Dr. Alecia Barnes was born and raised in Lumberton, North Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University in 1992 and attended optometry school at Southern College of Optometry. She has lived and practiced in Raleigh since receiving her Doctorate of Optometry in 1996. Dr. Barnes’ specialties include Vision Therapy and Orthokeratology. She has been in practice for 20 years and is a member of the AOA, NCSOS, COVD, NORA and OEP.
Dr. Barnes and her husband, Juan, live in the Brier Creek area and are actively involved in the community. When not spending weekends at Wolfpack sporting events, they are watching their boys, Connor and Justin, play baseball with North Wake Baseball or basketball with NCWBA. Dr. Barnes is also an avid runner and enjoys playing tennis.
Dr. Barnes looks forward to seeing you soon at TrueVision Eye Care!
Dr. Friel is a Florida native who spent most of her childhood in North Carolina, graduating from high school in Concord, and attending NC State University for her undergraduate degree. She completed her doctorate at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2017. She also completed a medical eye care residency at the Salisbury VA Medical Center in NC. Dr. Friel’s training had an emphasis on the diagnosis and management of eye disease including retina, trauma, urgent eye care, glaucoma, diabetes, and dry eyes. She also has special training on specialty contact lens fitting.
Dr. Friel enjoys morning coffee, exercise, and traveling with her husband. Please help us welcome Dr. Friel, and schedule an appointment with her today!