In 1954, Dr. Rocky Stroud opened his first eyecare practice in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Though he might not have known at the time, decades later, his venture would transform into Eye Care Center—an ocular health system that, today, serves its patients at 50 clinics spread throughout North and South Carolina.
At each location, teams of skilled optometrists and opticians check vision during routine eye exams for children and adults, perform Optomap retinal examinations, and push eyes that have just seen a really great deal on sandals back into place. The doctors also treat ocular diseases ranging from glaucoma and diabetes-related issues to general infections.
Plus, Eye Care Center outfits clients with designer frames from brands such as Burberry, DKNY, and Ray-Ban, soft and gas-permeable contact lenses by Acuvue and FreshLook, and prescription transitional and polarized sunglasses.
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!
Before stepping onto the ice or the baseball diamond, members of the Carolina Hurricanes and the Durham Bulls pay a visit to Eye Care Associates, who have provided top-notch eyeglasses, contact lenses, and eye exams for nearly 35 years. Founded by Dr. Stephen Bolick, the team of vision specialists at the center help rid blurriness from pucks, balls, and signs held by adoring fans. When they?re not gazing into the eyes of athletes, they and their fellow doctors at a network of clinics stay busy correcting the vision of seniors, children, and adults. The company topped Indy Week's 2012 Readers? Choice poll for best optometrists in the area and received a Standing Ovation award as the best eyecare center in the Triangle in 2012 from readers of Metro Magazine.
Helmed by a father-and-son-in-law duo of licensed opticians, Optical Reflections helps people find relief from blurry vision by catering to their prescription-eyewear needs. The office's lab equipment can produce custom lenses in a few hours, leaving plenty of time for the opticians to help clients pick a pair of frames that matches their sense of personal style. Intent on catering to clients of all ages, the opticians stock their office with a vast supply of frames, including a number of options by designers such as Kate Spade, Oakley, and Ray Ban. Finding and preparing the perfect set of eyeglasses isn't the only thing that the team is capable of though. The opticians also craft prescription-strength sunglasses, swim goggles, recreational sports eyewear, safety glasses, and car windshields depending on clients' needs.
Since Dr. Stanley Pearle opened the doors to the first Pearle Vision in 1961, the franchise has expanded to more than 800 stores nationwide. In these stores, optometrists assess the ocular health of patients before onsite opticians help them navigate the assortment of frames from brands such as Versace, Ray-Ban, and DKNY. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.
Academy Eye Associates is a one-stop shop for patients in need of new glasses. Doctors perform visual exams, testing patients for signs of glaucoma, cataracts, and evil eye. With prescriptions in hand, patients can peruse the clinic’s selection of eyewear or opt for an order of contact lenses. For those who want to forego corrective lenses altogether, the doctors can schedule a laser vision correction surgery.