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CINDY, OFFICE MANAGER

Cindy joined Coleman Vision in September 2013 with 30 years of office management experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with post graduate courses in Business Administration. Most recently, she was Office Manager for Dr. Neumer McKarus, Optometrist, for several years prior to his retirement when Dr. Jeff assumed his practice. She formerly managed a pediatric office, owned and operated a medical transcription service, owned and managed a construction corporation, and was Administrator of the Regional Surgery Center.

Cindy has 3 lovely daughters, 2 precious granddaughters, and loves spending time with her family. She enjoys cooking and sightseeing. She is active in her church and enjoys singing in the choir, ladies ensemble, and praise team.

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TRISTA, FRONT OFFICE COORDINATOR

Trista has been a member of the Coleman Vision team since January 2015. She welcomes and greets all patients with a smile, handles patient scheduling, facilitates patient flow and protects patient confidentiality. With over 20 years of customer service experience, she aspires to make every patient feel at home and loves being a part of putting a smile on someone’s face. In her free time, Trista enjoys exploring new places, visiting art galleries and spending time with her family and friends.

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KALLI, INSURANCE COORDINATOR

Kalli joined the Coleman Vision Team in January 2016. She is responsible for verifying insurance benefits and obtaining precertifications as needed for each patient. She submits claims to the insurance companies and handles any issues that arise.

She and her husband stay very busy with their two sons; 8 months old and 5 years old. On the weekends, she loves to spend time at her parents house with her mom, dad, sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephew. She loves spending time outside, whether it’s a backyard baseball game at her parent’s house or fishing at her grandparent’s house.

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SHARON, OPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN

Sharon joined Coleman Vision in January 2016. She has extensive experience working in ophthalmology and optometry offices since the 1980’s. She pretests patients for their exams, performs diagnostic testing as ordered by the doctors, and trains new contact lens wearers. She has 2 daughters, 2 grandsons,3 granddaughters, and enjoys spending time with her family.

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KIM, OPTICIAN/OPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN

Kim joined Coleman Vision in June 2015 after previously working here as our receptionist for 2 ½ years. Kim assists patients in selecting frames, orders their glasses/contact lenses to the doctor’s specifications and files them with the vision insurance. She meets with sales reps and orders frames for our optical shop. She also assists in pretesting patients for their exams and performs diagnostic testing as ordered by the doctors. She is married with 2 girls. She enjoys wood burning and refinishing furniture.

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STEVE, OPTICIAN

Steve joined Coleman Vision in July 2014 after having worked in the Optical Industry since 1988. He has continuously maintained his ABO certification as a certified Optician since 1995. He previously owned and operated his own optical dispensary business for a few years. He has always displayed a passion for fitting and dispensing well made,quality eyewear along with the newest technologies in lens design in order to best suit the patients’ needs.

Steve has 2 children and 5 grandchildren whom he adores.He enjoys organic gardening,traveling, healthful cooking and diet, reading, daily meditation, and assisting his son coaching local area youth soccer teams.

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CHERYL, VISION THERAPY ADMINISTRATOR

Cheryl’s desire to help others live fuller, healthier, more meaningful lives led her to a career in nursing. Since 2003 Cheryl has worked with adult and pediatric patients in a wide variety of settings. Before coming to Coleman Vision, Cheryl spent 5 years working with children in an outpatient psychiatric clinic. Many of these children had diagnoses of A.D.D., A.D.H.D., chronic post traumatic stress disorder, learning disabilities and low I.Q. When the opportunity arose to work with patients in a whole new field, vision therapy, Cheryl was eager to start. In October, 2016, she attended a seminar in Albany, New York that focused on improvement of vision therapy practices. Cheryl is excited now to be part of a team providing effective, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatment options for adults and children with vision problems.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Pete Drucker

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LINDA, HEAD VISION THERAPIST

Linda was the first staff person hired when Coleman Vision opened in 1990. At the time she was hired as the front office receptionist, technician, frame stylist, in short, our all-in-one staff person. She shares a passion for bringing the benefits of developmental optometry and vision therapy to the people of Joplin and the 4 States. As Dr. David advanced his post-doctoral studies, Linda also studied and trained with doctors across the country. Linda has become a very skilled, knowledgeable and effective Vision Therapist who has blessed hundreds of children and adults with her compassionate heart and Vision Therapy.

“When patients give you a hug and share, ‘You were the answer to many prayers,’ or a husband says ‘Thanks for giving me back my wife,’ I know why I continue to do the hardest job I ever loved!” – Linda
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ALISON, VISION THERAPIST

Alison grew up knowing she had learning problems due to her vision. At the time, her parents were told there wasn’t much that could be done. When each of her five children were born, she was ready to watch for signs of the same problems she had experienced in school. To no surprise, 4 of her 5 children displayed similar vision struggles. Fortunately, in the early 2000’s, Alison stumbled upon Coleman Vision Center. After experiencing the program’s immense success and witnessing the drastic change in her children, she began to consider the idea of becoming a vision therapist. When her home educated children had left the nest, she decided to finally pursue the idea to fruition. Joining the staff in November 2016, Alison was ready to combine her love for education, children, and the desire to give hope to many who believe that their future is dim.

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ASHLEY, VISION THERAPIST

Ashley joined the Coleman Vision Team in December 2016. She brings over 10 years of experience working with children; several of those focused on children with special needs. Ashley completed her Intervening credentials from USU in 2015 specializing in working with deaf and blind children. She contributes a lot of experience, love and compassion to the Coleman Vision Team which is beneficial working with children with visual learning problems. Ashley is extremely excited to be a part of the Coleman Vision team and looks forward to integrating her love of children, her specialized education and her passion for helping others find their inner confidence and self-worth to her daily work. Outside of the office, Ashley enjoys cooking, taking pictures and spending time with family. Being a mother to two little boys keeps Ashley and her husband very busy. Their weekends are spent cooking, playing outside & juggling the activities of two active children.