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Marcia K. Leverett, O.D.

Dr. Leverett graduated from the Indiana University School of Optometry in 1989. She moved to Virginia Beach from Indiana upon graduation and has been practicing here ever since. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Virginia Optometric Association and the Tidewater Optometric Society.

Her practice is proud to provide free eye exams and eyeglasses to those in need through the Beach Health Clinic and The Samaritan House.

She lives in Virginia Beach with her husband Dale and their 3 Australian Shepherds- Cooper, Mia, & Kyrie.

Doctor Leverett was featured in Women in Optometry magazine, which is part of the national publication Review of Optometry. The article highlights optometric practices which are growing, even in tough economic times.

Please click here to view the entire Women in Optometry issue (you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader).

See page 7 for the article on our practice!

Meet Heather Ashley, O.D.

Dr. Ashley was born and raised in Abingdon, Virginia and completed her undergraduate degree at James Madison University (Go Dukes!). After working in the eyecare field as a technician, Dr. Ashley’s love for optometry blossomed. She moved to Memphis, Tennessee for optometry school and received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry. During school, she attended several Remote Area Medical clinics providing eye exams for over 200 underinsured and noninsured patients at each location. She also provided vision screenings for students in the local community, and traveled to local nursing homes to provide eye exams while in Memphis. Dr. Ashley was also recognized for Outstanding Clinical Achievement during her third and fourth year of optometry school.

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In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs. She loves cooking, kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking. You may catch her at a Norfolk Tides or Norfolk Admirals game as well.

Dr. Ashley is a member of the American Optometric Association, Virginia Optometric Association, Tidewater Optometric Association, and an alumni of Gamma Sigma Sigma national service sorority.

Dale Leverett
Lab Manager
Dale has obviously been with the practice since it's inception. Dale is a 1987 graduate of Purdue University School of Computer Science. He runs the optical laboratory, making all of the eyeglasses that we manufacture in-house. He has been managing the lab for over twelve years.

Dale also keeps the books for the practice, posts insurance payments, does payroll and manages the computer systems. All these things he has been doing since Dr. Leverett opened her first practice over 20 years ago!

Before Dale came to work full time in our office, he worked in the Information Technology Department at C.H.K.D., First Hospital Corporation and Lillian Vernon Corporation.

Dale has been married to Dr. Leverett since 1988.
Kelly Chase
Office Manager
Kelly is the Office Manager at our practice. She has worked for Dr. Leverett since 2001. In addition to her duties as Office Manager, Kelly also is a licensed Optician and can assist in all areas of fitting and dispensing of eyeglasses as well as contact lenses. She does it all!

She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband, Morgan and adorable son, Nath. Kelly works hard to make your experience at our office the best that it can be!

Please feel free to contact Kelly if you have any questions or special needs.
Stacy Argabright
Insurance Coordinator
Stacy is the insurance coordinator for our office. She has worked with Dr. Leverett since 1994. She has worked in the optical field for many years and is familiar with all facets of the optical industry. Stacy uses that knowledge to help out in every area in our practice. She lives in Virginia Beach with her husband and son, who keep her busy.

Stacy can help you answer any questions you may have regarding your vision or medical insurance coverage.
Carol Nowak
Carol is a licensed Optician with over forty years of experience. She relocated with her family here to Virginia Beach from Long Island New York. Her expertise in the optical field came with managing a large optical business in the Tidewater area for many years.

It gave her great pleasure to join the staff at Dr. Marcia Leverett's office in 2001. She brought those years of experience with her and has enjoyed being part of a growing practice. Carol would be happy to help you with all your eyeglass needs!
Sarah Hurwitz
Front Office Coordinator
Sarah has been with Leverett Eyecare since 2009 and has proven to be a valuable member of our team. She is the face that will greet you when you walk in the door!

Sarah is willing to help in all aspects of patient care from pre-testing patients to helping with frame selection.

Sarah graduated from Salem High School and lives in Virginia Beach with her son, Ethan.
Leslie Atkins
Leslie is our optometric technician here at Leverett Eyecare. She is responsible for many aspects of patient care, from pre-testing to special testing. Leslie has her CPO certification and has become an integral part of our practice.

Leslie graduated from Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake. She lives in Virginia Beach with her dogs, Roxy & Shelby and cat, Phoebe.
Ramona Yarbrough
Ramona is a native of Ohio and has lived in the Hampton Roads area since 2005. She is a licensed Optician and has been in the optical field for over 15 years.

Her hobbies include going to basketball games and spending time at the beach. She resides in Virginia Beach with her daughter, Courtney.