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Our Eye Care Clinic

Our eye doctorsRaeford Optical staff are licensed optometrists who provide eye exams for glasses and contacts in Fayetteville, Hope Mills, Raeford, Jacksonville, Ft. Bragg, and Hendersonville North Carolina.  We are located inside Wal-mart Vision Centers and the North Post PX Mall.

 

Great Vision, Advice, Technology and Fit

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. Contact our eye care clinic today to find out how we can help.

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Our Background

My wife and I grew up in Indiana and when we finally were tired of the cold north. We researched all the southern states. North Carolina had everything we wanted, and we found the people from North Carolina to be very charming and friendly.

We researched a lot of opportunities, but Walmart offered us a private practice inside their centers that fit our desire to be independent. With the help of Walmart’s optical knowledge, we could concentrate solely on the health of the patient which was my strength.

So in 1996, I opened the first Risk Optometric office in Fayetteville, NC. Within 6 months, the number of patients we saw doubled from the previous year. I implemented basically one motto taught to me by a very kind mentor. He told me, “Always look at everything you do from the patient’s point of view.”

It is a easy motto, and if you are sincere in this approach, others will refer their friends. Because we grew the office so well, Walmart offered me a second office. I hired a wonderful doctor, Dr. Susan Hendrix, who has the same values as I have and together we turned the second office into the highest volume optical and doctor’s office inside Walmart in the entire United States for 3 straight years. Walmart appreciated our approach and continued to offer us more locations.

Skibo3resizeAt each location, I hired more doctors with the same ethics and professionalism as myself and together our team of doctors continued to grow. Today there are over 15 associate doctors. As time has gone by, some of our doctors have developed their own professional specialty.

Dr. Andrew Lovsin is our glaucoma specialist and has at his disposal some of the most sophisticated glaucoma equipment you can find in any practice. Dr. Krempecki, Dr. Bailey, and Dr. Laughinghouse specialize in children’s eye exams. They all have a patience that will make you think they are the mother of your children. They have special charts to help children express their vision with pictures.

For those patients who don’t speak English, we have Dr. Rosado Martin. She is fluent in Spanish. In 2005, we purchased digital retinal cameras for all offices. This allows the doctor to look inside your eye far easier than we can with old light instruments. It also allows the doctor to email each other your images if there are any questions about your ocular health.

We have found over the years that by working as a team we are able to provide far better care than if we were by ourselves in a private practice. In 2011, we went to complete electronic medical records (EMR). By remaining current with the trends in documentation and filing, we are able to file your claims timely and efficiently.

We also incorporated a totally electronic means of communicating with you. By providing your email, we are able to text you with your appointment time, send you yearly reminders, and allow you to email the office with any of your concerns.

After 19 years with Walmart you can rest assured that your records and doctors are here to stay. We currently have 8 offices throughout North Carolina and have served over 200,000 patients.

Please browse the website and don’t forget to print your forms out with this website so your wait time is cut considerably when you visit our office.

All my best,

Kent Risk, OD
President,
Risk Optometric Associates, PA

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