Our Team of Experts

Dawn V, Ophthalmic AssistantDawn V., C.O.A.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Cosmetic Consultant
Back Office Supervisor

Dawn is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant with over 25 years experience in Ophthalmology. She has been with the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center for 20 years, serving as one of our key Cosmetic Consultants. Dawn has extensive experience and training in tissue fillers, Botox Cosmetic, and the various Obagi Skin Care Programs available. Dawn’s other duties include ophthalmic and surgical assisting, as well as preoperative counseling for patients.

Melissa R, C.O.A.Melissa C., C.O.A.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Cosmetic Consultant

Melissa is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant bringing nearly two decades of ophthalmology experience with her to our practice. Melissa has also been a Cosmetic Consultant for the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center for the more than 19 years. She has extensive experience with Botox Cosmetic, dermal tissue fillers, as well as the various Obagi Skin Care Systems. Additionally, Melissa is one of our surgical scrub technicians as well.

Stephanie M., C.O.A., C.P.C.P.Stephanie M., C.O.A., C.P.C.P.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Cosmetic Consultant
Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional

lifetime certificationStephanie has worked in ophthalmology and cosmetic surgery since 1990. She is among a unique class of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals who has achieved a Lifetime Membership with The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals in recognition of her years of training and expertise. She has been with the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center for over 22 years. In addition to performing all of the permanent makeup in the office she also performs cosmetic consultations.  Stephanie is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional and surgical scrub technician. Stephanie enjoys traveling, riding her bike, hiking and spending time with her family and friends. 

Brienna L., C.O.A.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Cosmetic Consultant

Brienna's career began in 2001, working for an optometrist for three years, where she learned how to tech, do visual fields and the fundamentals of optometry. She quickly found that she had a love for the eyes and working with patients to help them achieve their best sight. Brienna moved on to an ophthalmic practice where she spent 15 years improving her knowledge of the eye, refraction and surgical skills, before joining the Arizona Eye Institute. During her downtime, she loves to hang out and have fun with her husband of more than 15 years and their three children.

Mandy WebMandy M., C.O.A., M.A. 

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Cosmetic Consultant

Mandy brings more than a decade of knowledge to the Arizona Eye Institute as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant and has been a Medical Assistant since 2004. A native of Phoenix, Mandy enjoys serving the local community and educating patients. 

SherylSheryl P., C.O.A. 

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

Sheryl has more than two decades of experience as an ophthalmic technician specializing in retinal conditions as well as assisting in cosmetic procedures and consultations. Originally from Flagstaff, she enjoys outdoor activities such as dirt biking, and riding her motorcycle. She lives in Phoenix today, and her greatest job is being a grandmother. She has two adult children and four grandchildren, as well as dogs that join her on adventures.

Michelle DMichelle D., O.A. 

Ophthalmic Assistant

Michelle brings more than a dozen years of experience in the field, including working extensively with low vision eye care. She has also worked closely with supporting the Lion's Club and helping connect low vision clients to donated eyewear. Prior to joining the field of ophthalmology, Michelle worked as a tutor for special needs children, and she enjoys helping enrich lives. A Minnesota native, she lives in Sun City today with her cat. She enjoys antiquing and gardening.

CrystalCrystal H., O.A. 

Ophthalmic Assistant

Crystal brings nearly two decades of experience working in the vision field, with specialties in refractive surgery, assisting optometrists to prepare patients for their exams and support the doctor during exams. She is a certified laser technician and has worked extensively with lasers. Crystal was born in Winslow, Arizona, and currently lives in Peoria with her four children. Her hobbies include a passion for photograph, and for event planning. She loves to personalize gifts as well including making hand stamped jewelry. 

KimmieKimmy S., C.O.A. 

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

Kimmie has worked as a certified ophthalmic technician since 1997. A Chicago native, she lives in Surprise in a house she enjoys to renovate. She is a mother of two. Kimmie has also worked in Nebraska among early RK technology. She has focused her career in high-tech offices that have assisted patients with corneal, retinal, dry eye and routine vision care. She enjoys going to concerts, riding in her Harley and swimming in her pool.

Paige S., O.A. Paige

Ophthalmic Assistant

Paige brings a wealth of experience working in both ophthalmology and optometry. Originally from Tucson, she largely grew up in Idaho and currently lives in Buckeye with her wife, three dogs, rabbit and a snake. Paige loves to garden and grow fresh vegetables in her yard to stay healthy. She loves learning more about the eye and its important functions in our lives every day. Paige loves to hike, play fetch with her dogs and watch Netflix programs.

karenKaren G., O.A. 

Ophthalmic Assistant

Karen brings a wealth of retina experience to the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center team. She has experience working in imaging and diagnostics in support of the best care for patients. Born in California, Karen lives in downtown Phoenix with her two cats. She enjoys being active and is a member of a local roller derby team. 

Gabe G., O.A. Gabe

Ophthalmic Assistant

Gabe brings a wealth of knowledge in the ophthalmology field, where he has focused on high quality patient care. An athlete with a passion for football and a student working toward a career in ophthalmology, he has a passion for patient care. Originally from Delaware, Gabe lives in Surprise with his wife and their two cats. They love to find adventures together, and also to study together. 

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Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center

Ophthalmologist and plastic surgeon Emilio Justo founded Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center in 1989. With locations in Sun City West, Sun City, and Wickenburg, AZ, we help patients from the Phoenix area and beyond improve and maintain their vision through quality eye care. Our doctors are affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Board of Ophthalmology
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The Arizona Medical Association
  • The Arizona Ophthalmological Society
  • The Phoenix Ophthalmological Society

To request a consultation, please fill out our online form or call (623) 975-2020.

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Over the years, many people have asked me my secret… The answer is simple – I listen carefully and attentively.
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