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

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Our goal at Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear 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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Kristen Bowers, Certified Paraoptometric Assistant

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 Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear, 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 […]

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Remi Adams, Certified Paraoptometric Assistant

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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Suella Russell, Front Desk Manager

We are so happy to welcome Suella to our team. She comes to us with a fantastic breadth of experience in customer service. She’s quickly learning all aspects of eyecare, and it will likely be her cheery voice that is your first introduction to our practice! She lives in Denton with her family and loves all the beauty that Rowan […]

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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 Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear 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 Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear we believe in active preventative strategies to maintain healthy eyes […]

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Emergency Eye Care

At Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear, 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 […]

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At Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear, 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.

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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

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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


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Doctor’s Can-do Attitude Contributes to a Great First Year

Dr. Denton was featured in Women In Optometry! Read more about Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear and Dr. Denton’s do it yourself approach on design that helped bring lots of history into a new office.

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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 definitely have the right idea when it comes to selling their services via social media.

Melanie Denton, OD and her staff recently […]

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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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