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Dr. William Fox

Dr. William Fox attended David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee for his undergraduate course of study in biochemistry. He then attended The Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and where he graduated with a doctor of optometry degree. Dr. Fox's externships were at the Biloxi, Mississippi Family Health Clinic, Indian Health Services Department of Ophthalmology, and the Portland Eye Clinic at Pacific University. His externship studies were in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease and contact lens evaluations.

Beginning his career in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Fox worked in the Ophthalmology Department, under Dr. Joe Citron, at Crawford Long Hospital. He started Fox Eye Care Group, located next to Lenscrafters, in 1991 in Greensboro, NC. The practice has since grown to 5 locations throughout North Carolina and including Winston Salem.

Dr. Fox specializes in contact lens evaluations, diabetic eye exams, and overall family eye health evaluations. He is a 20+ year member of the American Optometric Association and the North Carolina Optometric Society.

Dr. Fox was twice awarded the Horizon Award from Lenscrafters for a combination of professional skills and humanitarian endeavors. He was awarded the Wesley Jesson (now CibaVision) Contact Lens Fitter of the Year award in 1998. He continues to work with the Gift of Sight Foundation (now called OneSight) at home and abroad, helping the needy and disadvantaged. Dr. Fox is the treasurer on the national board of ALLDocs, the independent doctors of optometry next to Lenscrafters. 

Dr. Fox enjoys traveling, playing basketball, and surfing during his free time.

Dr. John Jones

Dr. John Jones attended The Southern College of Optometry located in Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated in 1992 with a doctor of optometry degree. Dr. Jones performed his internship at Omni Eye Services in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a past President of the Catawba Optometric Society.

Dr. Jones joined Fox Eye Care Group in 1995 and is the fulltime doctor at the Friendly Shopping Center Location. Dr. Jones Specializes in gas permeable contact lens evaluations and comprehensive vision care for the whole family.

Dr. Jones has been married to his high school sweetheart, Latrelle, for 19 years. They have three children, Lucy, Archer, and Macon. Dr. Jones enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and trail running with his family. He also participates in the occasional triathlon.


Dr. Darren Hilburn


Dr. Darren Hilburn is originally from Lumberton, North Carolina. He completed his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Hilburn is a member of the American Optometric Association and the North Carolina State Optometric Society. Dr. Hilburn also serves as a clinical board examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. Dr. Hilburn has years of experience in treating Diabetic eye disease, Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma disorders, Pediatric care, and Refractive/Cataract Surgery co-management. He loves sports and the outdoors. Dr. Hilburn and his wife are blessed with two boys who definitely help keep life interesting outside the office.

Dr. Kelly Zwiesdak

Dr. Gary Nestor

Dr. Keisha Smith

Dr. Keisha Smith is a native of Kinston, NC. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 1997. She furthered her education at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, now a part of Salus University, in Elkins Park, PA with a Bachelors Degree in Optometry in 2001 and a Doctorate Degree in Optometry in 2004.

William Hefner VA Hospital in Salisbury, NC was the site of her optometric residency funded through the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. She obtained this graduate residency status in 2005.

Dr. Smith currently loves dancing, reading, and socializing with positive people. She is a member of the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Lyndon Wong


Dr. Joseph Tart