Our eye doctors in Raleigh focuses on comprehending how the human eye truly works, in addition to diseases and conditions that impact on your vision – which often do not have clear symptoms. Optometrists understand how age and risk factors impinge on vision over time for all ages, and they know the assets and characteristics of corrective lenses such as eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrist patiently describes the results of your eye evaluation, explains your options and hears your eye care needs. Since maintaining good eye health is a continuing relationship, we encourage you to share your questions as well as your health information, which could prove critical to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision issues.
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, the North Carolina State Optometric Society, and the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (AAOMC).
After receiving his bachelor of science degree from Bowling Green State University, Dr. Handschumacher went to the 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.
Doctor Handschumacher is a specialist in the field of NeuroVisual Medicine which is the optometric subspecialty that identifies and treats neurological / medical symptoms that originate directly or indirectly in the visual system. He treats Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD), a condition where a vision misalignment (frequently subtle) creates difficulties with the two eyes working together to create a single 3-dimensional image, and difficulties with the two eyes following that image as it moves.
The symptoms caused by BVD are not usually associated with problems with the visual system, and include headache, dizziness, anxiety and panic, persistent post-concussive symptoms, gait instability and balance problems, frequent falls, neck pain, motion sickness, nausea, and reading and learning problems.
He currently resides in Raleigh with his wife and son.
To contact Dr. Jeffrey Handschumacher by email: DrH@fecnc.com
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Dr. Cara Finn, OD
Dr. Cara Finn is excited to join Family Eyecare Center and provide comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages. She received her Optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry in 2014. While her training provides her with the ability to provide a variety of services including routine vision exams and medical exams for injuries and infections, she has a special interest in working with specialty contact lenses like CRT (Ortho K) and Scleral lenses for patients with corneal disease.
In February 2014 Dr. Finn volunteered with I-Care International and the UMSL chapter of Students Volunteering Optometric Services for Humanity in Trujillo, Honduras bringing eye care to those in need. She hopes to be able to participate in more mission trips in the future.
After two years of practicing in Ohio, Dr. Finn is excited to begin practicing in Raleigh, NC. She is originally from Napoleon, Ohio and graduated from Napoleon High School. She then attended the University of Michigan where she received her bachelors of science in psychology. She is the daughter of Jay and Patti Finn and has two sisters; Mackenzie (Finn) Plassman and Shannon.