OUR OPTICIANS AND STAFF AT Five Points Eye Care
Our exceptional eye care staff in Athens, Georgia look forward to helping you and your family with all your eye care needs. We will help you select the most appropriate frames or contact lenses and will meticulously fit your new glasses to meet your needs. At Five Points Eye Care, we are dedicated to optimizing your vision care.
Meet Our Team in Athens, Georgia
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 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.
Originally from Atlanta, KC moved to Athens around 2014 after living in NYC for some time to be near family and fell in love with the Classic City. She has a background in the Arts, Architectural History and Communications and joined Five Points Eye Care in 2017. She plans to use that creative background to help patients choose the perfect glasses and receive the best care possible. In her free time she enjoys reading, playing with her dog, searching for new and interesting architecture in Athens and traveling.
Gary joined Five Points Eye Care in May 2021 as an optician. He began a career in the optical field in 1999 as an optical lab technician and received a Dispensing Opticians license in 2004. He is certified by the American Board of Opticianry. Gary brings an experienced knowledge of optics along with understanding the best fits and style when helping patients find the perfect eyewear for all of their needs. Gary is passionate about helping patients see and look their very best. Gary is married to Joni and they reside in the Sanford community of Madison County with their daughter Fia and his step-son Kaleb. He also has 3 sons (Isaac, Will, Gabe), 2 step-daughters (Brianna & Tula) and 2 step-sons (Kaleb and Dawson). Gary loves taking trips to the mountains exploring towns along with antique/thrift shopping, movies, and concerts with Joni. He also enjoys running, playing guitar, and coaching his daughter’s soccer teams. And of course he is a die-hard Georgia Bulldog – GO DAWGS!
Amanda joined Five Points Eye Care in 2019 as an Optician-in-Training. She has a bachelor’s in fine arts and a master’s in interior design from Brenau University so she loves accessories, from the ones that fill your home to the ones we wear, like beautiful glasses! She is married with two teenagers and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, antiquing and visiting historic homes.
Courtney joined our staff in 2021 and currently is our patient coordinator in our call center. She is the first person many of our patients have contact with since she answers most of our phone calls. She is a graduate of University of North Georgia in Criminal Justice and moved to Madison County, Georgia in 2013 where I met the love of her life, Josh. She has 3 very energetic boys, Kason, Grayson, and Charlie and spends most, if not all her time, outside of work with her family. She also has 2 dogs, a Labrador Retriever (Ranger) and a Weimaraner (Fisher). She enjoys the outdoors, reading, racing, and watching her children play sports.
Michellle joined our practice in April 2021. She is dedicated, dependable, and a team player. Michelle worked as an ophthalmic diagnostic technician in her previous job of almost 20 years in the Boston area. She is a loving mom , MiMi, and wife and in her downtime she loves decorating, walking, and binge watching TV series.
Kenzie is a part of our business office staff, helping patients when they first arrive for their appointments. She is also attending Georgia State University to get her bachelor’s degree. She is a big “people person” and loves to interact and work with people. Her goal is to keep a smile on anyone’s face as much as she can. She enjoys traveling, hiking, sports (whether watching or playing) and quality time with family and friends.
Carley joined Five Points Eye Care in 2020 and helps in the optical and clinic. She currently attends the University of Georgia as a student and is on track to graduate with a bachelors degree in biology. After graduating from UGA, Carley plans on attending a school of optometry in hopes of gaining her license to practice as an O.D. Carley enjoys hiking, spending time with friends and family, and playing tennis in her free time.
Kenza joined our staff in July 2018 as our Patient Care Coordinator, handling our patient phone calls, coordinating our doctor’s schedules and referrals to other offices. In 2020 she started working in the billing and insurance department filing insurance claims and processing payments. She has years of experience with customer service and marketing and an associate degree in Criminal Justice but has found she loves working in the medical field. She lives in Athens with her husband and two sons, enjoying spending her time with family outside of the office.
Amber started with Five Points Eye Care as an optometric technician in May 2018. She is originally from Covington, GA and now lives in Danielsville, GA with her sons and husband. Her days are mostly spent at the lake, the ballfield, or staying inside to watch a good movie or playing video games.
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.
Celeste joined Five Points Eye Care in August 2015. She is a graduate of Athens Technical College in Medical Assisting and works as one of our technicians as well as is our low vision rehabilitation coordinator. She currently lives in Danielsville with her young daughter. She enjoys reading, spending quality time with family and friends, traveling and being at the lake.
Abby grew up in nearby Jefferson and joined Five Points Eye Care in 2013 after working for several years in the service industry. She started as a full time Optometric technician and became National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) certified in 2017. She is now currently in charge of verifying insurance prior to patient’s appointments, in addition to helping with patient care in the clinic and being our full-time Clinic Care Coordinator. Abby enjoys spending time with her husband and his young daughter, loving on their four German Shepherds, watching UGA football, and relaxing with family and friends.
As our Practice Administrator and Business Office Manager, April keeps our office running smoothly. She coordinates our business office, clinic and doctors’ schedules, as well as trains new Business Office staff members. April completes special projects for our doctors, handles the office inventory and physical plant upkeep as well as organizes our training materials. She also is our point-person for our IT-related issues. Most importantly, she diligently works to ensure our patients, doctors and staff are happy. April joined Five Points Eye Care in February 2010 but has been in the eye care field since 2005. April lives in Elbert County with her husband, Scott, and their dog, Miller. April enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking, gardening and shopping.
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, English and American sign language. She enjoys pet sitting, singing, dancing, traveling, and playing Pokémon Go.
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 has two sons and one granddaughter. She enjoys spending much of her free time with her family and friends. She also enjoys sewing, watching good movies, and reading “Oprah” magazine.