Happy Anniversary! On July 9th, Mad River Eye Care will be celebrating one year in the Mad River Valley. Dr. Shannon Mitchell founded Mad River Eye Care in July of 2018 fulfilling his career goal of owning and operating his own optometry practice. Previous to Mad River Eye Care, Dr. Mitchell worked for 8 years at a larger practice in Stowe.
So why open a practice in The Valley? “I was looking for a place where eye care services were not easily accessible, and Waitsfield seemed to be central to just such an area. I wanted to provide a needed and appreciated service that no one else was providing. Opening in Mad River Valley has been a smart and fulfilling change for me.”
Dr. Mitchell partnered with Brothers Building in renovating the Robert Inverness Building, and feels lucky to have found such a prime location in Waitsfield. “Most of our patients note how comfortable and relaxed our office is. Brothers Building did an excellent job renovating the space to suite our technologically advanced capabilities while keeping it as inviting as your own living room.”
In addition to investing in the latest eye care technology, Dr. Mitchell recently added the capability of finishing glasses in the office as well, “this allows us to offer speedy and exceptional service on glasses.” Beyond glasses, Dr. Mitchell offers complete contact lens services for all types of contact lenses for any patient. Dr. Mitchell can also handle eye health needs, and provides comprehensive examinations for patients with diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and more. He can make time to see more emergent cases as well such as eye injuries, infections, allergies, or acute vision changes.
Dr. Mitchell appreciates the support of Valley residents in his first year in business here. In recognition of the community’s support, Dr. Mitchell will be donating a portion of glasses sales in July to the Mad River Valley Community Fund.
Be sure to watch our social media for chances to win Mad River Eye Care merch/goody bags.