Our Staff

Susan Weeks, ABOC - Office Manager


Susan is no stranger to the optical industry.  Her career started in 1980 with George S. Croffead, M.D.  After he retired she continued on with his son Thomas G. Croffead, O.D. until 2009.  Her passion for the industry continues to grow and she constantly updates her training to stay current with new lens technology and designs.  Exceptional patient care has always been at the top of her priority list and will continue to be her focus.

Susan obtained her opticians certification with the American Board of Opticianry. She is a member of the National Academy of Opticianary and the Association of Professional Office Managers.  She volunteers with a team of colleagues at the Dream Center Mobile Vision Clinic and is active in her community.

Debbie Blanchard - Optician

Debbie is an ABO certified optician originally from New England. She grew up in Rhode Island and lived in New Hampshire the past 20 years until deciding she'd had enough of winter. She moved to South Carolina in the fall of 2019. She now lives in Summerville with her husband, dog Hank and miniature pig Pippin.

Adena Escobedo - Frame and Lens Stylist

Hello, my name is Adena.  I was born and raised right here in Charleston.  I am married to an awesome guy, Eddie who I forced to move here 43 years ago.  (Reluctantly at first, but now he feels like a Southerner).

Together we have 3 children and 5 grandchildren...so far, hoping for more!!
On weekends we love to try out different restaurants all over the Tri-County area.  We love going to concerts, mostly 70,s & 80's bands who just won't retire.
I have been at The Vision Center at Seaside Farms since January 2020 and have loved every minute of being here.

Katie Hill - Ophthalmic Technician

Katie is an Opthalmic Technician originally from Easley, South Carolina. She moved to Florida in 2007, and moved back to her home state in the spring of 2021. She enjoys working in the field of optics, and the many learning opportunities it provides.

Jessi Simon - Insurance Coordinator

Hi, I’m Jessi! I attended Kent State to earn a degree in Business Management, and I’m excited to be part of the team here at the Vision Center as Insurance Coordinator. Outside of the office I enjoy going to hockey games and listening to true crime podcasts. I have a passion for helping others and am always looking for the next fun volunteer opportunity.

Ladawn McKensey - Patient Coordinator

LaDawn grew up in a small town in Georgia as the youngest of 12 kids. She taught pre-k for 8 years and now enjoys her work as our Patient Coordinator. She is also a certified lifeguard, enjoys helping others, and attends her local church. Her hobbies include traveling, listening to music, reading, long walks, spending time with her friends and family, and just enjoying life.