COVID-19 Update

Brier Creek Vision Care is excited to announce that we will be reopening for routine and medical eye exams beginning Monday, May 18, 2020. In an effort to prioritize the health of our staff and patients, we will be operating under stringent guidelines in accordance with recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Optometric Association (AOA), and North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry.

Please be aware of the following precautionary changes you will see in our office: - All staff and patients will be subject to symptom screening before entering the building and temperature checks upon entering the office. If you are experiencing cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, or have a fever, you will be asked to reschedule and contact your primary care physician. If you have recently had close personal contact with someone with symptoms, we also ask that you reschedule your appointment. When you arrive, Duke will be screening all patients from their vehicle at the main entrance. Please drive up and complete the screening before parking your vehicle and entering the building. 

 - All staff and patients will be required to wear a face mask while in the office. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. 

 - In order to maintain social distancing, we are making every effort to limit the number of patients in our office at any one time. We ask that all adult patients arrive alone. Minor children may be accompanied by one parent or guardian and patients requiring a caregiver may also bring one companion. Only the patient will be allowed in the exam room. If there are any additional companions, they will be asked to wait in their vehicle.

 - We ask that all patients complete any necessary paperwork requested by our office staff prior to their appointment in order to limit the amount of time required in the office.     

 -  All areas of our office will be thoroughly cleaned after every patient encounter. As some aspects of our examination require close contact, we will have additional forms of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available for special circumstances when social distancing cannot be maintained. 

If you need optical services including repairs, adjustments, eyeglass selection, pick up glasses or issues with your glasses, please contact the office to schedule an appointment with an optician, as walk-ins will not be accepted at this time.  We will continue to offer curbside pickup for glasses and contact lens orders if requested.  

If you require special assistance or are concerned about being high risk, please contact us to make the appropriate arrangements.

Due to child care needs, Dr. Patel is unable to return to the office at this time. We are currently compiling a list of patients who were scheduled to see Dr. Patel during our closure and any patients currently scheduled or recently referred to Dr. Patel. Once her schedule is finalized, patients will be contacted.  Please contact us if you are due for your eye exam and would like to be added to this list.

Brier Creek Vision Care takes the safety and health of our staff and patients very seriously. We appreciate your understanding as we implement these measures. If you have any questions about our new policies, please feel free to contact us. We are incredibly grateful for our loyal patients and we look forward to serving you again! 

Dr. Susan L. Durham
Dr. Pooja J. Patel   
Dr. Esther Nakagawara


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Brier Creek Vision Care


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  • "Excellent office. Staff is helpful and polite when dealing with my special needs child. They understand when he needs break and how to redirect to another technique to achieve goal. Would highly recommend to others!"
    Jennifer, Raleigh, NC
  • "I needed an eye doctor to see me for my concussion issue that effected my eyesight. There isn't many who are able to assess. Dr. Durham knew just how to work with my case in a gentle manner to help keep me calm. I finally have hope for healing now."
    Elizabeth 3/15/19 - Answer to Prayer
  • "Dr Durham is amazing. She takes the time to hear the patient and is extemely knowlegable."
    Susan 3/16/19 - Amazing
  • "All the staff were very helpful & Susan Durham was very thorough & professional"
    Jill 3/14/19
  • "Dr. Durham and her staff are the best and most knowledgeable dealing with brain injuries. Highly recommended!"
    Kristina 3/11/19 - Absolutely the best!
  • "Thought exam was personal, deteilrd and fully explained. Staff were prompt, kind, snd professional. I’d recommend Dr. Durham’s clinic to anyone needing eye care."
    Thomas 3/10/19
  • "The staff was very polite and extremely patient with my condition. Very specific about my condition and caring to help me recover. We will have a long road to recovery together."
    Elizabeth 3/11/19
  • "Didn't have to wait. Very thorough eye exam."
    Sandy 3/7/19 - Great eye checkup
  • "My visit was more than I could of asked for. I told my friends about my visit to the future. Dr. Dunham was extremely knowledgeable, concerned and determined to get it right, Her staff seemed to respect her greatly. staff was trained very well and gave me the confidence they knew what they were doing.
    I have already told my friends about my visit to the future."
    Patricia 2/24/19 - Everything was perfect.
  • "My daughter and I have have had great experiences at Brier Creek Vision! Dr. N. Is fantastic!! The office staff is super friendly, accommodating and very pleasurable to work with. Eye glass frames are plentiful and the opticians are helpful, suggestive and patient! Thanks to everyone for making all of visits wonderful!!"
    Cynthia 2/14/19 – Great Experience
  • "Dr Nakagawara is open, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Karim Glover in the optical dispensary took great care in explaining and helping me to get great value on a new set of prescription sunglasses that will do much more than my previous set. Extremely happy.
    Loved the Optician!"
    Thomas 2/22/19 - Great Doctors and Team...
  • "I cannot tell you how happy I am with Brier Creek Vision. Everyone from the moment you enter, all the way through the appointment, is knowledgeable friendly and caring. I receive excellent and professional care. Highly recommend!"
    Helen 2/21/19 - Excellent care
  • "Went from 20/30 to 20/20! The sky is the limit with dr Patel. Will continue to bring both my kids here...."
    Temidayo 2/17/19 - Dr Patel Rocks!!!!
  • "I have had nothing but amazing experiences here! The entire staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I have never walked away unsatisfied."
    Shelby 2/14/19 - Awesome!
  • "This office has all of the latest equipment and skills to take care of your eyes."
    Wales 2/6/19 - Great eye care!
  • "The atmosphere in the office is very pleasant and welcoming. I always feel comfortable in both the waiting room and the exam rooms. Selecting glasses is also a breeze, as the staff is extremely helpful and knowledgable."
    Kris 1/31/19 - Amazing Experience
  • "Our family visit was over the top. The entire staff took their time and made sure each and everyone's exam was through. No pressure to buy glasses. Our experience with Dr. Nakagawara was outstanding!!"
    Melissa 1/31/19 - Recommend
  • "I always have the best visit at Brier Creek Vision. My Doctor, Esther Nakagawara, is the best at what she does! She handles the procedures with care, caution and concern, explains well and has the best solutions to keep your eyes healthy. The staff is accommodating, patient and very kind to everyone; they never mind answering questions. The opticians are helpful in assisting with the selection of eyecare that looks good and works the best for you. I have told many people about my positive experiences at Brier Creek Vision and recommended this office as well."
    Kailah 1/30/19 - The Best in Eyeccare!!
  • "My family and I have been patients of Brier Creek Vision for 2 years. Dr. Nakagawara is a very caring and skilled OD who communicates, teaches and plans well. The staff and optometrists are inviting, knowledgeable and very helpful. We have recommended BCV to all our friends and family!"
    Cynthia 1/30/19 - Highly recommend
  • "I was thrilled to learn about the new Shaw lens concept to treat my daughter's amblyopia!"
    Molly 1/30/19 - Excellent Experience