Meet Our Team

At Heber Springs Eye Care Center, our staff is friendly and professional. Our commitment is to provide exceptional customer service to all of our Heber Springs patients. We take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.

Our Heber Springs optometry professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. We focus on providing comprehensive eye exams, a large selection of fashionable eyewear, and the best possible vision care. Come in today to meet our Heber Springs staff and make an appointment.


Dr. Joseph Sugg

Dr. Joe Sugg is a native of Jonesboro, Arkansas and has lived and practiced in Heber Springs since 2009.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biological Sciences from Arkansas State University in 2005 while also playing on the baseball team.  He graduated Cum Laude with his Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 2009.  Dr. Sugg earned multiple awards recognizing outstanding clinical performance while in optometry school.  He started his career at Heber Springs Eye Care Center in 2009.  In 2013, Dr. Sugg received the “Young O.D. of the Year Award” presented by the Arkansas Optometric Association.  In 2015, Dr. Sugg and the staff at Heber Springs Eye Care Center received a “Practice of Excellence Award” presented by the Hayes Center for Practice Excellence at Southern College of Optometry.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Optometric Association, is chair of the Arkansas Optometric Physicians Political Action Committee, and serves on the nominating, membership, and state legal legislative committees.  He participates in the Brandon Burlsworth Eyes of a Champion program and also helps provide eye exams at the Arkansas Special Olympics.  He is a past president of the Heber Springs Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Sugg is an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Heber Springs.  He and his wife Ali have two children, Spencer and Sydney.  Dr. Sugg enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, watching football, getting out on the lake, and helping coach his son’s sports teams.


Dr.​ Winn Meredith​

Dr. Winn Meredith is a full-service Optometrist at Heber Springs Eye Care Center. A native of Arkansas, he grew up in a small town outside of Jonesboro. He began his academic career at Arkansas State University where he received a BS in Biology and a minor in chemistry. While in college, Dr. Meredith shadowed multiple eye care providers where he realized his passion for eye care.

Following college, Dr. Meredith attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.  While at Southern College of Optometry, he received training in many areas concerning the visual system.  Dr. Meredith’s training includes management of ocular diseases, such as: diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes, and cataracts.  He also has training in ophthalmic lenses and contact lenses, including: toric, multifocal, and specialty contact lenses.  Dr. Meredith is also trained in the management of pre and post-operative cataract and corneal/refractive surgery.

While attending optometry school, Dr. Meredith served as a member of the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists where he cared for patients in third world countries through mission trips.  Dr. Meredith also served as a Class Representative at Southern College of Optometry. During clinical training, he received an Outstanding Clinician Award for his approach to patient care.  Dr. Meredith practices with his patients’ best interests at the forefront of his care.

Dr. Meredith is a member of the American Optometric Association, Arkansas Optometric Association, AOA infantSEE, and a participant in Brandon Burlsworth Eyes of a champion program. Dr. Meredith regularly attends continuing education courses to ensure his patients receive the most up to date diagnostic and treatment strategies. Outside of treating his patients, Dr. Meredith enjoys spending time with family, attending church, hunting, fishing, and anything outdoors.  He and his wife, Dr. Alley Meredith, love their Heber Springs community and are proud to call it home.

Office Manager

Lauren Harmon, CPOC


Kirsten Miller


Cara Smith


Sarah Mays, CPO


Shelby Redding, CPO

Patient Accounts

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