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The Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our technicians will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs.

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Andrea

Optician

I’m a Cedar Rapidian! I received my BA from the University of Iowa in 2004. Following school, I spent my 20’s traveling the world and learned so much. Since becoming a mom, I work primarily in our in-house lab. I still get out on the floor and love meeting and interacting with our patients. When it comes to eyewear, the funkier and more colorful, the better. I strive to live my life from a place of kindness and goodness. Laughing is my medicine!

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Carrie

Board Certified Optician

Carrie joined our team as a Board Certified Optician of 12 years and with 10 years of Optical and business management. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her stepsons 6 and 10. Carrie loves that she works alongside a team that shows the same heart and compassion for eyes and healthcare that she does.

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Courtney

Patient Technician/Optical Tech

I grew up in Jacksonville, FL and moved to Cedar Rapids in 2017. My dream vacation would be backpacking across Europe, which I absolutely will do in the near future. I love history, but prefer to learn and explore interactively. In my hometown there is an ice cream shop called Dreamette, with ice cream dipped in a cake batter shell. Everyone should experience such deliciousness!

My favorite part of Miller Family Eye Care is how we interact with each other and genuinely care for one another. I want the world to see me as a unique individual. I hope my energy and happiness ignites joy in others.

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Jane

Patient Technician

My dad was in the Navy for part of my childhood. I grew up in Illinois, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and finally Oelwein, Iowa. My dream vacation would be on the beach with my husband, children, their spouses and my grandson. The most difficult decision I would have to make is where to put my beach chair!

My favorite ice cream is vanilla from The Freeze in Marion. The team at Miller Family Eye Care are among my favorite people on the planet. I love the challenge of my job. Our patients are all unique individuals with different needs, it keeps me on my toes every day. I would like the world to see me as a kind person, passionate about my family, my work and my church.

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Lisa S.

Optician/Marketing Specialist

I grew up in Vinton, Iowa. My dream vacation would be two months in Europe with my whole family. My favorite ice cream is chocolate chip cookie dough! The best part of my job is connecting with amazing patients and working with a talented professional team. I want to be seen as a fun-loving, honest, open, adventurous person, always inspiring and learning.

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Lisa T.

Board Certified Optician

I recently joined Miller Family Eyecare in June, 2018 with 26 years of optical sales and management experience. I am from North Central Iowa. I love getting to know patients and helping them select the perfect eye wear. I enjoy time with my husband, family and friends! Cooking healthy food is my passion. My dream vacation would be a trip to Ireland. Being kind, caring and compassionate is very important to me. I love and live life to the fullest!

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Marie

Accounting and Insurance Specialist

I grew up in Eastern Iowa. I love to travel! I’ve traveled to 30 states and five countries, including, three weeks spent in Australia as a teenager. My husband and I decided we want to see Greece someday. My favorite ice cream is Reese’s.

My favorite part of Miller Family Eyecare is the staff and patients. I want the world to see me as me! So many times we look at people through different lenses or labels and miss their true essence.

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Mark

Optician

I grew up in Waterloo, Iowa. I would love to take a trip to Japan to experience the different food and culture, but most importantly the food! My favorite ice cream is either chocolate salted caramel from this tiny place in Madison, WI or Halo Top peanut butter cup (then I can eat more!)

I love the opportunity to provide custom, individual service to each patient. Buying glasses doesn’t have to be like going to the dentist. It should be exciting, enjoyable, and a little weird. I hope the world sees me as relaxed, laid back and not too serious. It’s just life, it should be fun!

 

 

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Meredith

Board Certified Optician/Optical Manager

I grew up in Urbandale, IA and have called Cedar Rapids my home since I met my husband, Brian. I love to travel wherever the wind takes me or at least until the funds hold out! I have been honing my craft since 1997, when I started out as an optical tech. Over the years, I’ve experienced every facet of the optical industry, from behind the scenes in the lab, to helping patients find their inner voice with their eyewear! I am true believer in letting your eyewear express who you are and who you want to be. I may be quiet sometimes, but don’t let that fool you. My sass is hidden right beneath the surface, just ask my hubby and kiddos!

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Sara

Front Desk Manager/Insurance Specialist

I grew up in Belle Plaine, Iowa. I believe I already had my dream vacation! I traveled to Greece, with my entire immediate family in the summer of 2013, to meet my father’s side. I have 2 uncles, an aunt and several cousins there. One day, I’d love to experience Hawaii or New York City. I love being a part of a locally, female owned business. We are a tight-knit and family like team!

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Tammie

Office Mom/Office Manager/Insurance Specialist

I grew up in Shellsburg, Iowa. I have traveled to deserts, mountains, beaches and Germany. My husband and I travel somewhere new every year. I love Baskin & Robins peanut butter and chocolate ice cream. What I love most about MFEC are my co-workers, I consider them friends. Being a small local business, we have the opportunity to get to know our patients and provide a more personal experience. Even though my two kids are out of the house, I still see myself as a mom first.

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