​Did you know?

​​​​​How does Spectacle Envy provide quality eyewear in Mocksville?

Eyeglasses were believed to be invented between 1268 and 1289 in Italy. They were typically worn by monks and scholars. These early spectacles were held in front of the eyes or they balanced on the nose. With the invention of the printing press in 1452, an increase in literacy, and availability of books, new designs came about. This led to the eventual mass production of affordable eyeglasses. ​​


​(knowledge courtesy of www.museumofvision.org)

Vision is a complex sense. The eyes are the entry to a multilayered visual system that processes millions of bits of information every second. For people to see, light rays must be bent or "refracted" into the eye and focused on our retina. The cornea does the major job of refraction for our eyes, and the lens provides fine-tuning to adjust for distance.​


When the eyeball or the cornea is not the right shape, then the light rays cannot be refracted properly and vision is blurry - this is called a "refractive error". In addition, as we age, the lens naturally becomes more rigid so that it can no longer focus from far to near. As we age, we lose the ability to focus on near objects, a condition call presbyopia.


The most common way to correct refractive errors is to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. They compensate for the shape of the person's eye. In recent years, surgical procedures have been introduced that can reshape the cornea.


(knowledge courtesy of www.museumofvision.org) 

​​​​​​​​We are located in historic downtown Mocksville for your convenience. We can also travel locally to serve those in assisted living facilities or with mobility issues that need quality eyewear at affordable prices.


We have a selection of frames and lenses to fit everyone's needs and budgets.


We use a trusted lab to ensure quality eyewear with less waiting time.


Every pair ordered comes with a hard case, cleaner, eyewear care instructions, and a cleaning cloth. 


We carry a variety of contact lens brands at competitive prices.


We accept payment in the forms of cash, check, or credit card for your convenience. We process Superior Vision and Community Eye Care insurance at this time. Your vision insurance may have out of network benefits available to you. We can help you fill out the Out of Network Benefits form for reimbursement.


​All we need to get started is an updated prescription from either an optometrist or an ophthalmologist.