Our Team

Van G. Dellinger, O.D., P.A.

Dr. Van Dellinger was born and raised in Gastonia, North Carolina. He received his Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1985 after earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill four years earlier.

Dr. Dellinger has received a Clinical Excellence Award from the Feinbloom Low Vision Center in Philadelphia and maintains membership in the American Optometric Association and the North Carolina State Optometric Society.

He has been a member of the Cherryville community for nearly three decades, founding Cherryville Eye Care in 1985 with tenured optometrist Dr. Charles G. Metcalf.

He lives with his wife Ilene – a teacher at John Chavis Middle School – and has two sons: Tom, a 2014 graduate at UNC Chapel Hill, and Sam, who is attending Appalachian State University. He and his Labrador retriever Soot enjoy hunting, fishing, and restoring classic cars.