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Meet the Staff

At Herman Eye Center, our staff is friendly and professional. Our commitment is to provide exceptional customer service to all of our patients. We take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.

Our optometry professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. We focus on providing comprehensive eye exams, a large selection of fashionable eyewear, and the best possible vision care. Come in today to meet our Hurricane staff and make an appointment.

  • Dr. James W. Herman

    A West Virginia native, Dr. Herman completed the pre-Optometry program with honors at Marshall University in 1982. Then in 1986 he received the Doctor of Optometry degree, Summa Cum Laude from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. He returned to West Virginia and in 1986 opened Herman Eye Center. Since that time he has twice served as president of the West Virginia Optometric Association and also as president of the Professional Eyecare Network of West Virginia. For 2014/2015 he served as President of the Southern Council of Optometrists, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Herman has several times been selected "Best in the Tristate" for eye doctors in our area and has received the honor of being selected one of "America's Top Optometrists" by the Consumer Research Council of America. In 2012 he was recognized as "Optometrist of the Year" by the West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians. Dr. Herman is Board Certified as a Diplomate of the Americian Board of Optometry. He lives in Scott Depot with his wife Kim. They are most proud of their four daughters.

  • Dr. Justin Travis

    Dr. Travis grew up in Marion, Kentucky, a small, close-knit community in Western Kentucky. He graduated with honors from Kentucky Wesleyan College earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Upon graduation, Dr. Travis was accepted into the Indiana University School of Optometry where he received his Doctor of Optometry Degree with honors while receiving the Vision Service Plan Award. He is a member of the American Optometric Association as well as the West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians. He lives in Scott Depot with his wife Ami and daughters Natalie and Emily.

  • Amy

    Amy is an experienced Optician who joined Herman Eye Center in 2015. When not helping you select the perfect eyewear, she enjoys camping, hiking, and all things outdoors.

  • Kimberly

    Kim has been an optician in Putnam County since 1983. She lives in Teays Valley with her husband and four daughters. When not working, she enjoys golf and traveling.

  • Shelli

    Shelli grew up in Greenbrier County and has over 20 years of eye care experience. Shelli has been certified by the American Board of Opticinary since 1996 and in 2011 earned Certified ParaOptometric status by the American Optometric Association. Shelli is also certified in refractometry by Marco Technologies. She lives in Putnam County with her two sons and daughter.

  • Jeanette

    Jeanette is a life long resident of Putnam County and is married with one child. Jeanette has been with Herman Eye Center for over 23 years. She retired briefly in early 2015 but soon began to miss her patients, friends, and co-workers. Jeanette rejoined our staff later that year.

  • April

    April lives with her husband and children in St. Albans. She has been an Optometric Technician for 9 years and joined Herman Eye Center in 2010. April is certified in refractometry by Marco Technologies and also maintains Certified Paraoptometric Status by the American Optometric Association.

  • Kay

    Kay joined Herman Eye Center in 2012 and specializes in appointment scheduling and insurance billing.

  • Hannah

    Hannah joined Herman Eye Center in 2016. She and her husband reside in the city of Hurricane. She is most contented in anything outdoors, and is grateful for any opportunity to help others. Hannah's greatest desire and joy is to encourage others through the light of Christ as she strives to serve Him in all that she does.

  • Michelle

    Michelle joined Herman Eye Center in 2014 and lives with her husband and two daughters in Culloden. She has an associates degree in Opticinary along with certifications by the Americian Board of Opticinary and the National Contact Lens Examiners.

  • Kelly

    Kelly joined Herman Eye Center in 2014 as an optometric technician. In 2015 she took a short break to stay at home with her newborn daughter and rejoined Herman Eye Center in 2016. She lives in Milton with her husband and two children. Kelly maintains Certified Paraoptometric status with the American Optometric Association.

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  • "My whole experience was great. The entire staff was beyond friendly, helpful, and professional. Not to mention, the building itself was clean, spacious, and well kept. I recently switched to Herman Eye Center last year and I'm SO glad I did. Everyone just seemed so happy and cheerful!"
    Courtney, Scott Depot
  • "Dr. Herman was very knowledgeable and professional; the very best (excellent) in explaining his findings and corrective procedure. His office staff were very personable and helpful. Wish I had found them many, many years ago,, but I'm in excellent hands now and feel very comfortable about my future there."
    Jacqueline, Hurricane
  • "hello, i was a new patient , and i really enjoyed the family feeling you get when you are there. my doctor and staff are awesome, and they want to help you in any way they can.
    i would tell everyone i can how wonderful the company is. THANK YOU"
    Shawna, Winfield
  • "Great experience! I have been going to Dr. Herman for 7 years now. He is a great doctor. He is very friendly and takes the time to get to know his patents."
    Megan, Hamlin
  • "I am always impressed when they welcome me by name as I walk in the door, treat me like I am the only person in the room, move me swiftly from test to test and then am greeted with a smile and professional handshake by Dr. Travis. I walk away knowing that I have received an excellent exam and confident with the prescription. I have referred several people to Herman because they are the best I have ever experienced in the industry and I like to pass good news along to my friends."
    Brenda, Scott Depot
  • "Best optometrist in the valley. The staff are exceptional. I highly recommend and give them five stars"
    Timothy, Hurricane
  • "The staff is always very professional & pleasant. Dr. Herman has been very helpful throughout my years of being his patient. I would not consider seeing anyone else for my vision care. Every visit is a pleasure"
  • "Staff is always courteous and helpful"
    Peyton, Webster Springs
  • "Everyone was so friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Herman was great! He actually took the time to talk and get to know me. A great first time experience at Herman Eye Center!"
    Angela, Hurricane
  • "I love the fact that dr herman took the time to talk to me and get to know me. That's how all doctor should be. Definitely will see him again"
    Jonathan, Scott Depot
  • "I just love Dr Travis and he is always professional with me and all my eye care needs."
    Sherry, from Leon