Thank you for trusting us with your eye care! We are open and serving our community. For a list of how our office is evolving click here!

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat. 10am-4pm

Thank you for trusting us with your eye care! We are open and serving our community. For a list of how our office is evolving click here!

Our Team

C Eyewear’s dedicated staff has been delivering smiles and style to our Winston-Salem neighbors for over a decade, and we love getting to know each and every one of our patients. But we want that to go both ways: get to know a little bit more about us below!

– Our Vision –

C Distinctive Eyewear is proud to have been the first to introduce high-fashion, independent eyewear to Winston Salem 13 years ago. We go above and beyond to make sure you see great and look great. At C, you’ll get top-of-the-line eye care services with the latest optic technology. You’ll choose from the most distinctive selection of high-quality, independently-designed fashion eyewear in Winston-Salem. Your glasses will help you express your own unique individual style while ensuring your vision is the best it can be. See what our customers are saying!


We Have…

  • A love and respect for the beauty of true craftsmanship in eyewear
  • A genuine concern and care for your visual health and vision quality
  • A belief that eyewear can enhance your appearance and express your individuality
  • A passion for providing high quality eyewear while keeping prices as low as possible
  • A commitment to providing customer service that is honest, respectful, welcoming, responsive, and inclusive
  • Dr. Jillian Iris Okeefe (Owner)

    Dr. Jillian Iris Okeefe first got the idea to pursue a career in optometry because of her middle name: Iris (Get it? Like the iris in your eyeball!). She liked the idea so much that, after majoring in chemistry at UNC-W, she decided to attend the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. She first joined C Eyewear in 2006 as an associate, but fell in love with the practice and decided to pursue ownership in 2011. The most rewarding thing for her is hearing from patients that they always feel at ease and that all of their vision needs are met when they visit C.

    Outside of work, Dr. Jillian Iris Okeefe loves spending time with friends, family, and her two huge cuddle monster dogs that she adores. If she didn’t already love her job at C, she’d consider a career as a yoga instructor for dogs!

    – Meet The Staff –

    Evan Brennan, Optician and Practice Manager

    Evan Brennan

    Optician, Practice Manager

    Evan is an ABO-Certified Optician with 15 years of experience, 10 with C Eyewear. He enjoys inspiring confidence in clients by pairing them with confident eyeglasses, and doing all he can to have every patient seeing better than they did before visiting. When not at C, he’s at home with his two kids and growing collection of plants.

    Victoria Coppersmith, Optician

    Victoria Coppersmith


    Victoria came to C after deciding she liked working with eyes more than luxury vehicles. The self-proclaimed “Queen of Shades,” Victoria prides herself on making personal connections with every patient. When she’s not at work, she’s relaxing by the poolside or hanging out with her three children (and one fur-child).

    Jordan Mckenzie, Optician

    Jordan McKenzie


    A Winston-Salem native, Jordan joined C after a career in the service industry. He enjoys being in a role where he gets to know each patient to provide a personal touch, and looks forward to continuing his optical education. He spends his time away from C watching cheesy 80’s slasher movies with his cat and beagle.

    Heather Morris, Optician

    Heather Morris


    Heather joined C after more than a decade in the service industry, and took to her new role helping people find their ideal eyewear like a fish to water. You can often catch her wearing or looking for unique and funky frames, enjoying the water, or scouring thrift stores when she’s not working at C Eyewear.

    Emena Santiago, Optician and Practice Manager

    Emena Santiago


    Emena has been practicing for six years and loves taking the time to collaborate with patients to find their perfect eyewear match. She finds it incredibly rewarding to make sure patients can see, look, and feel fabulous in their glasses. When she’s not at C, she can be found watching movies, tasting wines, and eating great food.

    Scott Schell, Optical Lab Apprentice

    Scott Schell

    Optical Lab Apprentice

    Scott is C Eyewear’s self-professed “Jack of All Trades,” having worked in a variety of industries before recently joining our team. He’s excited to learn all he can while helping C’s patients get the answers, eyewear, and solutions they need. He enjoys spending his free time outdoors, hiking, camping, and riding his motorcycle.

    Josh Shelton, Optician

    Josh Shelton


    Known to his coworkers (and some regulars) as C’s “Glasses Guidance Counselor,” Josh uses his calm confidence to help take the guessing games out of his patient’s eyewear choices. When not assisting C clients, Josh is most likely jamming out on his guitar and pursuing his musical passions, or cuddling with his rescue dog, Sam.

    Jessika Ziglar, Optician

    Jessika Ziglar


    Jessika loves it all: helping C patients find the perfect pair of glasses, assisting new contact lens users, or aiding the doctor. That’s why she refers to herself as “The Swiss Army Knife of C Eyewear!” She believes in elevating eyewear beyond a medical device, and outside of C, can be found with her two cats, Mittens and Cat Burger.

    What People Are Saying About Us

    Sonja R

    Thorough, fun, and very personable… Every time I go in it’s a great experience.

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