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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.


Front Desk Coordinator

Starla is one of our front desk coordinators. Before joining the Optimal Eye Care team, she managed a spa as well as a full-service car wash. Starla has two sons and a dog at home.  In her spare time, she rescues cats, camps, and goes ATV riding.


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.


Licensed Optician
Tracey is one of our friendly Licensed Opticians. She has been serving patients for 7+years. She enjoys using her skills to help patients select frames and lenses that give them comfort and confidence as they go through their day.
When not at work, Tracey and her husband Derek enjoy cooking from “scratch” and exploring the world through its cuisine



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.


Licensed Optician

Liz has been an Optician for 5 years, and enjoys helping people see their best! Liz grew up in Piqua Ohio, and has lived in Marysville for 16 years with her husband, Max. When not at work, she enjoys volunteering for her religious organization and works on construction projects. She loves cooking and hosting friends and family. She has 5 nieces and nephews that she spends as much time with as possible! She's here to help you and your family with all your optical needs!