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16525 Birkdale Commons Pkwy, Suite 100

Huntersville, NC 28078

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Dr. Brad Hearn

Dr. Brad Hearn

Dr. Hearn, a North Carolina native, received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Elon College. Dr Hearn received his Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia Pa.

Dr. Hearn began practicing in 1986. His office is located in Huntersville NC serving the Birkdale Community and Lake Norman area.

Dr. Hearn provides comprehensive vision care and excellent patient care through high quality performance and innovative diagnostic technology. He served as the President of the Piedmont Optometric Society and is currently a Clinical Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.

Dr. Hearn is a member of the Davidson United Methodist Church in Davidson, NC. He resides in Huntersville with his wife and 3 children. In his free time he enjoys waterskiing and snow skiing.

Dr. Alexa Lupfer

Dr. Alexa Lupfer

Dr. Lupfer grew up just outside Atlanta, Georgia. She received her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and then went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Lupfer completed her residency training in Ocular Disease at the Baltimore VA Hospital in 2003.

Dr. Lupfer practiced optometry at an ocular disease center in Baltimore and at a private practice in Crofton, Maryland for a year before relocating to Charlotte. She has been working with Dr Hearn at the eyecarecenter in Huntersville since 2008.

In her free time, Dr. Lupfer enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling and volunteering at her son’s school.

Dr. Summer Lara

Dr. Summer Lara

Dr. Summer Lara was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry at New Mexico State University. She then pursued her degree as a Doctor of Optometry at the University of Houston College of Optometry in Houston, Texas, where she was recognized for excellence in pediatric optometry.

Before joining Eyecarecenter in Huntersville, Dr. Lara completed a residency in Pediatric Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley. She specializes in treating infants, toddlers and adolescents with a wide variety of ocular conditions including amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (eye turn).

Dr. Lara loves spending time with her family and exploring around Charlotte. Dr. Lara also enjoys staying involved in the community. She provides a complementary comprehensive eye and vision assessment for infants between 6 and 12 months of age through the public health initiative InfantSEE. Along with Dr. Lupfer, she has also organized vision screenings for children in the Lake Norman area.