At Eye Center, Inc. we want you to feel welcome and comfortable when you visit us for your eye care. Getting to know our staff on a more personal level will add an element of friendliness when you visit one of our offices and see a familiar face. We’ve decided to periodically feature members of our staff, beginning with Erin Ellis, an insurance manager with Eye Center, Inc.

What is your favorite aspect of your job?

EE: What I love most about my job is the sense of family around our workplace. Our company truly values people on a personal level.

Describe yourself using only film titles.

EE: 9-5 or It’s a Wonderful Life

Tell us about your approach to customer service.

EE: Customer service means going above and beyond to keep patients happy, whether that means answering any questions they may have or resolving issues with a positive attitude.

What is your signature comfort food?

EE: My Mom’s pot roast.

Is there something that excites you so much it keeps you awake the night before?

EE: A trip to Disney!

What would your pet say about you if we asked for a reference?

EE: ”She’s the only one that remembers to feed me.”

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

EE: My Grandmother told me not to sweat the small stuff like a messy house when the kids are little… because they grow up so fast. I remind myself of this almost everyday.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be and why?

EE: Pink, because it’s girly.

What’s the last song you listened to?

EE: Coldplay – “In My Place”

If you could be on any TV game show, which would you choose?

EE: Big Brother

What’s “your” karaoke song?

EE: Beastie Boys – “Intergalactic”

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Describe the most incredible view you’ve ever seen.

EE: The view from the top of Brasstown Bald Mountain.  

What’s your pizza order?

EE: White pizza with broccoli and garlic

If you had just a toaster oven-sized box for all of your stuff, what would you put in it?

EE: Baby pictures of my boys.

Give us a call at 941-756-2020 to schedule your comprehensive eye exam today. You might just see Erin during your next visit, and if you’re a Disney lover or Coldplay fan you’ll have plenty to chat about!