About Five Points Eye Care

Five Points Eye Care OpticalSelecting care for your eyes is an important decision.  We are honored that you have chosen Five Points Eye Care Center for your vision and eye health needs.  We are committed to helping you maintain healthy eyes and the best possible vision.  Five Points Eye Care Center is located in Athens, Georgia in the historic Milledge Avenue District, close to downtown, the University of Georgia and the Five Points business district.  Click here to take a brief video tour of our office.

Five Points Eye Care Center's core values are:  Excellence in Eye Care, Patients Come First and We Lead by Example.  We strive to give every patient a personalized, pleasant eye care experience in a professional atmosphere.

Our doctors, Dr. Jon Forché , O.D., F.A.A.O., Dr. Nadine  Forché , O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O. and Dr. Meg Brya, O.D., F.C.O.V.D., provide quality, experienced eye care.  Drs. Jon and Nadine  Forché  are the only Diplomates of the American Board of Optometry in the Athens area.  Our licensed dispensing opticians are committed to giving you personalized, knowledgeable service for all of your eyewear needs, providing a wide selection of frames and specialty lenses including children's eyewear, industrial safety, designer frames and sunglasses, computer specific lenses and many more.  Our friendly clinic and business office staff make every effort to create a caring, comfortable environment for every patient in our office.

Five Points Eye Care Center is also an approved Worker Friendly business by the Economic Justice Coalition.  This program encourages people to use and work for businesses that are friendly to workers in wages and benefits.  We are proud to be one of the first businesses in the Athens-area designated as a Worker Friendly employer.

Vision Source logoFive Points Eye Care Center is a Vision Source practice, North America's premier network of private practice optometrists.  Vision Source practices are dedicated to providing you and your family the best in eye health care.

We are also happy to accept Care Credit, which offers healthcare financing plans for our patients.  Care Credit can be used to finance glasses, contact lenses and services.

Meet our doctors and our staff

  

Eye Care for All Ages

Five Points Eye Care Center is a comprehensive eye care center, offeringcomplete visual and medical examinations of the eye for all ages of patients.  At your visit for a comprehensive eye examination we will perform a prescription for glasses if needed, thoroughly check the outside and inside of the eye for problems or diseases, check the pressure inside your eye to screen for glaucoma and check your blood pressure. 

If you wear contact lenses or are interested in them, the doctors perform additional testing to determine the best contact lens prescription for your visual needs.  If there are any eye problems found during your eye examination, the doctors will ensure you receive the best possible treatment.  Patient education is an important part of our practice and we have computer-animated software in every exam room to explain your eye conditions.

Our doctors strive to personalize the examination based on the needs of the patient, leaving plenty of time for any questions or concerns you may have.  

High Quality Medical Eye Care

Five Points Eye Care Center believes in giving high quality care and invests inthe most recent technological advances in the eye care field.  Our office has a specialized computer called the Cirrus OCT that creates high-definition images of the inside of the eye to enable the doctors to diagnose glaucoma and retinal diseases before they affect vision.  For treating glaucoma and other eye diseases, we also have a computerized visual field analyzer and a pachymeter to measure the thickness of the cornea.  Our office provides digital ocular photography to document the appearance of the inside of your eye and a corneal topographer that enables the doctors to diagnose and treat corneal diseases and fit specialty contact lenses.

 

Community Outreach and Charity

At Five Points Eye Care Center, we strive to go beyond simple day-to-dayDr. Jon Forche performing a free eye exam business practices by taking opportunities to benefit our community through efforts of kindness and donation of time and materials.  Our office does so by several means. We accept donated eyewear to be fitted both locally and internationally.

 Our doctors participate in InfantSee, a program sponsored by the American Optometric Association to provide free comprehensive eye examinations to infants under the age of one.   They also perform free examinations through Vision USA and Lions Club International, programs that provide examinations to children and needy adults at little or no cost to them.  Our practice has partnered with Nuci's Space, a non-profit health and music center with a special emphasis on suicide prevention for area musicians.  All of our doctors have traveled to Central and South America to provide free eye care and glasses to people in remote or poor parts of those countries. 

One of the most rewarding things our office does is to foster outreach programs in our local community that offer assistance to less fortunate people. Our doctors and staff provide free eye care and glasses at a clinic in North Athens operated by The Sisters at the Oasis Catolico Santa Rafaela, which supports underprivileged immigrants.  They also volunteer their time to give free eye care at the Mercy Health Center, a non-profit community health center.Dr. Meg volunteering for the GOA Annette Winn School project

Our doctors routinely volunteer their time to lecture to many different groups in the Athens area including senior centers, the Athens Clarke County library, blind support service centers, local schools, and diabetes wellness classes.  Our doctors and staff also perform vision screenings at community health fairs.  Our office provides free vision screenings to hundreds of children at elementary and preschools every year.  Our practice sponsors many Athens area volunteer organizations including the Athens Oconee Junior Woman's Club, The Athens Kiwanis Club, Friends of Five Points, and the Taste of Athens which benefits Community Connection of Northeast Georgia

Five Points Eye Care Center has been able to provide thousands of needy individuals with free eye care and glasses over the years and are grateful to be able to give back to our community in many different ways.