Our goal is to serve our patients by helping them with their personal eye health and providing them with professional and state-of-the-art eyecare. We believe that healthy eyesight is vital to a high quality of life – both of which we are committed to!
Doctors Kirsten Albrecht and Catherine Earl of Southern Eyes interrogate ocular orbs with eye exams and outfit struggling eyes with high-tech lenses. The 45–60 minute appointment can diagnose common eye problems including glaucoma and cataracts and uncover underlying causes of vision loss, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or backward ski masks. Most exams involve dilating drops, but they can be circumvented with cutting-edge digital Optomap Retinal exams (a $39 additional fee). After the exam, eyeballs get the assist from cutting-edge ocular technology, such as shatterproof polycarbonate lenses—which use some of the thinnest high-index materials available—and Varilux progressive lenses that mask the telltale signs of bifocals, preventing civilians from guessing your alter-ego's true age.
Dr. Wesley D. Clement has been in the ophthalmology business for more than 35 years but has been focusing exclusively on laser-refractive surgeries since 2001. At Carolinas Eye Center, he draws upon this specialized expertise as he clears blurry vision with LASIK and PRK procedures. His two surgical technician sidekicks have assisted Dr. Clemente in thousands of these corrective treatments that have left just as many pairs of glasses heartbroken.
Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic Damian Scelfo oversees Carolina Spinal Care & Laser Therapy Center's noninvasive fat-reduction treatments. The Lapex 2000 BCS LipoLaser penetrates skin with a cold laser that stimulates fat cells, causing them to shed water, fatty acids, and the sandbags that make them sag. Once cells discard their triglycerides, their reduced volume aids in reshaping target areas such as the waist, stomach, buttocks, and thighs. The treatment also stimulates the lymphatic system to flush away fat cells and promotes the production of fatty acids that can be burned as energy during cardiovascular activity or gas shortages. For best results, clients should have three treatments weekly for three weeks.
As the frame-dispensing branch of Dr. James Kent Doub Optometry, Debra’s Eyewear Boutique fits Carolinian faces with stylish, modern eye-enhancers and shine-blocking sunglasses. Viva frames are available for reading glasses, driving specs, or internet goggles ($120 for a single-vision basic lens), and lined bifocals in Harley Davidson frames ($220) offer a hip twist on the glasses Benjamin Franklin originally invented to help him edit emoticons out of the first draft of the Constitution. Children’s packages for single-vision lenses start at $60, so kids can get a head start on their lifelong projects of soul-window maintenance.