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Doctor & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctor and staff who make Nice Eye Care a leading provider of vision care products and services in Burlington.


Dr. Keith B. Nice

Dr. Nice has been practicing optometry since 1994. He is a native of Durham where his father was a high school biology teacher for many years. Dr. Nice graduated from North Carolina State University in 1989. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1993 at Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. He moved to Alamance County in 1994 where he has been practicing in downtown Burlington. He has a special interest in vision care for children.
His free time is spent in outdoor activities with his wife and two sons. He is also active in numerous community and church activities including leading music.

He is a member of North Carolina State Optometric Society and the American Optometric Association.


Photo of Dr. Ji Young AhnDr. Ji Young Ahn

Dr. Ahn is originally from South Korea and lived in Bolivia for 7 years before moving to Raleigh. She received her undergraduate degree from William Peace University in Raleigh. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University School of Optometry in 2021. Her externships included focuses in pediatric and geriatric eye care, retinal disease and specialty contact lenses including scleral lenses. Her clinical interests include contact lenses and pediatric eye care.

Dr. Ahn and her husband Ryan live in Chapel Hill. They enjoy spending time traveling, hiking and especially playing with their kitten ‘Kit Kat’ who they recently adopted.

Dr. Ahn is licensed by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.


Dr. Gregory Barker

Dr. Gregory Barker graduated from N.C. State University and obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1990. While there, he received the Dean of Student Affairs Award for outstanding service to PCO, as well as, the Clinical Excellence Award from the William Feinbloom Vision Center. He is a native of Alamance County and graduated from Western Alamance High School.

After 31 years of successful solo practice at Mebane Eye Care, Dr. Barker is excited to join the Nice Eye Care team and continue providing exceptional patient care. He and his wife, Lorie, live in Mebane where they are active members of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church. Dr. Barker enjoys spending time with family, walking, reading, and relaxing at the beach.

Dr. Barker is licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Optometry and the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.


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