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Michael Edgar Goins

Michael Edgar Goins, American optometrist.


  • Goins, Michael Edgar was born on October 14, 1954 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States. Son of John Wood and Margaret (Wise) Goins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1976. OD, Southern College Optometry, Memphis, 1981.


    • Intern American Optometric Association, St. Louis, 1979. Optometric fellow Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University Miami, Florida, 1981-1982. Associate private optometric practice, Jacksonville, North Carolina, 1982-1983.

      Private practice Wilmington, since 1983.


    • Contributor articles to professional and educational publications.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member New Hanover (North Carolina) Board Health, 1988-1993, 1996-2001, vice chairman, 1991, chairman 1992. Member American Optometric Association (member contact lens section), North Carolina State Optometric Society (secretary southeastern district 1986-1989), Southeastern Eye Association, East Wilmington Rotary (president 1985), Wilmington Junior Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1984, Distinguished Service award 1991, One of Five Outstanding North Carolinians 1991), Gold Key, Beta Sigma Kappa.



    Gardening, walking, bird watching.


    • Married Anne Shelley. Children: Alison, Megan.
    • father: John Wood Goins
    • mother: Margaret (Wise) Goins
    • spouse: Anne Shelley
    • children: Alison Goins
    • Megan Goins
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    Born October 14, 1954
    (age 63)