Dr. Albert Carleton Evans is the owner, and Optometrist on staff, at One Price Optical.
Dr. Evans has been a certified Optometrist practicing in Florida for 36 years, and is also licensed in TEXAS, UTAH and COLORADO and was Licensed and Practiced in South Africa.
Dr. Evans was born in Rio de Janeiro ,and was raised in Brazil, and Hong Kong. After returning to the States briefly, his family and he then lived in Frankfurt, Germany and then in Beirut, Lebanon.
Dr. Evans finished High School here in Fort Myers at Cypress Lake High School and then attended Edison College (Now known as Florida South,Western University): While a full time student at Edison College, Dr. Evans was on the DEAN’S LIST for academic excellence each and every quarter. Upon graduation from Edison, with Honors, Dr. Evans received the SCIENCE AWARD and the PRESIDENT’S TROPHY for OUTSTANDING GRADUATING STUDENT. He further was awarded a Scholarship to Steven’s Institute of Technology and a Scholarship to the University of Florida, both for Chemical Engineering.
At Edison, Dr. Evans served as a Contributing Editor to the College student publication, THE FUSION, as well as a student member of the College Curriculum Committee and was Vice-President of the Pre-Med club at EDISON.
Dr. Evans was admitted to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society while at Edison College.
Dr. Evans then transferred to the University of Florida, Department of Chemistry, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree with Honors, Summa Cum Laude.
Dr. Evans was on the Dean’s List and President’s Honor Roll each and every semester while attending University of Florida and was accepted to Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society at Univ. of Florida. Dr. Evans was also a Teaching Assistant within the Department of Chemistry.
Upon Graduation from University of Florida, Dr. Evans applied to all American based Optometry Schools and was accepted at every Optometry School.
Upon being offered a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to University of Houston, College of Optometry, Dr. Evans accepted and attended the University of Houston.
Dr. Evans graduated SECOND from the top of his class, Summa Cum Laude, and was invited into both Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at the University of Houston.
Dr. Evans also was awarded the Harry Jankiewicz Scholarship while attending the University of Houston College of Optometry and was a Teaching Assistant during his senior year at University of Houston.
Upon graduation with his Doctor of Optometry degree, Dr. Evans passed the Texas State Optometry Boards and then applied for and was awarded an Optometrist License to practice in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Evans practiced there for 1 year and then returned to America to sit for, and pass, his Optometry Board examinations for the States of Florida, Utah, and Colorado during 1983, 1985, and 1986
Dr. Evans is married to Sherrie Lynn Frair Evans and they are the proud and happy parents of two children. The family lives and works and goes to school here in Cape Coral, Florida.
Dr. Evans plays drums, guitar, bass guitar, and piano as hobbies and has played in numerous bands in the Lee County area.
Dr. Evans has also spent the decade of 1989 to 1999 as a (part-time) professional stand up comedian and toured the South Eastern States. Dr. Al has opened for such comics as Carrot Top, and the late great Sam Kinison and Bill Hicks. Dr. Evans opened and successfully ran 2 comedy clubs during this time and was a partner with Comic Bob Baker in a comedy booking agency in South West Florida which booked acts from S.W Florida to the Bahamas.
Today, Dr. Evans owns his own Independent Optometry Practice, (DBA: ONE PRICE OPTICAL), which has one of the largest selection of Eye Wear in the world.
One Price Optical has a full service Optical Lab that can provide “most” eyeglasses in an hour, or even less !!
We are a proud Classical Ophthalmic Optometry Practice, and therefore, do not treat Eye Infection or Diseases and refer all such cases to the very best and most experienced Medical Clinics in the area. We also refer,(to the best specialists), those interested in Gas Permeable Hard Lenses and those Children with reading, cross eyes, or Pediatric vision issues. Just call us for referral names.
We specialize in Florida Comprehensive Eye Exams, Eye Glasses, and Soft Contact Lenses.