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Across from the Walgreen's on North Howe Street
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Caring Eye Doctor In Southport, NC

Established in 2004, our eye care clinic specializes in caring for all your vision needs.

We handle everything from eye exams and hard-to-fit contact lenses, to computer vision problems, specialty lenses and eye surgery. By staying current with the latest developments in eye care, prescription lenses and advances in contact lens technology our vision center can provide you with the best vision, advice and fit today—and in the years to come.

We take pride in building lasting relationships with our patients, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your vision requirements and your lifestyle needs.

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Seeing Is Vital to the Quality of Your Life

Eyes are important indicators of overall health, and comprehensive eye care goes beyond a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. At Perceptions Eye Health & Wellness, we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history, and your vision needs. Our Southport optometrist provides the expert care, advice, options, and follow up you need whether you are a new patient or an existing one.

Our Doctor

Dr. Tara Parnell

Dr. Parnell received her undergraduate degree at North Carolina State University. She completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. She completed internships in retina and ocular disease in Raleigh, North Carolina and Farmington, New Mexico, as well as in primary care...

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40% Off Your Second Pair of Eyeglasses

Stop by Perceptions Eye Health and Wellness for the best in optical eyewear and doctors. Take advantage of our latest promotion and get a second complete pair of glasses for reading, computer use or just to have as a backup pair for 40% off!

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Eye Emergencies

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at: Phone: 910-444-2440 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room. Please visit our Emergency Eye Care page for more information.

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Perceptions Eye Health And Wellness

1456 North Howe Street Ste. 100
Southport, NC 28461



  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Closed
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