Our Story

Where We Came From

Dr. Lee McPherson and Dr. Samantha Ward met while training together at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. Dr. Lee McPherson moved to North Carolina soon after leaving Miami and has been seeing patients in Wake Forest since 2005. Samantha moved to North Carolina just before they were married in 2008, and for four more years they worked together, providing exceptional eyecare for thousands of patients in Wake Forest and its surrounding areas. When the time arose to create a new path for themselves, it was a natural choice for them to again join forces and start up their own practice. McPherson Family Eye Care was borne out of a commitment to continue providing the caring, compassionate and outstanding eyecare that their patients have learned to expect and trust.

Where We Are Now

We are proud to call our office on 3150 Rogers Road in Wake Forest our new home. The large, pretty building is easily visible and accessible from Rogers Road. Our office is modern and sophisticated, yet welcoming and comfortable. Kids (and parents, too!) love our large play area, complete with a chalkboard wall, train set, tool set, books and a mini-kitchen. Kids stay entertained while they wait for their eyes to dilate or while they wait for Mom and Dad to get their eyes checked. Often times, kids don’t want to leave! Adults enjoy having a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate while perusing a magazine and relaxing. Who said getting an eye exam had to be boring??

We look forward to the opportunity to show you our new home. We are excited to continue caring for the many terrific patients that we already have and we are excited to have new patients to join the McPherson Family Eye Care family!

Your Experience

At McPherson Family Eye Care, you will find a caring team of professionals dedicated to providing high quality, personalized eye care for the whole family. We value our patient relationships and strive to improve your quality of life and vision through uncompromised service and state-of-the-art technology.

When you first come into our office, you will be personally greeted by our friendly receptionists who will get you checked in and be sure that all of the proper paperwork is filled out. Next, a technician will run several diagnostic tests that provide important baseline information that the doctor will use during your examination. The technician will also obtain a thorough health and medical history, as many conditions affect the health of your eyes.

The doctor will discuss your vision and eye health concerns before checking your prescription. After your vision concerns have been addressed, the health of your eyes will be assessed. A microscope will be used to evaluate the front surface of your eyes, the pressure in your eyes will be checked and then your pupils will be dilated so that the insides of your eyes can be evaluated. When your pupils are dilated, your doctor will be able to check for things such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. While you may have heard that a retinal photograph is an acceptable substitution for dilation, our doctors feel very strongly that dilation is important for allowing the most thorough view of your retinas. We encourage all patients to have retinal photos taken as they do provide a terrific central view of your retinas. However, the periphery of your retinas cannot be adequately viewed without dilation. We understand that dilation is at times inconvenient, but we strive to be as comprehensive as possible. After all, it only usually needs to be done once a year!

The doctors will complete your exam by discussing their findings, giving you their eye care recommendations and answering any questions that you may have. If you are in need of a new piece of eyewear, Jeff or Angela will help to get you into glasses that suit your lifestyle and budget. If contact lenses are your preference, please let our doctors know during the exam. They will fit you in the latest and most comfortable contact lenses available and are happy to see you for checks until the vision, fit and comfort are satisfactory. Our doctors want you to be excited about your contact lenses.

When you visit our office, our goal is that you will leave completely satisfied and confident with our doctors, staff, and services. If something is amiss, let us know and we will do what we can to make it right. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.