The Mission Statement
Eye Medics, established in 2003, is a professional vision care center that provides quality family eye care by licensed optometrists. As a full-scope optometric practice, our pediatric eye specialist provides comprehensive children eye exams starting at six months of age. We also offer a LASIK alternative to vision correction called Orthokeratology (ortho-k). Our overnight vision correction (sleepSEE ortho-k) provides the best vision correction method for children and adults with active lifestyles or progressive myopia.
At Eye Medics, our aim is to provide each patient with the most comprehensive eye health examination possible while also offering personalized advice, quality products, and unparalleled service in a friendly, comfortable and professional atmosphere. With a highly trained staff and state-of-the-art equipment, we go beyond 20/20.
James H. Singletary OD, FIOA
Dr. Singletary’s unique journey to becoming an optometrist began as a young man who struggled in school due to an undiagnosed vision problem. He turned to sports and ultimately lead a memorable football history, including becoming a star linebacker for Seventy First High School in his hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina, garnering national recognition with the East Carolina University Pirates, and continuing as an NFL draft pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 1990. Dr. Singletary returned home after his football career ended abruptly due to a series of injuries, and returned to school to receive his college degree in Chemistry at Fayetteville State University in 1998. Dr. Singletary was eventually diagnosed with an eye condition known as accommodative insufficiency, a vision problem that contributed to his inability to maintain clear, comfortable vision while reading. Overcoming his vision deficiency, his performance improved.
Dr. Singletary decided to take his education further, and he spent the next four years at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), where he received his Doctorate of Optometry in 2003. During his professional training at PCO, Dr. Singletary set a career goal to establish his own private practice in his hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he now practices with his wife, who is also an optometrist. Since the opening of Eye Medics in 2005, Dr. Singletary has made enormous efforts to educate the public on the importance of early comprehensive eye examinations in children, so that each child may achieve their fullest potential in life. In addition to primary eye care services, Dr. Singletary enjoys practicing behavioral vision care, myopia control in children, and sleepSEE (a non-surgical vision correction procedure). In 2012, Dr. Singletary became one of the first optometrists in Eastern North Carolina to receive a fellowship from the Orthokeratology Academy of America (OAA).
Dr. Singletary makes it a point to challenge himself every day and to continue to learn and grow personally and professionally. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, jazz music, spending time with family, and keeping his wife happy.
Eva Shiau OD
Dr. Shiau received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1998 and her Doctorate of Optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) in 2002. Her clinical training included practicing at the PHS Indian Hospital in Whiteriver, Arizona, as well as practicing at a low vision rehabilitation center in Springfield, Pennsylvania. During her clinical training, Dr. Shiau saw a high prevalence of ocular diseases affecting primarily elderly patients, such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. She also saw how these eye conditions can negatively impact a patient’s quality of life. While at PCO, Dr. Shiau met her husband, who is also an optometrist, and together, they opened a private practice in her husband’s hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Dr. Shiau enjoys the personalized continuity of care that she is able to provide to her patients in private practice. In particular, she understands the importance of spending time to educate patients about their eye conditions, so that patients may be proactive in their own ocular health. Although she is happy to see patients of all ages, Dr. Shiau’s interests include glaucoma, cataracts, corneal diseases and specialty contact lenses.
Outside of optometry, Dr. Shiau enjoys writing, listening to music, spending time with family and taking on new adventures with her husband.