Welcome to Risk Optometric Associates

Eyes are important indicators of overall health, and comprehensive eye care goes beyond a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. At Risk Optometric Associates, we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history, and your vision needs. Our optometrists provide the expert care, advice, options, and follow up you need whether you are a new patient or an existing one.

Why Choose Risk Optometric

1) Personal care: Unlike many chain locations where staffing turnover issues cause you to have a bad experience, Risk Optometric doctors have been with the company for many years. In fact, most doctors have been with the company for over a decade.  We have been in business for over 20 years and have provided care to over a hundred thousand patients.  We are truly a family business and problems or concerns you may have are not delegated to Walmart corporate headquarters.  We are the same people who answer the phones, provide your eye exam, file your insurance, and provide all follow-up care.  When you call, you know us, and we know you. This is the personal touch we offer with our eye exams in Fayetteville, NC, Hendersonville, NC, Ft. Bragg, NC, and Jacksonville, NC.
2) Affordable eye exams: If you are looking for an affordable eye exam that offers comprehensive evaluation of your ocular heath, Risk Optometric Eye Exams offers two types of eye exams to meet your budget without compromising your visual needs.  Some people have visual needs that require extensive examination of the eyes, while others have eyes that don't change.  Wouldn't it be nice to pick what type of exam you receive.  Discounted affordable valued intermediate exams can accomplish the needs for most young healthy patients who do not want a cheap eye exam, but want to have an evaluation that does not break the bank.  We also do not force you to buy eyeglasses if you have your eyes examined by one of our optometrists.  You can purchase your glasses on-line or wherever you choose.  We position our office inside Walmart because we know Walmart offers great discounts on eyeglasses and contacts.  Walmart eyeglasses have a one year warranty so you know you are not getting cheap glasses, but rather valued added eyeglasses.
3) No wait: Many commercial chains will double book patients or put time limits on the exam to less than 10 minutes.  At Risk Optometric, we stagger our eye exams in Fayetteville, Hendersonville, Jacksonville, and Ft. Bragg, NC.  We allow up to an hour for each patient visit. Last year our average wait time to see the doctor was less than 5 minutes.  We are here for you, not the other way around. The added time we allow for each patient ensures the doctor has time to give you an optimal prescription for your eyeglasses and thoroughly evaluate your ocular health.
4) Most insurance accepted:   Many Patients have vision plans and we are happy to accept them. Currently we accept Tricare, BCBS, United Healthcare, Medicare, Medicaid, Spectera, Community Eye Care, Superior Vision, EyeMed, and VSP insurance.  If your insurance is not on this list, we may still be able to accept it.  Please call our office for a complete list of vision insurances we accept.   We cannot offer free eye exams or bundle an eye exam with glasses to make the eye exam appear free. We do not hide our fees or inflate the costs of the glasses. When you look for free eye exams you need to be cautious that you are not coerced into buying things you do not need. Doctors cannot work for free and free eye exams are offset by the doctor having to see a vast number of patients that buy glasses.  Risk Optometric does not have any hidden fees.
welcome Dr. Bupathi Dissanayake (AKA "Dr. D") to our practice. Come in and say Hi!



Q&A with Dr. R

Dr. Risk Answers Your Eyecare Questions

My vision went black for about a minute last week and then it came back. It scared me and wanted to know if anything could be wrong?

What you had is called a transient ischemic attack (TIA). This condition is not only sight threatening, but it is also life threatening. The two most common causes that are very dangerous is a clot in your carotid artery or a condition called temporal arteritis. Either way, you need to seek medical care immediately. Any sudden loss of sight that lasts a few seconds to a few minutes needs to be evaluated that day.

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Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed


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Justin Grandenetti
I absolutely look forward to my appts with Andrew and his staff. Having glaucoma and needing vision field tests 3 times a year, he makes sure I am not tired for this exam to get the best picture of what is going on in my eyes. Sometimes the wait time can be a bit long, but what do you expect when you're seeing the best! Thank you Andrew and staff! You make the visit worth while!

Murray Sharonlee
I absolutely look forward to my appts with Andrew and his staff. Having glaucoma and needing vision field tests 3 times a year, he makes sure I am not tired for this exam to get the best picture of what is going on in my eyes. Sometimes the wait time can be a bit long, but what do you expect when you're seeing the best! Thank you Andrew and staff! You make the visit worth while!

Jose Dancel
I was seen for my routine optometry follow up. The provider suspected a clinically significant condition and promptly referred me to an ophthalmologist. He and the entire staff showed great care by arranging the referral immediately. They communicated with the specialist and ensured, I knew where to go. I and my spouse have been patients there for so many years. We are always satisfied with the care.

Tira B
I went for the first time to Risk Optometric today. I actually had called a day prior and they had a scheduled me the next day which was great because most places take months for an appointment. The girl in the front was very friendly and welcoming. Then when I went over to the back the very sweet girl maybeline called me over asked me a couple questions and made me feel super welcomed and answered any questions i had. Dr lekens was my doctor he was very professional and you could tell he had been doing this for years. Within my 30 to 35 minutes i was out the door. Overall experience was great i will be coming again next year and recommending to my friends and family.

Vann Ritch
Really enjoy Dr Brown. She is very friendly and is thorough when it comes to your eye exam. She looks at and considers all options available. I have been going to her for quite a few years now and will continue.

John Nelson
First time visit. Exceptional and courteous staff. Great check up. Doctor suggested some over the counter meds for my aging eyes that are working great. If you need to have an eye check up go to Risk Optometric Associates and you will not be disappointed

Chris Cain
The office itself was very friendly and helpful. They also saw me as a walk-in in a very reasonable time. My only knock is it is in a Wal Mart that is extremely busy. Personally, I didn't expect to have such a good visit from a clinic inside a Wal Mart.

Claire Wilson
The Staff and the Doctor were very courteous and friendly. As a walk in customer, although they could not take care of my needs right away, they were able to assist me within a few hours. I would highly recommend them.

Alice Stuart
Had a great visit, staff very friendly and helpful. I will go back and tell all my family and friends to go there as well.

Robert Carr
I had gotten there a little later than I planned on and although quite busy everyone there were polite and helpful, I would recommend Risk Optometric Associates to all my friends. Very professional.

Eboney Scott-Cross
Everybody there was so friendly and helpful. I love getting my yearly eye exam there!

Chris Weigman
The staff was very pleasant and very helpful throughout my visit. I would recommend them to everyone.

Alicia Hill
Have gone here for several years and Dr. Stella is AWESOME!!! Won


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