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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 Office Manager. 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, 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 Cahill

Lauren, a Shawnee resident, 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 joing the our team at Ridgeview Eye Care.  In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and going to the lake during the hot Kansas summers!

Lauren has been a tremendous addition to the staff at our office. While Lauren is relatively new the optical industry she is quickly learning all the skills necessary to provide great patient care and service.  

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Amanda Vickers

Amanda is the Optical Manager 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. Amanda is 100% dedicated and passionate about the work she does and exceeding your expectations is her number one goal.

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 daughter, Makenzie. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with family and friends, just about anything outdoors and working out.

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Stephanie Ortega

Stephanie serves as an Optometric Assistant with Ridgeview Eye Care.
 
Stephanie, a Eudora resident, graduated from Valley Falls High School in 2008. She moved to Lawrence for 5 years and was a Pharmacy Technician for 6 years while also attending Highland Community College in Perry receiving her Associates in Science.  Stephanie and her husband Michael married July 2014 and they have two dogs, Maverick and Chipper. In her free time she is at the softball field, working out, spending time  with family and friends or playing with her dogs. She has 9 years of customer service experience.
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Erik

Erik was born and raised in a small town on the southwestern part of Kansas, called Liberal. After graduating from high school, he attended Seward County Community College and received his Associates Degree of Science in 2015. Erik moved to Kansas City in September of 2016 to pursue a career in sports medicine or physical therapy. Erik also speaks Spanish and is able to translate and communicate fluently.

Having previous experience in the optometry field, Erik has made a great addition to the Ridgeview Eye Care team. Before moving to the Kansas City area, Erik worked for an Optometrist for three years and was sad to leave. As one of our optometric technicians he is most passionate about the clinical side of our office and really enjoys helping our patients achieve the best possible vision. In his spare time, Erik enjoys weight training, spending time with friends and since moving here he has spent time exploring the city.

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Jared

Jared was born in Kansas and was raised in Gillette, WY before moving to Wichita as a teen. He attended Butler County Community College for Graphic Design and moved in 2014 to Olathe after his wife Nicole took a position at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Jared has worked in the retail industry for 10+ years and has a passion for connecting with people and providing great customer service.

Being new to the eye industry, he is excited about gaining new and valuable experience and giving the best care possible to patients. In his free time, Jared enjoys spending time with his French-English bulldog, Anberlin, playing board games with family and friends, collecting vinyl records and watching every sporting event possible.

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Daisy

Daisy recently joined our team and is originally from Dallas, Texas. She has been a Johnson County resident for four years now and will soon be attending Johnson County Community College. While in school, Daisy will pursue her passion in learning foreign languages to assist other people with language barriers. Daisy is currently fluent in Spanish.

Not only does Daisy bring several years of experience in the customer service field with her, but she has also spent time at the front desk of Massage Envy assisting clients. You will find her smiling face at the front of our office ready to assist you during the check out process and help you to maximize your benefits while ordering contact lenses. While Daisy is at home she likes to spend time with her four children watching Netflix, cooking and being outdoors. She also loves rooting for the Dallas Cowboys during football season.

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Justin Carrion

Justin was born in North Platte, Nebraska and grew up in a small town in south west Kansas called Sublette. He moved back to North Platte to finish high school and got the opportunity to finish his senior year in England. He then attended Garden City Community College and received his Associates of Science. He is currently attending the University of Kansas to receive his Bachelors of Science in biology. He is studying to become an Optometrist and would like to open his own practice after attending Optometry school. In his free time, he enjoys working out and spending time with friends. He is eager to learn as much as he can by immersing himself in the industry, and has become a valuable part of the Ridgeview team.