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DOCTOR FOUNDED. DOCTOR FRIENDLY.

Top reasons to affiliate with
Eyemart Express:

Meet Dr. Varnum

Dr. Mark S. Varnum is lifelong Maine resident. He studied premed at the University of Maine at Orono and then received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston. He did his clinical rotations at Brighton Marine Public Health, The Boston Eye Center, Dimock Community Health, the State Hospital in Springfield, and the VA hospital in Leeds. Returning to Maine afterwards, he has been in private practice since.

Over his lifetime, he has been; an EMT, National ski patrol, Safety Training officer of a local fire dept., active in scouting and scouting leadership, on the board of directors for the Kiwanis Club, Board of directors for the Maine Optometric Association, a Master Mason, and registered Maine Guide. He is interested in most sports and outdoor activities and is currently gravitating to spending more of his time mountain biking and sailing.
Elevate Your Practice

"When I came out of school, literally every optometrist was charging low fees and marking up the glasses – I didn't want to do that. I wanted fees for service. I wanted to put my eight years in college to work. I didn't go eight years of college to be an optician. Getting free of the optical allows me to spend more time, more of my efforts on patient care."

Mark S. Varnum, O.D.
Advanced Clinical Eyecare | Portland, Maine

Meet the other doctors:

"It’s been a very rewarding experience. We’re seeing more people, taking care of more than just eyeglasses and contacts, and taking care of overall eye health needs."

Paul Loving, O.D.
Loving Eyecare | Owasso, Oklahoma

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"A big difference between the big box retailers and this company is that Eyemart Express is run by ODs. The professionalism is at a much higher level."

Chad Peterson, O.D.
Peterson Eye Care | Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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"They let me run my business my way. I feel respected as a doctor."

Long Do, O.D.
Waco Vision Center | Waco, Texas

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"I look at Eyemart Express as a hybrid situation. It’s not commercial, yet it’s not your typical private practice because we aren’t selling eyeglasses—and that was a great thing for me. It’s simpler now that the dispensary is gone."

Justin Stilley, O.D
Stilley Eye Associates | Joplin, Missouri

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"We learned early on that 90% of the headaches came from running the dispensary. If we had a frustrating day, typically it came from the eyeglass sales. It has been—without a doubt—a fantastic decision for us."

Rebecca Stilley, O.D.
Stilley Eye Associates | Joplin, Missouri

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"I'm just more comfortable. My head is with the patient, not with the retail. My focus is now truly on performing exams."

Lauri Baldwin Graham, O.D.
Surfside Family Eyecare | Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

VIEW DR. GRAHAM'S STORY

"When I came out of school, literally every optometrist was charging low fees and marking up the glasses–I didn't want to do that. I wanted fees for service. I didn't go through eight years of college to be an optician. Breaking free of the optical allows me to spend more time on patient care."

Mark S. Varnum, O.D.
Advanced Clinical Eyecare | Portland, Maine

VIEW DR. VARNUM'S STORY