Now, this is all about a story about how my life got twisted and turned upside down...wait...wrong story!  The Tradewinds Eye Care story started in 2013 and moved into an amazing space a few years ago, but most of all we are fun!  We are your local eye doctor and optical boutique located right next door to Cornelius, NC.  Established in 2013, we had a desire to provide the best eye health care to our patients through compassion, while utilizing the latest technology for fast and efficient care.  Our guarantee to you: is that we strive to provide a high-level of eye health care to you and your family, deliver superb quality in glasses, and offer concierge-care at a fair and reasonable price!

Our Office

It is our mission to provide excellent service to all of our patients in the Huntersville area.  We do this by placing a priority on you. How you ask?  First, we prepare your chart with vital information and insurance authorizations prior to your arrival.  Dr. Hatfield enjoys spending time with her patients and ensures every single patient has plenty of time to discuss any eye health questions at length and its not rushed.  Next, we have a talented staff to ensure your spectacles fit your lifestyle and also make you look amazing.  We following up with you during the entire process for your glasses and contact lenses, offering tracking numbers and status updates.  Every morning, we meet to review current spectacle orders to ensure their proper progress.  Lastly, when they are delivered to us, we double check them for accuracy, polish, and align for your arrival to try on your new pair of glasses.   

Consider Tradewinds being your one-stop shop for eye health care: eye examscontact lens fittingspediatric care, and medical visits all fall under our expertise.  Our state-of-the-art facility is able to diagnose, treat, and manage eye conditions, including glaucomamacular degenerationcataracts, and diabetic eye health.  We take the additional time to coordinate with your primary care doctor to provide your results because we practice integrative health care.


As you can see, we value your time and ensure you maximize your time with us. Whether that is for 20 minutes or 2 hours. Yes! We throw VIP parties that wow! That aside, we keep you informed about where in the process your glasses and contacts are. We pride ourselves on being on-time, so when you arrive for your, lets say, 1:30pm appointment, we see you at your 1:30pm appointment.  No more wasting time waiting around.  We do this because we do not put patients back to back every 15 minutes and allow plenty of time for you to discuss your eye issues, or just life, with the doctor. The last young lady that had to wait, due to emergency eye visit by child being hit in the eye with a branch, received a Starbucks coffee on us and had an additional 10 minutes to check insta (speaking of.. check out our insta).  See..we take our promptness seriously because we take your time seriously.



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Working During Quarantine..With Kids

Working During Quarantine..With Kids

QUARANTINE. LOCK DOWN. STAY-AT-HOME ORDER. A SLOW AND PAINFUL DEATH. Call it what you will, but we’re all in this together until  the day we die at least April 29th, so learning how to work from home alongside our kids without throwing them (or ourselves) out of a window is crucial.

COVID-19 And Eye Health

COVID-19 And Eye Health

Given how quickly the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has been spreading over the last two months, it’s understandable if patients have reservations about keeping their eye appointments (or any appointments, really). Now that COVID-19 has officially reached pandemic status, the CDC is recommending...

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11 Foods That Can Improve Your Eye Health

Did you know that you can improve your overall  eye health by simply opening up your mouth and eating  Krispy Kreme? That’s right, foodies, you were born for this!

In The Name of Skin

In The Name of Skin

So you spent hours shopping for the perfect outfit that will definitely get you noticed by that guy you like at the bar you go to every Saturday night once you get done with pilates at the local gym uptown. Let me tell you...

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A square face has defined angles and balanced lines along the forehead, chin and cheeks. An oval or round frame will complement these strong features and soften them. 

The width and height of a round face will be roughly similar. In order to elongate and play down the fullness of the cheeks, select a frame with strong angles and straight lines. 

An oval face is defined by higher cheekbones and a chin that is narrower than the forehead. Frames that sweep upward complement the cheekbones and slim down the jawline. 

A heart-shaped face has a long, pointed jawline, with the chin being the smallest feature. Over-sized frames complement this shape and balance out the forehead and narrow chin.