Meet the friendly staff at The Eye Center of Okmulgee
Connie Miller, CPOA
Connie has served as our Optical Manager since 1991. She is often requested by name or stopped in the local grocery store for an adjustment of glasses. Connie knows you by name and will always make sure that your glasses are stylish and comfortable. Her expertise has been utilized in training other Paraoptometrics at the state level. She is the steady and dedicated role model for all of the staff of The Eye Center.
Connie obtained her certification as a Paraoptometric Assistant in 2001. She received Paraoptometric of the Year in 2001. Connie served on the Oklahoma Paraoptometric Section of the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians from 1997 to 2002 as Member at Large, President and Past President.
With well over 800 hours of continuing education in the field of Paraoptometry, Connie is well equipped to provide excellent optical care. She has been a member of the Oklahoma Paraoptometric Section of the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians since 1991.
Tonya Norris, CPOTOffice Administrator
Tonya has over 11 years of Paraoptometric assistance experience. She serves as our contact lens specialist as well as a scribe to our doctors and lead technician helping to train and mentor new technicians. Most of our contact lens patients know her by name and if there is an issue with your order she is the person to resolve that issue.
In addition to her primary duties as Contact Lens Technician and Scribe, Tonya is proficient in all areas of the practice. Her abilities and experience allow her to assist when one of the team is out. Tonya also assists June with insurance filing and posting of payments. Tonya earned her certification as Paraoptometric Assistant in 2007. She is currently working toward her CPOT certification which is the highest level of certification a Paraoptometric can earn.
She has obtained over 120 hours of continuing education in all aspects of Paraoptometry. She has been a member of the Oklahoma Paraoptometric Section of the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians since 2005. She also served on the OPS board as Member-at-Large.
Melody Carlock, CPO
Melody is our Optical Stylist. She has been the assistant to Connie since 2012. She will be the one to make sure your new glasses are stylish and you can see well. She has over 40 hours of continuing education in the field of Paraoptometry and is currently studying for her CPO certification exams.
Melody is cross-trained to provide assistance to the doctors by providing contact lens insertion and removal training and visual field testing as well as scheduling appointments and answering the phones. She too has been a member and served on the Board of the Oklahoma Paraoptometric Section of the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians since 2012.
Cathy is the person who calls to remind you of your appointment. She also makes sure that you receive a reminder postcard. But most important she insures that your fees are accurate and billed to insurance appropriately. She is one of the smiling faces you see when you walk in the door and usually the last smiling face you see as you leave. Cathy assists June with billing insurance and posting payments. She schedules appointments and makes sure that the doctor’s schedule is utilized to the benefit of all his patients.
Cathy has been a part of The Eye Center team since 2013. She has 30 hours of continuing education and has been a member of the Oklahoma Paraoptometric Section of the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians since 2013.
Kenzie has been with our practice since 2015 and since has then obtained her CPO certification. Kenzie started out as a technician and now serves as one of our two scribes to our doctors. She also mentors our technicians. She is our contact lens specialist and is currently working towards her CPOA certification.
Courtney is our newest member of The Eye Center Staff, She is our patient coordinator starting in February 2019. She is a proud Morris High School graduate as of 2010. You will be greeted with a smile as you come into the office, as she assists you in your check-in process. She works diligently to obtain all of your benefits before you ever get here for your appointment. She directs you to the area you need to be in, whether you’re here for an appointment or you require assistance in our optical department. She is also currently working towards her CPO certification.