Michael Connell, OD
Optometrist Michael Connell graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2009 and received his Doctor of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in 2014. Dr. Connell completed his externship rotations at a Swagel Wootton Hiatt Eye Center in Mesa, Arizona and a private practice in Virginia Beach, VA with Dr. James Cornetta.
Dr. Connell relocated to Georgia in 2017 to return to familiar roots. Prior to acquiring Spectakular Boutique, Dr. Connell practiced in Knoxville, TN and Beaverton, OR.
Dr. Connell practices adult and pediatric primary eye care, comprehensive eye exams for glasses and contact lenses; surgical pre- and post-operative care for cataract and refractive surgery; and ocular disease management including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, injuries and infections. He has a strong emphasis on the management of ocular surface disease and dry eye.
Jeung Kim, OD
Optometrist Jeung H Kim received her Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemical Nutrition from the University of California at Berkeley. While working as a post-doctoral scientist, her artistic nature combined with passion for science naturally lead to pursuing the Doctor of Optometry degree from the same university. She loves impacting people’s lives on a daily basis.
After completing a residency at the Southern College of Optometry (Memphis, TN) with emphasis in primary care, Dr. Kim continued her optometric career in a faculty position at the Southern College of Optometry teaching ocular biochemistry, and at Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR) teaching neurology, ocular anatomy and physiology, and advanced optometric procedures. She relocated to Georgia in 2017 to pursue a path in direct patient care.
Dr. Kim practices adult and pediatric primary eye care, comprehensive eye exams for eyeglasses and contact lenses; surgical pre- and post-operative care for cataract and refractive surgery; and ocular disease management including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, injuries, and infections. Dr. Kim emphasizes the management of ocular surface disease and dry eye through the use of therapeutics and advanced treatment procedures using punctal plugs and Lipiflow thermal pulsation technology.
She loves abstract painting, classical music, meditation, wine and gourmet food, and spending time with her family.
I live in Dawson county which has been my home all my life. I have been an optometric technician for over 15 years and have been at Spectakular Boutique for most of those.
I feel very fortunate to be able to give back in the community I grew up in.
I’m married to my high school sweetheart and together we have two sons, two daughter in laws, and two precious grandchildren that are the absolute loves of my life. I enjoy my family time and the adventures we have. I love my life!
My name is Erika. I was born and raised in south GA. I have lived in North GA for six years. I have degrees in criminal justice and paralegal studies.
I have 15 year old daughter who is amazing and keeps me on my toes. I recently got engaged at the end of 2020 to the most wonderful man. I have a soft spot for rescue animals, especially senior dogs.
I have been in the optical world since 2017. I love working at Spectakular Boutique! My coworkers are my family. The patients are great and always a pleasure to help. I look forward to helping you with your optical needs.
My name is Kim Pasqualone. I have been an ophthalmic technician for over 20 years. I have four children and love hanging on the lake or at the beach with my husband, John. I am fascinated with the complexity of the eye and how sometimes we can tell what is going on in other parts of your body by looking inside.
Remember the eyes are the window to the soul. If I have not met you yet, please know I can’t wait to help you with the best eye care of your life!
Hi! My name is Melissa. I grew up in Dawsonville and now live in Dahlonega. I’m currently engaged to my high school sweetheart – We have been together since 2010 and have a sweet cat together!
I was previously in this field as an Optometric Technician for about 3 years and left to explore many other options but realized that Optometry is a passion of mine that I can’t wait to explore much further.
I love working here at Spectakular Boutique – My co-workers are amazing to be around and the patients are great!