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.
Kimberley is the newest member to our team. A native Arkansan and upbeat fitness enthusiast, she made the move to Texas in 2015 to be closer to her sister and nephews. Kimberley is a detailed and knowledgeable technician as well as our pharmaceutical inventory coordinator. Prior to working at Lakeside Vision & Optical, Kimberley shared her love of health and exercise as a personal trainer for 4 years. In her free time she enjoys running, yoga, painting and hanging out with her cat, Weasley.
Laurie began her career in the medical field as a Registered Medical Assistant in 1993, with continued education and a strong work ethic; she was promoted to Office Manager in 1997. In November of 2014, she became a Certified Medical Office Manager, (CMOM).
Early in her career, Laurie spent 10 years with a respected and highly professional general surgeon in Poway, CA assisting him in many office procedures having the opportunity to observe and “scrub-in” to the operating room during several major surgeries. To this day, Laurie considers Dr. Charles Callery her mentor and the main reason she was able to continue her education through Allied Health Sciences, attending several national conferences.
Since relocating to Dallas, Laurie has managed an office for Digestive Health Associates and Texas Neurology Consultants, holding both positions for 4 years each. Having worked in different specialties, she has gained invaluable management knowledge and advanced organizational skills. Laurie understands the importance of being prepared on a daily basis to ensure a smooth, productive work day/week as the standard for creating a cohesive and successful practice. Laurie is excited about the opportunity to expand her knowledge in yet another specialty medical environment.
Tiara is our only part-time technician. Patients rave about her positive attitude and warm, caring nature. Tiara is also a full-time student finishing up her undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Dallas. She is majoring in Biology and minoring in Business Administration and one day hopes to become an Optometrist herself. When she is not working, Tiara is taking care of the Pre-Optometric Professional Society chapter at UTD as their Vice President and also leading her Campus ministry.
Ashton is one of our newest team members, but has taken to the position like a fish to water. Ashton performs all preliminary testing and special testing in addition to providing assistance to the doctors and maintaining the supplies and managing patient flow. Ashton always greets patients with a smile and is ready to help at a moments notice. Ashton enjoys helping patients and other team members. While she is not at Lakeside Vision & Optical, she enjoys spending time with her daughter.
Brian is a native of the Dallas area. He has over 15 years experience in the optical lab and fashion frame industry. Brian joined the Lakeside Vision & Optical team in January 2008. Brian is a wonderful addition to our optical team and is always ready to help. When not at Lakeside Vision & Optical, Brian spends his time as a boxing coach and fitness instructor. He is looking forward to assisting you with your eyewear needs and making your Lakeside Vision & Optical experience a pleasurable one.
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.
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.
Lisa is known for her cheerful attitude, big smile and creative professional history. Not only is Lisa a mother of 3, but also a skilled makeup artist and previous salon owner. Lisa made a career change when she discovered her passion for the medical field. At Lakeside Vision and Optical, Lisa is a lead technician and doctors’ assistant when needed. A natural nurturer, she’s satisfied by a job well done and going the extra mile for her patients. When Lisa’s not working she enjoys yoga and spending time with friends and family.
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.
Tracie joined the team at Lakeside Vision & Optical after several years of teaching kindergarten and raising 2 boys of her own. Tracie was also the cheerleading coach at Prestonwood Christian Academy. Her light-hearted attitude, background and experience make her a perfect fit to our team as Patient Care Coordinator. Tracie’s priority is to provide thorough, customer service of the highest standards. You can find her at our check-out desk, where she is always available to answer questions and make your visit as pleasant as possible.
Karissa is the first person our patients see when they walk through the doors of Lakeside Vision & Optical. Her versatile, professional background includes marketing, office administration and special projects coordinating. Karissa sets the pace of our office by ensuring that all of our patients are checked-in in a timely and efficient manner, while providing consistent, attentive patient care. Karissa loves international travel, enjoys reading, yoga and spending time with close friends and family.