After receiving a thorough comprehensive eye exam you can be assisted by our two very knowledgeable Licensed Opticians in the selection of the correct eyewear for your prescription and lifestyle needs. Chris and Stephen have over 40 years combined experience in all facets of the Eyecare Profession. We offer this great hands on experience compared to ordering eyeglasses online where you don’t get the Optical expertise to make sure of the accuracy of your fit and measurements, especially with progressive lenses where so many measurements are critical to the way you see. We also provide each of our patients with unlimited adjustments. Advanced Family Eyecare will provide you with the best pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses to exceed your prescription and lifestyle needs.
Chris started in the Eyecare business as a fabricating lens technician in 1992. During this time he fell in love with the personal side of helping people see. Chris left the fabricating side and began fitting and selling eyewear fulltime. As his career evolved he was able to receive much of his training and mentoring from several masters in the Optical Industry and Chris currently holds a Georgia State License and National Certifications He now specializes in teaching patients having difficulties adapting and wearing progressive addition lenses. During his time off he enjoys riding his motorcycle with his wife and the occasional fly fishing excursion. His laid back approach to his patients, over the years, has evoked trust and integrity. He finds that just not remembering his patients name or face, but their story, makes them feel appreciated. His job has not only been about making and fitting eyeglasses over the years but created feelings and trust in the patients that come back to see him year after year and ask…is Chris here?
Stephen started his career as a dispensing Optician, lab manager, retail manager and ultimately Optical Store Manager from 1992 – 1999. Stephen then began working in a private Optometry Office from 1999 until he joined the Advanced Family Eyecare team last month. He has been responsible for frame purchasing, assisting in the selection and repair of patient’s eyewear, including Sports Eyewear. He holds state licensure in Georgia, New York, and South Carolina. He also holds State and National certifications with ABO and NCLE. Stephen has lived in Northeast Georgia since 1996 with his wife and daughter. Stephen has enjoyed for over twenty years helping patients see, look and feel their best by providing the latest technology, and the most cutting edge fashion. His years of professional expertise will assist you in selecting the eyewear and he looks forward to seeing you in the future. We welcome all outside Prescriptions. You will not find another office with so much experience in the Optical Industry and we welcome you to come and let our team take care of all your Eyecare needs.