Optical Administrator, Optician
When patients come to Advanced Vision Care and need a consultation about optical products, Deanna is always extremely happy to help. In addition being trained as an Optometric Technician and Optician, Deanna can also be considered the “optical stylist” for patients. Frames and lenses are more than part of her job description; Deanna is truly passionate about optics. In fact, she admittedly owns more than 40 pairs of glasses herself!
Deanna’s career in the Optometry field began in 2007. She started working with Dr. Wilson in 2011, and officially joined the team at AVC in May of 2014. She graduated with her associate’s degree from Southwest Illinois College in 2008 and has had on-the-job training from several reputable companies including Alcon Lab, Essilor USA, and Midland Optical.
When working with her for lens and spectacle consultations, patients will undoubtedly experience Deanna’s passion. She loves being able to guide and educate patients about new technologies and custom options for frames and lenses. In addition to helping patients achieve the best possible visual clarity and comfort, she also finds great joy in helping patients have fun trying on all different styles of glasses. She believes a great pair of glasses can be a brilliant accessory, so it is important to find the perfect pair to match your both your needs and your personality. Deanna especially enjoys helping pediatric patients find products that are very comfortable, functional, and stylish.
Besides helping patients find the perfect lens type, frame, and fit, Deanna also interprets optical prescriptions written by optometrists or ophthalmologists. She is responsible for selecting, managing and ordering a range of optical products for the office, arranging and maintaining dispensary displays, and serves as the practice liaison with sales representative from vision care product suppliers.
In her free time, Deanna enjoys hanging out with her family and her dogs. She is an avid Cardinal’s baseball fan, and loves to attend live music events. Her other interests include road trips, vacationing, sunshine, and shopping for new spectacles!