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Founded in 2012, our offices specialize in caring for all your vision needs.  We handle everything from eye exams and hard-to-fit contact lenses, to computer vision problems, specialty lenses and medical eye care.  By staying current with the latest developments in eye care, prescription lenses and advances in contact lens technology, our offices can provide you with the best vision, advice and fit today-and in the years to come.  We take pride in building lasting relationships with our patients, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your vision requirements and your lifestyle needs.  We are a locally owned and operated, family-run office!
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History

Our story begins in 2006 when Dr. Gavin McDowell became an associate for a well established optometrist who had been practicing in the Newport area for over 30 years.  Seeing the potential to establish a community-based, family-friendly practice, Dr. McDowell purchased the practice and began laying the ground-work for our company.  In 2007, a similar practice was purchased in the Pocahontas area and Dr. Amy Tolbert joined our company.  In 2012, both offices re-launched as CustomEyes Vision Care so that a singular identity could be established revolving around the customization and personalization of quality eye wear and eye care.  Since the reintroduction of our company, we have seen amazing growth which prompted our relocation to larger facilities in our Pocahontas office to Broadway Street as well as a new building being constructed for our Newport office on Malcolm with an anticipated completion in the Fall of 2014.