A Dry Eye Center
AUTARCHIC SPEC SHOP
autarchic means independent.
We are an independent eye care provider. We are not associated with a chain. What does this mean for you? We spend time with each patient to ensure they understand their eye care options, the best ways to care for their eyes, and the eyewear products that are best for their vision demands.
We are passionate about providing the most comprehensive eye exam, the latest innovations in technology, and the most current treatment methods. We provide comprehensive eye exams, pre/post lasik care, contact lens analysis, and treatment of ocular conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, allergy, Keratoconus, Myopia, and dry eye.
We are committed to providing our patients with the best care. We understand one’s vision is vital and essential to their quality of life.
We are a boutique spectacle shop located in the South Park/Montford Park area of Charlotte, NC. We curate unique, designer eyewear that cannot be found anywhere else in the area. We carry only independent frame lines. You will not find mass produced eyewear here.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon - Thur 8-5PM
Friday 8:30-12:00, 12:30-5PM
Courtney Dryer, o.d.
Dr. Courtney Dryer calls Charlotte home. She graduated from Charlotte Christian School. She earned her Bachelors degree in Business from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and her Doctorate in Optometry from Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, Tennessee in 2011.
Dr. Dryer began wearing glasses at the age of 7, and contacts at the age of 8. This experience has provided her with the insight and empathy for the patients she now serves. She has practiced at several optometric offices in Huntersville and Charlotte before opening her own practice.
She is a member of the North Carolina Optometric Society, the Piedmont Optometric Society, and the American Optometry Association. She has contributed to optometric magazines and websites including Review of Optometric Business, New Grad Optometry, Vision Monday, and Invision Magazine.
In 2015, she was named one of the most influential women in optical by Vision Monday magazine for her contributions to the profession.
our Technology & services
FRAME Styling & Customized Lens selection
We offer individualized frame styling and customized lens selection based on our patients' visual demands. Our eyeglass selection has been carefully selected from unique companies across the world. Our frames cannot be found in big box retailers and each company has committed to quality and social responsibility. When you buy a pair of glasses, many of our frame lines give a pair to someone in need.
Dr. Dryer will assess your eyes and recommend a contact lens brand that's best for you. We only fit the latest technology to improve vision and comfort. Patients with dry eye, astigmatism, and Keratoconus can now be fit successfully with scleral contact lenses. Children with increasing amounts of Myopia (near-sighted) can be treated with Orthokeratology lenses (Ortho-K).
In addition to routine eyecare and vision testing, we treat medical conditions such as dry eye, allergies, pink eye, floaters, headaches, Glaucoma, and cataracts. Same day appointments are available for these types of medical conditions. We also provide pre and post op care Lasik surgery care.
We accept many major vision and medical insurance plans including EyeMed, VSP, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, Aetna, Coventry Health Care, Community Eye Care, UnitedHealthcare, Physicians Eyecare Plan, Cigna, and Medicare.
We offer discounts on both exams and eyewear for those without insurance. Please call us with any insurance coverage questions you may have.