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.
J-me – Optician, JOUR Cert, ABOC, LDO Apprentice
J-me is one of our Opticians with just about every certification she can get. She is our guru when it comes to glasses and has been an optician for 10+ years, so there isn’t often a question about glasses that stumps her. She will help you find the perfect pair of glasses for you! When she isn’t at the office, she can be found studying for her online courses and hanging out at the beach with her two boys.
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 Skagit Valley College, with the goal to become an Optometrist. She is very talented and plays the Vihuela in a local Mariachi band.
Tricia – Optician
Tricia is our newest Optician, but don’t let that fool you, this girl knows her stuff! She is very knowledgeable and a wonderful asset to our team. She can guide you to the best glasses to fit you! When she isn’t helping our patients in Optical, she is home with her husband and 3 children in Anacortes. Little known fact, she is a serious gamer!
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.