Optomap screening ($34) for ages 5-39 & iWellness screening ($44) for ages 40 and up are a component of comprehensive exams.

Notice to Patients with the vision plan EyeMed: Since 2023, we have been open-access providers. We continue to see patients with EyeMed and will help you optimize your out-of-network benefits. More information here.

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Technician Staff

Donna, CPOT

As our longest employee, joining the practice in 1989, Donna’s been a dependable, friendly, and easy-going staff member. As a technician, she enjoys the challenge and variety each day brings. Donna is a Certified Paraoptometric Technician, the highest level paraoptometric certification. She is in charge of all our contact lens orders and inventory. Outside the office, Donna helps organize an annual “Och-Fest Scholarship Fund” golf tournament in honor of her brother, which awards scholarships for Dwight & Pontiac students. Donna has a Boston terrier and French bulldog. Her hobbies include White Sox baseball, card & board games, and traveling.

Ashley, CPO

Joining our practice in 2013, Ashley is our lead technician and performs dry eye treatments (IPL & Lipiflow).  She is a fantastic and patient leader overseeing patient care and staff training. Ashley reassures patients with her caring demeanor and extensive knowledge.  Ashley’s favorite part of her job is encountering various patient personalities each day and working alongside a close-knit staff. Ashley’s had the unique experience of traveling to Haiti on a work team several times. In her free time, she loves playing fiddle and mandolin, reading, and spending time with family.

Maria, CPOA

Maria joined our office as a technician in 2020. She passed the exam to become a Certified Paraoptometric very quickly thereafter and in 2023 attained the higher level Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) credentials. Maria has an amazing work ethic, great attitude, and caring personality. She’s dedicated to providing excellent patient care and prides herself on doing a thorough job and being well organized. In addition to routine care, she performs dry eye treatments including IPL & Lipiflow. Maria enjoys working with different personalities and ages of patients and enjoys friendships with her coworkers. In her free time, Maria enjoys spending time with family and drawing.


Tanya joined Pontiac Family Eye Care in 2022. She is friendly, easy to talk to, and detail oriented. Our patients love working with her. Tanya enjoys the work culture and has great friendships with her coworkers. Her family includes her parents and 3 brothers. Tanya enjoys exercise/running, reading, baking, and spending time with her nephews & niece.


Joining our practice in 2022, Kara is kind, intelligent, and eager to learn. Between patient care, she is always seeking out resources and videos to learn more about eye conditions. Her patience and joy of working with others are reasons she excels at her role as a technician. She enjoys her job, particularly being able to help people see better. A few of her favorite hobbies are reading, painting, and cooking.