Our Practice

It started as a dream of Dr. Michael Bartiss, to provide dedicated, personal eye care to children as well as their entire family. Family Eye Care of the Carolinas opened its doors the fall of 2000 and proudly continues to provide pediatric ophthalmology services and general optometric care to the Sandhills area. We also house a vast optical dispensary that welcomes outside prescriptions.

Family does not just appear in our name; it is how we treat our patients. We enjoy watching little ones grow year to year and love the opportunity to share in the milestones from graduation to retirement. As your vision needs change over the years, we will be here to help you see a bright future.

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We want your visit to our office to be a positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the excellent, personalized care and service you deserve. Whatever we can do to make your experience with us more comfortable and pleasant, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your eye care needs, and look forward to serving you.

Make an appointment today – we’d love to hear from you!

Your pediatric ophthalmologist can give you instructions on how to treat amblyopia, but it is up to you and your child to carry out this treatment. Children do not like to have their eyes patched, especially if they have been depending on the better seeing eye to “do all the work”. As a parent, you must convince your child to do what is best for him or her. Near vision activities such as small screen electronic games (not movies), puzzles, dot to dot and other crafts often entice young minds. Like immunizations, the experience may initially be unpleasant for your child, but you know that it is in his or her best interest and involvement, as well as your ability to gain your child’s cooperation. Parents play an extremely important role in determining whether their child’s amblyopia will be effectively treated, and how the child will see for the rest of his or her life.


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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm