Meet our Doctors
Learn more about the experience and expertise of the doctors of Vision Source Winder.
Darrell Allen Sorah, Jr., OD
Dr. Darrell A. Sorah, Jr. grew up in nearby Norcross, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia where he was a member of the UGA Redcoat Band drumline, rehearsal assistant and drum captain. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 1991, he attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. While there, he earned a second BS in Physiological Optics while obtaining his Doctorate of Optometry in 1995. He completed his training with externships in ocular disease and surgical co-management at Omni Eye Services in Chattanooga, TN and then in primary eye care and pediatric vision at Sullins Eye Care in Athens, TN. Dr. Sorah joined Drs. Keith Caldwell and Mark Hall at Winder Eye Care Center in 1995, bringing an emphasis on the treatment and management of ocular disease and primary eye care to the Winder community. He has been a Senior Partner of Winder Eye Care since 2016 and is CEO of Vision Source Winder and Premier Vision Partners in Braselton.
Dr. Sorah and his wife, Kelly, have four children: Bailie, Patrick, Jordan, and Andrew. He is an active member of Winder First Baptist Church where he serves in the music ministry and multiple roles including deacon and trustee. An active member of both the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optometric Association, he has served locally as district president, moving on GOA Board Trustee, secretary, treasurer, vice president, and GOA President. He is a member of both the Barrow and Jackson County Chambers of Commerce. He has volunteered on numerous civic and corporate boards, including the Brad Akins YMCA and Project Adam. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his family, golf, trail running, hiking, and UGA football.
Dr. Sorah sees patients primarily at the Winder location.
Karen Mitchell Canupp, OD
Dr. Canupp and her husband, John, have two children. They attend First Baptist Church of Jefferson 12 Stone Church, Jefferson location. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optometric Association. Dr. Canupp was appointed to the Georgia State Board of Optometry in 2011 and 2015 by Governor Nathan Deal and again in 2019 by Governor Brian Kemp. She presided as Board Chairman in 2021.
Dr. Canupp is also a member of both the Barrow and Jackson County Chambers of Commerce. She volunteers her time with iServe Ministries and Mavuno Ministries, in which she serves on the Board of Directors for both non-profit organizations. She also supports the Young Life of Greater Jackson County. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, walking, and quality family time.
Sean F. Pinard, OD
Dr. Sean Pinard received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Vermont in 2013 before earning his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in 2017. Dr. Pinard then returned to his hometown of Newport, Vermont where he practiced optometry with his father for several years before moving to Georgia in 2021 with his wife, Megan. At that time, he joined Drs. Sorah, Canupp, and Tebbets at Vision Source Winder and Primer Vision Partners. Dr. Pinard is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optometric Association.
He and his wife both enjoy anything active and outdoors, traveling, spending time with their families in Vermont and Mississippi, golfing, and watching football.
Dr. Sean Pinard sees patients at both the Winder and Braselton locations.
Dr Kelly Heren
Dr. Kelly Heren grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania. She attended Penn State University where she was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. After earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Life Sciences from Penn State in 2011, Dr. Heren attended Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Here, she was a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and Beta Sigma Kappa (Optometric Honors Society).
After earning her Doctorate of Optometry in 2016, Dr. Heren worked in Boca Raton, FL specializing in ocular diseases, specialty contact lens fittings, and was a member of Dry Eye Rescue, a team dedicated to the management of ocular surface disease. Dr. Heren joined the Vision Source Winder team in 2023 after her and her husband, Trey, relocated to Georgia. She is an active member in the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optometric Association.
Dr. Heren and her husband reside in Braselton with their son, Dieter. They enjoy hiking, boating, scuba diving, cooking and traveling in their spare time. Dr. Heren is also a certified yoga instructor and enjoys practicing and teaching yoga.
Mark W. Hall, OD
Dr. Mark Hall retired in December 2016.
Ray M. Freeman, MD – Ophthalmic Surgeon
Dr. Ray Freeman retired in July 2021.