Dr. Huffman obtained his undergraduate degree from UNC at Chapel Hill and is a dedicated Tarheels fan. He graduated from New England College of Optometry in Boston in 2001. After graduation he dedicated himself to optometry in both private practice, and corporate optometry. He opened Huffman Family Eye Care in 2008 with a passion to provide the best optometric care to every patient. He also believes that every patient deserves to be educated thoroughly about their ocular health, and prides himself in the time he dedicates to explaining his findings to his patients. He endeavors to provide quality care, in a casual and warm environment. In his limited spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Rebekah, and daughter, Emily.
Dr. Kimberly Vazquez was born in New York but spent her childhood and youth being raised in south Florida. She earned her B.S. degree in Microbiology & Molecular Biology from the University of Central Florida, where she was a founding officer of the campus' first optometry-based organization and outreach group. She went on to receive her optometry degree at Nova Southeastern University, where she was an active member of SVOSH, COVD, and FOA.
During one of her fourth year clinical rotations, she came to Atlanta and quickly fell in love with the city. It drove her to pursue a residency in ocular disease at Omni Eye Services from 2012-2013. Ever since, Georgia has become home to her.
Over the years, Dr. Vazquez has worked diligently at both commercial and private practices, specifically alongside ophthalmologists. She is well experienced with the handling of patients pre and post operatively, treating ocular emergencies and disease, as well as successfully fitting patients with their proper visual correction. Dr. Vazquez is beyond excited to join the team at Huffman Family Eye Care and looks forward to meeting all of her patients' needs. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, which includes two little ones, and traveling.
Amanda has been here from the beginning and loves what she does. She was Dr Huffman's first employee in 2008. While working part time, she was a part time student at Kennesaw State University where she graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Biochemistry in December 2016. She passed the exams for the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) in 2013, and National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) in 2016. She fulfilled the Georgia state requirements for licensed opticians in August 2019, and is proud to have her LDO (Licensed Dispensing Optician). She has a passion for optometry. From the retina, to the cornea, to glasses and contacts she loves it all. She loves to answer patient questions about their eyes, and explain the visual system.
Angela has been a Licensed Dispensing Optician since 1984 and joined Huffman Family Eye Care in 2009. Her extensive knowledge and experience covers every major aspect of the industry. She feels most at home in our finishing lab, where her high standards for quality and exquisite attention to detail are meticulously employed for the highest quality spectacles for every patient. She has a desire to fit patients in lenses that perfectly align to their unique lifestyle requirements. Her husband Mark also works in the industry, and they have six grandchildren who occupy the bulk of her spare time and affections.
Carlyn (Pronounced "Car-leen") joined Huffman Family Eye Care in 2015 and has become a fast favorite with patients. Originally from Puerto Rico, she is fluent in both Spanish and English. Her charm and personality at the front desk, ensures that every patient receives a warm welcome. She believes that every patient deserves a great experience and coordinates the care and expectations of patients with their insurance to make that happen. She has an enthusiasm for eyewear and loves to help patients with the process of picking a stylish and fashionable frame!
Teri joined the Huffman Family in 2013. She passed her American Board of Optician Certification test in August of 2019. The ABOC is a nationally recognized written test for opticians. She has a background in the public education system for Paulding County, and as such is a familiar face for many of our younger patients and their parents. Having needed glasses and contacts since early childhood, she has a soft spot for the smaller patients. She makes the process fun, and has an abundance of grace for making that first pair not so bad. If your child needs glasses, they will likely see "Ms. Teri" at some point in their visit to our office.
Andrea joined the Huffman team in December 2018 but was no stranger to the industry. She was a duel licensed optician in Ohio for 13 years and moved to Georgia 1 year ago. Since there is no reciprocity between states for an optician’s license, she is actively working toward obtaining her license here. She is one of the best technician’s the office has ever had the pleasure of having on staff, and her quick wit, and high energy is sure to make your visit here a good time. Fun fact about Andrea, she is Sarah Palin’s doppleganger!
Connie joined our office (and the industry as whole) in December 2018. Having been a professional landscape photographer for the last 15 years, the principles of optics were quite familiar to her. She successfully passed her American Board of Opticianry Certification (ABO) in August of 2019. Her warmth and charm have made her a fast favorite with patients. Two beloved children, and no grandkids yet, but she and her husband Gary have two cats who are dearly loved. “Furbabies are family too.”
Krista joined Huffman Family Eye Care in 2015. She has a diverse background in a plethora of things including community theater, and home schooled all 4 of her children all the way through highschool. Her intense attention to detail, and talent for organization, has made her an invaluable member of our billing and accounts receivable dept. & she also uses her talents as an ophthalmic technician assisting Dr. Huffman. Her intense fascination with the eye is currently inspiring her to pursue the ABO certification.
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Technicians in our office have gone onto careers as nurses, surgical coordinators, and physician's assistants!