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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Emerald Coast Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Panama City.


Dr. WDr. W. Payton Patterson

Dr. Patterson was born in Murray, Kentucky and spent his childhood in the small town of New Concord, KY. Upon graduating from Calloway County High School, Dr. Patterson attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Dr. Patterson went on to further his education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and received his Doctorate of Optometry in 2008.

Dr. Patterson provides comprehensive eye care including treatment and management of glaucoma, pre- and post-operative cataracts, eye infections, minor eye injuries, and the fitting of contact lenses and glasses. He fits many bifocal, RGP (hard contact lenses), and challenging toric (astigmatism) contact lens patients.

Dr. Patterson in board certified by the states of Florida, Alabama and Georgia. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, West Florida Optometric Association, and Alabama Optometric Association.

In his spare time Dr. Patterson enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristy, and their sons, Will and John Andrew. He also enjoys many outdoor activities, including fishing, boating and bike riding. Dr. Patterson is an active member at the Jenks Avenue Church of Christ.

Dr. Korrie Lalimdr lalim

Dr. Korrie Lalim is a native of North Dakota and earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of North Dakota.  She completed her optometric training at the Illinois College of Optometry along with external clinical rotations at the Manchester Veterans Administration Hospital in Manchester, NH, The Wolfe Eye Clinic in Cedar Rapids, IA and the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, IL.   She has been fortunate to gain clinical experience in specialty contact lens fitting, ocular pathology management and ocular surgery co-management in both private and commercial settings and has been practicing in Florida since 2006.  She is very excited to join the team at Emerald Coast Eye Care.


 Mr. Paul Peterson

Dr. Paul

Emerald Coast Eye Care is thrilled to have Mr. Paul as a member of our team!

Mr. Paul was born and raised in Bay County, FL. He attended Springfield Elementary, Everitt Jr. High, Rutherford High School and Gulf Coast Community College. He currently resides in Callaway, FL.

Throughout Mr. Paul’s 30+ years experience in the optical industry, he has worked with thousands of patients, helping them find the perfect frames and lenses to meet their needs. He specializes in recommending frames that compliment every face shape and size. As an expert in lens materials, designs and treatments, he is a great resource for any questions about your eyewear.

In his spare time, Mr. Paul enjoys spending time with his friends and family, especially his two children and five grandchildren. He especially enjoys fishing with his grandsons.

KristyMrs. Kristy Patterson

Kristy was born in Baton Rouge, LA (Geaux Tigers!), and moved to Bay County with her parents, Jim and Marsha Holsombake, when she was 2 years old. After graduating from Mosley High School in 1999, Kristy moved to Searcy, AR, where she attended Harding University. She received her BBA in business management in 2002 and her MBA in August 2003. Harding University is also the location where she met her husband. They were married in June 2002.

Prior to the opening of Emerald Coast Eye Care, Kristy worked as a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial. Since August 2009, she has served as the office manager for Emerald Coast Eye Care.

In her free time, Kristy enjoys baking, traveling, going for walks and spending time with her friends and family, especially her husband and two sons. Kristy and her family are active members at the Jenks Avenue Church of Christ.

DanaMrs. Dana Hysmith, CPOA

Dana joined the Emerald Coast Eye Care team in November 2010 and became a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant in May 2015. She has been in the eye care industry since 2007 and has worked in customer care for over 13 years.

Dana was born in Warner Robbins, GA. Because her father was in the military, their family traveled a lot until Dana’s father retired in Panama City, FL when she was 10 years old. Dana now resides in Wewahitchka, FL, with her husband, Timbo, and their four children, Dustin, Brooke, Caroline and Georgia Rey.

EveMrs. Eve Keen

Eve joined the Emerald Coast Eye Care team in October of 2011. Eve was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Panama City Beach, FL in 1999. Eve has over 20 years experience in the medical field. She enjoys meeting new people and making them feel comfortable when they come in to see the doctor. Eve is married to Del Keen, who was born and raised in Panama City. She has one son, Max, who attends Troy University.  She has two stepdaughters; Katie is a recent graduate of University of West Florida and Emily attends Bay High School. In her spare time, Eve spends time with family and friends. She is also an active member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church.

DonnaMrs. Donna Redmon

Donna joined the team at Emerald Coast Eye Care as a receptionist in June of 2012. She assists with scheduling and greets patients as they check-in for appointments. Donna is a lifelong resident of Panama City and a graduate of Bay High School. Donna enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being creative through sewing and embroidery. She is also an active member of Jenks Avenue Church of Christ.

Mrs. Cyndi Cleghorn

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Ms. Traci Dasher

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Mrs. Natasha Alladyce

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Mr. W. Larry Burger

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