With construction expected to begin next week, Halpern Eye Care broke ground on their new site in Milford located at the rear entrance to Walmart on Airport Road, next to Mosquito Control. Currently operating in their location on Masten Circle, the new project will be the ninth Halpern Eye Care project in Delaware, as they continue to plan for another location on Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington.
Dr. Harold Halpern opened Halpern Eye Associates in 1946, with locations in Milford and Smyrna. The office was originally located on NE Front Street, and in 1988, the company expanded the Milford location, moving to Masten Circle where it currently operates. Ryan Halpern, now a third-generation owner of the business, is excited to see the new Milford site open next year.
“We are excited to be at the point where we are ready to build,” commented Ryan Halpern, Owner of Halpern Eye & Associates. “Milford has given us tremendous support over the years and as we expand we will give them a state-of-the-art facility they can be proud of.”
The new facility will offer a full-service facility offering optometry, opthalmology and opticianry services. Patients will have access to professionals specializing in primary eye care and health, surgical needs and practitioners that design, fit and dispense lenses. The 12,000 square foot building will house Halpern Eye Associates on the ground floor of the building, and similar to other buildings throughout the state owned by Halpern, the second floor will be leased to tenants.
The location of the new facility was chosen by Halpern Eye out of a necessity to expand. The property on Airport Road will allow for easy access for patients and high-profile exposure, located at the South entrance of Walmart.
“We outgrew our current facility and decided to make the move to this location which offers us better exposure,” commented Sharon Fields, Vice President of Marketing and Advertising. “Milford is a community that is expanding for our business and we cannot wait for construction to begin.”