THE STAFF AT Advanced Family Eyecare
Our Advanced Family Eyecare eye doctors aim not only to correct any vision problems you may have but to help prevent future ones from arising. From yearly eye exams to dry eye treatment, our full range of services will cover all your eye care needs. Our eye doctors tailor their approach to each individual patient in order to offer you the best vision care and solution possible.
Meet Our Team in Waupaca, Wisconsin
From toddler to senior and everyone between, Advanced Family Eyecare offers the premier services you need to maintain the quality vision you and your family members deserve. Our team of experienced eye care professionals is assisted by our highly trained technicians and our efficient, compassionate front office staff. By choosing Advanced Family Eyecare, you’re choosing Waupaca‘s most reliable full-range eye care provider.
Kelly is our Optical Manager and is an ABO Certified Optician. She joined Advanced Family Eyecare in 2013. Kelly’s favorite part of her job is staff training. She loves the constant challenge of learning new ways to help patients get everything they need out of their eyewear and teaching it to the staff. She loves the relationship building that happens in optical through the frame and lens selection process. There is always something new to learn in optical. Outside of work Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and especially enjoys summers in Waupaca. Kelly’s favorite foods are popcorn and any kind of homemade baked goods!
Maria joined our team in 2013 as an experienced technician. She has since earned her CPO certification and is our contact lens specialist. Maria says “choose the job you love and you will never work a day in your life” rings very true for her. She loves coming to work and working with our friendly patients every day. She finds working as a team with her coworkers to help patients see their best is very rewarding. Maria loves spending time camping and riding her side by side with her family in her time outside of work. She is also a big Packers fan!! Go Pack Go!! Maria’s favorite foods are steak and tacos and she always wanted to be a Pediatric Doctor when she was a kid.
Heather has been with Advanced Family Eyecare since 2015. Heather is one of the friendly faces you will see when you enter the office. She can help you with scheduling, ordering contacts and has a lot of knowledge about in network insurance and vision plans. Heather loves checking patients in for their appointments and interacting with them. She is committed to helping us start your appointment right on time by gathering all the necessary information to make your time in the office as efficient as possible. Outside of work, Heather enjoys spending time outdoors camping hunting and fishing and her favorite food is anything Italian!
Melanie is our behind the scenes person at AFE. She joined our team in 2016 and keeps things running smoothly as our Office Administrator. She is amazing at troubleshooting our computer system and equipment to keep things in order. Melanie loves the family atmosphere at the office and the friendships that have developed from working together. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family fishing, camping, having bonfires and four wheeling. Melanie also loves summers on the lake. The person Melanie admires most is her grandmother. She raised 11 kids of her own and is a special part of Melanie’s family life. Sharing her own children with her grandmother is a relationship Melanie truly cherishes
Brianna started with Advanced Family Eyecare in 2015 as a technician. She has since become very knowledgeable in her position by earning her CPOA Certification. Brianna loves being able to care for all our wonderful patients and building relationships with them year after year. Outside of work she loves spending time with her children and is a marvelous baker! She is involved in Community Theater and loves to sing. Fun fact about Brianna is that when she was a little girl she always wanted to be a nurse just like her Grandma. Her love of the medical field has spanned over nearly her entire life.
Kim came to Advanced Family Eyecare in 2016 as an experienced technician. She works in our office part time and enjoys the respect, communication, teamwork and support she shares with her coworkers. She loves providing friendly, knowledgeable service and education to all the patients in her care. In her spare time, Kim likes to spend time with her husband and two daughters. Kim is constantly amused by the contagious energy and playfulness of her daughters.
Erin L. joined our optical team in 2019. Erin loves working as a team to provide the best care to our patients. Erin is very familiar with fashion trends and lens options and will help you pick an amazing pair of dress glasses or sunglasses! Outside of work Erin loves to travel and spend time with her dogs and her family. Her favorite food is pizza!
Julaine joined our Optical Team in 2020 as an experienced Optician. Julaine loves working with patients in the optical to meet all their vision needs. You will often find her friendly face and hear her calm voice helping patients understand the features and benefits of all the vision solutions we offer at Advanced Family Eyecare. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her favorite food is a good homemade chicken noodle soup with extra dumplings!!
Erin M. joined our team in 2020 as an experienced Optician. She loves getting to know her patients and helping them pick out fun frames. Erin has a great sense of humor and she loves laughing and corny jokes!! Outside of work Erin enjoys spending time with family camping and playing board games and crafting.
Velonnie joined Advanced Family Eyecare in 2020 as our Insurance and Billing Specialist. Velonnie loves working with our team of Doctors and staff and is incredibly knowledgeable about the ins and outs of insurance billing. You will likely have the opportunity to hear her friendly voice when you call our office with any billing or insurance questions you may have. When she is not at work, Velonnie loves spending time with her family and loves to watch movies. She especially loves movies with Thor in them!
Diane joined Advanced Family Eyecare in 2019 as a technician. Diane loves working as a team at Advanced Family Eyecare to accomplish a common goal. Diane will put you at ease during your appointment with her incredible patience and compassion. Outside of work she likes to fish and shop at antique stores. Fun fact about Diane is she always wanted to be a nurse or band director when she grew up and her favorite movie is “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”