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Ann-Marie

Licensed Optician/Office Manager

Ann-Marie is the Office Manager & Lead Optician for Optimal Eye Care.

Ann-Marie has been in the optical field for over 20 years. A Licensed Optician since 1997, Ann-Marie brings her vast knowledge and expertise in selecting the frame and lenses that are best for you.

Marie received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Capital University in 2012. She spent time interning at The Salvation Army as well as several other Central Ohio community agencies.

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

Tranel

Front Desk Coordinator

Tranel is previously from Northeast Ohio. She moved to Columbus in 2011.

Tranel studied Medical Assisting at the University of Akron where she obtained her Associate’s Degree. She has been in the Optometric field since 2014.

In her spare time, Tranel likes watching football, reading and spending time with her children and husband. Tranel and her family also like to travel back to Northeast Ohio to time with friends and relatives.

Hafsa

Optometric Technician

Hafsa received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology at The Ohio State University and is currently an optometry student at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She is from Columbus and is an avid football fan. She loves to cheer on the Buckeyes and the Philadelphia Eagles. In her spare time, Hafsa enjoys reading, trying new restaurants and exploring the city.

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. He moved into the Columbus area about 11 years ago and when he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling anad working on projects around the house.

Karen

Optometric Technician

Karen moved to Ohio from the Washington D.C. area in 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Ohio University in 2017. Karen has experience in the Optical, Ophthalmic and Optometric field and enjoys anything eye-related. She hopes to attend optometry school in 2019 and find her own special niche. When she is not working, Karen enjoys traveling, hiking, rock-climbing and roller coasters. When she has even more time, Karen enjoys cooking and painting. Karen strives to make every patient’s experience a happy one and believes a day without laughter is a wasted day.

Allie

Optometric Technician

Allie attends The Ohio State University working towards her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. After undergrad, she hopes to attend The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Allie has been local to Columbus her whole life, growing up in a small town just north of there. Outside of her busy schedule, Allie enjoys doing arts and crafts and attending music events. She also like to spend her free time traveling and experiencing new things.