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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....

Melissa Joseph – Doctor’s Assistant

Melissa assists the doctors during the eye exam as well as helps with pre-testing patients before the doctor sees them. Melissa obtained her Bachelor's degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of South Florida. In her free time Melissa enjoys Tae Kwon Do, running, and cooking....

Nicki Jeune – Vision Therapist

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Esther Rodas – Optical Sales

Esther is a member of our optical sales team. She is currently completing her training in Opticianry at Hillsborough Community College. 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  watching movies with...

Lindsay Folsom – Vision Therapist

Lindsay is part of our Vision Therapy team. She obtained a bachelor's degree at Indiana University. She enjoys helping children reach their full potential with fun, exciting activities. In her free time, she enjoys running, spending time with family and going to the beach....

Madison Roderique – Doctor’s Assistant

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Sara Dennison

Sara is the best from desk person EVER. She strives for excellence every single day. She is also a "master level" kayaking "expert"....
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