About Us

Meet Our Optometrists in Greensboro, NC

Oman Eye Care has been locally-owned and operated in the Greensboro area since 1960. Formerly Optics, and before that, Layton Optical, we have been helping people look and see great for generations.

Dr. Heather Oman

Dr. Heather Oman

Optometrist

Dr. Heather Oman is a native of Greensboro and a graduate of Southeast Guilford High School. She graduated cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis magna cum laude in 1999. She performed externships at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville and Fanelli Eye Associates in Southport. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society.

Dr. Laura Cockrell Skelton

Dr. Laura Cockrell Skelton

Optometrist

Dr. Laura Cockrell Skelton is a native of Greensboro and has been practicing in the triad area since 2011. She graduated manga cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2007, and received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in 2011.

Dr. Joel Woods

Dr. Joel Woods

Optometrist

Dr. Joel Woods is a native of North Carolina and grew up in the Boone area.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He went on to receive his Doctor of Optometry degree from MCPHS University in 2017 and practiced in Minneapolis for 2 years after graduation. He moved back to North Carolina in 2019 with his wife and 2 dogs and has been practicing in the triad since. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

Dr. Maria Johnson

Dr. Maria Johnson

Optometrist

It is with much respect that I would like to announce that after over 10 years of service to this practice and community I have decided to take a position with another practice in Boone, NC. For those of you that know me well, the mountains have always been a very special place to me. I grew up visiting the Boone area with my family at my grandparents’ cabin and almost 13 years ago my husband and I were married on a mountainside overlooking the Blue Ridge. To have the opportunity to raise my boys in such a special place is a lifelong dream come true.

You also know that I think of each one of my patients and staff like family. If it were possible to pack you all up and bring you with me I absolutely would.

I could not have made this decision if it weren’t for knowing that you are all in very capable hands with Drs. Oman and Skelton. This practice has a long history of quality care and I have the utmost confidence that you will all be in excellent hands.

Dr. Charlie Byrnes

Dr. Charlie Byrnes

Optometrist

After nearly 46 years of practicing optometry in Greensboro, I have retired. Whether we met recently, or we have known each other for years, it has been an absolute honor and pleasure to be your eye doctor. Many of you have become dear friends. I know you will be in good hands at Oman Eye Care.

I will miss the trust you put in me for your eye care, and I will miss all of you. It has been genuinely a pleasant experience coming into work every day and seeing many of you. I wish you all the best in the future.