Nicki Hill, O.D.
Dr. Nicki Hill grew up in the small town of Montevallo, Alabama. After graduating Montevallo High School, she continued her education at The University of Montevallo where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. She then received four years of training from the UAB School of Optometry in Birmingham gaining valuable knowledge and experience. During clinical rotations Dr. Hill worked for the U.S. Veterans Affairs Hospital system in Montgomery, Tuskegee, and Tuscaloosa where she obtained experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of many ocular diseases.
Through her optometry program, Dr. Hill was able to gain experience in clinics specializing in pediatrics, vision therapy, contact lenses, ocular disease, and low vision rehabilitation. She also had the privilege of participating in many community service projects providing free eye exams and eyewear to underprivileged community members including the tornado victims in Tuscaloosa and Pratt City. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family. They enjoy a variety of activities including fishing, reading, hiking and participating in church activities.
Dr. Hill is a primary care optometrist serving patients of all ages. She provides a wide variety of vision services including prescribing glasses and contact lenses, pediatric exams, dry eye management, computer vision problem-solving, reading strain problems, eye surgery co-management, and more.
Audrey, our skilled and experienced Sales Manager, is the smiling face greeting you when you walk in the door. She has had a successful career in customer service and team management spanning over 20 years and is now responsible for managing every aspect of the buying experience for each and every pair of glasses, contacts, or sunglasses that leave Pike Road Family Eyecare. She is the youngest of eight children, and enjoys spending time with her siblings, husband, and son. Audrey and her family all enjoy expressing their styles with multiple pairs of eyewear. In her spare time, Audrey enjoys reading and bowling. She has a flare for helping patients pick stylish frames and colored contacts.
Christopher Plummer, ABOC
With over sixteen years of optical experience, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to our office. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he worked on electronics systems of carrier based aircraft as well as quality assurance, trouble shooting, and aircraft launch and recovery. Chris saw action in Operation Desert Shield/Storm, the liberation of Kuwait, and other areas in the Mediterranean theater. He received the Navy Achievement Medal along with numerous other commendations for exemplary service. After returning to Alabama, Chris pursued studies at Auburn Montgomery and became certified by the American Board of Opticianry at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He has extensive knowledge of optical lens manufacturing, including the latest digital free-form progressive lenses, and is an expert in frame and lens selection based on the individual needs of his patients.
Brittany is our office manager, handling our insurance, accounting, and any other financial administration.
Kearson is one of our skilled exam technicians. Some of her many varying duties include working up patients, transcribing patient information discovered during exams and analyses, taking Optomap retinal images, administering visual field examinations and many others. She graduated from Virginia College and originally worked under Dr. Hill as an intern, but after she graduated we simply couldn't let her go. She is now a valued member of the Pike Road Eyecare family that enjoys her job and all the learning opportunities it affords.
Miranda Andress, ABOC
With over 20 years of optical experience and a board certification in Opticianry, Miranda provides indispensable knowledge and expertise in nearly all steps of the eyewear process and the management sector. In her spare time, Miranda is a mixed media artist who loves to paint and draw. Most importantly, she enjoys spending time with her amazing husband and 2 lovely kids along with serving her church family at the Catalyst Community. As the newest member of the Nicki Hill Optometry family, we already don't know what we'd do without her hilarious character, industrious attitude, and friendly demeanor!