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 Doctor



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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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

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


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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