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


carolina-eye-care-team Sarah Huffstetler
Insurance Service Coordinator
Denver
Sarah joined Carolina Eye Care in 2013. She grew up in the East Lincoln area and has worked in the customer service industry in Denver for almost fifteen years. Sarah and her husband have three wonderful kids and live in Sherrills Ford. Away from the office she enjoys camping with her family, being outdoors, and loving the beach. Sarah loves helping others and learning new things.
carolina-eye-care-team 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 two grandchildren, Jayden and Jonah. 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.
carolina-eye-care-team Ashley Newman, CPO
Paraoptometric
Denver
Ashley joined Caroilna Eye Care in 2017. Ashley enjoys working with the public and looks forward to meeting each one of our patients, as well as getting to know them from year to year. Ashley resides in Sherrills Ford and enjoys spending her time with her son and on the lake.
carolina-eye-care-team 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.
carolina-eye-care-team 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.
carolina-eye-care-team Mackensie Hatley
Paraoptometric
Denver
Mackensie joined Carolina Eye Care in 2017. She has been in the eye care business since 2016 and LOVES what she does. Since joining the Carolina Eye Care team she feels like she has truly found where she is supposed to be and has gained a work family. Mackensie's passion is to help others and strive to do her very best for patients every day. In the years to come Mackensie looks forward to gaining more knowledge of eye care and completing the Certified Paraoptometric certifications. She lives in Catawba with her fiance Seth, son Daniel whom makes every day an adventure, and their many animals. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors.
carolina-eye-care-team 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.
carolina-eye-care-team 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.
carolina-eye-care-team 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 and her husband reside in Maiden and enjoy taking trips to the beach and being outdoors.
carolina-eye-care-team 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.
carolina-eye-care-team Sandra Walker
Insurance Service Coordinator
Denver
Sandra joined Carolina Eye Care in 2008. Sandra serves as one of our insurance coordinators. Sandra was born and raised in North Carolina. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time on the lake with her family.
carolina-eye-care-team 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 granddaughter Luna 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.
carolina-eye-care-team Kimberly Bennett, CPO
Paraoptometric
Lincolnton
Kimberly joined Carolina Eye Care in 2015. Kimberly has worked both in optometry and ophthalmology since 2011. Kimberly grew up in Charlotte and attended CPCC for advertising and graphic design! Kimberly lives in Lincolnton with her husband, and their two daughters. They share their home with two fluffy felines and also three rescue dogs. Kimberly has always felt the need to fulfill her creative/artsy side, however the medical field had different plans for her. Her mother has suffered with RA which causes inflammation in her eyes. Kimberly recalls wishing that she could somehow help her mother as a young child. Rheumatoid Arthritis can cause visual disturbances in the eye, making everyday activities such has reading a challenge. Her mother would struggle reading using a magnifying glass to help. Kimberly would help her mother locate her glasses, because often times they were misplaced due to her poor vision. Kimberly feels that vision is such a gift and we can very easily take it for granted. Kimberly has felt a deep calling from within to work in the eye care industry because she wishes to help others similar to her mother. Although Kimberly has not been able to restore her mother's vision, she feels that she is now better educated to help others and find joy when she see can help them see the world for the first time.
carolina-eye-care-team 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. Missy works in our Lincolnton location but can be see in the Denver location periodically.
carolina-eye-care-team 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.
carolina-eye-care-team 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.
carolina-eye-care-team 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.
carolina-eye-care-team 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."
carolina-eye-care-team Jessica Walker
Patient Service Coordinator
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.
carolina-eye-care-team 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. Alexa and her husband are expecting their first child this July and couldn't be more excited. Outside of work she enjoys singing on the praise team at her church, being with family and friends and being outdoors.
carolina-eye-care-team Melissa Peiffer, CPO
Patient Service Coordinator
Denver
Melissa joined Carolina Eye Care in 2018. She has been in the eye care business for 10 years. In 2012 she became a Certified Paraoptometric through the American Optometric Association. Melissa and her husband have a son named Grayson and daughter named Kaylee. Melissa loves getting to know patients and seeing them each year.
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