About us

Our Vision

Our vision is to build a place that you can trust with something as important as your vision. Our goal is to treat you like family and build relationships with you and your family all while providing comprehensive, educational, compassionate eye care.

Our Mission

Whether it’s for eye disease detection or simply a great glasses frame selection, we want you to know that we appreciate your trust in us and strive to deliver the best care and quality products for your eyes.

our doctors

Dr. Robert Szypczak

Dr. Robert Szypczak, “Ship-chak,” or Dr. Rob if you prefer, is a native of Munster, Indiana, and a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington in 2000, and then The Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, receiving his Doctorate in Optometry in 2004. Dr. Szypczak has been a resident of the Lowcountry and practicing Optometry since 2004. He specializes in difficult contact lens fits, treatment of ocular disease and comprehensive, educational eye examinations. He also provides low vision services by fitting specialized magnifiers. Outside the office, Dr. Szypczak enjoys coaching baseball, paying golf, bowling, and is an automotive enthusiast. He loves trying to keep up with his two young boys Zachary and Derek!

Dr. Jennifer Switak

Dr. Jennifer Switak, a native of Homer Glen, IL, graduated from Illinois College of Optometry in 2004 with honors. She received specialized training in pediatrics and vision therapy and enjoys working with children. She practices primary care Optometry, has training in fitting specialized contact lenses and enjoys seeing pediatric patients from our growing community. In Dr. Switak’s  spare time, she enjoys reading, bowling, gardening, golfing and being a mom to her and Dr. Szypczak’s two boys, Zachary and Derek.

Dr. Jennifer Switak

Dr. Jennifer Switak, a native of Homer Glen, IL, graduated from Illinois College of Optometry in 2004 with honors. She received specialized training in pediatrics and vision therapy and enjoys working with children. She practices primary care Optometry, has training in fitting specialized contact lenses and enjoys seeing pediatric patients from our growing community. In Dr. Switak’s  spare time, she enjoys reading, bowling, gardening, golfing and being a mom to her and Dr. Szypczak’s two boys, Zachary and Derek.

Dr. Jola Rzegocki

Dr. Jola Rzegocki earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2002. She completed a post graduate residency program in cornea and contact lenses from the Philadelphia College of Optometry.

Dr. Rzegocki was born with poor vision and was in and out of doctors offices on a routine basis. She has a tremendous appreciation for the importance of good eye health and vision. Her eye examinations are focused on helping provide and maintain her patients with the clearest, most comfortable vision possible.

Dr. Rzegocki lives in Bluffton with her husband, also an optometrist, and two sons.  She enjoys being active outdoors, cooking and exploring new places.

our staff

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Optician

 

Steve is one of our Opticians.  He is ABO certified and brings 26 years experience in the optical industry to our office.  Steve has a keen eye for the latest fashions in eyewear and he is our lab technician.  So, if your lenses for your glasses are in stock, Steve will cut them while you wait.  In his free time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle and spending time with family.

Claudie Jenkins

Claudie Jenkins

Optometric Technician & Receptionist

 

Claudie is one of our amazing Optometric technicians, receptionist and contact lens trainer.  Whether you first meet her in person or on the phone, you will remember her smile and bubbly personality.  Claudie enjoys playing the drums, singing in church and spending time with her family.

Kelli George

Kelli George

Optician

 

Kelli graduated from Ogeechee Tech with a degree in Opticianry, which is an LDO.  She has 12 years experience in the optical industry.  Kelli’s welcoming smile and southern charm along with being very knowledgeable in the optical field, make her a valuable team player and a joy for patients to work with.  In her free time, she enjoys gardening, the beach and spending time with family.

Lawren Antley

Lawren Antley

Receptionist

Lawren is one of our receptionists. She is a native of South Carolina and grew up in Charleston. She has a bachelors degree from the College of Charleston in Spanish. In her free time Lawren enjoys spending time with her family and playing fetch with her dog Jasmine.
Pam Burns

Pam Burns

Receptionist and Technician

Pam is our helping hand in the practice. She can help you with contact lenses, choosing frames, glasses repair and can also cut your lenses on-site. You can’t miss her outgoing personality and witty sense of humor when you meet her. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and 2 children in her off time. You will most often find her at the ball field on the weekends or at the beach on a warm day.

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