Over 30 Years Of Experience

Dr. John T. Phifer

Voted “Best Optometrist” in Monroe

Our Practice

Dr. John Phifer has operated a solo practice in Monroe for over 30 years and is consistently voted "Best Optometrist" and "Best Eye Clinic" by the readers of the Enquirer Journal. He is known for his thoroughness in performing an eye exam. Each patient receives individual care based on their needs - not hurried through as in many large clinics.

Dr. Phifer offers a full range of optometric services. He performs pre-Lasik and post-Lasik examinations as well as follow-up care for cataract surgery. He treats eye injuries in both children and adults. The office is stocked with a wide assortment of eyeglass frames ranging from budget to designer lines with an optical assistant to professionally style your face - no matter what the shape. Skin tones, hair-style and color, and life style are all taken into consideration when selecting glasses. Lens options are explained and recommendations may be made, however, the patient has the final say. Patient satisfaction is very important.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality vision care in both services and materials. We strive to create a professional yet relaxing environment.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Southern College of Optometry, Memphis Tennessee


Womach Army Hospital, Tennessee


The American Optometric Association
The North Carolina Optometric Society
The Piedmont Optometric Society

Where to Find Us

Dr. John T. Phifer's practice is conveniently located just off of Hwy 74 and right across from CMC-Union at
510 South Sutherland Avenue, Monroe, NC 28112.

Hours of Operation

By Appointment
Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM



Dr. John Phifer and staff are very knowledgeable, kind, and sincere in assisting their patients with the proper vision diagnosis and glassesI. My bad!!!! I lost those glasses within a week, and am embarrassed I that I did not buy insurance against loss. Instead, I am sad, and resorting to drug-store glasses again.


Best eye care ever, John, Teresa and their staff are wonderful. We highly recommend their service.


Wouldn’t trust my eyes to anyone else.


Most personal, honest kind Dr, and staff!!!!!!!!!!!!