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Meet our friendly staff who help make your visit to Charleston Eye as friendly and comforting as possible!


Kim Stephanian

Kim is our office manager and billing specialist. Her friendly face is the first you will see when you check in and last before your leave. Her enthusiasm and love for our patients creates a great experience from start to finish. Kim is a Texas native and Air Force veteran with over 9 years of experience in the optometric field. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from UTSA and moved to Charleston in the summer of 2017. In her off time, she enjoys outdoor activities (hiking, kayaking, biking), traveling, swing dancing and live music.




Amy Hollander

Amy is our extremely knowledgeable Optician. She is a Charleston native and has 10 years opticianry experience. She earned her ABO (American Board of Opticianry) certification and continues to further her education in the optometric field. She works hard to find unique frames for our boutique style optical shop that you will love!  Having trouble finding that perfect frame? This is your girl. In her free time she enjoys local music, making jewelry and studying astrology.




Lauren Taylor

Lauren, “Lo Lo,” is Dr. Smouse’s technician and contact lens specialist. We were lucky enough to snatch her up from Trident Tech where she earned a certificate in CPC (Certified Professional Coding). She handles all pre-testing for exams, special testing, and contact lens ordering; as well as assisting the doctor in the room as needed. Before venturing in the optometric field she worked in childcare and a Chiropractic office. Lauren is a Charleston native and in her spare time she raises two beautiful daughters, enjoys watching movies and shopping.