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The Staff

Fuquay Eye Care and Doctors Evangeline and Patrick O’Dowd offers a staff experience that is fun, friendly and always willing to help our patients. Our staff is happy to help you fit in an eye exam during your busy schedule, and answer any questions you may have about your eye health and needs.

We’ll help you develop an eye care plan that fits into your particular needs.

And we couldn’t do it without our staff, who is more than willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to help our patients.

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Stephanie S.

Insurance and Billing Manager

Stephanie has been with Fuquay Eye Care for 14 years. While Stephanie’s primary role in the office is as our Insurance and Billing Manager, she also assists in all areas of the practice from assisting a patient to find the perfect frame to planning staff events to scheduling appointments.  Stephanie is also a Certified Paraoptometric.

Stephanie is married and has two teenage boys. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching Jazzercize and watching her boys play multiple sports.

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Jaime C.

Patient Service Representative

Jaime has been with Fuquay eye care since March 2016 and has been in the eye field for over  10 years. She loves to help patients anyway she can and enjoys her job. She is a mother of 3 wonderful children. She has a daughter and two sons. She enjoys spending time with them as with her family and friends.

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Emily L.

Optometric Technician

Emily is originally from New Hampshire and has been in the eye care field for 3 years. Prior to joining our team in January 2019, she achieved her CPht while working in pharmacy for 5 years. She enjoys helping patients and making them feel like family. She is excited to pursue the next certification to advance in her career. In her spare time, you can find her making new friends at local dives. She currently lives in Clayton and enjoys going on new adventures with her fiancé and dog.

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Melissa M

Optometric Technician CPO

Melissa joined our team in January 2019 and has been in the eye care field for 15 years. She takes pride in her role at our practice and enjoys helping people in any way possible. Melissa is eager to learn and is always looking forward to the next opportunity to expand her knowledge in her current position. When she's not in the office, she is volunteering at a local animal shelter to fulfill her passion for helping homeless pets. She currently lives in Fuquay-Varina with her husband, son, and three dogs!

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Tonya M

Optometric Technician, CPO

Tonya joined our team in December 2018 and has been in the eye care field for 15 years. She has a passion for helping others, which led her to work in the medical field and pursue a degree in Medical Billing and Coding. She is a wonderful mother to one daughter, and in her spare time she enjoys reading books and spending time with her family and friends.

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Crystle T.

Crystle has been working in the eyecare field for 27 years.  She moved from Tennessee to North Carolina in 2012.  She has done many different tasks over the years.  She enjoys helping patients picking out frames that look good and give the patient the best vision for their optical needs. Crystle is married and has one son and one grandson.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and church.

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Olivia L

Optician

Olivia is a licensed optician and has been in the optical field for over 14 years. She is ABO and NCLE Certified along with having her Florida optician’s license. Opticianry is her true passion and she dedicates herself to helping others be able to see sharply while looking their best. Her goal is to create the perfect pair so her patients will love their glasses and feel confident about themselves. Olivia has 3 daughters who keep her busy. She also loves crafting and constructing various clothing and home décor items in her free time.

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Brandi N.

Patient Service Representative

Brandi has been at Fuquay Eye Care since April 2019. Prior to working with us, she worked in preschool for 15 years, where she grew to love helping people and their families. Family time is very important to her, so when not in the office Brandi is enjoying spending time with her husband, two boys, and their dog.

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Yolanda V.

Optician

Yolanda moved from Colorado to North Carolina and joined Fuquay Eye Care at the end of 2019. She is an ABO certified optician. She has been working in the optical industry for 17 years with well-rounded experience as a technician, manager, front desk staff, and optician. Her favorite part of working in eyecare is helping patients pick out frames because she believes glasses are a great way to show off your personal style.  Outside of work you can find her outdoors, shooting photography, running, reading, working out, trying new foods, or going to the beach.

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Courtney S.

Patient Service Representative

Courtney joined us in 2020 and has over 10 years of medical customer service experience, starting in durable medical equipment (DME). She loves helping and talking to patients; and aims to make them smile. She is happy to be an addition to Fuquay Eye Care and hopes to get to know all of our wonderful patients. Outside of work, you can find her spending time with her husband, son, and her two pups, Declan and Devena.