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Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our Front Office Team Members will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.

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Karla Letourneau

Karla, a veteran Team Member at Ridgeview Eye Care, serves as the Human Resources Coordinator. Karla’s knowledge and passion for her position along with her willingness to continually strive to exceed patient expectations helps to ensure the eye care experience at Ridgeview Eye Care is second to none! While Karla enjoys all aspects of the optometric office, she particularly enjoys getting to know each patient on a personal level which helps to create a very warm and welcoming environment.

Karla, born and raised in Alton, Illinois, graduated in 2006 from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in Textile and Apparel Management. Karla was also an avid member of the Delta Gama sorority during her time at MU. Following graduation, Karla moved to the Kansas City area and then shortly after settled in the Lawrence/Eudora area where she currently lives with her husband, Dr. Jake Letourneau, their daughter Isla and their dog, Blue. Karla spends her free time with family and friends, supporting KU at various sporting events, being very involved with her church and exercising.

 

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Lauren Herbster

Lauren is the Insurance Coordinator for Ridgeview Eye Care. Most of her day is spent contacting different insurance companies on behalf of our patients, to make sure their benefits are contributing as they should be. If you have an insurance or billing questions, you will most likely be transferred to Lauren. While most of her time is spent working with insurance, two days a week Lauren travels to our De Soto location, where she is the office coordinator.

Having attended several conferences, Lauren is up to date on all things HIPAA and OSHA. Lauren also runs our safety frame program, working with different companies all over the metro to make sure their employees are properly protected and able to prevent serious eye injuries.

A resident of Shawnee, Lauren graduated from Shawnee Mission North and then continued her education by attending classes at Emporia State University. Lauren was in the banking field for two years before joining the our team. In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and their two boys, Maxwell and Whitley, reading, and going to the lake during the hot Kansas summers!

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Amanda Curry

Amanda is the Optical Coordinator at Ridgeview Eye Care and she brings more than 10 years of experience in the customer service field with her. She excels in fitting our patients with the perfect frame and lens combination to accentuate their style and maximize their visual performance. Amanda follows each individual, specialized eyewear order from the moment it is selected until it is personalized and fit specifically to you. While you are anxiously awaiting your new pair of glasses, Amanda is right there in the lab cutting the lenses and making sure each individual glasses order is perfect.

Continually improving her knowledge and skills, Amanda jumps at each opportunity to receive further training and education. She has attended national eyewear conferences such as Vision Expo West in Las Vegas and local conferences such as The Heart of America. Most recently, Amanda completed a 6 month Management Development Program in Dallas, Texas. Amanda is 100% dedicated and passionate about the work she does and exceeding your expectations is her number one priority.

Amanda was born in San Diego, California and has lived in many places, including Italy. She grew up in Olathe, where she graduated from Olathe East High School. Following high school she moved to Lawrence, where she currently lives with her husband, Chris and their daughters, Makenzie and Janda. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with family and friends, just about anything outdoors and lifting weights.

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Sarah King

Sarah serves as the schedule coordinator for Ridgeview Eye Care. She will be the one assisting you in making your appointment and greeting you with a smile immediately upon walking into our practice. Sarah takes great pride in ensuring your visit to our office starts with an amazing first impression and making your experience go above and beyond your expectations.
Sarah is an Olathe resident, and an Olathe East High School graduate. She attended courses at the University of Kansas for three years (where she also played rugby for the Kansas Jayhawks Women’s Rugby Football Club). In her limited, but cherished free time, Sarah can be found on her back porch with her Kindle in hand. She also frequents dog parks with her pup, Avery, experiments with new recipes found on Pinterest and spends Sunday evenings working on puzzles with her Grandpa.
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Marcela Miller

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Alexa Kiwan

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Lexy Duncan

Lexy works as an eyewear stylist in our optical department. She assists patients, after they have been examined by the doctor, by styling them with the eyewear that will best suit their lifestyle needs. Learning about their everyday activities in order to assist with the selection of their eyewear and being able to provide their best visual solution are just a couple of her favorite parts of her job.

She has been in the optical industry for about four years, starting her journey working for Oakley. Lexy continued with Luxottica at Lens Crafters for two more years. Her absolute favorite part of being an Optician is getting to watch kids put on their first pair of glasses.

Lexy was raised in the small town of Mulvane Kansas. After high school she received a scholarship to dance for JCCC in Overland Park and then continued her dance career for the professional indoor soccer team, the Missouri Comets. In her spare time you can usually find me playing outside with my two year old daughter, Raeleigh James. She looks forward to continuing her knowledge in optics and helping the world to see a little better.

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Maura Sola

Maura serves as our contact lens coordinator and is one of the first smiling faces you will see when entering Ridgeview Eye Care. She loves meeting new people and getting to know patients on a personal basis. Maura strives for each contact lens patient to receive an experience that exceeds expectations by personally assisting each patient in maximizing their contact lens benefits and manufacturer rebates.

She has extensive customer service and sales experience including Starbucks! In Maura’s free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jordan and singing in a local women’s choir.

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Israel Villalobos

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Sydnie Bubien

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