Each of these women is a qualified Optometric Technician and is trained to provide the highest quality of care to our patients.
Connie: We welcomed Connie to the Lake Zurich office in November 2011. She has 13 years of optical experience, and fits perfectly into our Visibly Better family. She is a busy mom of 3 kids (2 in college and a teenager).
In her spare time, you can find Connie in one of two places: her kitchen or on her boat. Connie is an excellent cook and baker! She also enjoys spending time on the Fox River whenever she can.
Favorite Quote: "I'm old enough to know better but young enough to do it anyway" -- Unknown
Rama: Has been part of the Visibly Better Eye Care family for over 9 years. She is a graduate of Roosevelt University. Rama is currently in Medical school in Tinley Park. Rama works most often in the Lake Zurich location, but don’t be surprised if you see her in the Mettawa location, since she is willing to help out wherever needed.
Favorite Quote: "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind" -- Gandhi
Zara: Zara has been with Visibly Better Eye Care for 8 years, working in both the Mettawa and Lake Zurich locations. Zara earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Illinois Benedictine University in 2015. She is currently in Pharmacy school.
Favorite Quote: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there”. -- Rumi
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
Jessy: Visibly Better Eye Care is pleased to add Jessy to our Mettawa team. Jessy worked 16 years in the Veterinary Business as a VET tech. She loves animals and has 3 dogs. She left to work in the insurance industry but soon realized her passion was for helping others (whether they have 4 legs or 2) in the health care arena. The Optometric tech position at Visibly Better Eye Care in Mettawa has proven to be the perfect fit.
Jessy is mom to 3 boys and loves spending time outdoors camping and being with her children and animals.
Favorite Quote: “If you really believe in what you're doing, work hard, take nothing personally and if something blocks one route, find another. Never give up.” -- Laurie Notaro
Megan: Megan is a recent addition to Visibly Better Eye Care. She is a nursing student working on her B.S. in Nursing. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, volunteer work, and camping.
Favorite Quote: “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway.” -- Eleanor Roosevelt
Demetra: Demetra works at our Mettawa location. Demetra is a second year student at Loyola University working on a major in Biology. Ultimately she would like to go on to Optometry School. In her free time she likes to travel to Greece and Australia and spend time with her friends and family.
Favorite Quote: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched-they must be felt with the heart.” -- Helen Keller
Hafsa: Hafsa Is one of the newer members of the Visibly Better Family and can be found primarily at the Lake Zurich Location. She is in the process of completing her Bachelors degree in Psychology at Benedictine University in order to pursue a career as a Physician’s Assistant. She enjoys interacting with patients and getting hands on experience working with our Optometrists. In her free time Hafsa spends quality time with her family and friends, travels and enjoys the outdoors.
Favorite Quote: “What you seek is seeking you.” -- Rumi
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 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
Hina: Hina just graduated from UIC in May 2017 with a Bachelors in Biology. She hopes to pursue additional education in pharmacy school. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family and friends, explore the city, and read. Hina can be found at both our Lake Zurich and Mettawa locations.
Favorite Quote: “Raise your words not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” -- Rumi