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lindberg2What is Fuquay Eye Care?

Fuquay Eye Care is a leading optometry/ophthalmology office in the Fuquay-Varina and Raleigh metro area.

Why should I visit?

You will LOVE being a patient here! We care for your family’s eye care needs including: eyeglasses, contact lenses, cataract, LASIK surgery, diabetic eye disease, treatment of eye injuries and infections, glaucoma care, treatment of blindness, preventative eye care, and corneal reshaping contacts (GVSS).

What is GVSS?

The Gentle Vision Shaping System uses special overnight vision retainers to gently and gradually reshape the front surface of the eye to eliminate or reduce nearsightedness and astigmatism. The principle is similar to the use of a dental retainer used to realign crooked teeth. The vision retainers are similar in shape to contact lenses and are only worn at night while sleeping. They are then removed upon awakening to provide clear vision without the use of glasses or contact lenses! The retainers are comfortable and very easy to care for.

How much will it cost?

It really depends on what is needed. We are cost competitive with local offices and big box stores.

Do you take insurance?

Yes, we accept dozens of medical and optical insurances. While the insurance industry is dramatically changing, plans still cover much of your care. Please see the list of insurances on our website tab.

I can’t come in 9am-5pm. Can you help me?

We see patients 8am-5pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and 9am-8pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Early morning and late evening openings will make it easy.

What is Care Credit?

Care Credit is a credit card for all of your healthcare, dental, and eye care needs. Six months are interest free. You may apply yourself at home, online at, or have our staff help you here in the office. Patients LOVE it!

Is it necessary to dilate pupils during an eye exam?

Yes. Our doctors recommend pupil dilation for 2 reasons:

  1. It helps evaluate the retina to ensure healthy eyes.
  2. It relaxes the focusing muscles to ensure an accurate prescription.

When do I pay for my glasses and contact lenses?

You pay for them when they are ordered.

What is the difference between Optometry and Ophthalmology?

Your Optometrist is the Primary Care Physician for the eyes. An Ophthalmologist does surgery. It is similar to a cardiologist and cardiac surgeon or a dentist and an oral surgeon.

May I have a copy of my prescription?

Yes, you may! We will ask one of our opticians to help you with that.

How long does it take to get glasses?

It will take 10 business days. We will call you when they are ready.

Why does it take so long?

Each prescription is customized for your vision. Also, some insurance plans require greater processing time.

Do I need an appointment to order eyeglasses?

No, simply come by our office and our opticians will help you get the perfect pair. We also have prescription computer eyeglasses and polarized sunglasses.

Did my prescription change?

Yes, Dr. O’Dowd measured your eyes to give you the best possible crystal clear sight.

I already wear contact lenses. Why do I need a contact lens evaluation?

Dr. O’Dowd will examine your eyes with advanced instruments and digital equipment to ensure accuracy, and that you are wearing the best and most cost effective lenses for your lifestyle and eye health.

Why must I pay a co pay for each visit?

Health care coverage is changing. As a participating provider for that insurance, we must all follow the policy rules.