Skip to main content
Menu
Home » The Staff

The Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs.

Steve Merricks

The son of Eldridge Merricks, co-founder of the Merricks Optical, Steve became interested in optics while still a boy.  His interest evolved into aformal apprenticeship under his father, and he was certified as a licensed optician in 1974.  Prior to joining the family business in 1977, Steve’s extensive professional experience...

Matt Merricks

Matt never considered another career: he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.  His wish was fulfilled in 1994, when he earned an associate degree in opticianary from J. Sargent Reynolds Community College and was licensed as an optician.  He worked for a national chain near...

Sharon Bolden

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...