THE STAFF AT Laguna Eyes Optometry
Our exceptional eye care staff in Laguna Beach, California 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 Laguna Eyes Optometry, we are dedicated to optimizing your vision care.
Meet Our Team in Laguna Beach, California
Dakota joined Laguna Eyes with an interest in learning clinical skills with the idea that he wanted to become a Physician's Assistant. He enjoyed patient care and eyecare so much that he is currently applying to optometry school! Patients love his quick wit and humor! Dakota received his BS in Biological Sciences from Davis in 2019. He loves to read, play video games and has had a pet turtle since 2001.
Kaylee graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health but she grew up in South Orange County-Laguna Niguel/Dana Point. Her hobbies include hiking, paddleboarding, yoga, reading and being at the beach. Kaylee finds meaning in utilizing her ability to provide care to patients while forming close relationships with them and clinic staff!
Sasha has been an optician/ophthalmic assistant for over 30 years. She has been the head optician/technician and optical office manager at Laguna Eyes Optometry since 2001. With her infectious laugh, she is a favorite with many of our patients. She seems to know the perfect frame for each individual. She also enjoys working with contact lens patients and manages the insurance billing. She has a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Chapman College. Her initial desire was to work in research; but found out, to her surprise, that she preferred working with patients more than in the lab! She has also been certified by the American Board of Opticians and the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and reading in her free time.
Jason is born and raised in Orange County. He has 2 daughters who he love to spend time with at the beach, hiking, movies and trying new restaurants. Jason has worked in optometry for over 25 years and finds it very rewarding. He enjoys giving back to the community by getting involved in medical missions through Cal Care Force.
Jennifer has been an optician/technician with Laguna Eyes Optometry since 1993. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from UC Riverside and has been involved in the Laguna Beach business community since 1985. Having served in almost every capacity in the office for over 20 years, she still thoroughly enjoys that moment when she places the perfect frame on a patient's face. "Having so many wonderful, long term relationships with so many patients makes Laguna Eyes Optometry a truly great place to be!" Jennifer and her husband live in Laguna with their two children.
Ann is our resident recall expert. She is the lovely voice behind the calls that remind you to come in for your evaluations. She has been a part of the LEO team for over 20 years.
Linda has been a part of Laguna Eyes Optometry since its beginning but she is stepping back from patient care. She is an American Board of Opticians Certified optician and holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art from UC Berkeley. She has contributed to the development of the practice with her varied talents, including the design of all of our office spaces. She is currently semi-retired; but still is the fashion frame buyer and financial manager. If you are lucky, you can catch her in the office helping patients with their frame selections a few hours a week. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, in Kauai and gardening.