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The Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

We’ll accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.


Kelly – fun, fashionable, fantastic frame board manager

Please meet Kelly! Born and raised in Martinsville, VA, Kelly made her move to Blacksburg in 2007.  Since then, she has gotten married, and is the mother of a gorgeous and brilliant young boy. She enjoys long walks on the beach, spending time with her family and reading whatever she...

Mechelle…Overall, knows it all…Office Manager

We just celebrated Mechelle's 20th 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 20 years, with the utmost patience and pleasantness Mechelle has helped more patients, answered more questions and solved more problems than...

Amanda – Lab specialist, lens whiz, ball of fire

Amanda came on board in early July 2000, so getting ready to celebrate 20 years very soon!!!. 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...

Darlene – Contact Lens Manager

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....

Terri McAlister – Our Newest Smiling Face

Originally from Carroll County, Terri moved to Christiansburg 12 years ago with her 3 kids, Madison, Mac and Emerson.  Some of Terri’s favorite things are being at the beach, spending time with her family, being around the lake and the sunshine, reading good books, watching movies, relaxing, and enjoying the...