Wilmington Eye Expands Weekend Hours With Addition of New Optometrist

Patients in Wilmington and the surrounding area now have expanded access to preventative and routine eye care on the weekends.

Wilmington Eye is pleased to welcome Dr. Richard Ayuso, an eye doctor with more than 38 years of experience, to the optometric team. Dr. Ayuso will be joining Dr. Travis Pickens, Dr. Amanda Baden, Dr. Leann Geerts, Dr. Hilary Cox, Dr. Chad Tisdale, Dr. Erin Fuchs, and Dr. Alexandra Muncy in providing routine and preventative eye care to patients over the age of 10.

As patients continue to demand high-quality care that is flexible and convenient, Wilmington Eye hopes to meet these growing expectations with the addition of another highly trained optometrist to their Saturday schedule. Dr. Ayuso will be seeing patients on Saturdays, which will greatly expand the practice’s availability for weekend eye care.

“With Dr. Ayuso, we have the pleasure of adding another optometrist to our eyecare services in the Wilmington area. Dr. Ayuso brings a high standard of care as well as a comforting chairside manner,” says Dr. Travis Pickens, Director of Optometry and optometrist at Wilmington Eye.

Dr. Ayuso has been a practicing optometrist since 1983. Originally from Staten Island, New York, Dr. Ayuso graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Fairfield University in Connecticut. He then went on to receive his optometry degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry in Manhattan. After graduation, Dr. Ayuso was commissioned a Captain in the U.S. Army, where he served four years with duty assignments in Germany and Virginia. Dr. Ayuso has 38 years of experience in providing comprehensive vision care, including contact lens fittings and the medical management of ocular diseases such as glaucoma.

“I am extremely excited and honored to join a team of highly skilled doctors and staff with such a great reputation in the community,” says Dr. Richard Ayuso.

Dr. Ayuso is currently accepting new patients and is available for appointments at Wilmington Eye’s main office, located at 1729 New Hanover Medical Park Drive and at the practice’s second location in midtown, located at 1120 Medical Park Drive. In addition to Saturday appointments, Dr. Ayuso will also be seeing patients during weekdays. For more details or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ayuso, visit wilmingtoneye.staging.mysites.io.