Carolyn wants to be your primary eyecare provider. Eyesight is Carolyn’s passion: she likes nothing better than helping her customers see clearly.

Carolyn took over the practice in 2014 from Dr. Paul Heavner, who founded the Brunswick Family Vision Center at 60 Souder Road in 1990. In 2015 we opened as The Public Spectacle at the new location, 15 East Potomac Street.

Carolyn is a 2007 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Prior to that she was a licensed optician in the State of Virginia for many years. Between graduating from PCO and opening The Public Spectacle, she worked in private optometric practices in Virginia and West Virginia. She earned a B.A. from Lawrence University, B.S. and O.D. from PCO, and M.B.A. from George Mason University. She resides with her husband and her African Grey Parrot in Loudoun County, where they live in a historic stable building. In her spare time, she plays the fiddle and rings church bells.


Muriel brings her years of experience in all things vision to the Practice: she knows the Industry and can recommend lenses, frames, and contact lenses to bring you the best eyewear experience available. Come in and let her work her magic on you!
Muriel is a lifelong resident of Brunswick, and a proud graduate of Brunswick High School, class of 2008. She lives in Brunswick with her husband, her first son (due in July), and merely three dogs. She also shares her home with younger siblings Jett and Gracie.