Our Eye Care Team
Eye Care Team in Blacksburg
Before, during and after your next eye exam, our friendly eye care team will ensure that your visit is a pleasant and comfortable one. Our comprehensive eye care program is an important part of your preventive health care. Because many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms it is important that you schedule an eye exam on a regular basis.
We strive to be the friendliest office anywhere. Now, other places may say that, but once you've worked with our staff, we think you'll know what we mean.
The field of optometry is constantly changing and we make a commitment to keep abreast of every new development so that we can provide you with the most up to date vision and eye care.
We are now celebrating Mechelle's 13th anniversary as a member of our team. When she joined us in November 1999 she was new to the optical field, but we sensed immediately that she was a keeper. In the past 13 years, with the utmost patience and pleasantness Mechelle has helped more patients, answered more questions and solved more problems than there are Hokiestones in all the buildings of Virginia Tech. Come in and give her a try. She won't disappoint.
Fran joined the team in April 2000, and so will celebrate her 10th anniversary here in less than a year. Over that time, Fran has grown from an optical novice into a knowledgeable purveyor of fine eyewear. She will go the extra mile to help you find the glasses that will make you see well and look good. And believe me, if they don't look good, she'll tell you! Northeasterners aren't known for being shy or holding their tongues. But this one is known throughout the valley for her delectable homemade goodies. Special requests sometime taken.
Amanda came on board in early July 2000, so she too will celebrate 10 years not long from now. Originally a member of our front office staff, Amanda moved to the lab in 2005 and oversees our ophthalmic lens department . She has an extensive knowledge of lens materials, enhancements, availability, and what frame and lens combinations best complement one another. She loves working with patients, so she makes time to help out front whenever she can. But if you hear someone singing along to Johnny Cash on her iPod, you know Mandye's hard at work in the lab.
Darlene joined the staff in October 2007. We knew she'd fit in well when she began trading barbs with Fran on the day of her interview. She is a self-described 'military brat' and graduate of Radford University.
Regina is the newest member of the crew. She is our true Blacksburg native and seems to know anyone who's lived here 20 years or more... or if not them, then their kids, parents, cousins, or some other relative. She has a huge heart and a soft spot for all animals. She tells us she even feeds the deer.... I'd rather set mega-size Hav-a-heart traps for them.