THE STAFF AT The Eye Center
Our exceptional eye care staff in Okmulgee and South Tulsa, Oklahoma look forward to helping you and your family with all your eye care needs. We will help you select the most appropriate frames or contact lenses and will meticulously fit your new glasses to meet your needs. At The Eye Center, we are dedicated to optimizing your vision care.
Meet Our Team in Okmulgee, Oklahoma
Tonya has over 11 years of Paraoptometric assistance experience. She serves as our contact lens specialist as well as a scribe to our doctors and lead technician helping to train and mentor new technicians. Most of our contact lens patients know her by name and if there is an issue with your order she is the person to resolve that issue.
In addition to her primary duties as Contact Lens Technician and Scribe, Tonya is proficient in all areas of the practice. Her abilities and experience allow her to assist when one of the team is out. Tonya also assists June with insurance filing and posting of payments. Tonya earned her certification as Paraoptometric Assistant in 2007. She is currently working toward her CPOT certification which is the highest level of certification a Paraoptometric can earn.
She has obtained over 120 hours of continuing education in all aspects of Paraoptometry. She has been a member of the Oklahoma Paraoptometric Section of the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians since 2005. She also served on the OPS board as Member-at-Large.
Connie has served as our Optical Manager since 1991. She is often requested by name or stopped in the local grocery store for an adjustment of glasses. Connie knows you by name and will always make sure that your glasses are stylish and comfortable. Her expertise has been utilized in training other Paraoptometrics at the state level. She is the steady and dedicated role model for all of the staff of The Eye Center.
Connie obtained her certification as a Paraoptometric Assistant in 2001. She received Paraoptometric of the Year in 2001. Connie served on the Oklahoma Paraoptometric Section of the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians from 1997 to 2002 as Member at Large, President and Past President.
With well over 800 hours of continuing education in the field of Paraoptometry, Connie is well equipped to provide excellent optical care. She has been a member of the Oklahoma Paraoptometric Section of the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians since 1991.
Meet Our Team in South Tulsa, Oklahoma
Kari has been with The Eye Center since 2003. She started in our Okmulgee office as the doctor's lead technician. She has served as the clinic administrator in our South Tulsa location since 2007. She is trained in all areas of the practice and is often seen assisting the doctors with patients. She trains all new technicians for the practice and files and audits all insurance claims for both offices. Kari is an amazing leader and provides a respectful environment for our staff members.
Kari attended Oklahoma Institute of Technology from 1997 to 1999. She obtained her Associates degree as an Administrative Assistant. She earned her certification as Paraoptometric in 2003 and then earned her certification as Paraoptometric Assistant in 2004. Kari has over 150 hours of continuing education in the field of Paraoptometry.
Kari has served on the board and has been a member of the Oklahoma Paraoptometric Section of the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians since 2003.