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Our Optometric Physicians specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. They 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.

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 doctors:


Dr. Sandra Farnham

Dr. Farnham grew up in a small town outside of Erie, PA. She completed her undergraduate degree (B.S. in nursing) at Mercyhurst College in Erie. She re-located to sunny North Carolina where she worked as a cardiothoracic nurse. She then went to Indiana University to obtain a Doctorate in Optometry,...

Dr. Amanda L. Barker

Optometric Physician
Dr. Barker-Assell, a North Carolina native, completed her B.S. degree at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then her Doctorate of Optometry at The UAB School of Optometry in Alabama. She received internship training in ocular disease at Northern Navajo Medical Center in New Mexico and in...