Wilmington Eye’s Exceptional Vision Care at Brunswick Forest in Leland

Wilmington Eye at Brunswick Forest is our newest and largest office, located in Leland off Highway 17, right next to the Brunswick Forest community. Here we offer the same comprehensive vision care we are known for in Wilmington, with improved access for Leland residents. Since its opening in November of 2022, Leland residents are no longer required to cross the bridge into Wilmington to access high-quality vision care!

Including over sixteen active exam rooms, with plans to equip the few remaining open rooms, Wilmington Eye at Brunswick Forest offers a full range of optometry and ophthalmic care. Services include comprehensive ophthalmology, surgical consults, preventative eye care, cataract evaluations, oculoplastic surgery consults, noninvasive cosmetic treatments, routine eye exams, dry eye treatments, optical services and more.

One thing that sets this location apart from others is our participation in Wilmington Eye’s first clinical trial, an ophthalmic study on Dry Eye Disease Research. Our call center also resides in this office, ensuring clear and consistent communication for all current and new patients across all Wilmington Eye locations.

Not only is this one of our largest offices, it is also the largest full-service optical shop in Leland. If you’re in the market for new glasses (prescription, non-prescription, or sunglasses), this is a great place to shop for both affordable and designer options.

Specialties at Leland

Eye Doctors and Eye Surgeons in Leland

Experienced optometrists Dr. Erin Fuchs and Dr. Travis Pickens provide comprehensive eye exams, in addition to routine and preventative eye care. Dr. Fuchs also specializes in Dry Eye Disease management and offers some of the newest and most advanced treatments available for this condition. Dr. Pickens holds over 25 years of experience and specializes in the treatment of ocular disease and post-operative care.

Patients can also be seen by board-certified ophthalmic surgeons like Dr. Christopher Covington and Dr. Clark Springs. Both work with patients diagnosed with cataracts or who are interested in vision correction procedures such as LASIK or Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Samantha Watson also sees cataract patients and those diagnosed with glaucoma for disease management and surgical solutions.

Patients can also inquire about oculoplastic procedures like eyelid lifts, or cosmetic procedures such as dermal fillers and injectables, with Dr. Molly Orban, a board-certified oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon.

Team at Leland

Christopher Covington, DO
Christopher Covington, DO
Board-Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon
Samantha Watson, MD
Samantha Watson, MD
Board-Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon
Clark Springs, MD
Clark Springs, MD
Cornea & External Disease Specialist
Molly Orban, MD
Molly Orban, MD
Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Getting to our Leland Office

Wilmington Eye at Brunswick Forest is situated just off Highway 17 next to the Brunswick Forest community. Our office is centrally located between Emerge Ortho, Wendy’s and a brand-new gas station, along with several other notable businesses and restaurants within walking distance. If you’re traveling West on Highway 17 from Wilmington, you’ll take a left at the light on Lanvale Road. Those traveling East on Highway 17 will take a right on Lanvale, shortly after passing the Circle K and Tractor Supply.

More room to grow!

Our facility occupies approximately 14,000 square feet of the total 38,000 square feet available. Tenant space is available upstairs including separate entrances. We are actively accepting applications to rent this state-of-the-art space. If you or someone you know are interested in becoming a tenant, please fill out our Contact Us form and someone from our administrative team will follow up with you.


Hear from our Leland patients

  • "Great experience! Staff was excellent and Dr Pickens was very thorough and answered all my questions. Beautiful new office in Leland."
    Nancy W.| Leland Patient
  • "Southport office didn’t have available physician Monday so associate contacted Leland office set up emergency appointment. Upon arrival I was taken to exam room 5 minutes or less."
    Thomas T.| Leland Patient
  • "I was at the Leland Office. It is big, very clean and the service was quick and efficient."
    Debra W.| Leland Patient
  • "Very good experience with Wilmington Eye, in Leland NC. New facility is well equipped, with plenty of staff. Dr. Fuchs is professional and thorough. They had a large selection that looks very stylish."
    NRM CoastalNanny| Leland Patient
  • "The visit I made to the new Leland office of Wilmington Eye went quite well. The staff was very friendly and efficient. The facility is clean and roomy and had a pleasant atmosphere."
    Carol Z.| Leland Patient
  • "The facility at Brunswick Forest on Cutler Crossing is well run, friendly and very efficient."
    Bruce R.| Leland Patient
  • "Absolutely wonderful experience. Everyone is very nice and professional. And I love that they now have an office in Leland."
    Cynthia N.| Leland Patient
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