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Ann-Marie

Licensed Optician/Office Manager

Ann-Marie is the Office Manager & a Licensed Optician for Optimal Eye Care. She has been in the optical field for over 25 years.  She brings her vast knowledge and expertise in selecting the frame and lenses that are best for you.

Ann-Marie received a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Capital University.  She spent time interning at The Salvation Army as well as several other Central Ohio community agencies.

Originally from Michigan, Ann-Marie grew up in Shelby, Ohio before she moved to Columbus.  When she is not working, Ann-Marie is an avid basketball fan and enjoys watching sports, as well as spending time with her children.

Starla

Front Desk Coordinator

Sam

Licensed Optician

Sam is a both an Ohio Spectacle and Contact Lens Licensed Optician with over 25 years of experience in the optical field. Sam, originally from the Cincinnati area, started out in the manufacturing area of the eyeglasses field and later moved into the retail aspect.

Sam moved into the Columbus area about 15 years ago and when he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and working on projects around the house.

Nancy

Optician/Technician
Nancy is an Athens, Ohio native who graduated from Ohio University in 2017 with bachelor’s degrees in Exercise Physiology and Biological Sciences. She worked as both a Licensed Optician and Optometric Technician in Athens for three years while gaining experience to attend Optometry school at the Ohio State University in 2020. 
 
Nancy is currently taking a year off from the program. When she’s not working at Optimal Eye Care, you can find her out and about with her dog, traveling, or checking out a local brewery. 

Allie

CPO

Allie is a Certified Paraoptometric Technician. She is working towards her certification in contact lens fitting and CPOA. She is very passionate about eye care and has over 5 years’ experience as an Optometric Technician.

Allie has been local her whole life, growing up in a small town just north of Lewis Center. Outside of her work schedule, Allie juggles being a mom to her son Kane, continuing her education and enjoying locally held events.