In 2017 Dr. Palo noticed a demand for comprehensive eye care in downtown Raleigh. While walking through Seaboard Station, he saw a space for lease. After living in and falling in love with the area, he brought the idea of expanding downtown to his partner, Dr. Poirier.
In October 2017, they opened their second clinic at 111 Seaboard Ave., where they provide a convenient location for an eye care practice to offer exceptional clinical care and a curated selection of eyewear products. At this time, the partners decided that they also needed a name change that would reflect the expanded reach of their original Knightdale clinic.
Thus was born The Eye Institute, with the second location in their growing eye care business at Seaboard Station. Dr. Palo began spending most of his clinical time at Seaboard and is now there full time as the clinic has grown, and the locals soon learned of this location and his devotion to patient care. Let’s just say that as downtown Raleigh continues to evolve, The Eye Institute at Seaboard Station is right there with their local community!