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The Darling Eye Center was founded in 2000 by Dr. Catherine Darling with the vision of creating an optometric practice that treats every patient with dignity and first-rate care. The office staff at the Darling Eye Center are highly-trained and exceptionally friendly. We understand that for many, visiting a doctor can be a stressful experience. Our comfortable surroundings and compassionate family atmosphere will ease your fears.

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Karla Andrade

Bluffton Office Manager & Optician.  Karla has been in the optical field for well over 25 years. Prior to joining
out team, she started her career in California as a receptionist in an
optical office and worked her way up to manager of that very office. She now
leads our staff in Bluffton. She has been with Darling Eye Center for ten
years and takes pride in offering every patient individualized and caring
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Kelley Cochran
Optician, Bluffton. Kelley started in the optical field over twenty years ago as a lab
technician and then as a para-optician before coming to work for Darling Eye
Center three years ago. Kelley is known for greeting everyone with an
exuberant smile and approaches her work with enthusiasm and passion.


Dianne Jarosz
HHI Office Manager;
Dianne Jarosz has been with Darling Eye Center for 9 years. Prior to joining our team, Dianne
was an Optometric Assistant and Office Manager for  her father, Dr.  James
Wight, an Optometrist practicing in Ohio. You will find her to be very
knowledgeable in all aspects of vision care, from frame selection to
complicated insurance questions. Although she mainly works at our Hilton
Head Island location, you may see her from time to time at Darling Eye
Center Bluffton.
 Maryjo Davis

Maryjo Davis
Lead Vision Therapist.  Maryjo recently relocated to the low country from Columbia, SC to be closer to family. She has an Associate of Science Degree and been a Vision Therapist for four years and enjoys spending her days helping children with visual difficulties. Maryjo loves the outdoors, her family and friends and continues to strive for excellence in all she does. She is also member of COVD.


Darling Eye Center accepts most major insurance plans. Need Glasses or Contact Lenses? No need to worry…the Darling Eye Center is here to help!