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The Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.


Julia Hagerud

Vision Therapist

Julia is a South Carolina native, born and raised in Conway. She graduated from Coastal Carolina University in the spring of 2020 with a bachelors degree in Public Health. In June 2020 she accepted a position as a Vision Therapist at Grand Strand Vision Services and will use her background experience in working with early learners to provide therapy services. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach with her family, spending time with friends and playing tennis.


Heather Lee

Vision Therapist

Heather found her passion in helping children and adults to live and enjoy their lives to the fullest at a young age. Originally from Charlotte, NC. Heather relocated to Conway, SC with her husband and son while pursuing her degree in Psychology at Coastal Carolina University. During her time there, Heather also completed all required coursework and passed the Board of Behavior Analysis, RBT exam, to obtain her RBT certification. Heather has worked as a Behavioral Therapist in the years prior to accepting a position as a Vision Therapist at Grand Strand Vision Service in June 2020. Heather enjoys reading a good book, taking a long walk on the beach and spending time with her family.


Elizabeth Welch

Patient Care Coordinator

Elizabeth who goes by Libby, joined our team in June 2020. With over 30 hears in professional office management positions and a strong background in high volume, high pressure environments, Libby manages administrative duties and patient relations for Grand Strand Vision Services.

As the Patient Care Coordinator, Libby is the friendly voice greeting you when you call. She ensures the smooth operation of the front office with her robust knowledge of scheduling, medical records, insurance authorizations, patient inquiries and the need for timely access to the services being provided.

"I enjoy working with an organization that is making a difference in the lives of others, therefore, I am overjoyed about joining the staff at Grand Strand Vision Services and help further their mission."


Alexandria Tyler

Vision Therapy Administrator

Alexandria Lauren Tyler is a local native to Myrtle Beach, SC. At age 17, she joined the South Carolina Army National Guard as a 68W, Combat Medic. The Army advanced her career path by paying for her education. She attended Francis Marion University & Coastal Carolina University where she majored in Economics and Business Statistics. For the past 10yrs. She’s worked in the Financial & Accounting fields of Business. In October of 2020 she brought her daughter to Grand Strand Vision Services for her first eye appointment where she also came as a child for Vision Therapy. She fell in love with the practice & joined our team working as our Vision Therapy Administrator. Alexandria has a heart for serving others, and when not at work finds herself serving her children, her church and her community. She loves singing, playing piano, DIY art projects & exploring new places.