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Doctors & Staff

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

Dr. Alan Rada

Dr. Rada has been in practice since 1983. He graduated from Marshall University with a B.S. degree and from Southern College of Optometry with a Doctorate degree in Optometry. He is a Charleston native and a graduate of Charleston Catholic HS.

Dr. Rada and his wife, Debbie, have three children. Jennifer, his oldest daughter, is practicing law as an Assistant US Attorney here in Charleston. Alex, his son, is a pharmacist living in Charleston, SC. His youngest, Kelley, is an accountant and also lives in Charleston, SC. Dr. Rada and his wife love spending time with family, hiking and traveling.

Dr. Laura Suppa

Dr. Suppa joined our practice in July 2014.  She graduated from the Indiana University School of Optometry in 2013 with a Doctorate in Optometry. She was Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity (VOSH) President, a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, a member of the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, and received the Henry Hofstetter award for leadership and service. In 2014, she completed a highly regarded residency in Ocular Disease at the Huntington VA Medical Center. A Charleston native, she graduated from George Washington High School in 2004 and from West Virginia University in 2007 with a B.A. in Biology. Dr. Suppa is a member of the West Virginia Association of Optometry Physicians, the American Optometric Association, and the American Academy of Optometry. She lives in South Charleston with her Optometrist husband, Dr. Shawn Sammons and two cats.  In November of 2014 she became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Debbie Flinner: Team Leader

Debbie has been with this practice since July 1985. She has been in the optometric field since July 1983. She is a trained frame technician, contact lens technician, and ophthalmic technician, but currently oversees the operation of the office. She may schedule appointments, place orders, bill insurance, and answer most questions you may have. She is Past President (2 terms) of the WV Paraoptometric Assoc. and is currently WV Facilitator for Vision Source Representatives. Debbie and her husband, David, enjoy cooking together, church activities, and spending time with their son, Nicolas.

Amy Snead: Senior Paraoptometric

Amy came to us in December of 2012. She has proved to be a quick learner and is proficient at front desk, contact lenses, and patient pre-testing. She brings an extra amount of caring to our practice. She enjoys reading, camping, and tutors in her spare time. Her nephew, Connor, is the light of her life.

Ashley Mullins: Paraoptometric

Ashley has been with us since March 2016, and has quickly become a part of our office family.  She is willing to help out wherever she is needed and is soft spoken and kind.  Her son Tristen is the light of her world and spends her free time with him.

Lindsay Allen: Paraoptometric

Lindsay joined us in May 2016, with several years previous optical experience.  She has a great sense of humor and isn’t afraid to use it.  Her high level of energy is never depleted, which helps out at home keeping up with her two sons Dylan and Jackson.

Charley Ruiz:  Paraoptometric

Charley is back with us and we couldn’t be happier.  First appearing in September of 2014.  She knows no stranger and makes everyone feel at ease. She is fast paced at the office and at home with her family.

Jackie Skeen:  Paraoptometric

Jackie began her Paraoptometric journey with us in September 2017.  She has some past medical experience to add to our practice.  We keep her busy in our office and her family, two daughters and a finance’, Dylan,  keep her busy at home.

Cara Suppa:  Paraoptometric

Cara came to us in November 2017.  New to this profession, she is eager to learn it all.  We are confident she will become a valued addition to our work family.

Becky Keeney:  Paraoptometric

Becky has returned to us after a 3 year absence and we are thrilled.   She has picked right up where she left off.  She is looking forward to reuniting with past patients and meeting new ones.  Her friendliness knows no bounds.  She’s family oriented and her grandchildren are her pride and joy.