Doctors

  • Jon Forché, O.D., F.A.A.O.

    Jon Forché, O.D., F.A.A.O.

    Doctor

    Dr. Jon Forché is a graduate of Miami University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Biological Sciences. He received his Doctorate in Optometry from the Ohio State University College of Optometry. He completed a residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation/Ocular Disease at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Jon Forché is the only Low Vision Rehabilitation Specialist in Northeast Georgia. Dr. Forché is a vision rehabilitation consultant with the following organizations: Vision Rehabilitation Services of Northeast Georgia in Atlanta, Georgia, VISTAS in Athens, Georgia and The Vocational Rehabilitation section of the Georgia Department of Labor.

    He lectures extensively to fellow optometrists about practice management, medical coding and billing. Dr. Jon Forché's hobbies include running, skiing, hiking and camping. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optometric Association. He is the Treasurer/Secretary of the 10th district of the Georgia Optometric Association and the Political Action Committee Chair.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, an organization dedicated to excellence in eye care. He spends much of his free time with his young children, Hayden and Adelyn.

    In 2013 Dr. Jon Forché became a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.  He was awarded the 2012 Beacon of Hope Award by the Georgia Lions Lighthouse for his work with visually impaired and uninsured patients.  In 2004 Dr. Jon Forché was honored by the Georgia Optometric Association as the Young Optometrist of the Year in Georgia. This award is presented to an outstanding optometrist, leader and volunteer in the state of Georgia. He represents the best of the optometric profession by practicing optometry with the highest standards, creating strong relationships with other health care professionals and volunteering in the community. Five Points Eye Care Center is proud of Dr. Jon Forché's accomplishments and service to the Athens community.

    Dr. Jon Forché Curriculum Vitae

  • Nadine G. Forché, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O.

    Nadine G. Forché, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O.

    Doctor

    Dr. Nadine Forché is a graduate with honors from the University of Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Neurobiology. She was class valedictorian when she received her Doctorate in Optometry from the Ohio State University College of Optometry. She also completed her Master's Degree in Physiological Optics at the Graduate School at the Ohio State University for research on the effects of Alzheimer's Disease on the visual system.

    Dr. Nadine Forché completed a residency in Hospital-based and Geriatric Optometry at the Columbus Veteran's Affairs Outpatient Clinic and the Chillicothe Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Ohio. She has lectured extensively to optometrists and optometry students and was a clinical professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. She is a pre-optometry mentor for University of Georgia students, as well as the preceptor for optometry school externs from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry and the Ohio State University College of Optometry at Five Points Eye Care Center. She is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Optometry and a Trustee of the Board of the Georgia Optometric Association as well as a past district President.  She received the Bernard L. Kahn Memorial Award from the Georgia Optometric Association in 2015 for her service to the profession and patients.  In 2013 Dr. Nadine Forché became a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.

    Much of Dr. Nadine Forché's time outside the practice is spent with her boy-girl twins, Hayden and Adelyn (Addie), born in April 2003. Her hobbies include exercise, cooking, gardening, hiking, yoga and reading. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Georgia Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Nadine Forché volunteers at her children's school and is a regular blood donor. She served two terms as Treasurer for the Athens-Oconee Junior Woman's Club, a volunteer organization, and was honored as their Citizen of the Year in 2005. In 2007 her family was chosen as the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs Family of the Year for their community involvement, leadership and family values.

    Dr. Nadine Forché Curriculum Vitae

  • Meg Brya, O.D., F.C.O.V.D.

    Meg Brya, O.D., F.C.O.V.D.

    Doctor

    Dr. Meg Brya is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Science in Education as well as a certificate in Woman's Studies. She received further teaching certification in Montessori education and taught elementary education for 7 years in Athens. She then returned to UGA to pursue pre-medical studies in preparation for optometry school while working as a vision therapist at Five Points Eye Care Center.

    Graduating with honors from The Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Brya continued to develop her interest in children and their visual development needs. She is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, an organization that certifies her knowledge and abilities in providing developmental and behavioral vision care for patients.  She is a pre-optometry mentor for University of Georgia students and lectures in community on topics ranging from diabetic eye health and the role of vision in learning and development. Dr. Brya volunteers at many area schools doing vision screenings and lectures, as well as being a volunteer eye health provider with the American Optometric Association's InfantSee program and at The Mercy Clinic in Athens. Currently the director of the Vision Therapy and Clinical Departments at Five Points Eye Care Center, Dr. Brya became a partner in the practice in 2008.

    Dr. Brya is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.  She is also a member of the American Optometric Association and the Contact Lens Section of the American Optometric Association.  Dr. Brya is certified by Paragon Vision Sciences in the fitting of Corneal Refractive Therapy contact lenses. These gas permeable contact lenses are worn while you sleep and can allow patients to non-surgically eliminate the need for glasses and contacts during the day.  An active member of professional organizations, Dr. Brya is the former President of the Northeast District of the Georgia Optometric Association and was honored as their Young Optometrist of the Year in 2009. She is also a board member of the Athens Kiwanis Club. Dr. Brya is a long time resident of the Athens area. She currently resides in Watkinsville, GA with her sons, Nicholas and Alex. She enjoys dancing, cooking, hiking, boating and relaxing with her family.

    Dr. Meg Brya Curriculum Vitae



Opticians

  • Nate Sedlacek

    Nate Sedlacek

    Licensed Dispensing Optician

    Nate Sedlacek joined Five Points Optical in May 2010. Nate is a Licensed Dispensing Optician and comes from a family of opticians including his father, mother and sister.  He is certified by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE).  Nate began his career in the optical field in 1993 and has many years of experience in optical management.

    Nate gives back to the community by volunteering.  He traveled on a Gift of Sight trip to Mexico and volunteered on the Vision Van in Atlanta to provide eyecare to those without insurance or access to eye care.  Nate lives in Winterville with his wife and 3 children and loves boating, fishing and activities around the lake.

  • Katie Faucher

    Katie Faucher

    Licensed Dispensing Optician

    Katie joined Five Points Eye Care in November 2009. She has a Bachelor in Business Administration with a focus in Finance degree from the University of Michigan where she graduated with distinction.  She was a personal shopper for Ralph Lauren for 2 years and worked at Tiffany & Co. for 3 years.  She then joined Edward Jones as a financial planner, running the Troy, Michigan branch as well as training and recruiting in the region.

    Katie is a Licensed Dispensing Optician (LDO) in Georgia, and is American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certified and National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) certified. Katie is responsible for our frame styles and selection in our optical.  As a Licensed Dispensing Optician she helps patients choose frames and lenses that work with their lifestyle and specific needs.  Katie is married and lives in Athens. She recently started her family and has a new baby boy.  Her hobbies include reading, traveling and swimming.

  • Maddie Guenther

    Maddie Guenther

    Optician in Training

    Madeleine "Maddie" joined Five Points Eye Care in July 2011 as a student intern helping with administrative work.  She is currently an optician in training, studying for the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) to become certified. She is also apprenticing under our certified opticians, Nate Sedlacek and Katie Faucher, to learn how to properly edge and process lenses.
     
    Maddie is originally from Michigan but loves living in Athens and was married in 2014. She enjoys spending her free time reading, running, and cooking. 



Staff

  • Stacey Allen

    Stacey Allen

    Optometric Technician

    Stacey has been an optometric technician since 1996, joining our practice in July 2000 as a general technician. Since then she has furthered her training to become proficient in all aspects of contact lenses and was promoted to Contact Lens Technician. She became certified by the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) in November 2004. Stacey's responsibilities include contact lens fittings and ordering of all patient contact lenses. She also performs pre-testing, including taking patient medical history, visual acuity, blood pressure and completes other special testing as needed for the doctors. She is married to Marty Allen, an environmental protection specialist with the Environmental Protection Agency. Her hobbies include reading, photography, exercising and playing with her Doberman puppies.

  • Marie Isreal

    Marie Isreal

    Billing and Insurance Manager

    Marie has been in the medical field since 1985 and joined our practice in October 2003 as the Front Office Payment Coordinator. Since then, Marie has been promoted to Insurance and Billing Manager, handling all patient billing and insurance questions and claims filing for our practice. As her proficiency in coding and billing has increased, Marie has used her knowledge to educate the doctors and staff about proper insurance coding. She is also responsible for keeping our billing software compliant with federal regulations. Marie is married with two boys, spending much of her free time with her family and friends. She also enjoys sewing, watching good movies, and reading "Oprah" magazine.

  • Noemi Osorio

    Noemi Osorio

    Vision Therapist

    As a Vision Therapist, Noemi supervises children with various eye problems including amblyopia (lazy eye) and focusing problems as they complete vision training to improve their vision and visual function.  Noemi joined our practice in February 2008 and lives in Athens. She is fluent in Spanish and English and is learning sign language. Her hobbies include reading, teaching, singing, and dancing.

  • Amye Donahoo

    Amye Donahoo

    Optometric Technician

    Amye joined Five Points Eye Care Center in September 2004. She works full-time as an Optometric Technician. She also performs some customer service duties like reminding patients they are due for their annual or follow-up exams. She is currently studying for her National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) certification. Amye grew up in Athens and is married with two young sons. She is an accomplished artist and decorator, using her skills to decorate the window displays and practice for each season.

  • April Vaughn

    April Vaughn

    Practice Administrator

    As our Practice Administrator, April keeps our office running smoothly, working on special projects for the doctors, handling the office inventory and physical plant upkeep as well as organizing our training materials.  She also coordinates the business office schedule and trains new staff members in this area of our office.  April joined Five Points Eye Care in February 2010 and lives in Athens.  She has been in the eye care field since 2005.  April spends her free time volunteering at local middle and high schools as a math tutor, traveling and attending local art shows.

  • Abby Meehan

    Abby Meehan

    Optometric Technician

    Abby is the newest member of our clinic technician team. She grew up in nearby Jefferson and joined Five Points Eye Care in 2013 after working for several years in the service industry. She's currently working as a full-time optometric technician and is looking forward to a career in eye care. Abby enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing with her Great Dane puppy, and reading.

     

  • Gaby Smiley

    Gaby Smiley

    Pre-Optometry Student

    Gaby joined Five Points Eye Care in June 2015. She is currently training in optical but will be helping out in several different aspects of the office. She is a current student at the University of Georgia, however will be graduating by the end of July 2015 with a degree in Biology and a minor in Spanish. Gaby has plans to attend optometry school in 2017 and pursue a career in the field of optometry specializing in vision therapy in the future. Gaby spent her past 4 years as a student athlete playing volleyball at the University of Georgia where she was captain her senior year.  She is fluent in Spanish coming from a Cuban family. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, going to the lakehouse, playing beach volleyball, and volunteering with different organizations like Special Olymipics, Children's Restoration Center, and Relay for Life. 

  • Celeste Dove

    Celeste Dove

    Business Office Member

    Celeste Dove joined our staff in August 2015 as our patient care coordinator.  You may see her friendly face when you arrive at our front desk or have her help you on the phone when she is in our call center.  She lives in Danielsville with her husband and is pursuing a degree in medical assisting.  She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, traveling, hunting and fishing.

  • Dylan Kemp

    Dylan Kemp

    Business Office Member and Optometric Technician Assistant

    Dylan Kemp joined the practice in March of 2016. He started out working in the call center and business office, and he also assists the technicians with patients and performs special testing. Dylan is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received a BS in Biology, and he is also a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). Dylan has plans to attend Physician Assistant (PA) School in 2017. Dylan's future career interests lie in Primary Care, where he has worked in the past. In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends, listening to music and attending local shows, reading, playing golf, hiking and camping. 

  • Paula Bleecker

    Paula Bleecker

    Business Office Member

    Paula Bleecker joined our staff In March 2016.  Over the years she has worked in a variety of medical office, hospital, and nursing home settings, but this is her first experience with eye care.  A transplant from Pennsylvania, Paula lives in the Watkinsville area with her husband and two big dogs.  She has two grown sons and two young grandsons who live near Atlanta.  In her free time she enjoys reading, doing needlework, keeping in touch with her out of state relatives and friends, and walking her dogs.

  • Allison Adams

    Allison Adams

    Business Office Member

    Allison Adams joined our practice in April 2016 as a member of our business office. She is the main person who is in our call center, answering phone calls, patient questions, making appointments and reminding patients of their upcoming appointments. She has over twelve years’ experience in an eye care call center. Allison lives in the Athens area with her two children. In her free time, she loves to see movies with her children, go to the park or just walk around beautiful Athens.

  • Kathy Ramsay

    Kathy Ramsay

    Business Office Member

    Kathy Ramsay joined Five Points Eye Care in August 2016.  She has always enjoyed helping and working with patients in her many years in the medical field.  Kathy is a member of our business office, helping patients check-out.  She enjoys fishing with her husband on the weekends as well as reading, puzzles, having her granddaughter visit and playing with her three dogs.  She also loves to get out and enjoy nature.