Thank you for trusting us with your eye care! We are open and serving our community. For a list of how our office is evolving click here!

April 6th, 2020

Hey all you cool cats and kittens! Welcome to week two of our new normal. We hope you’re finding some joy in spending extra quality time with your family and furry friends. We’re still holding down the fort here at OO, and we can’t wait to show you all the exciting plans we have for…well, whenever we’re able to see you again. In the meantime, check out OO’s optical adventures and advice for this week!

Frequently Asked Questions…

How do I pick up my glasses order?

We’d be happy to mail your glasses to you at no cost, or we can schedule a time for curbside pickup!

What if I’m out of contact lenses?

We can help with that! Give us a call to order contacts and have them shipped to your door free of charge.

I’m having an ocular emergency!

Our optometrist is on call! Get in touch ASAP and we will we help you get the care that you need.

Itchy eyes got you down?

Like all allergies, eye allergies happen when your body overreacts to something – and boy, is there a lot of pollen out there to react to right now! If you’re experiencing dry, itchy, red, or tired eyes, try out some of the tips below:

  • Stay indoors when pollen counts are highest, usually in mid-morning and early evening.
  • Reach for your eyeglasses instead of your contact lenses. Contact lenses can cause further irritation and dryness for already aggravated eyes.
  • When you go out, wear eyeglasses or big sunglasses to block pollen from your eyes. Driving? Keep the windows closed and run the air conditioner.
  • Reach out – we are here for you if you are struggling to relieve your allergy symptoms. Give us a call anytime and we can help!



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Dr. Melissa Heisler, OD

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Get to Know Your Optometrist

Where are you from?
A small town called Heisler (yes, really!) in Alberta, Canada

Where did you go to school? 
Undergrad: MacEwan University – Edmonton, AB – Studied Biology
Optometry: Illinois College of Optometry – Chicago, IL – Class of 2018 Summa Cum Laude

Why Optometry?
I always wanted to work in the medical field. Optometry gave me an opportunity to truly take my time to interact with patients and to see lots of healthy folks for check ups, but also to treat ocular disease and co-manage with rheumatology, endocrinology, primary care, etc. when necessary. It’s a little bit of everything!

What’s your favorite thing about being an Optometrist?
I love getting to know my patients and finding glasses and contact lens options that not only help them see, but fit seamlessly into their lifestyles.

Support Downtown Greensboro

Scuppernong Books
(336) 763-1919

Now more than ever, we all finally have time to read! The folks at Scuppernong books have been dear Elm St. friends of ours for many years, and they’re offering an awesome way to discover new books:

It’s like browsing in the era of social distancing. Order a mystery box in $25 denominations, pick a genre, tell us five authors you enjoy, and we’ll send you books!

Available for adult, young adult, middle grade, and very young readers