Dr. Kyle A. Eaton

Originally from rural Ohio, Dr. Eaton grew up spending vacations with his family along the North Carolina coast. In the fall of 1997, he began attending Miami University (OH) for undergraduate study. While at Miami, he received the Linda Singer scholarship in philosophy, a Howard Hughes Medical Research Internship, and became elected to the national honor society of philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa. His academic research interests included neuro-ophthalmic performance and integration. Most of his undergraduate summers were spent working on the North Carolina coast. Dr. Eaton graduated with honors in the spring of 2002 with degrees in biology, philosophy, and neuroscience.

In the fall of 2002, Dr. Eaton began attending the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry. While at Berkeley, He received two National Eye Institute Research Fellowships, a nomination for the Greenwood Award in patient care, and a Dean-appointed chair to the Harris Award Committee. In 2003, he helped operate a free eye care clinic in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua which delivered medical and optical eye care to more than three thousand patients in less than one week.

At Berkeley, Dr. Eaton completed multiple clinical internships in primary eye care, binocular vision, pediatrics, contact lenses, low-vision, and ocular disease. He completed clinical rotations at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, NC, at Fukai and Associates in Louisville, CO, and at American Lake Veterans Hospital in Tacoma, WA. He completed the inaugural Executive Eye Care Program offered as a joint venture between the Haas School of Business and the School of Optometry at Berkeley. Academic and clinical research interests involved pediatric visual detection and how to better diagnose and treat amblyopia (lazy eye) in children.

Upon graduating with honors and receiving his doctorate from Berkeley in the spring of 2006, Dr. Eaton became licensed by The National Board of Examiners in Optometry and by the North Carolina State Board of Optometry. He returned to North Carolina in the summer of 2006 to begin private practice and has been enjoying southern hospitality and grits ever since.

Office Manager Shelia

Originally from the Wilmington area, Sheila enjoys the beach, playing softball, ice skating…yes, ice skating…and most of all spending time with her family. Weekends typically find Sheila either trying to keep up with her son, Tyler, who remains active in sports almost year around or at one of her family’s oyster roasts where the karaoke machine is never far away. Her years of experience in the medical field and insurance knowledge will help answer questions you may have about your insurance plan. Without doubt, Sheila keeps our office entertaining whether you’re here for an appointment or just stopping by to say hello.