your vision, our focus

A. Chad Cayton, IV, O.D.             Sarah T. Tyson, O.D.

The staff at Tarboro Eye Associates is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for eye health and vision needs. We are equipped with state of the art technology that allows us to detect and manage ocular disease such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic eye disease, and macular degeneration.  We also measure for glasses and perform contact lens fittings, and have an optical shop with a huge selection of frames and lens options. Call us today to set up an appointment and meet our doctors; we accept both scheduled and emergency appointments. No appointment is needed to browse our optical shop.


Office: (252) 823-8295     Optical: (252) 823-5200

Visiting your optometrist annually for eye exams is important, no matter your age. Eye exams can detect early signs of ocular disease, at which point the problem can be easier to treat or manage.  For those that have existing eye or vision problems, routine exams allow your optometrist to monitor any changes that may have taken place since your last visit.  Your vision and eye health is an important part of your overall wellness.


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Pediatric Eye Exams

At the Tarboro Eye Associates, we love kids! We encourage you to bring your children in for eye exams, and strive to make children's visits as fun and stress-free as possible. Children get to choose a small prize out of our special treasure chest to make their visit unique!


Here's why it is important for your child to have an eye exam,






Blue Cross Blue Shield

United Healthcare







Superior Vision

Community Eye Care



Eye Med

Care Credit

March Vision




Macular Degeneration

Diabetic Eye Disease

Dry Eye Disease

Eye infections and injuries

Strabismus and Amblyopia

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Chad Cayton

Dr. Cayton is from Ahoskie, NC and currently lives in Tarboro, NC with his wife, Tiffany, their son, Shep, and their dog Lady. He graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA with clinical honors, in 2008.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree from NC State University in 2004. Dr. Cayton completed his externships at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA and Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center located in Columbia, SC.  Dr. Cayton practices primary eye care while specializing in contact lenses and ocular diseases such as; glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes and macular degeneration.  

Dr. Sarah Tyson

Dr. Tyson is from Windsor, NC and currently lives In Wendell with her husband, Matt, their son, Walt and their dog, Marley.  She received her undergraduate degree at NC State University where she graduated with honors. She graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN with academic and clinical honors.  She completed externships at The Eye Center at SCO in Memphis, the Joint Naval Base eye clinic in Goose Creek, SC, and at Holland and Holland Eye Care in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Tyson provides ocular health and vision care including glasses and contact lenses as well as diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, dry eye disease, macular degeneration, and more.