Man at risk for glaucoma

Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Vision

Glaucoma acquired that nickname because it sneaks up on you. It’s a leading cause of blindness worldwide, and the disease often has no symptoms. Doctors can detect the disease or risk factors for the disease during an annual eye exam. Researchers have learned a great deal about the disease, although there is still no cure. (more…)

Dr. Randall Stein

Horizon Eye Care Is First In Charlotte To Implant Glaucoma Surgical Device

Horizon Eye Care ophthalmologist Randall N. Stein, MD is the first physician in Charlotte to implant Alcon’s CyPass® Micro-Stent. Approved by the FDA in the summer of 2016, the CyPass Micro-Stent is a micro-invasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) device designed to treat cataract patients (more…)

Lions Clubs' Eyeglass Recycling Program

Give the gift of sight this holiday season!

In just about any home, you can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life. You can give them the gift of sight. (more…)

Dr. David Smith

Dr. Smith Retires

Dr. David L. Smith, ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist, retires December 31, 2017 after 24 years of practice. We are honored to have had Dr. Smith on our team since 1993, and know that he has touched the lives of many patients throughout the years. (more…)

Dr. Ridley Retires

Dr. Miriam E. Ridley, ophthalmologist and retina/vitreous and diabetic eye disease specialist, retires December 31, 2017 after 30 years of practice. It has been a privilege to have Dr. Ridley on our Horizon team. We, along with her patients, many with whom she has formed lifelong friendships, will miss her service. (more…)

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Information About 2018 Health Care Exchange Options

Planning to purchase insurance through the Health Care Exchange in 2018? Horizon Eye Care doctors participate in the following Health Care Exchange options: (more…)

Dr. Randall Stein

Randall N. Stein, MD, Joins Horizon Eye Care

Horizon Eye Care has hired Randall N. Stein, MD, as a staff ophthalmologist. Dr. Stein brings to Horizon several specialties, including medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, as well as cataract and laser-assisted cataract surgery. He will be based at Horizon’s Huntersville, Mooresville (more…)

Steven J. Ryder, MD, Joins Horizon Eye Care

Horizon Eye Care has hired Steven J. Ryder, MD, as a staff ophthalmologist. Dr. Ryder brings to Horizon several specialties, including in the areas of retina/vitreous and diabetic eye disease. He will be based at Horizon’s Cotswold, (more…)

Hunter S. Stolldorf, MD

Hunter S. Stolldorf, MD, Joins Horizon Eye Care

Horizon Eye Care has hired Hunter S. Stolldorf, MD, as a staff ophthalmologist. Dr. Stolldorf brings to Horizon a number of specialties, including cataract surgery, laser-assisted cataract surgery, LASIK surgery and medical and laser treatment of glaucoma. He will be based at Horizon’s (more…)

Dr. Paul Galentine

Dr. Galentine Retires

Dr. Paul G. Galentine, ophthalmologist and corneal specialist, retires March 31, 2017 after 32 years of practice. We are incredibly grateful for his service and know that he has touched the lives of countless patients, developing lifelong friendships with many.  (more…)

Dr Ravi Patel - Keratonocus Eye Surgery

Horizon Eye Care Is First In Charlotte to Perform Cross-linking Treatment for Keratoconus

On Friday, February 10, 2017, Dr. Ravi Patel completed the first corneal cross-linking treatment in the Charlotte area. Avedro’s therapeutic system can help slow down or halt progressive keratoconus and corneal ectasia, and may eliminate the need  for a corneal transplant. (more…)

Photo of woman with ketatocunus

Horizon Eye Care Offers the First & Only FDA-Approved Cross-linking Therapy for Treatment of Progressive Keratoconus

For patients living with keratoconus, a progressive thinning and weakening of the cornea, which can result in significant visual loss and may lead to corneal transplant, Horizon Eye Care is proud (more…)

Bechtler Low To No Vision Tours

Bechtler Tours Supported by Horizon Eye Care Let People Who Are Blind Or Visually Impaired Touch Works Of Art

Inquisitive, excited hands alternately glide across and linger on the intricate detail of sculptures. In this innovative, hands-on program, participants with low to no vision are able to explore and experience works of modern art by touch. (more…)

Dr. Vandana Minnal at Waverly

Waverly Location Now Open

Horizon Eye Care, consistently confirmed by peers as the most trusted eye practice in Charlotte, is now open in the one of the city’s most popular locations. Horizon’s new full-service, multi-specialty location features a state-of-the-art facility that includes 8,300 square feet of medical space. (more…)

Dr. Fredrick Weidman

Weidman Top Doc 2016

Horizon Eye Care’s Dr. Frederick Weidman, III has been named again to Charlotte magazine’s annual list of top doctors. (more…)

Rendering of Waverly Development in south Charlotte

New Horizon Eye Care Office At Waverly

Horizon Eye Care will relocate to Waverly this fall. The current Arboretum location will close once this new space is completed. Read the full story from the Charlotte Business Journal. (more…)

Horizon Eye Care’s New Brand Identity Includes Improved Website For Patients

After 20 years as a dominant player in the Charlotte market, Horizon Eye Care has launched a new brand identity, tagline and website.’s updated features add convenience for tens of thousands of patients (more…)

Horizon Eye Care Volunteers Bring Food, Fun To Charlotte Shelter Program

Horizon physicians and staff members partnered with Charlotte Family Housing (CFH) to grill hamburgers and hot dogs and entertain Plaza Place’s transitional shelter residents (more…)

Charlotte Magazine Top Doctors

Horizon Eye Care Drs. Krug, Weidman Honored In Charlotte Magazine

Horizon Eye Care Drs. Joseph Krug and Frederick Weidman, III have been named again to Charlotte magazine’s annual list of top doctors. (more…)

Eye Injury Prevention Month Encourages Vigilance

Here is a link to a helpful article from the NC Department of Health and Human Services website with tips for keeping your child’s vision safe. (more…)

Horizon Eye Care Serves Those Who Served Our Country

Four Horizon physicians and nine staff members performed free eye health screenings for the nation’s military veterans at the Charlotte Convention Center during the American Legion’s (more…)

Dr. Mark Malton on WCCB News Rising

Look More Rested With Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

Mark L. Malton, a surgery specialist at Horizon Eye Care, appeared on the televised Novant Health House Call segment on Charlotte’s “WCCB News Rising” (more…)

Facial Aesthetics

Today there are many choices in facial treatments for a more youthful appearance. Not only should you weigh the several options for types of treatment, but you also (more…)

Senior Male

Five Of The Most Common Eye Conditions Affecting Seniors

It has been estimated that by age 65, one in three Americans has some form of a potentially vision-affecting eye disease. Most seniors may not be aware (more…)

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery

The most common eyelid surgery performed in the United States is a plastic surgery procedure known as blepharoplasty. During the procedure, excess skin (more…)