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The Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients. Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible. In addition, we will do our best to explain all of your options as far as eye wear and contact lenses. There are many options for every patient’s busy life style. Our knowledgeable staff will help guide you towards the products that will help address your needs.
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Karen Wiley

Office Manager
Karen comes to our office after over a decade of experience in the health care field.  With her extensive knowledge of insurance, Karen helps patients in understanding their benefits and verifies coverage ahead of time to ease the process.  She maintains the day to day operations of patient flow at...
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Kathy DeStefano

Dispensing Optician
Kathy has worked in the optical industry for over 25 years so we are thrilled to have her at our practice.  Her knowledge in frames and lenses is truly extensive.  In addition, Kathy has a unique ability to guide patients in selecting the best optical products for their specific visual...
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Gina Froio

Dispensing Optician
Gina joined Village Eyecare in December of 2016 and assists patients in selecting their eye wear.  She has been in the optical industry since 1996.  Gina really enjoys working with people, especially helping them choose the best frames and lenses for their needs and life style.  She also has a great knack for finding frames that fit well and look fashionable.  In addition, Gina assists patients in maximizing their insurance benefits to ensure they are getting the best optical products for their visual needs. Gina grew up in Philadelphia and moved to New Jersey in July of 2003.  She currently resides in Blackwood with her husband Frank, and two children Madalynn and Frankie.  The family also has two cats and two dogs.
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Alex Owens

Reception/Optometric Technician
Alex joined the Village Eyecare team in June of 2017. He works at both the front desk, assisting patients with scheduling and checking in, as well as a technician, performing pretests and preparing the patients for Dr. Halim. Alex recently graduated from Rowan University with a B.A. in Communication Studies. He is currently pursuing ASL at Camden County College with the aspiration of becoming an interpreter. Alex has grown up in Logan Twp. where he has resided since 1993. He has two lovable dogs, Brutus and Taz, along with two great, supportive parents. Alex enjoys long walks on the beach, Frisbee, and breakfast for dinner.
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Donna Maccarone

Optometric Technician
Donna joined our staff in August 2016. She assists Dr. Halim in working up patients prior to their appointments and helps in scheduling appointments. Donna is a lifelong resident of the Woolwich/Swedesboro area. She graduated from Widener University in 1990, Wilmington College in 2002, and received her Real Estate License in 2015. In her free time, Donna enjoys spending time with family and friends.
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Farrah Deichert

Reception/Optometric Technician
Farrah joined our staff in May of 2015 after graduating from Kingsway Regional High School. She works at the front desk helping patients schedule appointments and verifying insurance coverage, as well as working up patients prior to their appointments with Dr. Halim. Farrah is currently attending York College of Pennsylvania where she is studying Forensic Chemistry.  She comes back to assist the staff during the summers. In her free time, Farrah enjoys shopping and going to the beach.