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.
Our receptionists will try to 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.
After a career in International Sales, Marketing and Finance, Greg lends his customer service experience to the front desk at the practice. He is there to assist patients in their insurance programs, provide time managed scheduling and assist patients with their frame and lens selection from our gallery.
I have been wearing glasses since 5th grade and I’m glad to see the new thinner lens technology for my high Rx. I can now enjoy my prescription sunglasses on the beach. I am looking forward to the new design in progressives that are like having two single vision lenses in one!
Favorite Restaurant: Poe’s, The Palm in Vegas
What’s playing on my Ipod: Jimmy Buffett
Favorite Saying/Quote: Next year for the Cubs!
Pet Peeve: Intolerant people
Can’t go without my: Satellite Dish
Frame Design: Maui Jim
Courtney Gaff comes to us from Michigan. She is our Creative Director & Eyewear Consultant. She studied Fine Arts and Design at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. Her background consists of marketing, office administration, fine arts consulting and painting.
Favorite Dish or Restaurant: Rue de Jean
What’s playing on my ipod/music device: Ray LaMontagne, Chris Botti, Robert Glasper, 80′s and so much more!
Favorite saying/quote: Life is an immense mural that requires each of us to pick up the brush and paint a bold stroke. – Holly Near, singer, writer and activist
Pet Peeve: Bad drivers!
I can’t go without my: chap stick
Favorite Frame Designer/Line: Italee, Oliver Peoples
Ann Lauren is originally from Greenwood, MS, and has lived in various cities throughout the southeast including Marietta, GA and Birmingham, AL. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi where she was also an active member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. Immediately following college she began her career in the optical world and became an American Board Certified Optician. She thoroughly enjoys helping people select the proper eyewear to see and look their best. In the summer you will most likely find her at the beach, but during football season she will be cheering on her Ole Miss Rebels! Hotty Toddy!!
Favorite Dish/Restaurant: Eli’s Table
What’s playing on my iPod: needtobreathe, Ben Rector, Luke Bryan
Eyeglasses: Robert Marc
Fav quote: “To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi” -William Faulkner
Rebecca joined Island Eye Care in July. She brings over 8 years of customer care experience to our practice. She is responsible for patient pre-testing and optical sales. Her friendly attitude may greet you at the front desk or in the eyewear area. She enjoys assisting patients with questions, working behind the scenes to make sure everything is processed quickly and smoothly. Rebecca assists new patients with their contact lenses and instructs them with the proper procedures.
In her spare time, Rebecca has a passion for children’s ministries. She devotes much of her free time to the care of Children through East Cooper Baptist Church and as a nanny. She is a native of Mount Pleasant and loves cheering on the Clemson Tigers.
Favorite Dish: Anything from Page’s Okra Grill
What’s playing on my Ipod: Carrie Underwood or the Wicked soundtrack
Favorite Saying/Quote: The only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs
Pet Peeve: Clutter. 😉
Can’t go without my: Family, friends, and college football! GO TIGERS!
Frame Design: Kate Spade
Jessica was born and raised in Lancaster, South Carolina. After a visit to the College of Charleston, she quickly decided that Charleston was where she wanted to be. She attended CofC and graduated with a degree in Exercise Science. A recent newlywed, Jessica loves spending time with her husband and their puppy. She brings 7 years of experience in customer service, and 15 years of personal experience with glasses and contact lenses. She’ll likely meet you at the front desk with a smile, and then walk you through the pre-testing process.
Favorite Restaurant: Wild Olive, Poe’s
What’s playing on my ipod: Kenny Chesney
Favorite saying: “Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.”
Pet Peeve: Terrible drivers
Can’t go without my: COFFEE
Frame Design: Kate Spade