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We are located across from the Fuquay-Varina Town Hall and in front of Quality Inn,
505 North Judd Parkway NE Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.

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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.


Andrea R, Optometric Technician

Andrea joined our team in March 2017. She had previously worked as an optometric technician before and has loved the job ever since. She enjoys interacting with people and helping others in anyway possible. Andrea is always eager to take on new task and learn as much as she possibly can. In her spare time Andrea loves spending time with family and friends and enjoys new adventures to new places


Samantha W., Patient Service Representative

Samantha is a Patient Service Representative. She joined the Fuquay Eye Care Family in September 2016 and has worked in the medical field for the past 5 years. She has a passion for providing excellent patient care. Samantha is married with one daughter, who is her pride and joy. She also has 3 “Furbabies”, a dog and two cats. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.


Lucy V., Patient Service Representative

Patient Service Representative

Lucy has a passion for helping others which led her to the medical field. In 2011, she received her diploma as a Medical Administrative Assistant and began at Fuquay Eye Care in 2015. She is a Patient Service Representative where she checks patients in and out, answers phones, and provides friendly and thorough customer service. Lucy also follows up with our patients once they have received services from our office to ensure that they are happy. She enjoys spending time with her Husband and fur babies.


Angie J., Optical Manager & Chief Optician

Optical Manager | Chief Optician

Angie is our Optical Manager and chief optician. She has been in the field for over 24 years and with our practice for five years. She will be happy to help pick the perfect frame for you and pair it with lenses that meet your specific needs. Angie has worn glasses since she was 8 years old and this is one of the reasons she entered into the optical field. One of her favorite aspects of the practice is meeting people, hearing their personal stories, and welcoming them into our family here. Angie is married and recently welcomed her miracle baby in November. She also has three cats who are just like children and she enjoys watching football, racing, hiking and every little thing she does with her son.


Hermonda B.

Optical | Paraoptometric

Hermonda has a true passion for opticianry and enjoys helping people look and feel their best in eyewear. She has been with our practice for three years and has 13 years of experience in the field. When assisting patients, Hermonda helps select the style and shape of frame that is personalized for them. She also has her paraoptometric certification, allowing her to assist in patient care.

Hermonda is married and has two children. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and working in her church.


Laura G., Paraoptometric Assistant

Optometric Technician

Laura began working at Fuquay Eye Care in 2015 as a patient care representative. Since becoming a part of our team she has completed her certification as a Paraoptometric and pursues her education in the optometric field. Fulfilling her position now as an Optometric Technician she utilizes her previous Forbes training and knowledge of optometry to ensure each patient receives five star care. In her spare time she enjoys working on her homestead with her husband growing vegetables as well as tending to their chickens, goats and other animals. She is always up to traveling, event planning and being creative.


Shelly H.

Certified Paraoptometric Technician

Shelly has been part of the Fuquay Eye Care team for 5 years. Her primary focus is to work hand in hand with our doctors to ensure complete and accurate testing. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida and is interested in attending graduate school in the future.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time at home with her new baby.


Stephanie S.

Insurance and Billing Manager

Stephanie has been with Fuquay Eye Care for 11 1/2 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 boys, ages 16 and 11. In her spare time she enjoys teaching Jazzercize and watching her boys play multiple sports.


Jaime C., Patient Service Representative

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.


Jackie F., Optician & Technician

Optometric Technician

Jackie has been with the Fuquay Eye family since May 2016. She is trained as an optician and technician and loves to help patients in any way she can! She is currently CPO, CPOA and ABO certified and is working on her CPOT and NCLE certifications as well. Originally from Ohio, Jackie has been in the Fuquay area since 2012, and in the eye care industry since 2013.

When she isn’t working, you can find her by the pool, playing with her 75 lbs. puppy or spending time with family!