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Cindy Dowling

Practice Administrator of Bladen Eye Center

Cindy graduated from the University of Akron with a degree in accounting. She moved from Ohio to Wilmington in 2012 and started working at Bladen Eye Center in 2013. She is passionate about providing the best patient care possible. Cindy is dedicated to creating an environment for both the team members and patients to enjoy and feel like they are part of the Bladen Eye Center family. She married her husband Aaron in 2014 and together they care for their 2 fur-babies Duke and Jade. She enjoys hiking, bike rides, live music, brewing beer, and escaping to the mountains in Asheville anytime they can.

Rebecca Bass

Optical Specialist

Rebecca started working as our Optician in July of 2016 after leaving a 16 year career in Veterinary medicine. She shares her husbands love of music and enjoys the fun of meeting new people & traveling with the band that he plays in. Also a huge UNC Tar Heels fan, she looks forward to college basketball/football season every year. Rebecca & her husband share their lives with 5 dogs and 1 cat.


Santana Melvin

Optometric Assistant

Santana is one of our optometric technicians at Bladen Eye Center. She has worked in the world of Optometry for over 15 years. She has been married to her husband, Brantley, for 3 years. She is the mother of 2 beautiful children, Gavin and Abigail. In her spare time she likes fishing, camping, reading, and tractor pulls.

Pam Tanner

Front Desk Receptionist

Pam is a Front Desk Receptionist at Bladen Eye Center. She has 25 years in customer service experience and two years in medical office experience. Pam obtained her first degree later in life. She holds an Associates of Arts majoring in Health Care Administration and is currently working toward her Bachelors Of Science majoring in Health Care Management which should be completed by the fall of 2018. Pam is a small town girl and enjoys a simple life. She lives in Roseboro with her fiance Danny, her two children Anthony and Izzy, their four furrbaby pitbulls Hiro, Karma, Axle and Rebel and one grand dog shorkiepoo Molly. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, baking, fishing, binge watching Netflix and a nice glass of wine. She is an advocate of Adoption, a PCOS warrior and cerebral palsy awareness. She enjoys learning new things and aspires to be a roll model for her daughter, to use her people skills,education and desire to succeed to reach her full potential in her career and future endeavors.


Ashley Lewis

Optometric Assistant

Ashley is a front desk receptionist at Bladen Eye Center. She is a mother of 3 very active little boys. She's a Information Technology/ Computer Science major. When shes not working she loves spending time with her little people and family. She enjoys anything outdoors and painting.

Cheri Healy

Billing Manager

Cheri started working for Omni Eye & Bladen Eye Center in October of 2017 after she and her husband moved to North Carolina in 2016. She is originally from New York, but after her husband retired from the NY State Police, they wanted warmer weather, beaches, and a southern lifestyle. Cheri brings more than 20 years of experience in Optometric billing and welcomes the daily challenges that insurance companies present her with almost every day. In her free time, Cheri enjoys boating and riding on their Harley motorcycle. Cheri also enjoys family time with her daughters, stepchildren, grandkids, and of course her pup, Jeter.