Friendly Center is a large, open-air shopping center located in northwestern Greensboro, North Carolina, near the intersection of Wendover Avenue and Friendly Avenue. The shopping center opened in August 1957, and with its inward orientation, Friendly Center could be classified as an outdoor lifestyle center.
Our Fox Eye Care Group optometrists will satisfy all of your vision needs in Greensboro, NC. With friendly and professional service, we provide a full range of eye care services, including eye health exams, vision testing, ocular disease management, and a premium collection of eyewear. If you require treatment for eye disease, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts, our eye doctors stay current with the latest medical advances so you benefit from the most advanced treatments possible.
We know that appearance is important, and we stock a diverse array of designer frames for when you need glasses to see clearly. If you prefer contact lenses, our Greensboro eye doctor will perform a thorough contact lens exam and fitting to determine the best material and type of lenses for your eyes. We offer an extensive selection of contact lenses, including many specialty types for hard-to-fit vision conditions. If you have a current vision prescription, please stop by anytime to browse our optical collection and to replenish your supply of contacts!
Once your vision is sharp, it’s time to see Greenboro clearly!
City of Arts & Innovation
One of the best places in Greensboro to view and appreciate modern art is at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, located on the University of North Carolina campus. The focus is on American Art and spans movements from the early 20th century through the present. Another fantastic Greensboro art venue is Greenhill, which has a 7,000 square-foot exhibition space for rotating shows.
If you and your family are more passionate about science and animals than art, our innovative city will not disappoint you! The Greensboro Science Center, one of the most visited tourist sites in the city, offers a museum, a zoo, and an aquarium. Get a glimpse into the lives of monkeys, crocodiles, stingrays, sharks, otters and many more water and land creatures. For a fun, interactive family outing, we recommend the Greensboro Children’s Museum, located downtown. Kids up to age 10 will love exploring the displays and enjoying the interesting presentations.
History & Heritage
Spend an informative and intriguing afternoon at the Greensboro Historical Museum to celebrate local culture and heritage. This museum documents the lives of many diverse people who helped found the city, including Scots-Irish, Native Americans, and Quakers. Military buffs should head over to the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. This site commemorates the 1781 Battle of Guilford Courthouse, which ignited the offensive that resulted in the American victory in the Revolutionary War. You can tour the museum and meander through the landscaped area on foot or bike.
Action-Packed Family Fun
Not in the mood for a museum? When you and your family are feeling restless, Greensboro’s Celebration Station is a wonderful place to release energy. This theme and adventure park features many outdoor and indoor activities, including a go-cart tracks for various age groups, mini-golf, batting cages, rides, and an on-site café that serves classic American fare.
These local sites are just a few suggestions of how to spend your time in our amazing city. After your Fox Eye Care Group eye exam, we encourage you look clearly at all that Greensboro has to offer!
We are located in the LensCrafters next to Macy’s on Friendly Center Road, our eye doctors specialize in family eye exams and contact lenses, including the new patient-friendly AccuExam. We welcome customers from the nearby towns of Summerfield and Oak Ridge, NC.