Team Members


We've got a great team here friends.


Helen Bath – Receptionist

“Helen Bath was born and raised in England and crossed the pond to North Carolina in 2004 with her husband and son. She is happy to now call Wilmington her home and share new experiences with the wonderful people in the area.

She enjoys downtown living, theatre, hiking, golf, and gathering with friends and neighbors on the front porch.

She is thrilled to have joined the team at Swell and looks forward to welcoming and taking care of everyone who walks through the door.”

*Fun Fact*

Helen dreams of being a superhero and saving the world. This is unfortunate, as faced with imminent danger, Mystery ‘H’ as she likes to be known, is first out the door.

Melissa Sproles – Optician

“Melissa is a Brunswick and New Hanover County native, as she has spent most of her life in the area. She graduated Elon University, formerly Elon College, in 1998. While in college, she found her love for working with patients especially in the eye care field. Her professional career entails many years of experience in the optometric medical office, optical, contact lenses, and retina ophthalmology experience.

As an optician at Swell Vision, she strives to help each patient get the best frame and lenses for their visual needs, to help patient maximize their insurance benefits, and to help put people’s concerns about their vision at ease before they leave the office.

Melissa and her husband, Brandon, have a young son, along with three dogs; a scottie, a westie, and a goldendoodle. When not at work, you can find Melissa and her family at the beach in the summers, working in the yard, cheering her son on at sporting events, and other various outside activities.”

*Fun Fact*

Although my husband loves and has watched the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars movies well over a hundred times (yes, he has counted), I have never seen any of them from start to finish, only bits and pieces of each movie!