BMEC is a reflection of its associates and its community. Like you, we are people who love the outdoors and, as such, know what it takes to recommend eyewear for active lifestyles that don’t necessarily contain the traditional comforts of home. At the same time we are professionals who understand vision needs for the office or classroom. BMEC is all about the FUNCTION of vision and eye wear. Our recommendations of proper frames and lenses (both contacts and glasses) are born of experience because we all actually do these things ourselves.
Our patients come to us looking for the best fishing sunglasses, the best contacts for swimming/hiking/camping and the easiest and most space efficient solution to traveling. We’re here for the student or young professional who wants the most lightweight glasses with protection from computer strain and glare as well as the individual who is outdoors around town and wants superior UV protection.
Get to know our team:
Dr. Ben Lynch, O.D
Dr. Ben was born in Fayetteville, AR and raised in Northwest Arkansas- a Razorback by both birth certificate and diploma! He and his wife, Rhonda have a Border-Huahua (that’s a Border Terrier and Chihuahua mix) named Franklin and a black cat with thumbs (seriously- she’s a Hemingway kitty) named Monkey. He loves travelling, woodworking, landscaping and music as well as outdoor activities like fly fishing, running, hiking and camping. He also enjoys reading and a good IPA. Come talk with him about anything listed above!
Dr. Ben’s Education:
University of Arkansas- Political Science
Pepperdine University- Public Policy
Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry- Doctor of Optometry
Patrick is our Head Optician and Buyer for our Optical store. He will help you find the best pair of frames for your style and face shape, as well as get the best custom fit for you once they arrive. He truly is the best in the business at what he does!
Emily is originally from a small town called Girard, Kansas, but Fayetteville will be her forever home. She is a 2018 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a B.A. in Biology. This fall Emily will be pursuing her life-long dream of attending optometry school. Outside of optometry, her hobbies include hiking beautiful NWA, attending any music festival she can afford and spending time with her beautiful cat, Avaya! Emily helps Dr. Ben with patient care, filing and organizing.
Will is a 2018 graduate of the University of Arkansas and will begin his optometry career in the fall at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Will helps Dr. Ben with patient care, filing and organizing.
This is Monty, Dr. Ben’s Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. He used to come to work at Boston Mountain Eye Care every day. He would hang out, watch the front door and come out to say hi to good kids and people who love dogs. Although our beloved Monty passed in June 2016, you can still see photos of him throughout the office. Please also check out the mural on the storm drain in front of the office honoring Monty (painted by local artist Luke Baldwin).