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Meet the Staff

Jeanene | Office Administrator

Jeanene started with Dr. Norman Smith and Dr. Michael Lawson in January 1984. She has been here through all the growth and expansion of the practice from 2 optometrists in1800 sq. feet to 5 optometrists in 4270 sq. feet. Assisting in all aspects of the office as necessary is what she loves. When not in the office, she loves to hunt and fish with her husband Mark and son Charlie.

Al  | Optician

Al graduated from Texas A&M Corpus Christi, formally Corpus Christi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He has worked for more than thirty years in the optical business.  He is ABO certified and an optical staff trainer.  He is knowledgeable, bilingual, and ready to assist you with any frame or lens concerns you may have. Al is married, has one son, and two grandchildren. 

Arianna | Optician, Optometric Assistant

Upon arriving you will likely be greeted by one of your friendly staff, Arianna.  She has been in the healthcare field for several years and enjoys working with patients.  She is one of our bilingual opticians.  She has a great sense of style and can help you find the perfect look. 

Outside of the office, Arianna enjoys time with her children, family, and friends.


Karina  | Optician, Optical Lab Technician, Optometric Assistant

Karina is our optician that makes many of our glasses.  She also enjoys helping patients find the perfect frame that most suits their lifestyle and vision needs.

Karina is extremely excited to become a certified optician. 

During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She loves to shop, bake, travel, and attend concerts.


Elaine  | Optometric Assistant, Contact lens Instructor

Elaine joined out team as an Optometric Assistant and is also a great contact lens instructor.   She is one of the first friendly faces you will meet as you begin your eye exam.

Elaine is also a student in Applied Science at Del Mar College.  She enjoys sunny days along the bay front or on the island.