The Faces of Optometry
Optometric Opportunities Dr. T. N. Rodman, II & Elvisa Gwin, Owners, Optometric Opportunities
Dr. T. N. Rodman, II, practiced optometry in Newport, Ark., for more than 34 years before he moved to Little Rock in 2006 to found Optometric Opportunities, a practice management company that administers, manages, and supports seven optometry practices in central Arkansas and three in northwest Arkansas. Elvisa Gwin joined Rodman as an administrator in 2014 and became a partner three years later.
“Our mission is to offer professional optometric opportunities to both mature and newly graduated optometrists,” Rodman said. “Our companies offer our doctors and staff members organized, yet individualized, administrative services, structure, and support which in turn allows each clinic to be a standalone practice that’s responsive to its own individual community demographics.”
With nine locations, Optometric Opportunities has grown into the largest optometry group in Arkansas. Each practice offers the most advanced examination and ocular medical technology available: visual field testing, laser scanning and photography of all parts of the anterior and posterior of the eye.
“By using this advanced high-tech instrumentation our doctors can detect, diagnose, treat, and/or manage the most severe ocular diseases: dry eyes, ocular inflammations, corneal foreign bodies and abrasions, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, ocular emergencies and many others,” he said.
In addition to offering ocular examinations and vision analyses, each location has full-service optical and contact lens departments.
“We have an excellent selection of frames of all shapes, sizes, and price ranges to fit you. Our outstanding staff members have been specifically educated to be helpful, knowledgeable, professional and courteous when taking your precise measurements,” he said.