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 20 years experience in Ophthalmology. She has been with the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center for 19 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 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 15 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 19 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 15 years and their three children.

Mandy M., C.O.A., M.A. Mandy Web

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

Kristina C., C.O.A. Lauri Web

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

Kristina brings a decade of experience in the field to her treatment of patients. She began working in ophthalmology while still a teenager, and fell in love with working with patients. Kristina has focused on customer service, retina conditions and testing, and treating infection. Born and raised in Arizona, she lives with her husband, their daughter and her Shih tzu Bane. Her favorite activities including hiking, going to the gym and binge watching her favorite TV shows.

Sheryl 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 D., O.A. Michelle D

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.

Crystal H., O.A. Crystal

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. 

Kimmie S., C.O.A. Kimmie

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.

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!

Alexis H., O.A. Alexis H

Ophthalmic Assistant

Alexis comes from a family of ophthalmic technicians with a passion for helping patients maintain and regain great vision for quality of life. An Arizona native, she lives in Surprise and is very family-oriented. She has expertise in special testing. Prior to joining Arizona Eye Institute, Alexis had managed a local business and also has experience in digital marketing. 

Karen G., O.A. karen

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. 

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