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Our Eyecare and Eyewear Team

Welcome to Our Optical Showcase!

Our committed staff of opticians and eyewear specialists are prepared to assist you find the right eyeglasses. Our optometry practice and eyeglass showcase is conveniently located in Vinton, Virginia, just minutes away from Bedford, Botetourt, and the Roanoke Valley!

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Kennis Prillaman

Kennis just can't get enough of the optical business.  After spending 45 years as a licensed optician and a tenure as president of the Virginia Society of Professional Opticians, Ken retired.  But, after twiddling his thumbs for a few days, he decided he needed to get back to work.  He is the self-proclaimed goofiest guy in the office, but we consider him as a central element to our personality.  We are happy to have him!

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Sue Martin

No matter how nervous the idea of contacts makes you, Sue can teach you how to get them in.  Sue Martin has been with us longer than any other staff member, and she is ready and willing to spend the necessary time to help you find the right contacts for your eyes.  Though she spends plenty of time in the office, her heart is at home, where she lives with her husband and enjoys spending as much time with her family as she can.

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Terry Mills

At the office, Terry is venerated as the jack-of-all-trades, our go to person at the front desk.  After serving fifteen years as a certified para-optometric technician, she has now made mastering insurance policies and benefits her business.  For pleasure, Terry enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, and as a result, has also become an expert in the kitchen.

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Cindy Poff

Born and raised in Vinton, Virginia, Cindy is the first smiling face you will see coming in our door.  When it comes to helping run an eye clinic, you name it, Cindy can do it.  She will use her 13 years optometric experience to take excellent care of your eyes.  Spending time with family is very important to her, and if she is not at work, she is most likely enjoying her guilty pleasure: shopping.

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Bailee Akers

Bailee is our friendliest gal. After working with Dr. Stewart for a year, Bailee and Dr. Stewart have the “connection” when it comes to working together to taking good care of your eyes. It will be Bailee’s pleasure to help you with anything you need to keep your eyes healthy and seeing clearly. When Bailee is away from the office, she loves being out doors with her husband, Ron and her dogs, Bear and Hank. Hiking, camping, fishing, you name it and they will probably be doing that this weekend.