About NC Eyes

NC Eyes is a public eye health education resource for the state of North Carolina offered to residents by the North Carolina Optometric Society (NCOS). NC Eyes educates the general public about the benefits of lifelong eye care and the field of optometry, while also delivering relevant information for NCOS members.  

Dr. Charles Sikes, Immediate Past President of the North Carolina Optometric Society, discusses optometry in North Carolina and the personal connection he has with his profession.

In the News...

Friday, May 6, 2016
Dr. Jamie Casper, President of the North Carolina Optometric Society, mentioned in the Wilmington Star-News for his work with the Wilmington Lions Club and Volunteer Optometric Services of Humanity (VOSH). Read full story.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
NCOS Member Dr. Cory Partlow, credited with saving an employee's life. Read full story.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month and we are spreading the word about these important facts:

  • More than 2,000 American workers suffer an eye injury every day
  • More than 700,000 injuries per year
  • Results in more than $3 Million in lost time to employers
  • 90% of workplace eye injuries can be prevented by using fitted safety eyewear
  • Construction and machinery workers are at greatest risk, but office jobs are prone to computer eye syndrome and dry eye syndrome
  • Computer screens can cause headaches, eye fatigue and difficulty focusing
  • Most important step to preserving vision is an eye exam

Monday, February 1, 2016
February is Age- Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Month. An estimated 1.5 million U.S. citizens suffer from AMD. Find out more.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and Dr. Jill Bryant, President-Elect of the North Carolina Optometric Society, stopped by TWC News to discuss it.