Dr. Jennifer M. Hoeppner – Optometrist
Dr. Michele Whitacre – Optometrist
The practice is owned and operated by Dr.
Hoeppner. Dr. Hoeppner is originally from Northwest Iowa, but has been a
resident of Arizona for over 20 years. Dr. Hoeppner is a graduate of Arizona State
University with a degree in Biological Sciences and a graduate of The Illinois
College of Optometry with a doctorate of optometry degree. During her studies
at the Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Hoeppner was honored on the dean’s list
and was a member of SVOSH (Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity)
and the American Optometric Student Association.
As a practicing optometrist, Dr. Hoeppner is an
active member of the American Optometric Association, the American Optometric
Association Cornea and Contact Lens Section, and the Arizona Optometric
Association. She is an active volunteer for the Special Olympics Opening Eyes
Program, as well as the“Day On The Lake” event sponsored by
The Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Dr. Hoeppner has experience in all areas of
optometry including, pediatric examinations, contact lens fitting, ocular
disease management and post cataract surgery and LASIK management.
|Dr. Michele Whitacre is originally from Michigan, where she graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor Degree in Biology. Dr. Whitacre attended optometry school at Southern College of Optometry (SCO) in Memphis, Tennessee where she earned her Doctor of Optometry Degree. During her optometric studies, Dr. Whitacre was a member of SVOSH (Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), the American Optometric Student Association, and was president of the SCO Contact Lens Society. Dr. Whitacre spent the first eleven years of her optometric career working with a large family owned practice in Indiana. Dr. Whitacre relocated to Arizona in 2011 and joined Perfect Focus Eyecare in 2019.|
Dr. Whitacre has a passion for education, both learning new things herself and sharing her knowledge with others. She loves when patients come into the office with a desire to learn more about their eyes and enjoys answering patients’ vision related questions. Dr. Whitacre enjoys seeing patients of all ages, from children receiving their first eye exam, to teenagers getting their first pair of contact lenses, to adults getting their first pair of glasses after cataract surgery.
Dr. Whitacre is married with five fur kids, three dogs and two cats. In her free time, she volunteers at a local animal rescue. She also enjoys photography, yoga, hiking, traveling, reading, and watching movies.
Dr. Melody Young – Optometrist
Dr. Melody Young is originally from Miami, Florida. Dr. Young attended Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor degree in Vision Science and where she also attended optometry school and received her Doctor of Optometry degree. During her optometric studies, Dr. Young was a member of the American Optometric Student Association and after graduating, completed her residency in Ocular disease at Braverman Eye Center in Florida. Dr. Young spent the first seven years of her optometric career working in ophthalmology practices and retail practices in South Florida before relocating to Arizona in 2014 and has now joined Perfect Focus in 2022.
Dr. Young is fluent in Spanish and enjoys teaching her patients about their vision and eye health. Dr. Young is married with three children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, camping and baking with her children.
Our Eye Care Center Staff
Gina- Office Manager
Gina is an Arizona native who is new to the optometric field. She enjoys helping patients and is finding Optometry to be an enjoyable profession. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge in Optomtery and spending many years with Dr. Hoeppner and the rest of the staff at Perfect Focus Eyecare. In her spare time, Gina enjoys baking and spending time with her two children.
Bob - Optician & Lab Manager
Angelina-Eyewear Stylist/Patient Care Coordinator
A 1973 graduate of the US Army's Academy of Health Sciences, School of Opticianry at Fitzsimmons General hospital in Denver Colorado, Bob is quite literally an "old school optician" with over 40 years of experience in the industry. Bob began his optical career manufacturing eyeglasses at the US Army's optical lab in Kaiserslaughtern West Germany. After leaving the Army he worked in and managed numerous optical shops from Rockford IL, Janesville and Madison Wisconsin to Denver and Colorado Springs Colorado where he helped Dr. Marcus Meyer establish one of Colorado's largest optometric practices, Abba EyeCare.
Bob has been with Perfect Focus Eyecare now for 10 years, it's most senior employee. He is an expert at frame adjustment and repair and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Dr. Hoeppner's practice.
Bob is now semi-retired but will continue on for many years to come, focusing more on technical assistance, training and troubleshooting, helping to ensure the continuity in quality and customer service Perfect Focus has become well known for.
Angelina has been in the optometric field for over 8 years. She has worked as a optometric technician and patient care coordinator under multiple doctors in a variety of optometric settings. Angelina has a passion for eyewear. So much she has a pair for every outfit! Angelina has been with Perfect Focus Eyecare for over a year now and has been expanding her knowledge on the current eyewear fashions and lens technologies. Angelina hopes to provide all new and existing patients with her flare of fashion through their optical needs.
Peter- Licensed Optician
Peter has been a resident of Arizona for over 26 years. He has lived all over the country, being raised by parents in the military.
Peter has over 20 years of experience as a optical lab manager. Peter does hold his Opticians license through the Arizona State Board of Opticians. He has recently transitioned to a more conventional role of optician by helping customers with their eyewear needs and concerns.
Peter is the newest addition to the Perfect Focus Eyecare team, but brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Peter is an expert in troubleshooting, adjusting eyewear, lens manufacturing and repairing damaged eyewear. His main focus is to ensure every patient receives excellent service.
Savannah - Eyewear Stylist
Savannah joined the Perfect Focus Eyecare team in 2021. Growing up with a parent who worked for an optometry practice, Savannah quickly joined the field shortly after graduating high school in 2013. Savannah has worked in different areas of the optical field, including working as a optometric technician, patient care coordinator and fitting/dispensing glasses.
Working as an optician Savannah found her passion for glasses. Savannah never stops adding to her own collection and is always keeping up to date on lens designs and trends. Savannah finds being an optician a perfect blend of fashion, science and art. Savannah truly loves what she does and is always willing to go the extra mile to help someone find just the right pair. Savannah is excited to be a part of the team here and looks forward to working with you.
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