Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Mt. Airy Vision Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Mt. Airy.
Chris Owens, O.D.
Dr. Owens completed his degree at Memphis State University then graduated from Southern College of Optometry, receiving the highest honor of Senior Clinician of the Year Award. After finishing his internships at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans and Clayton Eye Center in Morrow, Georgia, he joined Carolina Center for Eye Care in 2004. He is the immediate past-president of the Winston-Salem Optometric Society and a current member of the American Optometric Association. A member of the Hillsdale Rotary, his community outreach includes Lions Club, Storehouse for Jesus, and Special Olympics. His special interests are pediatric eye exams, amblyopia, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma management, and surgical consultations. Dr. Owens speaks conversational Spanish.
Ellyn V. Johnson, O.D.
Dr. Johnson, a native of Davie County, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her optometric degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, where she received high honors of Senior Clinician of the Year Award and the Contact Lens Excellence Award. In 2001, she completed her residency in ocular disease at Vision America Surgery Center in Jackson, Tennessee. In addition, she has published articles and abstracts in several leading journals. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and Winston-Salem Optometric Society. Community involvement includes volunteering medical services for the Lions Club and Storehouse for Jesus, as well as, lecturing locally on ocular health issues. She currently serves as the Director of the Eye Clinic at Storehouse for Jesus. At Carolina Center for Eye Care, her interests include primary eye care of all ages, pediatric eye exams, treatment of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease, specialty contact lens fittings, and corneal refractive therapy (CRT).
Meet Our Staff
Elecia Gammons, Office Manager
Hannah Payne, Intake Coordinator
Lindsay Roberts, Optician
Coral Covington, Technician & Optician
Julie Gillespie, Technician