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

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Cosmetic Consultant
Back Office Supervisor

Dawn is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant with over 20 years experience in Ophthalmology. She has been with the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center for 16 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 R., C.O.A.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Cosmetic Consultant

Melissa is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant bringing over 15 years 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 last 13 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

Stephanie has worked in ophthalmology and cosmetic surgery since 1990. She has been with the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center for 16 years. In lifetime certificationaddition to her cosmetic consulting duties, Stephanie is a certified ophthalmic assistant, certified permanent cosmetic professional and surgical scrub technician. She is a member of the following associations: Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and JCAHPO. Stephanie enjoys going to the sand dunes, camping, swimming and, most importantly, spending time with her husband and children.

Sherrie S., C.O.A.Sherrie S., C.O.A.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Cosmetic Consultant

Sherrie is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant with more than 40 years in Ophthalmology. She has extensive expertise in laser refractive surgery, and one of her many strengths is manual refractometry. Although she started her career in Cleveland, Ohio, Sherrie moved to Phoenix in 1994. Since joining our Practice, Sherrie has become well-versed in many aspects of cosmetic surgeries and services. Sherrie is very committed to spending quality 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 12 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 13 years and their three children.

Daniel K., C.O.A.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

Daniel brings two decades of experience as a certified ophthalmic technician to the Arizona Eye Institute. He recently moved to Arizona to be close to family, and enjoy the weather. Daniel has experience working on complex vision cases.  He enjoys spending time with his loved ones in Arizona.

Michele O., C.O.A.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

Michele has expressed her passion for helping people with their vision for more than two decades, beginning on the optical side and focusing today on her ophthalmic technician skills. Michele has worked for large practices in Florida and Arizona, and can assist patients with a variety of vision issues. She takes pride in helping patients gain confidence and comfort when diagnosed with challenging vision issues. A native of the Bronx in New York, Michele today lives in Surprise with her boyfriend, where she loves to read. She is proud of her two children: her daughter who is now a physician and her son, who has become an engineer. Michele is bilingual, and speaks fluent Portuguese.

Kadie J., O.A. Leslie A.

Ophthalmic Assistant

Kadie comes to the Arizona Eye Institute with a lifetime in working in and around ophthalmology. She comes from a long line of driven eyecare professionals and is dedicated to assisting patients achieve their goals at every exam. Kadie lives in Glendale with her husband and young son, where they enjoy outside activities.

Mandy M., C.O.A., M.A.Mandy Web

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

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. She lives with her spouse and two sons, who all enjoy to hike together in the beautiful desert weather. 

Lauri J., C.O.A.Lauri Web

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

Lauri has more than two decades of experience in the ophthalmology field. While training in the field of pharmacy, she had an opportunity to take a job as an ophthalmic tech and fell immediately in love with the career and the people she gets to help every day. Lauri has a Bachelor of Art's Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Western Washington University. A native of Washington State, she now lives in Phoenix with her two children. She volunteers for multiple organizations including her church, to provide vision care to those without access, in Mexico and Africa. 

Kimberly M., O.A.Kimberly M., O.A

Ophthalmic Assistant

Kimberly started her eyecare career as an ophthalmic assistant in 2009 and has specialized in retina, assisting with retinal evaluations, intra-vitreal injections for macular degeneration, fluorescein angiography and OCT macular scans. Having moved to Phoenix in 1976 from Nevada, Kimberly is proud of her husband and five children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and enjoys life!

Ophelia J., O.A., M.A. Ophelia

Ophthalmic Assistant

Ophelia brings nearly 15 years of vision care experience to the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center, including as an ophthalmic technician, and an optician. A native of Window Rock, Arizona, she has enjoyed caring for vision health her entire adult life, and is always eager to help patients learn about their own care. Ophelia, now a resident of Phoenix, is a proud mother of three who spends a lot of quality time, when not working, with her children.

Michelle B., C.O.A. Michelle B Online

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

Michelle brings more than a decade of experience in the medical fields to the Arizona Eye Institute, including as an ophthalmic assistant and as a phlebotomist. A native of Washington State, she now lives in Glendale where she cares for family. Her unique skills bring another level of experience and attention to patients' care. Michelle is outdoorsy and loves the Seattle Seahawks.

Ana P., O.A., M.A.Michelle B Online

Ophthalmic Assistant

Ana brings a wealth of experience in the ophthalmic assistant and medical assistant fields, to patients she serves here at the Arizona Eye Institute. Ana has served patients with a variety of eye conditions, and also is an experienced phlebotomist who takes a lot of pride in making a patient's quality of life better. Ana is a Phoenix native who enjoys traveling with her spouse and their young son. Some of their favorite locations to visit include Disneyland and Legoland. 

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19052 N R H Johnson Blvd
Sun City West, AZ 85375

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10701 W Bell Rd
Sun City, AZ 85351

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500 W Savage St
Wickenburg, AZ 85390

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