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About Optometrist Dr. Mertins

LOOK GOOD.  SEE WELL.

LOOK GOOD.

We will ensure that your glasses are the most stylish ones you’ve ever owned. Our stylists will consider your face shape, coloring, lifestyle and personal preferences while helping you make a decision. They will patiently guide you through our unparalleled selection. You’ll love everything about your glasses, except taking them off. Each frame that makes up our collection is thoughtfully selected by our experienced buyer and staff. The line exclusivity that we provide is proof that our frames are unique and second to none.

SEE WELL.

You will be assisted by the most attentive staff to receive the highest quality vision care. We partner with Shamir Premium Lens Technology to provide an unsurpassed level of vision management. Shamir offers a patented software program that computes optical properties to stimulate vision. With this technology and Dr. Mertins 20 years of experience, you will thoroughly enjoy your visit at Mertins Eye & Optical.

DR. ALLYSON MERTINS


For almost 20 years, Dr. Allyson Mertins has provided the highest quality vision care to Northwest Arkansas. Allyson graduated magna cum laude from both Drury College and Southern College of Optometry. She started her career with McDonald Eye Associates, working as Director of Refractive Surgery. In 2006, she launched Mertins Eye and Optical. She is an adjunct faculty member of Southern College of Optometry and is on the board of directors of the Arkansas Optometric Association. Allyson relishes outdoor time with her husband and five children. At the end of the day, she savors time in the kitchen to show a little culinary love for family and friends.

KINA


After 9 years, Kina is a longtime sidekick at Mertins. When she’s not helping people pick out the best frames or helping with insurance details, artsy crafting is her favorite pastime. Her motto: the bigger the frames, the better.

APRIL


April is one of our lead frame stylists and the mother of one. In her spare time she loves to go thrifting for vintage goodies and would love to someday move by the ocean. This girl is not shy, she loves her frames to stand out.

KORY


Kory is the newest addition to the Mertins team. He is a proud cat dad and a lifelong student. His free time is spent writing and sculpting, and he one day hopes to be a self-sustaining artist.

KACI


Kaci is a student at the University of Arkansas studying biochemistry with plans to go to pharmacy school. She enjoys school and work, and her favorite thing to do is run the beautiful trails of Fayetteville.

ALLI


Alli is our eye care technician. When she’s not working with patients, she’s spending time with her husband, little boy, and fur babies. Her favorite thing to do is read; if you need any book recommendations, she’s the person to ask!

JEN


Jen keeps our finger on the social and fashion pulse. She came to Mertins in 2010 and, with a small break along the way, has been with us ever since. When she’s not trolling social media or shopping for the next best luxury line, she plays tennis and has a full time gig as a wife and chauffeur to two boys.

DR. ALLYSON MERTINS


For almost 20 years, Dr. Allyson Mertins has provided the highest quality vision care to Northwest Arkansas. Allyson graduated magna cum laude from both Drury College and Southern College of Optometry. She started her career with McDonald Eye Associates, working as Director of Refractive Surgery. In 2006, she launched Mertins Eye and Optical. She is an adjunct faculty member of Southern College of Optometry and is on the board of directors of the Arkansas Optometric Association. Allyson relishes outdoor time with her husband and five children. At the end of the day, she savors time in the kitchen to show a little culinary love for family and friends.

KINA


After 9 years, Kina is a longtime sidekick at Mertins. When she’s not helping people pick out the best frames or helping with insurance details, artsy crafting is her favorite pastime. Her motto: the bigger the frames, the better.

APRIL


April is one of our lead frame stylists and the mother of one. In her spare time she loves to go thrifting for vintage goodies and would love to someday move by the ocean. This girl is not shy, she loves her frames to stand out.

KORY


Kory is the newest addition to the Mertins team. He is a proud cat dad and a lifelong student. His free time is spent writing and sculpting, and he one day hopes to be a self-sustaining artist.

KACI


Kaci is a student at the University of Arkansas studying biochemistry with plans to go to pharmacy school. She enjoys school and work, and her favorite thing to do is run the beautiful trails of Fayetteville.

ALLI


Alli is our eye care technician. When she’s not working with patients, she’s spending time with her husband, little boy, and fur babies. Her favorite thing to do is read; if you need any book recommendations, she’s the person to ask!

JEN


Jen keeps our finger on the social and fashion pulse. She came to Mertins in 2010 and, with a small break along the way, has been with us ever since. When she’s not trolling social media or shopping for the next best luxury line, she plays tennis and has a full time gig as a wife and chauffeur to two boys.