Meet Our Knightdale Eye Care Team!
Adam J. Palo, OD, FAAO
Dr. Palo obtained his Doctor of Optometry and Vision Science degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in 2011 graduating with clinical honors, after completing a Bachelors Degree in Biology and Human Nutrition at North Carolina State University in 2006. Dr.Palo completed a residency in Primary Care at WG (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, NC. During his residency, in addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Palo gave several lectures to local physicians varying from anterior/posterior segment disease to neuro-ophthalmic disease as well as volunteering his time giving eye exams to people of the Wake County community. Upon completion of residency in Primary Care, he became an associate optometrist at Tarboro Eye Associates before joining The Eye Center of Central Pennsylvania as Medical Director of Ocular Surface Disease. In 2016 Dr.Palo proudly moved back to North Carolina to join The Eye Institute (formerly Knightdale Eye Care). He concentrates his practice in medical optometry, specialty contact lens, and low vision. Dr. Palo is a member of the American Optometric Association, Optometry Giving Sight, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Outside of the clinic he enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures, crafting delicious home brews, practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, CrossFit, swimming, and biking. Favorite quote: "Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward." - Victor Kiam
Timothy Poirier, O.D.
Dr. Tim Poirier was born in California and raised in Birmingham, Al. He graduated from Auburn University in 1988 with a degree in Biological Science. Dr. Poirier earned his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1992. He has extensive experience in treatment and management of ocular disease, contact lenses, and corneal reshaping therapy. He lives in Knightdale with his wife Kristin and their four children Blair, Brooks, Brett, and Ben. He currently serves on the Knightdale Town Council and is a past president of the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce. He enjoys coaching his children's soccer, baseball, and basketball teams and playing golf.
Roberto ("Rob") Correa, Optician
Started in the Optical Industry in 1988 as a lab technician for Pearle Vision Centers in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After two years he went to work for New City Optical, a wholesale lab in Virginia Beach, where he worked as a Lab Supervisor for 12 years. While there he attended and graduated from the Opticians Apprenticeship Program at Norfolk Vocational/Technical School where he received his ABO Certification and his Optician License from the state of Virginia. Three years after graduating he became an instructor at the Opticians Apprenticeship Program. In 2002 he relocated to the Raleigh area and became the General Manager at Southern Optical Co. in Morrisville. In July of 2007 He joined the Knightdale Eye Care staff. Rob lives in Knightdale with his wife Lori who is also an Optician. He is also very involved in his church and enjoys serving in different areas of need. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, running and spending time with his grandson.
Beverly A. Byers, Optician
Beverly was raised in Southern California and entered into a family optical business in the early 1970's. She ran this business for the next several years, before going to work for Antelope Valley Optometric Center, which she managed for 13 years. In 2000, she moved to North Carolina and began working for the late Dr. Clyde Croom, continuing there for 7 years. She joined Knightdale Eye Care in 2007. Beverly loves the south and in her spare time loves gardening and spending time with her family, especially her two grandchildren, Joshua and Lila, who puts the twinkle in her eyes.
Ashley V. House, Office Manager/Licensed Optician
Ashley started in the optical industry in 2003. She graduated from North Carolina State University in 2006 with a degree in Agricultural Management. She joined Knightdale Eye Care in 2009. After graduating she decided to pursue her North Carolina optician's license and completed the Durham Technical Community College optician program in May of 2011. Ashley then went on to pass the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiner's exams in 2012 followed by the North Carolina State Board of Optician's Exam in 2014 and earned her NC Optician's License. Ashley and her husband Trey, along with their daughter Avery, live in Archer's Lodge. Ashley and her family enjoy traveling and spending time at Kerr Lake along with their dogs, Jed and JJ.
Leslye M. Faison, Customer Service Representative
Leslye was born and raised in eastern Wake County. She graduated from East Wake High School in 1992 and attended NC Central University. Leslye has worked in the medical field for 11 years and in the eye care capacity since 2004. She currently lives in Knightdale with her husband Monty and their two children, Montoria and Lexton. In her spare time Leslye enjoys working in the yard, traveling, and staying involved with her church and community.
Ashley R. Blake, Customer Service Representative
Ashley graduated from West Johnston High School in 2005 and graduated from Johnston Community College with a Medical Office Administration degree in 2009. Ashley joined the medical field in 2010 and became a part of our team in 2012. She currently lives in the McGee's Crossroads area outside of Clayton with her husband Daniel, their son Lawson, and their dog Ellie May. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys running, Zumba, spending time with family and friends, and anything that involves the outdoors.