Amanda Heyward, OD
Dr. Amanda Heyward completed her undergraduate studies at East Carolina University. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 2017. Dr. Heyward was a student extern at Piedmont EyeCare Associates during the Fall of 2016.
She was then accepted into the Primary Care and Ocular Disease Residency Program at the WG “Bill” Hefner VAMC in Salisbury, NC. Furthering her expertise during residency, she received training from specialists in the area of primary care, retinal disease, glaucoma, low vision and anterior segment. One of her personal highlights is having the experience of caring for over 20 WWII veteran during the course of her residency.
Dr. Heyward is a native of Raleigh, but currently lives in Charlotte with her husband, Nat, and their two dogs, Bruce and Penny. Her hobbies include photography, reading, cycling, hiking, and cooking. Her favorite hobby is running; she has raced in two Boston Marathons. Dr. Heyward is excited about becoming part of the Piedmont Eyecare Associates team and looks forward to meeting you!