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Optometrist expands eye care service to South Tampa

Pearle Vision, a leading national premium eye care brand, opened a location Tuesday in the Fresh Market Center at 3708 Henderson Blvd.

The father and son team of Dr. Jeff Butcher and Dr. Chris Butcher have a combined 25 years practicing optometry and will manage the daily operations alongside a team of seasoned eye care professionals. Jeff Butcher will serve as CEO. Chris Butcher will be the COO.

This marks the Butchers’ second Pearle Vision EyeCare Center and it will open four more locations this year in the Tampa Bay area including downtown St. Pete, Clearwater, Citrus Park, and Wesley Chapel.

"We’re excited to open our Tampa EyeCare Center and become a trusted provider of vision care in the neighborhood," said Dr. Chris Butcher.

"As we looked around the country, Tampa really stood out as an excellent place for our brand.

"We looked at what the need is and got an analysis on the area of how many people are needing the kind of care that we deliver versus what is available and that’s kind of why we decided this is a good area to go."

The new Pearle Vision EyeCare Center provides full-scope optometry that is more than a routine eye exam.

Not only are they doctor-owned, but they have state-of the-art eye exam equipment that evaluates for glaucoma, cataracts, dry eyes and more.

It also offers an extensive collection of designer frames from Ray Ban, Oakley, Vogue eyewear, Coach, Michael Kors, Versace, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada eyewear, DKNY and more.

"Quality eye care is our top priority, and we have no doubt Jeff and Chris will give the people of Tampa just that," said Alex Wilkes, general manager of Pearle Vision.

Frames, which start at $59 and increase based on the designer, are usually covered by many insurance companies, but for those without insurance Pearle Vision offers promotions such as 40 percent off lenses.

Pearle Vision eye care center hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment call (813) 392-3636 or visit pearlevision.com

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