Salisbury Eyecare & Eyewear values more than eyes; we value you! Our optometrist, Dr. Melanie J. Denton, uses her wealth of knowledge in geriatrics and emergency health care to provide her patients with comprehensive services that deliver experience, eye care, and ethics.
When you come for your appointment, enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee in our waiting room, let your children pass the time with our very own LeapPad (disinfected after every use, of course), or simply browse our curated catalog of fabulous designer frames!
During your appointment, Dr. Denton will take a detailed look at your overall health, including your blood pressure and body temperature, to help provide the services you need. Great eye care looks at the health of the person, not just their eyes!
Ethical work is in our blood. We ensure all of our products and services are eco-friendly and provide incredible value beyond what we do in the office! Our eyewear comes from carefully vetted designers and manufacturers; if we don’t feel comfortable selling it, you won’t see it in our store!
At Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear, we are committed to providing compassionate eye care with unparalleled and truly exceptional patient experience. We do this through excellent customer service, continuous dedication to perfecting our craft, and the utilization of cutting-edge technology and leading eye care products. We are obsessed with enhancing, protecting, and preserving our patient’s precious sense of sight for a lifetime!
Dr. Denton isn’t originally from Salisbury, but she got here as fast as she could. Raised on a hog farm in Michigan, Dr. Denton dreamed of attending the University of Michigan. She did just that, graduating with a BS in Anthropology-Zoology in 2005. Following her undergraduate studies, she attended the Michigan College of Optometry, obtaining her doctorate in optometry in 2009. Dr. Denton completed her student internships at the Duke Eye Center, the Detroit Veteran’s Affairs Hospital, and the Optometric Institute and Clinic of Detroit. Following graduation, she elected to pursue an Ocular Disease residency program and was selected to be a resident at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL, where she completed her residency. While living in Asheville, she completed an MBA from Western Carolina University.
Dr. Denton is active in her profession and the community. She is a member of the Historic Salisbury Foundation, the Rowan Chamber of Commerce, and the Salisbury Rotary. She volunteers as a clinical examiner for the North Carolina Board of Optometry as well as being a member of the North Carolina Optometric Society, the American Optometric Association, and a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Denton has a passion for patient care and recognizes the eyes as, not only the window to your soul, but also the window to a person’s overall health. While she treats and manages a wide array of ocular diseases, ocular traumas, and primary eye care, her true passion is treating Dry Eye Syndrome. She prides herself in being an “end-of-the-line” specialist, meaning she manages care for individuals who have tried seemingly everything and are still suffering from their dry eye symptoms. Utilizing a method for treating dry eye that she calls “interventional dry eye treatment”, she analyzes your medical history, current routine, and the condition of your eyes before prescribing treatments that truly intervene to deliver tangible results to patients, ensuring to track improvement along the way. If you’re interested in being scheduled to be seen by Dr. Denton, reach out to Candice via email at [email protected] and she will get back to you as soon as possible.
Amy Yoder, Licensed Esthetician
Raised on a homestead in eastern Wisconsin, Amy moved to North Carolina as a teenager. Marrying her love for helping people and her passion for skincare, Amy attended Anew Vision Academy: Institute of Skin and Spa Sciences where she realized her calling to specialize in advanced, result driven facial services with a strong focus on health. Her calm demeanor and wealth of skin care knowledge help to create a relaxing environment for her clients as they escape their day-to-day hustle and bustle by investing in their skin health and self care routine. If you have questions about Amy or the esthetic services she offers, reach out to her via email at seevisionaryesthe[email protected] and she will get back to you as soon as possible.
Amy resides in Statesville with her husband and daughter. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, camping, and playing the violin.
Kristin is our office manager and treatment counselor who came to our office from another medical office in a different specialty in the spring of 2018. She ensures the office runs smoothly and that the team is well trained while also making herself available to all of our dry eye patients, as she is the lead treatment counselor. If you have dry eye syndrome and have questions about the disease itself or the treatments available to you, reach out to Kristin via email at [email protected] and she will get back to you as soon as possible.
Sam is our lead frame stylist and optical expert. She has worked in eye care for several years now and joined our team in the spring of 2019 after visiting our office as a patient. Sam has always been a lover of independent eyewear and lives for the opportunity to help you fall in love with your next pair of glasses. Nothing makes her happier than a patient picking up their glasses and being over the moon about how great they feel and how amazing their vision is. If you have questions about any of the frames or lenses that we offer, reach out to Sam via email at [email protected] and she will get back to you as soon as possible.
Ashley is our part-time medical technician here at Salisbury Eyecare. Ashley has been part of our team since 2019 and is well loved by our patients. Between her wonderful demeanor, knowledge of medical eye conditions, and understanding of your insurance benefits, she’s a vital part of our team. Ashley is a giving person who strives to ensure all our patients feel loved and cared for and we’re thrilled to have this absolute joy of a human being be part of our team.
If you have questions about your insurance benefits, reach out to us via email at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Hannah is our full-time medical technician here at Salisbury Eyecare. Hannah came to us from another medical office in a different specialty, so she’s very familiar with medical terminology and getting patients ready for the doctor. She’s a people-person through and through with a wealth of knowledge regarding diagnostic tests and medical history taking. Hannah is also learning to assist Sam and Kristin in our optical, so don’t be surprised if you see her before AND after your visit with the doctor. If you have questions about our exams, reach out to us via email at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
HIPAA Compliant Services
Every medical practice in the United States upholds compliance with the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA). This act ensures your personal information is protected, including your contact information, address, date of birth, and any information related to your health.
Only your doctors have access to this information. We will never disclose it to anyone unless we have your consent or if we’re legally required by a court of law.
In The Community
We’re proud to be a part of our incredible Salisbury community! We’re very fortunate to be able to provide what we love to such an amazing town that we can’t help ourselves but give back.
Dr. Denton and Salisbury Eyecare & Eyewear have provided services and volunteer work to: