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North Carolina’s First African American Female Optometrist - Advantage Vision Center, in Charlotte!

“If you are tired of the cookie-cutter eye exam experience, then you need to come to Advantage!”
-Dr. Paula Newsome

At Advantage Vision Center, we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history, and your vision needs. Our optometrist provides the expert care, advice, options, and follow-up you need whether you are a new patient or an existing one.

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Our eye doctor in Gold District, Stadium, and South End is available for comprehensive eye exams for adults and children and will screen for a variety of eye conditions. Additionally, we manage ocular diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, or diabetic retinopathy. We can offer you relief from dry eyes, and eye allergies, and we can co-manage your LASIK surgery.

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Why Choose Advantage Vision Center?

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At Advantage, we want you to see good but also see where your wellness journey begins.

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We are an EYE “I” care practice which specializes in Glaucoma, emergencies and patients with diabetes. We care about our patients and provide a holistic approach to vision care.

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Dr. Paula Newsome is the first female African-American optometrist to open a practice in North Carolina and to become a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry.

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Our Eye Care Specialties

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Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time, so nipping it in the bud will always be better for the person being tested.

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Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that only affects diabetics. It occurs when the fragile vascular network that supplies the retina begins to swell or leak.

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Our eye care professionals care about your health and are dedicated to providing personal service to everyone. We offer a wide range of contact lenses including daily wear, disposable, and more.

Advantage Vision Care:
Where Your Wellness Journey Begins.
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Our Eye Care Services

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We provide quality eye care to everyone - from babies to seniors. Annual eye exams are vital to sustaining good health. Visit our Uptown office for your comprehensive eye exam today!

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We carry all the latest contact lens designs and materials. Many recent innovations have made wearing contacts more comfortable, and typically less expensive. Even lens disinfection systems have been simplified and are much easier to use now.

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Feel confident knowing your eyes are properly cared for by our experienced eye care team. Best in lens design exclusively using Zeiss lenses.

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