A message from Susan Durham, founder and owner of Brier Creek Vision Care:

Effective May 1, 2021, we will no longer be in-network providers for:

  • AlwaysCare
  • Community Eye Care
  • Medicaid
  • Opticare
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision

While we will no longer be considered “in-network” providers for these plans, our staff is happy to assist you in maximizing your “out of network” benefits and you can expect to receive a direct reimbursement from your vision benefits plan 2-4 weeks after we have filed your claim. 

We will continue to accept all major medical insurance plans. You may utilize your medical insurance benefits to help offset the cost of your eye exam when a medical condition such as cataracts, diabetes, dry eye, glaucoma, etc. is present. When scheduling your appointment, please let our staff know if there may be reason to file your eye exam to your major medical insurance. We will continue to welcome all Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA).

Thank you for your continued loyalty to Brier Creek Vision Care. We take pride in offering the highest level of patient care and we believe this transition will allow us to refocus our attention on our valued patients. Please call, email, or text our office to learn more about maximizing your vision benefit plan.

We gladly accept the following “in-network” benefit plans:

  • Aetna (most plans)                                                   
  • Advantra Freedom
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Healthcare
  • Eyemed
  • First Health Network
  • GEHA
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MVP
  • Optum Health
  • United Healthcare VSP

    We gladly accept the following “out-of-network" benefit plans:

    • AlwaysCare
    • Community Eye Care
    • Opticare
    • Spectera (United Healthcare Vision)
    • Superior Vision  


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    Hours of Operation

    We are closed for lunch daily from 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM.

    Brier Creek Vision Care


    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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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