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Friendly Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.
Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.

Patricia Runyon

I’m Tricia. I am married and have two daughters and one granddaughter – who is the light of my life. I attend the Toler Free Will Baptist Church and Love the Lord!

Outside of the practice, I love to sew and cook.

The one person I would invite to dinner would be Paula Deene, but I would want her to come early enough to cook as well.

I have been working with Wilson EyeCare for over 20 years. I love getting to know my patients even though sometimes I talk too much – just ask Mickey!

Favorite color: Green

Pets: I got my 1st dog ever 2 years ago. Gabby is a bichon

Favorite music era: 70s

What puts a smile on my face?  Sunshine in the morning, babies, an outside fire in the Fall

Favorite flavor of ice cream: Butter Pecan

Favorite place to vacation: The Beach

Retirement dream: I plan to retire in 2020 – Perfect Year to retire from eyecare! I want to be able to help people more and do better work for the Lord.


Lora Lawrence

I’m Lora – I love Jesus. I love my husband! and I love my family! I sing in the choir at church. Texas Roadhouse is my favorite restaurant. I hate onions! I like anything that is chocolate! Go Mountaineers! My nickname at work is Spikey. I enjoy evenings on the front porch just rocking or swinging. I could watch the Andy Griffith Show all day long.

Outside of work, I enjoy going to church, swimming, walking, riding bicycles, reading, going to ball games, movies, traveling, playing games, shopping and spending time with my family and friends.

The one person I would invite to dinner is my Mamaw. It’s been so long since I’ve seen her. I’d love to hear all about Heaven and Jesus!! I’d love to hear about everything she’s seen and done up there. One of these days though, I will see her and my Papaw again.

Favorite color: Red

Pets: I have a sweet little 10 year old black cocker spaniel doggie named Susie Q.

Favorite music era: The only music I listen to is Christian music – My favorite is Praise and Worship music.

What puts a smile on my face? When my husband tells me he loves me! When my BFF sends me a text! When my mom makes me my favorite food! When my dad tells me he’s prayed for me.

How long have you worked with Wilson EyeCare? 11 years

Favorite part of your job: We love to pray here – in good times and in bad. We all love Jesus and some of these girls are my bestest friends 🙂

Favorite flavor of ice cream: Chocolate

Favorite place to vacation: The Beach

Retirement dream: To stay here in these beautiful WV Mountains with my husband.


Jennifer Varney

My name is Jennifer. I am a Christian and I love Jesus with my whole heart. I have been happily married for 14.5 years and am the proud mom to Nick who is 11 years old. I am a huge fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Seattle Seahawks.

Outside of work, I love going to Church and spending time with my family. I also love to read.

The one person I would invite to dinner is my dad who passed away 9 years ago. I would love to just spend just one more day with him.

I have worked with Wilson EyeCare for 9 years. I love the interaction with people of all ages and knowing that I have helped make a difference in their lives by making them be able to see better.

Favorite color: Red

Pets: 3 cats – Fluffy, Buster, and Fred

Favorite music era: Country

What puts a smile on my face? The hugs I get from my child when I get home from work in the evenings.

Favorite flavor of ice cream: Birthday Cake

Favorite place to vacation: The Beach

Retirement dream: If I even get to retire, I would love to be living somewhere warm and spoiling my grandbabies.


Susan Fields


Donna Carpenter


Michelle Young

I am Mickey and I’m a Georgia Girl “Go Dawgs”!

I have been working with Wilson EyeCare since May 2011 and I love to experience the reactions of those who are seeing clearly for the first time ever.

Favorite color: Yellow

Pets: For those without allergies, I’d gladly trade shots for a Rottie pup.

Favorite music era: 70’s – 80’s

What puts a smile on my face? A child’s laughter, puppies, kittens, family, friends, or a really good joke.

Favorite flavor of ice cream: Butter Pecan

Favorite place to vacation: Beach

Retirement dream: To move to Charleston, SC or Savannah, GA