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Cindy Dowling

Practice Manager

Cindy graduated from the University of Akron with a degree in accounting. She moved from Ohio to Wilmington in 2012 and started working at Omni Eye Specialists in 2013. She is passionate about providing the best patient care possible. Cindy is dedicated to creating an environment for both the team members and patients to enjoy and feel like they are part of the Omni Eye Specialists family. She married her husband Aaron in 2014 and together they care for their 2 fur-babies Duke and Jade. She enjoys hiking, bike rides, live music, brewing beer, and escaping to the mountains in Asheville anytime they can.

Cheri Healy

Billing Manager

Cheri started working for Omni Eye & Bladen Eye Center in October of 2017 after she and her husband moved to North Carolina in 2016. She is originally from New York, but after her husband retired from the NY State Police, they wanted warmer weather, beaches, and a southern lifestyle. Cheri brings more than 20 years of experience in Optometric billing and welcomes the daily challenges that insurance companies present her with almost every day. In her free time, Cheri enjoys boating and riding on their Harley motorcycle. Cheri also enjoys family time with her daughters, stepchildren, grandkids, and of course her pup, Jeter.


Dana Wade


Dana joined our practice in 2018 after moving to Wilmington from Charlotte, North Carolina. She brings over 13 years of experience and passion as an optician to the practice and helps patients receive the best eyewear and technology for their needs. She has three awesome kids that she adores immensely and enjoys traveling, exploring, and experiencing new things.

Kelsey Brotzman

Front Desk Receptionist

Kelsey is a front desk receptionist at Omni Eye Specialists. Kelsey moved to Wilmington in May 2018 from New York with her boyfriend and son. In her spare time, she loves doing arts and crafts, playing with her son, watching movies, hanging out with friends, exploring Wilmington, and trying out new restaurants.


Mackenzie Gerber

Certified Paraoptometric Technician

Mackenzie moved to North Carolina in late 2017 from Kentucky. She dreamed of living near salty air and sandy shores. Mackenzie started at Omni the summer of 2018 and became a certified paraoptometric technician in August 2019. She continues to strive to learn more about the eye care industry and is looking forward to her future with us! Outside of work, you can find Mackenzie with her love, Kyle, riding around in their jeep, eating tacos downtown, and traveling to Kentucky.

Phillyn Frederick

Optometric Technician

Phillyn joined our practice in June 2019 as an optometric technician. Originally a military brat, she claims Fort Walton Beach, FL as home. She just recently moved to Wilmington and is excited to explore a new city! In her spare time, Phillyn enjoys the beach, tennis, trying out new restaurants, road trips, and spending time with her puppy, family, and friends.


Taylor Reed

Front Desk Receptionist

Taylor moved to Wilmington in early 2018. She comes from a small town in Delaware, where she was born and raised. Taylor loves to travel and is always open to new adventures. She has a passion for her work and also spending free time with friends and family. On the weekend you can find her at the beach soaking up the sun or out exploring the town she now calls home.

Courtney Gott

Front Desk Receptionist

Courtney moved from Fairbanks Alaska to Wilmington North Carolina spring of 2019 with her fiancé Mike and their two dogs Booyah and Wilma. Booyah is a 7 year old black lab and Wilma is a 9 month old St. Bernard. Courtney is new to the world of optometry, and is excited to learn and grow at Omni Eye Specialists. In her free time she loves going to the beach, exploring Wilmington, and spending time with her furry family.


Lexi Cohan


Lexi joined us in August of 2019 after moving to North Carolina. She is originally from New Jersey but lived in Florida briefly while working in Walt Disney's Hollywood Studios. She has been in the optical field for 3 years and loves every minute of it. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her friends, exploring the town and meeting new people.