Carolina Eye Care offers one of the largest selections of eyeglass frames and lenses in town. Come by our Optical Store and choose your favorite pair of frames from our wide variety. Our  opticians can also assist you in selecting the best frame for you from our inventory. We take great care in making our selection of individual frames in order to offer you the latest lines of designer, top quality eyeglasses. We carry an extraordinary collection of designer frames including.

After selecting your frames, we will match them with the latest technology in lens development to complete the perfect “look” for you. We carry many different lens designs and treatments to maximize your visual needs because we believe that you should not settle for less when it comes to your eye sight. Whether it is Transitions lenses that adapt to the perfect shade so you see with just the right amount of light, or advanced non-glare lenses, we carry everything you need to let you see the very best.

Quality Eye Wear

Takes a Little Extra Time & Expertise

Purchasing eye wear online or at discount retailers is becoming more and more prevalent. But do you actually receive the value your hard-earned dollars deserve?  We often encounter unhappy customers who just can't seem to make their discount glasses work for them.  Quite simply, a high quality pair of eyeglasses can't be delivered in a "fast food" style.  How do we differ?

  •  Dr. Lafone first determines your best prescription not only for your vision, but for your lifestyle.

  •  Our technicians then help you select a frame not just for style, but also for fit, maximum functionality, and based on what will work best for your individual prescription.

  •  Your eye wear is then produced with latest-generation materials and equipment.  We don't skimp on quality, and we don't use discontinued products. 

  •  Upon completion, your eye wear is triple checked for accuracy and quality

  • Service after the sale continues for the life of your eye wear.  Free adjustments and free repairs are standard.  In most cases, lenses are replaced for up to 2 years if scratched.

You trust us for your eye care, why not trust us to provide you with the best in eye wear!  Let us show you why our customer satisfaction is among the best in the industry.

Protect Your Eyes!

From the Sun's Damaging Rays

Don't Forget the Sunglasses!

You apply sunscreen before heading out for a day outdoors. But do you think about your eyes? Though most of us understand the importance of protecting our skin from the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays, most Americans still don't know that exposing their eyes to the sun's UVA and UVB rays can be just as damaging.

The effects of UV are cumulative. In fact, every year 3.2 million people lose sight from eye conditions related to prolonged exposure to UV.

Considering that 80 percent of a person's lifetime exposure to UV occurs by age 18, wearing high quality sun wear that blocks most UVA and UVB rays is just as important for kids as adults.

So what can you do? Ask us which solution is best for you and your child.

Carolina Eye Care offers a comprehensive selection of sunglasses to suit any budget.  Why is it important to take good care of your eyes with high quality sunglasses? There are several reasons, but some of the most important are:

  • Sunglasses should provide protection from ultraviolet rays in sunlight. Ultraviolet (UV) light damages the cornea and the retina. Good sunglasses can eliminate most harmful UV rays.

  • Sunglasses must provide protection from intense light. When the eye receives too much light, it naturally constricts the iris and makes the pupil opening smaller to restrict the amount of light that enters your eye. Once it has constricted the iris as far as it can, the next step is squinting. If there is still too much light, as there can be when sunlight is reflecting off of snow, the result is damage to the retina. Good sunglasses can block light entering the eyes by as much as 97 percent to avoid damage.

  • Sunglasses provide protection from glare. Certain surfaces, such as water, can reflect a great deal of light, and the bright spots can be distracting or can hide objects. Good sunglasses can completely eliminate this kind of glare using polarization.

When you buy a pair of cheap sunglasses, you often give up all of these benefits and can even make things worse. For example, if your sunglasses offer no UV protection, you increase your exposure to UV rays. Cheap sunglasses block some of the light, causing your iris to open and make the pupil opening larger to allow more light in. This lets in more UV rays as well, increasing the damage UV rays can cause to the retina.

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