Our exceptionally friendly and skilled staff is our greatest asset. Experience seamless and enjoyable eye care from the time you call to schedule your appointment with our receptionist to the moment our opticians help you find the perfect frame for your lifestyle.
Justine is our most seasoned staff member and has been with our office since she we opened the doors to our existing building in 2010. Justine is adept in all aspects of the office; her versatility and multitasking skills are integral to our team. You will see her one day sorting out insurance claims, the next day she will be helping you find your favorite pair of glasses or teaching you how to remove your contacts. And all the while she is the lead in our team guiding and training other staff members. When not at work, Justine loves to spend time with her kids (2 girls and a boy) and she enjoys cooking for her friends and family. She is a big sports fan and loves watching the Bruins and the Pats (Go Pats!). When not watching sports in the summer, Justine likes to teach her kids how to fish.
Although a New England native, Kristin actually started her optical career living in California where she trained in fitting both contact lenses and glasses, and learned what an important role fashion plays in this industry. She completed her optical education in Massachusetts in 1994 where she earned her ABO certification and became a licensed dispensing optician. Kristin enjoys being a part of your entire eye wear experience and has truly found a home at Illumineyes Vision Care, where establishing excellent patient relationships is at the core of our culture. When not at work, she loves spending time with her son and husband cooking, bird-watching, watching movies, and tending to her beautiful summer garden. She also loves music and usually the first on the dance floor or the karaoke bar. But nothing relaxes her more than a nice long walk by the beach.
Brendan is an ABO certified optician and registered speaker. He has worked for over 25 years in optical labs, dispensaries, and offices. Brendan believes opticians affect every aspect of their patients lives, from the moment they put on a pair of glasses in the morning to start the day, to the moment they take them off to sleep. Brendan’s utmost focus has always been compassion for patients and customers, and their desire to see their world clearly in order to enjoy their lives. Brendan enjoys reading, spending time with his family walking trails in the Monadnock region, and geeking over glasses!
Vanessa started at Illumineyes Vision Care as our receptionist and quickly excelled as our billing and marketing specialist. She is a part of our multi-lingual staff speaking both Portuguese and Spanish. Although new to optical, Vanessa has become a skilled member in her new field. Mother of a new baby, Vanessa is a big advocate of preventative eyecare for infants promoting proper eye development in babies as young as 6 months. When not spending time with her new baby girl and husband, Vanessa likes to volunteer at her church.
One of our lead technicians, Haley has quickly mastered all the latest technologies in our office, including glaucoma and macular degeneration testing. Fairly new to the optometric world, she is eager to learn and especially likes to absorb all of the strange fun facts about the human eye. A Lowell native, Haley recently moved into her very first house in Tyngsboro. When not at work, Haley loves to spend time with her rescued lab mix named Bailey and with her new backyard, she looks forward to rescuing more dogs in her future.
Technician / Receptionist
In addition to working at Illumineyes Vision Care part time, Ana is also a full time undergraduate student focusing her studies in healthcare. She is well versed in many aspects of the office, including reception and patient testing and joins Vanessa and Dr. Samuel as part of our multi-lingual staff speaking both Portuguese and Spanish. When not at the office or studying for her next exam, Ana likes to spend time with her husband and her family.