Sharon is the staff’s junior member, having joined Merricks Optical in 2012. But she has more than 30 years’ experience as an optician, most of it in her native Martinsville area. Like Steve, she trained as an apprentice before passing the rigorous state licensing exams. Also like Steve and her other colleagues, Sharon shares a firm belief in quality products and customer service. “I feel like I’ve come home,” she says. Sharon Bolden has been with Merricks Optical since 2012. Sharon has spent most of her carrier as an Optician in the Martinsville Virginia area. Sharon has held a Virginia Opticians license since 1990.