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Our Eye Exam Team

Eye Exam - Plano - McKinney - Allen - Frisco - Carrollton

Our friendly staff is ready to greet you and meet every vision health need at your eye exam. They are an integral part of our total eye exam team - focused on serving you. We make it a policy to ensure that all staff members are up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques to make your visit as comfortable and effective as possible.  Our eye exam team is based in our office in Plano, and services the nearby areas of Allen, Frisco, Carrollton, and McKinney.



Whitney Hicks, Ophthalmic Technician

Ophthalmic Technician

Whitney is a Dallas, TX native that started in the eyecare business in 2015 as an Ophthalmic Technician in Alexandria, LA. She joined Lakeside Vision & Optical in September of 2018 and has been a great asset to the team. She currently manages the contact lens department and your go-to girl for learning about contact lenses and training. She is very patient and will make sure you leave feeling like a pro. Her overall goal is to make our patients feel as comfortable as possible while providing them with the best care. Whitney is very soft-spoken, attentive, and efficient. Outside of her passion for vision care, Whitney is also an actress that has been in a number of films and television shows. When not at the office, Whitney loves traveling and spending time with her 3 children, family, and friends.

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Huda Hassan, Optometric Technician

Optometric Technician

Huda has been a great asset to Lakeside Vision & Optical. Her calm demeaner and soothing tone puts patients at ease right away. Huda has over sixteen years of experience in the ophthalmic field performing everything from ophthalmic technician and surgical assistant to patient education and counseling. Huda is multilingual and speaks English, Arabic, Hebrew, and Spanish. When not caring for patients at Lakeside Vision, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Donna McDonald

Donna J. McDonald, Opt. A. R., ABOC

Certified Optician

Donna has extensive experience in all aspects of the optical field. She has spent 36 years perfecting her optician skills, and continues to expand her knowledge on the latest in lens technology. Frame styling is one of her specialties, seeing eyewear as not only practical but fashionable. Donna was a valued member of our team from 2004 to 2008, and has rejoined the Lakeside Vision family and we could not be more thrilled. She is best known for her positive attitude, professionalism and warm friendly demeanor. Donna has a following of happy patients who appreciate her attention to detail as well as her commitment to customer satisfaction. Her goal is for you to love your eyewear. She prides herself in not only making you see your best, but love the way you look.

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Hope Sanders, Certified Paraoptometric Coder, CPOC

Certified Paraoptometric Coder, CPOC

Hope joined Lakeside Vision and Optical in February 2013. Hope has many years experience in the optical industry in all areas including eyeglasses fitting, contact lenses, technician, and insurance billing and collections. Hope is currently managing our billing and insurance department. Hope enjoys working with patients and helping them maximize their benefits as well as reduce their out of pocket expenses. When not at the office, Hope enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.

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Rosa M. Kanalz, ABOC Certified Optician

Certified Optician

Rosa started in the eyecare business in 1997 in California.  She became a board certified optician in 1999 and has been a part of Lakeside Vision since 2006.  Rosa loves the personal interaction with patients during the selection of new eyewear.  At the end of each day, she finds great satisfaction in knowing that she has provided patients with outstanding customer service.  Rosa loves gardening, working out, and traveling to visit family and friends.