Janet: Janet joined Visibly Better Eye Care in August 2015 in the Mettawa office. She is excited to be back in the workforce after taking time off to raise her two children. She previously worked in the banking and financial services industry, so tackling a new industry has been exciting. Janet enjoys volunteer work at her local church teaching young children Sunday school. For the past four years, she has been a CASA (court appointed special advocate) for the foster care system in Lake County. (See Dr. Strasser’s for more on this group).
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, being with her family and visiting her daughter in the city. Janet is really happy to be a part of the Visibly Better Eye Care family, and getting to know all of the patients.
Favorite Quote: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -- Maya Angelou
Hanna: Hanna is another new addition to the Visibly Better Eye Care Family. She works at our Lake Zurich location. She is a 5x certified freelance makeup artist, and has a successful beauty blog named TheVanityGlow. She is also a nurse. She is married with a two year old daughter, and a full time nursing student, who wants to get a masters in anesthesia.
Favorite Quote: “Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all opportunity for me to rise.” -- Kobe Bryant
Vika: Vika currently attends U.I.C. After graduating U.I.C., she plans to continue on to study optometry at Midwestern as a post graduate degree. She is really excited about the opportunity for the hands-on experience she is receiving at Visibly Better Eye Care and enjoys meeting all of the patients.
Favorite Quote: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” -- Mae West
Paula: Paula joined the Visibly Better family in December 2020 at our Lake Zurich location, and we are very happy to have her. She is currently in her second year at CLC and plans on transferring to University to pursue her dream of becoming a Cardiac Sonographer. Although Chicago is her home she loves to travel to warm places whenever she can and she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Favorite Quote: “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” -- C.S. Lewis
Zaki: The Mettawa location welcomed Zaki in July 2020. Zaki graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a major in Kinesiology. He plans to attend medical school in the near future. In his free time he likes to work out, read and listen to music.
Favorite Quote: “We’re all made of star stuff.” -- Carl Sagan
Claire: Claire has been a member of our Lake Zurich family since the summer of 2010. Claire is on track to becoming a Nurse Practitioner— currently pursuing her undergraduate degree at Ohio State University. She is looking forward to patient interaction as a future nurse and is glad to get the opportunity to experience it here at Visibly Better Eye Care. In her free time, she enjoys working out and watching A24 films with my friends.
Favorite Quote: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” -- Maya Angelou
Lorenta: Lorenta joined Visibly Better Eye Care in July 2022 as a Virtual Medical Assistant. She currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has a National diploma in Somatology and received a certified qualification as an Ophthalmic assistant which was achieved at The Pretoria Eye Institute. She assists with scheduling of appointments for both the Mettawa and Lake Zurich locations. She has approximately 4 years of experience in the Ophthalmology industry and the most rewarding part of this profession for her is being able to connect with patients.
Favorite Quote: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -- Walt Disney
Linda: Linda joined Visibly Better Eye Care in October 2022, she lives in Lincolnshire with her husband and two children. Linda is excited to be part of the direct patient contact experience at Visibly Better Eye Care. Before stepping away to raise her children she worked in the healthcare environment in a Support Services role. Linda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, she is from Kansas City so loves to get back there often along with traveling anywhere warm!
Favorite Quote: “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart
Katia: Katia joined the Visibly Better family in 2022 in the Lake Zurich office. Katia is currently a nursing student, hoping to become an ER nurse someday. She loves music, traveling, and cooking. Her favorite music genre is metal and her favorite food is tacos!
Favorite Quote: “I’m not a pessimist, I’m an optometrist” – Ricky, Trailer Park Boys
Zohaib: Zohaib joined Visibly Better Eye Care 2 1/2 years ago when his sister, who also worked with us, recommended him. Since joining Visibly Better, Zohaib has been a great addition to our Mettawa team. He graduates this spring from UIC with a BS in Molecular Biology and plans on attending Medical School.
Favorite Quote: “Don’t count the days, make the days count” – Muhammad Ali