Carolinas Vision Group

The Eyes Have It


When it comes to eye care, Leigh Knudson poses a simple question: “How much are your eyes worth?” 

If you can’t come up with a dollar amount or have difficulty remembering your last eye appointment, owners Dr. Chuck and Leigh Knudson invite you to visit Carolinas Vision Group. 

“Regular eye exams should be part of your complete health care routine,” says Dr. Knudson. Did you know your eyes can show signs of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and other ailments? That’s all the more reason Carolinas Vision Group and their staff of experienced optometrists want to make every visit to their office a positive one. “Our goal is that everyone who comes through the door walks away saying, ‘This is the best health care experience I’ve had.’ In addition to their best eye experience.” 

The doctors at Carolinas Vision Group have provided complete family eye care for over 30 years. They have served patients locally in Ballantyne for 15 years and added Rea Farms five years ago. They offer an incredible selection of fashion eye wear, contact lenses for all ages including multifocals for those over 40, LASIK and cataract  evaluations, and treatment for dry eyes — all in a relaxed setting.

The Carolinas Vision Group team supports their local community, including donating to local charities, performing free vision clinics for underserved populations and showcasing works from area artists in both Carolinas Vision Group offices. They want every client to be part of the family. “I want patients to feel special and listened to,” says Dr. Knudson.

Give Your Dry Eyes A Spa Day

What you may think are allergies or too much screen time could actually be a case of chronic dry eyes. While drops may relieve irritation in the short run, a painless, spa-inspired treatment at Carolinas Vision Group offers a longer-term, soothing solution.

Carolinas Vision Group utilizes TempSure Envi with radiofrequency technology to warm skin around the eyes and express oil glands to improve tear flow for instant dry eye improvement. No needles, no pain, just relief in a soothing spa environment. Bonus: This treatment regenerates collagen and elastin, which can reduce the appearance of bags and wrinkles in the eye area, and there is no downtime.

If you are experiencing these symptoms, dry eye relief is only a quick appointment away.

  • Stinging, burning or scratchy sensations
  • Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Red or irritated eyes
  • The feeling of having some thing in your eyes
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Difficulty driving at night
  • Overly watery eyes

Come in, relax and leave looking and feeling rejuvenated! Call them and schedule an evaluation today!

The staff at Carolinas Vision Group strives to provide excellent customer service to each and every person who comes through the door. And with 98% of patients saying they would recommend the practice, it’s clear that the patient care team has accumulated many raving fans. “We care about the whole patient and the family coming back year after year.” 

Carolinas Vision Group is ready to meet you where you are. With Saturday and evening appointments available, there’s no more missing school or work to schedule that all-important eye exam. Both offices operate with safety in mind. Increased hygienic protocols include comprehensive UV ray cleaning for frames and surfaces, touchless eye exams and on-time appointments to reduce waiting time.