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The Staff

At Bright Eyes, our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about our mission of empowering our patients through vision care. Scroll down and click on the staff member to see a photo and learn more about them.
The staffing doing the “Mannequin Challenge”. 🙂

Cristina Bonilla-Warford, LDO – Manager

Office manager, mother of two, Girl Scout leader, doctor’s wife, and licensed optician, Cristina Bonilla-Warford always has her hands full! Despite this, she is usually cheerful and smiling and ready to see what options are available for all situations. As a dedicated staff member co-owner of Bright Eyes, Mrs. Bonilla-Warford...

Justin Schoonover – Assistant Manager

Justin has been working with Bright Eyes as a Frame and Lens Specialist since the very beginning. He is honest, hard-working, and knowledgeable. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful daughter Taylor, playing his acoustic guitar, and brewing beer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences, with honors, and...

Edna Moore – Senior Vision Therapist

Our Lead Vision Therapist has been helping our patients see better for the past 9 years. Under Dr. Nate’s supervision, Edna helps customize each patient's therapy sessions in ways that are fun and challenging while helping patients strengthen their visual skills. If you call our office with questions about Vision...

Ngan Tran – Optometric Technician

Ngan – pronounced “nung” – is our Optometric Technician and Patient Coordinator. At Bright Eyes Family, he starts the exam testing process and help patients with contact lenses. He loves to learn about people and strives to create a positive, memorable patient experience. When he’s not making conversation with everyone,...

Stuart Brown – Optical Sales

Stuart has many years in the optical business. In his free time, he likes to spend his time outdoors....

Myriam Fareau – Vision Therapist

Myriam Fareau is part of our Vision Therapy team. She enjoys working with kids and customizing their treatment plan to reflect their personal interest. In her free time, she likes to roller-skate and cook....

Esther Rodas – Optician

Esther is a member of our optical sales team. She completed her training in Opticianry at Hillsborough Community College and is a Licensed Optician. In her spare time she really enjoy spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys the outdoors with her husband & 2 Maltese dogs and ...

Madison Roderique – Doctor’s Assistant

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Sara Dennison – Front Desk

Sara is the best "Front Desk Person" person EVER. She strives for excellence every single day....

Kara Sheppard – Vision Therapist

Kara is a member of our vision therapy team. From an early age, she was interested in the world of health science and different forms of therapy, and after graduating college she was thrilled to get to put her passion of helping others to use. She holds a Bachelor’s degree...

Jamie Hill – Vision Therapist

Jamie is a member of our Vision Therapy team. She enjoyed working with children so much as a Vision Therapist, that it was an easy decision for her to relocate all the way from Maryland to Florida! When she is not illuminating the office with her bubbly and cheerful personality,...

Michael White – Optical Sales

With nearly a decade of optical experience, Michael has held various positions from a Dr.'s tech, sales to a Certified Optician. He's a loving husband to his beautiful wife of 9 years Minesha and a great father to his 3 children Londyn, Kaden and Zyon. Outside of work, he holds...

Sydney Stahlman – Optometric Assistant

Sydney recently graduated from the University of Tampa and holds a bachelor's degree in Biology, with minors in Chemistry and Environmental Science. She loves working with children and has aspirations to become a pediatric anesthesiologist. In her free time, Sydney enjoys spending time with family, volunteering at the hospital, and going...

Savanna Sherman – Optical Sales and Vision Therapist

Savanna is part of both our Optical and Vision Therapy teams. As a licensed optician, she is eager to help people in selecting the best frame and lens options to suit their needs and style. Savanna especially enjoys working with our young patients, both during their therapy sessions and in...

Jessica Montalvo – Vision Therapist

Jessica has been in the healthcare field for 18+years. She also is a licensed cosmetologist  has been married for 15 years  mother of 3 beautiful children 2 girls and 1 boy. Jessica loves spending time with her family she loves traveling and shopping....