Our Team

Laura Busta, ABO

Laura Busta, ABO

Optical Manager

"I'm responsible for seeking out and ordering the very latest in fashion forward frames so you can look stylish in your new glasses."

Education
Graduate, Turkey Valley High School

Oneota Valley Family Eye Care Tenure
Employed since 1997

Lori Golka

Patient Coordinator

"I welcome you to your appointment and help to make your check-in and check-out experiences positive ones."

Education
Graduate, Turkey Valley High School and Hawkeye Tech, Dental Assistant Program

Oneota Valley Family Eye Care Tenure
Employed since 2021

Mary Hemesath, CPOT

Mary Hemesath, CPOT, NCLEC, ABO

Optometric Technician

"I work closely with the doctors to update your eye prescription and record your medical history."

Education
Graduate, North Winneshiek High School

Oneota Valley Family Eye Care Tenure
Employed since 1996

Sherry Jensen, LPN / CPOT

Sherry Jensen, LPN, CPOT

Optometric Technician

"I determine your glasses prescription and take your medical history for the doctors. Be sure to ask me about LASIK surgery."

Education
LPN, Northeast Iowa Community College

Oneota Valley Family Eye Care Tenure
Employed since 1990

Jessie Lennon, CPOA

Jessie Lennon, CPOA, NCLEC

Contact Lens Technician

"Wearing the right contact lens is important to the health of your eyes.  I'll help you find a lens that provides the best vision, comfort and versatility for your lifestyle."

Education
Diploma, Office Technology, Northeast Iowa Community College

Oneota Valley Family Eye Care Tenure
Employed since 2007

Cassie Malone

Eyewear Stylist

"I help pick out a frame that will compliment and fit you well, and find lenses that will work with your life the best. I then assist in keeping those frames and lenses in good working order throughout the time you have them."

Education
Graduate, Decorah High School

Oneota Valley Family Eye Care Tenure
Employed since 2021

BreeAnna McCarthy, CPOA

Optometric Technician

"I perform tests and scans on patients that relays information to our doctors. This allows them to analyze, diagnose, and treat any eye conditions."

Education
Graduate, Turkey Valley High School

Oneota Valley Family Eye Care Tenure
Employed since 2016

Kari Pietan

Optometric Technician

"I help run tests and do necessary scans on the eye to help the doctors diagnose and monitor any underlying eye conditions. "

Education
B.A. Human Services and Minor in Psychology, Upper Iowa University

Oneota Valley Family Eye Care Tenure
Employed since 2020

Jordan Rue

Business Accounts Manager

"I look forward to helping the office behind the scenes to make this practice a success!"

Education
Graduate, Prince of Peace Catholic School in Clinton, IA

Oneota Valley Family Eye Care Tenure
Employed since 2021

 

Renee Gunderson, ABO

Renee Schissel, ABO

Optical Fabrication Specialist

"I enjoy producing glasses to meet your specifications. When I'm not edging lenses, you can find me dispensing or adjusting glasses."

Education
Graduate, North Winneshiek High School

Oneota Valley Family Eye Care Tenure
Employed since 2000

Nicki TerBeest, CPO

Optometric Technician

“I look forward to working with you on either the testing or refracting side of our office. I love meeting new people and seeing a familiar face in our office on a daily basis! I’m here to assist you with your eye care needs!” 

Education
B.A. Elementary Education, Luther College

Oneota Valley Family Eye Care Tenure
Employed since 2019

Emily Whalen, CPOA

Optometric Technician

"I work side by side with the doctors to update all your medical history and check your vision to get the best prescription possible."

Education
Office Technology with Medical Emphasis – Northeast Iowa Community College

Oneota Valley Family Eye Care Tenure
Employed since 2017

Request a consultation

The eye care professionals at Oneota Valley Family Eye Care look forward to hearing from you!  Please call us at (563) 382-4279 to schedule an appointment or for 24/7 emergency eye care.