Our Team

Meet Our Team at Chapel Hill Eyecare


Office Manager

Emily has a long history with our practice and brings many years of experience to her interaction with our patients. She is responsible for patient accounts, office operations, and insurance. She also assists with special testing and the optical boutique. 

Emily is a huge animal lover, with her pet family consisting of her Dachshund and cat. She is also an avid hockey fan. Her favorite team is, of course, the Carolina Hurricanes.


Front Desk

We are thrilled that Afton joined our team! She brings so much joy to our office. She is the wife to Dr. Sikes and the Mom of their two darling boys, Hudson and Foster.

Afton worked in the field of optometry awhile ago with Dr. Sikes’ Dad, who is also an optometrist. She worked mainly as a technician prior to attending UNC Chapel Hill, where she graduated from the dental hygiene program in 2010. After practicing dental hygiene for just over eight years, she decided to switch fields and work in the optometry world once again.

Afton loves spending as much time with her boys as she can, and going to the beach as much as possible. She also has a passion for interior design, painting, and calligraphy. The next time you come to visit us you will find some of Afton’s creative designs throughout our office. 



Phil is a dedicated Optician of 11 years. Well versed in the many different lens options that are available in today’s market from single vision, progressive, and other specialty lenses. He started out in an optical fabrication lab, and prior to joining our team he worked in Maryland as an Optical Manager. In August 2018, Phil joined our team and strives to ensure that our patients receive the best customer service possible.