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Doctor & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctor and staff who make Lifetime Eyecare the leading provider of vision care products and services in Newton.


Dr. AllenDr. Allen Hill (Al) Bandy Jr.

Dr. Allen Bandy, Jr is the third generation of doctors from the Bandy family caring for patients in Catawba County. His grandfather, Dr. William Gaither Bandy was a family practitioner in Maiden and Lincolnton, and his father, Dr. Allen H. Bandy Sr, was an optometrist with Lifetime Eyecare. Dr. Bandy, his wife Debbie, and his daughters Ashley and Amy live in Newton. Dr. Bandy and his family enjoy volunteering at The Green Room Community Theatre. They enjoy traveling, live theatre, and board games. The Green Room Community Theatre Volunteer of the Year Award was named in honor 0f Dr. Allen H. Bandy, Jr, and he was the first recipient of the award in 2011. Recently, Dr. Bandy was presented with the City of Newton Unity Award, and the Catawba County Arts Volunteer of the Year award. The Bandy family enjoys a tradition of hosting a community Thanksgiving Dinner every other year since 1989. 

Professionally, Dr. Bandy practices full scope eye care caring for patients throughout their lifetime. He specializes in contact lenses and dry eye management. He is a member of the Catawba Valley Optometric Society, NC Optometric Society, and the American Optometric Association.


DiannePortDianne Propst

Front Desk Manager


DenisePortDenise Lynn

Optometric Assistant


SheliaPortShelia Pennell

Dispensary Manager


LisaPortLisa Martin

Financial Manager