Autarchic Spec Shop eyecare and eyewear in Charlotte, NC

autarchic spec shop

autarchic means independent | Eye Doctor in Charlotte NC



We provide independent eye exams in Charlotte NC, and are not associated with a chain. So what does this mean for our patients? More time is spent to help our patients understand their eye care options for glasses and contact lenses, the best ways to care for their eyes, and the best eye care products for their vision demands.



Unique eyeglass frames in South Park/Montford Park, Charlotte, NC



local eye doctor, Courtney Dryer in Charlotte, NC

Dr. Courtney Dryer calls Charlotte home. She graduated from Charlotte Christian School. She earned her Bachelors degree in Business from Liberty University, and her Doctorate in Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, 2011.

We treat eye diseases and routine eye care, but our speciality is in difficult-to-fit contact lenses and dry eye therapies.

Finally, Autarchic Spec Shop has had the privilege to provide eye care to the South Park/Montford Park area of Charlotte, NC since 2013.


This is hands down the best experience I've ever had with an optometrist in my life. They were so thorough, patient, thoughtful, and extremely knowledgeable. Lana is fantastic, and Dr. Dryer is wonderful. No eye care  provider has ever taken the time to explain everything to me in such detail like these ladies did today. They are fantastic, and I am so grateful that I found them. The office is very clean and technologically advanced as well. I will be recommending everyone to them!

Dr. Dryer and her staff were knowledgeable, friendly, but most of all treated me like family. Not to mention the showroom is adorable and stocked with the best glasses. When I first called Autarchic, I needed to see a doctor right away for an urgent issue. The staff got me in the same day, and they billed my medical insurance. Everyone treated me with such care and compassion that I decided to return for my glasses and contacts the following week! I have always been told that my job doesn't offer vision benefits, but the staff is so thourough that they found me benefits my HR department didn't even know I had! Needless to say, I'd highly recommend this office to everyone.

My all time favorite place to get eye wear. The  boutique is really chic and they have a variety of glasses to choose from. I really appreciate The dr her assistance's  they treat you like you're the only person there and I feel like I'm a star. They're attentive, and recommend the best selections of eye wear. I would recommend this place without hesitation.

Dr. Dryer was very professional, thorough, open to questions and very good at listening and giving sound advice. Both she and Lana on her staff helped choose the best frames for my facial features and I left with a big smile and new glasses on order.

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Our Philosophy at Autarchic Spec Shop

Our commitment is to provide our patients with the best eye care because we understand one's vision is vital and essential to their quality of life. Therefore, our eye care practice is dedicated to treating each patient as family.  In conclusion, our patients can expect the best customer service, eye care products available because of our dedication to eye care excellence.

Why Should You Choose Us for Your Next Eye Exam?

Our eye care practice is passionate about providing the most comprehensive eye exam, the latest innovations in technology, and the most current treatment methods. Our ares of service include: comprehensive eye exams, pre/post lasik care, contact lens analysis, and treatment of ocular conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, allergy, Keratoconus, Myopia management/Orthokeratology, and dry eye.

What Makes Our Eye Doctor Unique?

Finally, Autarchic Spec Shop is a boutique eye care and eye wear shop located in the South Park/Montford Park area of Charlotte, NC. We are conveniently located to serve South Charlotte. We curate unique, designer eyewear that cannot be found anywhere else in the area. We carry only independent frame lines so you will not find mass produced eyewear here.


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1600 E. Woodlawn Rd. Suite 362
Charlotte, NC 28209
Tel: 704.208.4548

Autarchic Spec Shop logo

1600 E. Woodlawn Rd. Ste 362
Charlotte, NC 28209