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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/Technician

Tina has been in the optical field since 2013, she enjoys that it's ever-changing and the opportunity to learn something new everyday. Tina is from a small town in Pickaway County where in her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, and enjoying the outdoors.


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.



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.



Shy is another one of our Certified Paraoptometric Technicians here at Optimal Eye Care. She is here to assist our doctors to provide you the best experience here at the office.

She grew up in a small town called Bucyrus, just north of Lewis Center. Shy is the second oldest out of 4 siblings. When Shy is not working, she enjoys traveling, being outdoors, spending time with family and her twin nieces.