwin previously held a faculty appointment at the University of South Carolina where she also served as director of the resident training program. Prior to this, she had a successful private practice and medical spa in Georgia. She previously served our veterans as a member of the Division of Plastic Surgery while maintaining part time private practice activities . She is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Goodwin specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids, brow, midface, orbits, and tear ducts. She has performed over ten thousand surgical procedures in her career.

Dr. Goodwin is passionate about ubiquitous access to high quality eye care. She serves as an advocate and thought leader in the ocular telehealth world in her pursuit to make preventable blindness a thing of the past. She is also an advocate of safe eye related beauty products and has a line she personally created called OpulenceMD Beauty which couples luxurious beauty with unwavering safety. She marries the two initiatives by sponsoring a screening examination for someone who could not otherwise afford it with each sale of a double lash essentials kit from her beauty line. Additionally, she provides a pair of her luxury magnetic lashes to women suffering from hair loss due to alopecia or chemotherapy free of charge in order to help boost their confidence and encourage them on their journey.

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