About Us

Serving the Lake Norman and Lincoln County communities for over 35 years, we provide eye examinations, diagnose and treat eye diseases, fit all types of contact lenses, have eyeglasses for every taste and budget, and co-manage Laser Vision Correction.

We are available 24 hours a day for emergencies. We also participate in a variety of vision and medical insurance plans.

We cater to the individual needs of each patient with well-trained staff members who provide personalized attention. We do much more than just check your vision and get a glasses prescription.

We provide comprehensive eye care and full service treatment and management to ensure internal and external eye health and vision.

Our Family

Amanda Baxter, CPOA

Amanda Baxter, CPOA

Insurance Service Coordinator / Lincolnton

Amanda joined Carolina Eye Care in 2004. Amanda and her husband have been married since 2012, and have a son that was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2016 at the age of 2. He is the most awesome, sweet, loving little hero you will ever meet. Amanda enjoys working with Carolina Eye Care because they give her every opportunity to learn and grow with her job, and she is looking forward to spend many more years with them.

Tammie Long

Tammie Long

Paraoptometric / Denver

Tammie joined Carolina Eye Care in 2016. Tammie comes to us with 17 years experience in the eye care field. Outside of the office, Tammie enjoys spending her free time with her three grandchildren, Jayden, Jonah and Julian. Tammie is involved in charity work and riding motorcycles. Tammie has expressed how happy she is to be apart of a great team and looks forward to getting to know our patients.

Kasie Helton

Kasie Helton

Patient Service Coordinator / Denver

Kasie joined Carolina Eye Care in 2017. She grew up in the Gastonia area. She loves working with people and tries to have a positive impact on everyone she meets. When away from work she enjoys hanging around the house with her husband and kids, watching Netflix and relaxing.

Julie Duncan, CPO

Julie Duncan, CPO

Paraoptometric / Denver

Julie joined Carolina Eye Care in 2012. She enjoys helping patients as well as working with her Carolina Eye Care team. In her free time Julie enjoys visiting the Biltmore House and hiking with her husband.

Debbie Wike

Debbie Wike

Optical Technician / Denver

Debbie joined Carolina Eye Care in 2014. She lives in Catawba with her husband and daughter. Debbie has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with family, cooking, canning and church. Debbie originally joined the practice working in our clinical department but now, looks forward to working on the optical side of eye care and building lasting relationships with patients.

Casey Samuels, CPO

Casey Samuels, CPO

Optical Technician / Lincolnton

Casey joined Carolina Eye Care in 2013. She has been in the eye care business for over 11 years. Casey has successfully completed her Certified Paraoptometric certification through the American Optometric Association. You may see her in our Lincolnton location helping at the front desk, preparing patients for their eye exam, or fitting patients with a great pair of glasses! Outside of the office she enjoys road trips, antique auctions, spending time with friends, and spoiling her two dogs Jasmine and Luca.

Dawn Gates, CPO

Dawn Gates, CPO

Optical Technician / Denver

Dawn joined Carolina Eye Care in 2007. Since joining the practice she has completed and passed the requirements to become a Certified Paraoptometric through the American Optometric Association, and continues to acquire the numerous hours of continuing education required every 3 years to maintain her certification. She specializes in properly fitting eyeglasses. She practices her qualifications and skill sets every week day.

Jessica Walker

Jessica Walker

Paraoptometric / Lincolnton

Jessica joined Carolina Eye Care in 2015. She has been in the eye care business for 3 years. Jessica and her husband have a two year old son. Outside of the office, Jessica spends time with her praise and worship team at her church, working out, and gathering with family and friends.

Gina Ramey, CPOT

Gina Ramey, CPOT

Paraoptometric / Lincolnton

Gina joined Carolina Eye Care in 2019. Gina came to us with 18 years experience in the eye care field. She is recognized by the American Optometric Association as a Certified Paroptometric Technician and completes numerous hours of continuing education each year to maintain her certification. Gina enjoys working with and getting to know patients and spending time with her work family. Gina and husband Kevin are proud parents of a son serving in the Navy and a daughter serving as an Army wife and mother. Outside the office, you can find Gina spending time with family and friends and spoiling her two German Shepherds.

Courtney Nichols, CPO

Courtney Nichols, CPO

Paraoptometric / Lincolnton

Courtney joined Carolina Eye Care in 2016. She is a graduate of Kings College, where she completed their medical assisting program. Courtney resides in Maiden with her husband and son.They enjoy taking trips to the beach and being outdoors.

Amanda Huffman, CPOT

Amanda Huffman, CPOT

Practice Administrator / Denver & Lincolnton

Amanda joined Carolina Eye Care in 2004 where she began working as a paraoptometric. Since then she has completed and passed all 3 levels of certifications offered by the American Optometric Association Paraoptometric Section and later became the Practice Administrator in 2011. In accordance with the requirements set up with the AOA, numerous hours of continuing education continue to be completed every 3 years to maintain her certification. Amanda enjoys her work family as well as interacting with patients. At home, Amanda enjoys reading, camping, and being involved with church. Amanda and husband Keith, enjoy time with their 2 children, daughter Hayden and son Easton. You can find Amanda at either of our locations.

Kimberly Bell, CPO

Kimberly Bell, CPO

Paraoptometric / Lincolnton

Kim joined Carolina Eye Care in 2016. Kim has been in the eye care field for over 20 years and is excited to bring that experience to Carolina Eye Care. Kim prides herself on providing the best care possible to each and every patient she sees. When not at work, Kim can be found spending time with her children, daughter Ashley and son Andrew, as well as her granddaughters Luna and Zeya or on the lake paddling with her dragon boat team! She has been a member of the “Healing Dragons” BCS dragon boat team for 4 years now. She enjoys competing in dragon boat races across the south east. Kim loves spending time in the mountains when she is able to get away.

Alexa Christopher

Alexa Christopher

Patient Service Coordinator / Lincolnton

Alexa joined Carolina Eye Care in 2017. She has worked in customer service for almost eight years now. Alexa has experience as a pharmacy tech/cashier as well as attending paralegal school where she worked in an attorney’s office for a year and half after graduating. Alexa got back into the medical field because she realized that was where she was happiest. She is a native of Lincolnton and resides in the area with her husband and son. Outside of work she enjoys singing on the praise team at her church, being with family and friends and being outdoors.

Missy Michael, CPO

Missy Michael, CPO

Optical Manager / Lincolnton

Missy joined Carolina Eye Care in 2007. In 2009 she became a Certified Paraoptometric through the American Optometric Association, and continues to acquire the numerous hours of continuing education required every 3 years to maintain her certification. Missy has been in the eye care business for 21 years. Missy loves her job as well as spending time with her work family and all of the patients she has the pleasure of helping with at Carolina Eye Care. Away from work Missy enjoys traveling, concerts, reading and being active in New Covenant UMC. Missy and her husband Steve have a daughter Brooke and her husband Brad, and 2 precious granddaughters Adi and Annie.

Cindy Wells

Cindy Wells

Insurance Service Coordinator / Lincolnton

Cindy joined Carolina Eye Care in 2016. Cindy has been married since 1988. Her and her husband have two children, Logan and Hannah. Logan is Autistic and he has such a loving heart and loves to cut grass, Hannah is a Junior at Gardner Webb university and is going to be a Early Childhood Educator. Cindy has a dog named Murphy and a cat named Chester. Cindy has over 25 years in the medical field and loves her job here at Carolina Eye Care. Cindy strongly feels “you are treated like family here.”

Mindy Dellinger

Mindy Dellinger

Patient Service Coordinator / Denver

Mindy joined Carolina Eye Care in 2017. She has been in the eye care business for 17 years. Mindy loves helping others and takes pride in providing the best care possible to every patient she meets. Mindy and her husband, Marty have been married since 2002 and enjoy spending time with their beautiful daughter Emma Grace. In her free time, she enjoys spending time family, being involved in church, and taking to trips to the mountains or Hilton Head SC. Mindy has stated how very blessed she feels to be apart of the Carolina Eye Care team.

Kerigan Hayes

Kerigan Hayes

Patient Service Coordinator / Lincolnton

Kerigan is new to eye care, since joining the team in early 2019, she has fell in love with what she does. During her time away from work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons. Kerigan is from Lincolnton and enjoys getting to know the patients, as well as see familiar faces.