Dr. Alex Appanaitis grew up in Cameron, NC and graduated from Union Pines High School in 1989. He then attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and graduated with a degree in Chemistry in 1993. Dr. Appanaitis was accepted to Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN and received his doctoral degree in 1997. He moved back to North Carolina to work in a need based area (Yadkin County) designated by the state as underserved for eye care. In 2008, Dr. Appanaitis bought Old Town Family Eye Care from Dr. Barry Ramsey. He has continued to grow the practice and remains active in the community through service to the local Kiwanis club, performing volunteer work for the March of Dimes and Piedmont Opera, providing eye care services for Wake Forest University athletics and participating in many projects and fundraisers for his children’s schools, PTA and Lewisville United Methodist Church. Dr. Appanaitis is a member of the Winston-Salem District Optometric Society, NC State Optometric Society, Southern Council of Optometrists, American Optometric Association, and Vision Source. He lives in Lewisville, NC with wife of 19 years, Mariedith, and daughters Mary-Kate and Alexa and their Labradoodle, Tallullah. He enjoys a variety of physical activities including hiking, tennis, fitness training and traveling with his family.