About Kevin Lafone, OD

An Eastern North Carolina native, Dr. Lafone grew up "down east" in Kinston.   After graduating high school, he attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he received a B.A. in Chemistry.   Following four years in Wilmington, Dr. Lafone moved to Philadelphia, PA to attend the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.   While there, he received a B.S. in Optics and a Doctorate of Optometry.   During all clinical rotations while in optometry school, Dr. Lafone was awarded "Clinical Honors."


After Philadelphia, Dr. Lafone returned to NC where he completed Clinical Internships at Catawba Valley Eye in Hickory, NC and at the Brenner VA Hospital in Salisbury.

With his education complete, Dr. Lafone joined the staff of Newton Vision Center where he worked as an associate Optometrist for 2 years.   However, the calling of owning his own practice combined with the appeal of the Lake Norman area led him to leave Newton, and purchase Carolina Eye Care from the prior owner, Dr. Colvin O'Donnell in 2004.

Dr. Lafone has been married to his wife, Ashlyn, since 1998, and they have two children, Nicole and Greyson. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, photography, and all things Barbecue.

Meet Our Staff


Optometric Technician


Optical Sales

Office Admin/ Front Desk



Optometric Technician

A North Carolina native, Trish has been a part of the Carolina Eye Care team since 2007 as our lead Technician.  Her genuine care for our patients is the key to her success!

Kelly joined the Carolina Eye Care team in 2016, and  utilizes her keen eye for style on our Optical Sales floor.  When selecting that perfect pair, you can count on Kelly to help you make the right choice!

Angie joined our team in 2017.  A graduate of the University of Texas - Austin, Angie's background in business helps to navigate the business of Carolina Eye Care.  Her attention to detail and customer service are second to none!

Taylor came to Carolina Eye Care in late 2019.  She's a local - from Denver, NC - and has been in the field of eye care since graduating high school.  Taylor continued her education to complete a certification in Para-Optometric training.  Her warm personality and quick laugh are sure to put you at ease!


Optical Technician

Alfred came to Carolina Eye Care in 2020 already armed with optical lab experience.  He was making glasses in our lab, on our equipment, within the first week.  His work ethic and drive for nothing-less-than-perfect ensures quality in every job, every time!