Past, Present and Future

Our Company History

Open since June 2014, 802 Eye Care is the brainchild of Dr. Tiffany Pincombe and Keith Willis, who have been providing eye care in Vermont for over a decade. Now at their new location in South Burlington, their goal remains the same: provide excellent eye care while helping you see and look your best.


To bring you 802 Eye Care, Dr. Pincombe and Keith Willis purchased an existing practice from Dr. Thomas W. Meaker, who opened this business back in 1993. Since then, Dr. Meaker has developed a large base of loyal patients who returned year after year for their eye exams. After over 20 years, Dr. Meaker made the difficult decision to retire.

Click here for a message from former practice owner, Dr Thomas W. Meaker

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Since taking over, we've made a few changes to help us provide you with the best care possible. Our current focus is on eye care for the whole family. Our frame selection has been overhauled to meet the needs of today's contemporary family. From fun and edgy to classic and subtle, you'll find exactly what you need in our expanded range. We've added a separate section of frames just for children so kids can have fun choosing the perfect look. Our selection of sunglasses is larger than ever, and includes some of the most exclusive and fashionable brands.

We've updated the look of our store! With fresh colors, some updated displays and a great new style, we hope you'll find 802 Eye Care comfortable and inviting.

For your convenience, we've added equipment to our lab for cutting lenses right here in our store. We stock many common types and prescriptions of lenses that we can cut right away so you don't have to wait days or weeks for your glasses. This can be very convenient if you need glasses urgently. Please note that we can't stock everything, so less common lens types or prescriptions will still require waiting a few days for the lab to fulfill your order.


We're just getting started! In the near future, we're planning to add new diagnostic equipment. This will help save you time and money by allowing us to perform more thorough tests right here rather than referring you to an outside firm.

The groundwork has already been laid for converting to Electronic Health Records. This will make it easier to keep your records up to date and coordinate with your family health professional, when necessary. We'll also be leveraging this web site to provide you with tools to make it easier to interact with us, including scheduling your appointments online or viewing the status of pending orders.

We're very excited about what the future holds for us, and we look forward to growing with you for years to come.