Mary Lee Pemberton
Doctor of Optometry
Dr. Pemberton, graduate of Southern College of Optometry, founded Pemberton Eye Optometry January 2008 and has practiced quality eye care in the Shenandoah Valley for almost 20 years. She was previously the Vice President of the Shenandoah Valley Optometric Society and is a member of Rotary International. Dr. Pemberton grew up around eyes, spending time with her grandfather, Dr. Dan Pemberton, who had one of the first optometric practices in the valley. She followed his passion for eyes and people.
She lives on a farm in Fort Defiance with her husband, Fred, who is a software developer. She has a son and a daughter. She loves animals and takes care of 3 labradors, 4 cats, and 4 horses. She also fosters cats and kittens for a local humane society. Dr. Pemberton uses her spare time to ride horses, run a horse boarding facility on her farm, breed English Labrador Retrievers, cross fit, grow hops with her husband, and spend time with her kids.
Sarah is an American Board of Opticianry certified and Commonwealth of Virginia Licensed Optician, who joined our staff in the summer of 2021. She is a native of Virginia, who enjoyed many years in customer service, and sales and marketing positions before finding her niche in the optical field.
Kyra is our Front Desk Patient Care Coordinator & Ophthalmic Technician who joined our staff in 2021. She graduated from Nelson county high school in 2020 and has been in the optometry field ever since. She enjoys helping patients of all ages determine their visual needs. Kyra lives in Nelson county with her family, and her beloved pup Zeplin. She enjoys music, cars, and all things outdoors. When she is not at work you can find her spending time at Target.