Our team of dedicated eye health professionals are here to serve you. We combine extensive knowledge in the field of optometry with a passion for helping people solve their vision problems. It is our goal to create a friendly and professional atmosphere that you can rely on for all of your eye health needs.

Meet Our Eye Doctors In Cary, NC

DR. AMJAD M. BADWAN

Dr. Badwan was born and raised right here in Raleigh, North Carolina. He graduated with honors from North Carolina State University with a degree in Civil Engineering and a minor in Biological Sciences in 2003. He later earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2007, while also earning a Bachelor of Science in Vision Science in 2006.

Dr. Badwan practiced optometry in Northern Virginia for 3 years before returning to North Carolina in early 2010. Since then, he has provided primary eye care to patients in the heart of the Research Triangle Park.

Dr. Badwan is passionate about treatment and management of ocular diseases, delivering primary eye care to the overall population and providing children with proper early eye care to help their visual system develop properly. He is certified in different orthokeratology techniques including Paragon’s corneal refractive therapy (CRT).

His clinical rotations included the world renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and a specialty Pediatric Clinic at Nova Southeastern’s Davie Campus. He is proficient in Arabic, English, and Spanish eye examinations. In his spare time Dr. Badwan likes spending time with his family and friends, traveling, and playing sports.

DR. JENNIFER SHENK

Dr. Jennifer Shenk is originally from Bradenton, FL. She graduated from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2003. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2007 as well as a Bachelor of Vision Science degree in 2006.

Her clinical rotations include Omni Eye Center in Atlanta, Georgia, a Binocular Vision and Pediatric rotation at Lake Mary Eye Care in Lake Mary, Florida and a specialty Pediatric Clinic at Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Shenk’s specialty areas include primary eye care, treatment and management of ocular diseases, contact lenses and pediatric eye care. She also has a passion for specialty fit contact lenses and vision therapy. Her goal is to provide exceptional eye care and treat each patient as she would a member of her own family.

Dr. Shenk and her husband have two children. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, running and spending time with her family.

DR. ELIZABETH WICKWARE

Dr. Wickware grew up in the Chicago area and came to North Carolina for college. She graduated from Duke University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in biology. She then attended the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry, where she earned a Master’s degree in Vision Science as well as her Doctor of Optometry degree; graduating in 2010.

Her clinical training included primary care, ocular disease, and pediatrics. She also did a clinical rotation through the specialty contact lens clinic at SUNY, where she fit complicated specialty contact lenses on patients with irregular corneas.

Dr. Wickware continues to help restore clear, comfortable vision to patients with keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, post-LASIK ectasia, corneal scarring from herpetic infections or injuries, and more. She even fits lenses for “color blind” patients, and can design custom prosthetic tinted lenses to cover abnormalities or scars.

She has been practicing in the triangle area since 2012 and joined Wake Family Eye Care in the winter of 2016. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband and their son; a toddler who keeps them laughing!