Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear is a locally owned full service optometry office located in historic downtown Salisbury, NC. Our exams are comprehensive and personalized, and our eyewear is unique and hand crafted.

Our Team


Our goal at SEE is to take the very best care of you and your family, and our team is here to serve. We’d love to SEE you soon, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of our team members or schedule an appointment online!

Melanie J. Denton, OD, MBA, FAAO

Dr. Denton isn’t originally from Salisbury, but she got here as fast as she could.

Raised on a hog farm in Michigan, Dr Denton dreamed of attending the University of Michigan . She did just that, graduating with a BS in Anthropology-Zoology in 2005. Following her undergraduate studies she attended the Michigan College of Optometry, obtaining her doctorate in […]

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Jennifer Hinkle, Patient Concierge

Jennifer has a passion for eyecare, having been in the field for nearly 16 years. She is well versed in every area of our office. She can help you understand your insurance benefits, pick out the perfect frame to fit your style, and advise you on lenses that will fit your needs. Jennifer also assists in the exam room. She […]

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Kristen Bowers, Medical Assistant and Reception

Kristen is a full time student at Catawba College studying chemistry and working toward becoming a pharmacist. In addition to going to school and working with SEE, she is also a Catawba cheerleader. Her warm and bubbly personality puts patients at ease. It’s pretty much impossible to be in a bad mood with Kristen around due to her sunny demeanor […]

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Remi Adams, Medical Assistant and Reception

Remi is the most recent addition to our team, and she has already become a valuable asset! She’s determined to become an Optometrist herself, and like Kristen, she studies full time at Catawba College. She comes to us with previous experience in eye care offices as well as having spent time at an Optometry Camp at the University of Berkeley. […]

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We are proud to be a full service Optometric office offering comprehensive eye care, quality handcrafted eyewear, emergency eyecare, contact lens exams, dry eye treatment, and pediatric eye care.

Comprehensive Eye Exams

A thorough eye exam at SEE starts by determining your clearest and most comfortable prescription. Then, your complete ocular health is examined using the latest in technology and equipment to monitor for signs of eye diseases like macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome and many others.

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Medical Eye Care

Dr. Denton’s passion for Optometry lies in protecting and preserving her patients precious sense of sight for a lifetime. This includes the treatment and management of Ocular disease. She especially enjoys treating dry eye syndrome, macular degeneration prevention and managing glaucoma. Perhaps even more importantly, at SEE we believe in active preventative strategies to maintain healthy eyes for a lifetime. […]

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Emergency Eye Care

At SEE, we have plenty of experience treating a wide array of urgent and emergent eye conditions. Whether you have a red eye and are concerned about pink eye, think you may have a scratched cornea or foreign body in the eye, or are noticing new flashes or floaters, we are here to diagnose the problem and help you get […]

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At SEE, we have taken great care to carry only high quality, handcrafted frames that hold their shape, do not require frequent adjustment, and look unique. And because a frame is no good if the lenses provide poor quality vision, we have also carefully selected only the highest quality lenses to prescribe to our patients.

We believe in our glasses, […]

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Contact Lenses

Soft Disposable Contact Lenses

Whether you desire daily or monthly wear, we have a wide variety of breathable, comfortable soft contact lenses for you.

Toric or Astigmatism Contact Lens

An astigmatism correction doesn’t have to keep you from wearing contact lenses.

Color Contact Lenses

We have contact lenses in a wide variety of colors to enhance or change your […]

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Patient Center


We accept a variety of payment options including the following: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, Care Credit, Flex Spending.

Vision Plans

  • VSP
  • EyeMed
  • Community Eyecare
  • Superior Vision
  • Cigna Vision

Medical Insurances

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • MedCost
  • United healthcare

Order Contacts

Patient Forms:

The best way to expedite your visit with us is to fill out paperwork beforehand. You can find the form below:

What to bring to your appointment:

  • Health and Vision Insurance Information
  • Current Glasses
  • Contact Lens Boxes
  • List of Current Medications


Getting Social Media Savvy With Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear

SALISBURY, N.C.—As the digital world becomes more ingrained in everyday life, independent ECPs have had to remain savvy in how they showcase their brands and services to attract and retain customers. The staff at Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear (SEE) definitely have the right idea when it comes to selling their services via social media.

Melanie Denton, OD and her staff […]

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What Are You Wearing?: Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear, Salisbury, North Carolina

Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear, Salisbury, North Carolina

(L to R) Jennifer Hinkle / Patient Concierge

Jennifer has been in the optical industry for 15 years but is new to the independent frame line world. She currently has one pair of SALT glasses and two sun pairs.

FRAMES / SALT Elaine in Tropical Flower LENSES / Shamir Autograph 3 1.67 Index […]

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What is an Eye Floater?

I can’t tell you how often I hear the question “What are those little spots that float around in my vision?” Well, quite simply put, they’re floaters. But what in the world is a floater anyway and how does it get there?

Floaters are a type of entoptic (say “N-TOP-TIC”) phenomena. That’s a fancy way of saying “you’re seeing […]

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High Blood Pressure And The Eye

One of the things that I love the most about being an Optometrist is the chance to practice primary eye care. I’ve never wanted to be a surgeon, I’m happy to refer and co-manage anything surgical. My particular joy and passion lies in routine care, and in the chance that care gives to educate, to inspire, and to help people […]

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