Sam and Michelle believe in giving back to the community. They developed an "Early Childhood Vision Screening Program." During a three year period, Sam and Michelle screened over three thousand children ages 6 months to 5 years of age and referred those needing further vision evaluation to area Optometrists and Ophthalmologists. As Michelle says, "Having children's eyes taken care of when a vision problem is detected is so important to their education. Most of what they learn during the first five years comes through their vision."
I have been with Sam Johnson for eight years and I will not trust my vision to anyone else but Sam. His knowledge and expertise is simply beyond compare and he will not be satisfied until YOU are completely satisfied with your glasses and/or contacts. In a world where we are usually treated like "just another number," it is SO refreshing to be treated special. The entire staff is amazing and I feel like they are my friends. There are some things that I shop around and look for bargains. My sight is NOT one of those things. I know and trust Westlake Optical, and Sam with my vision and I highly recommend them to everyone I know.
I have been doing business with Sam since I first began wearing glasses fifteen years ago. I've stayed with him over the years, not only because of his great service, but because he is actually knowledgeable about optics - something that seems to be frequently lacking in this business. With Sam, it's not all about the frames, it is more importantly about the quality of the optics and the care of the client.
The last time Sam and I talked, I was having cloudy vision and thought it was my contacts. Sam urged me to go in and see a doctor right away. In fact, he even made an appointment for me to see an Ophthalmologist on the same day before I was scheduled to fly out of town for 3 days. I have Sam to thank for saving my eyesight!! I had a detached retina and if had I gone on that flight, I probably would have permanent vision loss in my right eye. Thanks to Sam and the doctors that helped me (and the Good Lord) my eyes are fine. I had a sclera buckle, vitrectomy and the gas bubble procedure, and I'm all good now.
"Many thanks for your diligence in getting me fitted with glasses and contacts for my trip to Looking Glass Falls in Transylvania County, North Carolina. I have logged 3,200 miles. Couldn't have done it without your help!!