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Affiliated Retina Consultants and its staff strive to provide a welcoming, professional environment from the moment you arrive through your visit which we understand can be stressful especially regarding concern of vision-threatening diseases, need for dilation, etc.  Dr. Anfinson and each staff member aim to remember a smile and a kind word goes a long way to creating a comfortable atmosphere while necessary testing and exams are performed in a competent, timely manner.  We truly value each patient and his or her individual visual needs dealing with diseases/problems that affect the eye.


Common Disorders

Erin DeStasio

I am originally from the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago and live in Bluffton now with my loving son Gage and husband John who is a Bluffton Police Sergeant. I have been at Affiliated Retina Consultants for almost 6 years now as Dr. Anfinson's assistant/office manager and am looking foward to many more wonderful years learning and growing in the world of retina! In my spare time I enjoy working out, being fit, and hoop dancing.

Taylor Cooler

I have been working at Affiliated Retina Consultants as a technician for almost a year and I really enjoy it. I was born and raised in the Low Country. I love boating, spending time with my family, and spoiling my cat, Bandit.

Stephanie Jones

I was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia where my father was stationed in the Marine Corps. My family eventually came back to the Low Country and I was raised in Grays, SC. I currently reside in Beaufort, SC with my 3 adoring children Davin, Kaden, and Harlee. I have been working at Affiliated Retina Consultants for almost 3 years as the doctor's technician. I have enjoyed being part of his staff and interacting with our patients.

Jen Blankenship

Originally from California, this Marine Corp brat moved to the Low Country when I was just 2 years old and have been here ever since. In 2006 I became an ophthalmic technician and shortly after joined the Affiliated Retina team; I am looking foward to many more years of aiding in the care of our patients' visual needs.

Dr. Scott Anfinson

Dr. Scott Anfinson founded Affiliated Retina Consultants in 2001 to provide state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment of diseases affecting the retina, vitreous and macula to the Low Country.  He has over 15 years of clinical experience treating patients with retinal and macular disorders and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.


Dr. Anfinson was born in Minnesota and raised in Memphis, Tennessee.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Christian Brothers University and his Medical Degree from University of Tennessee, Memphis.  After a one-year internship at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Dr. Anfinson completed a three-year ophthalmology residency at Medical College of Georgia while his wife, an optometrist, was able to practice with her dad in Aiken, South Carolina across the border.  He then completed a one-year fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery with Eye Consultants of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia.


Dr. Anfinson resides in Bluffton with his wonderful wife of 21 years and 3 great children who attend St. Gregory and John Paul II schools.  He enjoys spending time with his family and loves traveling around the world with them.  He also enjoys reading especially nonfiction/history and CrossFit to stay in shape.



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