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.

Kim Thompson - Frame and Lens Stylist

Hello! My name is Kim & I moved to the Charleston area from Lancaster County, Pa recently. It has been an enjoyable new adventure to call SC my home state & being a part of The Vision Center @ Seaside Farms team. My favorite part of my job is helping patients bring a smile & some "ZEST" to their new look of eyewear.

I have over 25 yrs experience as an optician which has been enjoyable interacting with patients on a down to earth level. My free time is spent walking the beach , visiting historical & other beautiful sites.

Katie Hill - Ophthalmic Technician, Frame & Lens Stylist

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.

Tina - Ophthalmic Technician

Hi, I'm Tina and I am a  level 2  Ophthalmic Technician. I've lived in Charleston for 5 years and I love helping people see the world! I look forward to meeting all of you when you come in for future appointments!

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.

Crystal Montgomery - Patient Coordinator

Hi, I'm Crystal!!! My family is from the Philippines. I got to live there for 6 years and learn two dialects of the language. I currently attend the College of Charleston Downtown. I want to be an Eye Doctor one day. I love helping any and everyone, especially if I have the means too. I love learning new things and spreading smiles. Math and Science are my favorite subjects but when I'm not in school my hobbies include playing my video games, watching psychological horror shows/movies, and exploring new places!