Bessie Jeffers, Optometric & Contact Lens Technician


Bessie Jeffers is our lovely Optometric Technician. She’s in charge of collecting a patient’s history, pre-testing patients, assisting Dr. Mumford, and helping out at the boutique and front desk. If you walk through our doors, you will more than likely have the opportunity to have Bessie brighten your day!

One of the things we love most about Bessie is the care she puts into each and every patient that walks through our door. Like our other staff members, she treats everyone like a family member, which makes this doctor’s office feel…well, not like a doctor’s office. Her goal is for you to leave happier than you came.

We think it’s quite appropriate that Bessie brings so much heart with her to this job because she is from none other than America’s heartland: Nebraska (we don’t meet many Nebraskans in Dilworth! Love that about her.). She’s only lived in Charlotte for three years, so she’s taking any and all advice from our patients on how to tame one’s hair in the humid South.

If you’re one of our patients with an astigmatism, head right on over to Bessie for a little light-hearted empathy. She can TOTALLY relate to the struggles it can cause for our contact lens wearers. Because of this, she’s mainly wears glasses, and is so excited to be a part of Innovative Eye Care Center so she can be on top of all the latest styles and trends.

When not making our office an easier place to be around, Bessie enjoys watching movies and breakin’ it down to music of the ‘80s and ‘90s (usually when no one’s watching, so she might be a little skittish if you ask to see her moves the next time you’re in the office), and hanging with her sister and her mother (See? We told you she has heart!). She’s met Whoopi Goldberg and former President Bill Clinton in the same day. There’s gotta be a story there. Ask her the next time you’re around.

If you’re itching to show your appreciation for Bessie, slip her a few 3 Musketeers or Butterfingers. They’re #2 and #3 on her list of “Things I Could Never Live Without.”

Number one on that list? Family. And, let’s just say we’re so glad she’s part of ours!