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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Jasper Eye Associates the leading provider of vision care products and services in Jasper.

Dr. Rose Darby – Optometrist

Dr. Rose Darby graduated magna cum laude from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Biology. She received her Doctor of Optometry at University of Alabama at Birmingham, graduating with honors. She actively participated in Students in Optometric Service to Humanity by providing eye care to underpriviledged citizens in other countries.

In Atlanta, she did an externship at the Atlanta Eye Surgery group, specializing in cornea, cataract, and glaucoma care. Dr. Darby practiced for 13 years in Jacksonville, Florida before settling in North Georgia. She is a member of the Georgia Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

When not providing eye care, she enjoys camping, fishing, and traveling with her 3 children and husband.


Dr. Travis Wright – Optometrist

Dr. Wright graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Biomedical Science. He continued his education at University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. Dr. Wright is a member of the AOA and GOA.

In his spare time he enjoys time with his wife and 2 children.


Jennifer Holloway LDO – Office Manager

Jennifer is the Licensed Dispensing Optician for Jasper Eye Associates as well as the office manager and finishing lab team leader. She has worked with Doctor James since 1996. In 1999, she became American Board of Optometry certified. In 2002, she obtained certification from the Board of National Contact Lens Examiners. She is also the Extreme North Georgia Vision Source Facilitator.


Jeannie Stecovich – Optometric Assistant

Jeannie has been an Optometric Assistant since 1996. She joined Jasper Eye Associates April, 09.

Jeannie enjoys spending time with family and friends.


Melissa Stoecklein – Board Certified Optician

Melissa is a Board Certified Optician. She has been with Jasper Eye Associates since January of 2005. She is also Dispensary Team Leader. She attended Applachian Technical College in 2000.

Melissa enjoys reading, cooking, shopping, and spending time with her husband and their children.


Angie Giddens – Board Certified Optician

Angie joined Jasper Eye in February of 2014, She is one of our Opticians with  over 9 years in the optometry industry. She received her ABOC certification in 2019.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, going to the movies and spending time with her husband and their two children.


Emilee Lewanick – Patient Relations Specialist

Emilee joined Jasper Eye Associates in 2019 as our patient relations specialist. She has resided in Jasper since 2003.

In her spare time she enjoys writing, and spending time with her husband and their children. She looks forward to helping you with your eye care needs.


Emily Carr – Patient Relations Specialist / Optical Assistant

Emily joined Jasper Eye Associates in 2019 as patient relations specialist and optical assistant. She is an Army brat, but she has resided in Georgia for the last six years. She is currently a student at Kennesaw State University studying for her bachelor degree in Psychology.

In her spare time she enjoys exercising and spending time with family.


Mary Jo Dillard – Optometric Assistant

Mary Jo began her journey in the eye field in 2018, were she began as a Optometric assistant in Watford City North Dakota. She then moved back home to Jasper GA and joined Jasper Eye Associatesin June 2019.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her son and husband.