Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Vision Source – Professional Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Statesboro.
Dr. Horace Deal, O.D. graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN in 1997. He completed his internships at Clayton Eye Center and Gottleib Vision Group. While he was an intern he specialized in pediatrics, low vision, vision training, glaucoma and cataracts.
In August of 1997, Dr. Deal joined the staff of Professional Eye Care of Hinesville as an Associate Optometrist. Dr. Deal came to Statesboro in May of 2000 to purchase Becker Eye Clinic from Dr. Sherri L. Becker on July 1st the same year.
He has won many awards, including Georgia Young Optometrist of the Year in 1999. He is very active in the Statesboro community and also with Georgia Southern University. In 2000, Dr. Deal began serving as the GSU Team Optometrist. He is an alumnus of the 2002 class of Leadership Bulloch. Dr Deal is also active in his profession and is currently serving as Past-President of the Georgia Optometric Association. Dr. Deal lectures regularly on topics such as ocular allergies, contact lenses and sports vision related topics.
Dr. Deal is married to Caroline Benton of Hinesville and they have a daughter Emmaline and a cat named Iris.
Dr. Erika Morrow, M.S., O.D. attended the University of Colorado at Denver and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2012. She went on to pursue her Doctorate of Optometry and Masters of Vision Science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she graduated with honors in 2016. While in optometry school, Dr. Morrow was inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and was an officer for several student organizations. As a student, she completed an externship in ocular disease at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center and a primary eye care rotation at a private practice in Birmingham, Alabama. She also completed rotations within the UAB Optometry School including Primary Eye Care, Contact Lens, and Pediatric Eye Care where she was recognized as an outstanding clinician in Ocular Disease. Upon completing her training, she returned to Colorado and joined a group practice where she specialized in specialty contact lenses, ocular disease, geriatrics, and pediatrics.
Special interest include specialty contact lenses that are used to improve the sight of those patients that have eye conditions including keratoconus, high astigmatism, post surgical corneas, and severe dry eye. Dr. Morrow brings knowledge and passion about Dry Eye Syndrome and she is adamant about treatment plans that offer relief from dry eye symptoms including redness, irritation, itching, and watering.
She is an advocate for pediatric eye care and spreading awareness on the importance of early eye care for infants and children. She is a provider for InfantSEE, which is a program that provides one wellness eye exam for all 6-12 month old infants to ensure their eyes are healthy and are not at risk for amblyopia (“lazy eye”). She believes in the prevention of nearsightedness and fits special contact lenses that are designed to halt the progression of the condition in children using a lens called Paragon CRT®.
Dr. Morrow is one of eight children and she is has 16 nieces/nephews. She was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and moved to Statesboro, Georgia when her husband accepted an engineering position at Gulfstream in July 2017. She has been happily married to her husband, Brian Morrow, since 2009, and they have three wonderful dogs. They enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, & spending time with family and friends. She is looking forward to getting involved in the Statesboro community and building lasting relationships with her patients as she makes Statesboro her new home.
Brenda Bigley, Office Manager
Brenda has worked with Dr. Deal since he began practicing in Statesboro in 2000. Prior to that she worked for Dr. Becker for 7 years. Brenda serves as the Office Manager and is also cross-trained in all aspects of practice operations. She is a native of Western Pennsylvania and has lived in Statesboro with her very wonderful husband Jim, and daughters Amy and Katie since 1991.
Carol Hart, Insurance Specialist/Accounts Receivable
Carol has worked for Dr. Deal since 2001 as the insurance specialist and also in a nursing capacity. She is currently in charge of all insurance issues in the office. These include verification of benefits, checking claims status and claims review and appeals. She also handles patient questions and concerns regarding their insurance benefits. She is originally from Pennsylvania and moved to Georgia 36 years ago. She has been a nurse for forty years and an insurance specialist for nineteen years. She lives in Sylvania and has four children and eight grandchildren.
Judy Haman, Ophthalmic Technician
Judy has been an ophthalmic technician for twenty four years. She moved to Sylvania, Georgia in 2004 from Tampa, Florida. She has been with Professional Eyecare since April 2005. Her duties include obtaining patient history and necessary medical information during pre-examination testing. She also assists Dr. Deal with tonometry, retinoscopy and refractions as needed. Judy also handles contact lens ordering and inventory. Judy has two children and five grandchildren, she is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She currently lives in Sylvania.