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Our optometrist in Raleigh and Rocky Mount specializes in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrist (Dr. Handschumacher) takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our eye doctor:

Dr. Jeffrey Handschumacher

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Dr. Jeffrey Handschumacher

Our primary eye doctor, Dr. Jeffrey Handschumacher has been practicing optometry in North Carolina since 1999–specializing in primary eye care and contact lenses. He is certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease by the International Association of Boards of Examiners in Optometry, and is a member of the American Optometric Association as well as the North Carolina State Optometric Society.

After receiving his bachelor of science degree from Bowling Green State University, Dr. Handschumacher went on to Illinois College of Optometry where he graduated with a doctorate in optometry in 1998. His clinical training includes internships at the Veterans Hospitals in Cleveland, OH, and Martinsburg, WV, with a post-doctorate residency at the Cleveland VA Hospital.

During his time at Cleveland, he received extensive optometry training in the areas of ocular disease and geriatrics. He also has extensive experience in diagnosing and managing eye disease including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

Upon his family’s relocation to the Carolinas, Dr. Handschumacher opened Family Eyecare Center in hopes of providing quality vision care to greater Eastern North Carolina. He currently resides in Raleigh with his wife Shannon and son Landon.

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To learn more about our primary optometrist, please visit You are also welcome to contact us directly. Simply call our Raleigh Eye Care Center or Rocky Mount Eye Care Center and find out firsthand what makes us Eastern North Carolina’s top choice for family eye care and medical eye care!

With offices conveniently located in Raleigh and Rocky Mount, Family Eyecare Center proudly provides comprehensive eye care services to Wake Forest, Rolesville, Wendell, Knightdale, Zebulon and the surrounding Eastern North Carolina area.

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