Meet the experienced and friendly staff who make Valley Vision & Optical a proud provider of vision care products and services in Mount Vernon.
Shannon – Director of First Impressions
Shannon is often the first person patients chat within the office or on the phone. When she isn’t greeting patients, scheduling appointments and helping to keep the office running smoothly, she is wrangling her three boys at home in Arlington, with her husband. They keep her busy with sports, always running in completely opposite directions from each other.
Vanessa – Optometric Technician
Vanessa is our amazing Optometric Technician. She takes patients back for pre-testing before they see Dr. Andrus, and she does a fantastic job making sure everyone has the appropriate imaging, eye pressure check and scans, including our Optomap imaging, prior to their exam. When Vanessa isn’t in the office, she can be found snuggling with her two cats and a cup of coffee, making a run to her favorite store, Bath & Body Works, or riding bikes.
Alondra – Optician/Optometric Technician, ABOC
Alondra is one of our Optometric Technicians, but also is an ABOC Optician, so you often can find her both helping with testing and in our Optical department helping you find the right pair of glasses for you. She has a sophisticated, chic taste and is often our little fashionista. When she isn’t at Valley Vision, she is cuddling with her dog. Alondra is also attending Western Washington University, with the goal to become an Optometrist. She is very talented and plays the Vihuela in a local Mariachi band.
Erin – Billing & Insurance
Erin keeps the office on track verifying patient insurance eligibility and benefits, and handling our day to day billing, as well as helping at the front desk. She is an insurance guru and billing specialist who knows how to get things done! When she isn’t at Valley Vision, she can be found in her gorgeous backyard garden with her husband, two dogs and a beautiful daughter. She loves to read and cook with her daughter when she isn’t hiking and enjoying family time.
Monique – Apprentice Optician
Monique is one of our fantastic Apprentice Opticians here at Valley Vision. She will help you select a frame that fits you comfortably, and will explain in detail which lenses best suit your vision goals. Her attention to detail is unsurpassed and we are excited to watch her continue to exceed our patients’ expectations! She keeps our optical area neat and tidy, as she enjoys organizing and working on DIY projects and a multitude of crafts around her home. She also likes to ride her electric bike up to the Northern State site to enjoy our beautiful PNW days.
Lexi – Optometric Technician
Lexi has joined our team as one of our Optometric Technicians. Lexi greets everyone with a friendly smile, and will help your visit flow smoothly, as she takes you back for pre-testing before your exam with the doctor. Lexi is currently also studying to be a firefighter! She also loves spending time with her dogs; two Akitas and a Pit-bull puppy and enjoys watching Zombie movies in her free-time.