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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make River Region Vision Source the leading provider of vision care products and services in Millbrook.


Bryan T. Holman, O.D.                                                             Doc B

Dr. Bryan Holman – our Custom Contact Lens and Nightlens Specialist – graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He graduated with honors in his respective degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham before going on to complete his doctor of optometry degree at UAB School of Optometry.

Dr. Holman purchased what is now River Region Vision Source (previously Millbrook Eye Care) in 2012. Dr. Holman works with patients of all ages and has a special interest in specialty contact lenses for keratoconus, myopia control via NightLens OrthoK, glaucoma, and dry eye disease.  He is very excited to offer specialized pediatric eye care services with his Little Eyes Center!

Dr. B loves spending time with his family: wife Crisse Holman, O.D., sons Zac and Silas, daughter Emma.

Accomplishments:

  • Vision Source Administrator – South Alabama
  • WAVE Certified Contact Lens Designer
  • speaker for Optovue Inc. on OCT technology and anterior segment applications
  • Research and Development team for Optovue Inc. regarding anterior segment/scleral contact lens software
  • Past President, Alabama Optometric Association Montgomery Area Zone
  • Alabama Optometric Association; Board Member – South Alabama
  • 2018 ALOA Leadership Optometry Class
  • Contributor to Primary Care Optometry News, “What’s your diagnosis?” column

 


 Amy H. Howell, O.D.

Dr. Amy H. Howell OD – our Vision Therapy Director – graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a BS in molecular and cellular biology before going on to receive her doctor of optometry degree from UAB School of Optometry.

Dr. Amy Howell and her husband, Dr. Brock Howell MD-a native of Montgomery, decided to plant their family roots in the River Region 3 years ago. Dr. Howell is a mother to 3 boys Huck, Hampton and John Henry. While not seeing patients, she is very busy with the duties and privileges of managing her household.

Dr. Howell enjoys seeing patients of all ages, however, children have taken a special place in her heart after learning her oldest son had a profound need for glasses, surgical intervention and vision therapy. She has a unique position in eye care being both a prescribing practitioner and a mother to a small child with eye care needs.

Dr. Howell enjoys family activities, cooking, and attending church at Montgomery First Baptist Church.


Mr. Dennis “DJ” Taylor, COA, OSC, ABOC

DJ is the Practice Manager of River Region Vision Source and joined our practice in 2015. DJ comes to us with a background in business and has worked in the eye care industry since 1999. He has proficient knowledge of all aspects of eye care, ranging from optics and contact lenses to LASIK vision correction. DJ is an ABOC Optician certified by the National Board of Opticians, holds a JCAHPO COA  technician certification, as well as a JCAHPO OSC scribe certification.

DJ is passionate about eye care and is committed to our patients, staff, and doctors. His strong belief in customer service has helped make our patients feel welcomed and at home. With his knowledge and willingness to help RRVS grow and change, he has become a key component to our office.


Ms. Heatherlynne Coutts, CPO

Heatherlynne has worked with us since 2014. She started out at our front desk and quickly moved up. In 2016 Heatherlynne became our primary scribe/doctors assistant and was promoted to Clinical Coordinator. She leads our tech department and helps with training and implementation of new procedures. She also passed her certification and became a Certified Para-Optometric in 2016. She is a graduate of AUM with a degree in Biology, and has past management experience. Heatherlynne is engaged and will be getting married later this year. She is a huge asset to our practice and we are so glad to have her.


Mrs. Lisa Doss

Lisa starting work with us in 2015. Lisa handles the check out side of our front desk as well as our patient accounts. She handles all of our recalls and billing, works with insurance, and assists with dispensing and fitting eyeglasses. Along with that she also monitors and adjusts our patient schedules as needed to help keep our patient flow running smooth. Lisa is married to her husband Jeff and they have one really cool son named Jarrett. Lisa is a lively and fun person and great with our patients. We are lucky to have her on our staff.


 Mrs. Paige Broom, CPO

Paige has been with us since January of 2016. She started out at our front desk and then moved over to became a technician. Paige had previous tech experience before joining our practice and is now our Vision Therapy technician. Along with doing Vision Therapy she is also a full time technician and helps with our contact lenses.  Paige passed her certification and became a Certified Para-Optometric in 2017. Paige is a graduate of Troy University and married her husband Tyler in 2015. They are expecting their first child Rhett in March. We are excited about their new addition and can not wait to meet him.


  Mrs. Jinni Warren, COA

Jinni is our optician and one of the funniest people you will ever meet. Jinni has been working in eye care for more than 5 years. Prior to working with us Jinni earned her COA technicians certification as well as her OSC scribe certification.  She started out working as a technician in May of 2017 and moved roles in September to begin training as an Optician. Jinni has learned quickly and become very knowledgeable in her new role. She has a great sense of style and an eye for frame styling. Jinni and her husband Bobby live in Holtville and enjoy spending time with their 5 children and 4 grandchildren. We are so excited to have Jinni as part of the RRVS family.


 Mrs. Sarah Shire

Sarah is the newest employee at our front desk. Sarah works our check-in station and verifies all our patient insurance and books patient appointments. Sarah and her husband Michael along with their daughter Lily, just recently moved here from Delaware after falling in love with the area this past summer. Sarah is very friendly and has a wonderful personality. We are so excited to have her on our staff.