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Our Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.

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Edie Hassan, A.B.O.C.

Office Director

As the Office Director, Edie has been leading the staff at Modesto Optometric for over 14 years. With a passion for high quality patient care she is instrumental in the training and development of each assistant with our mission of advanced, personable service always in mind. Edie is certified by the American Board of Opticianry as an expert in lens designs and frame styling. She participates in lens studies and continually trains on the newest lens products to ensure every patient has the opportunity to have the clearest most comfortable vision possible. Her twice weekly meetings with frame vendors keep our vast selection of frame styles up to date and provide our patients with the latest in optical fashion.

On the personal side, Edie enjoys spending time with her husband of over 25 years, their daughter and their three dogs. She is a fan of rubber stamping and scrapbooking, especially when it is in the tall trees. Edie’s passion is developing good communication and building relationships.

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Jennifer Larson

Business Manager

Jennifer originally joined Modesto Optometric in 2008 as a doctor’s assistant, where she quickly became a key leader among the staff. In 2013 she became our Business Manager and enjoys a unique perspective of all aspects of our optometric setting. Much of Jennifer’s time is devoted to ensuring a smooth visit for our patients, including the coordination of complicated insurance plans. She particularly values the many relationships she has established with our patients and enjoys helping them to see their best.

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Lori Anderson

Office Manager of Riverbank
Lori joined the MOVC staff as an assistant in 2005. She became a key leader in both patient care and technology in the office. In 2011 she brought her warm and cheerful personality to Riverbank to manage our satellite office. At ROVC she enjoys seeing the patient experience from beginning to end. She meets with frame vendors regularly to bring in the newest styles. Lori and her staff will help you find the perfect frame, all while they support the doctor to give you the most complete experience you’ve ever had at an optometry office.

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Cathy Valencia

Office Manager of Escalon

Cathy began her career with Modesto Optometric Vision Center in 2000. She started as a doctor’s assistant and shared her time between the Modesto and Escalon offices. Cathy enjoyed assisting our patients with frame selection and training new patients with contact lenses.

In 2005, Cathy was promoted to Office Manager for the Escalon satellite office. She fosters good relationships in the community while providing oversight to ensure excellent patient care. Cathy continues to enjoy the small town feel of the Escalon community.

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Maria Azevedo

Optometric Assistant

Maria has been with Modesto Optometric since 2004. She enjoys working with our Low Vision patients and feels rewarded when Dr. Brian Elliott can make a patient’s life easier with a simple Low Vision device such as a magnifier. She is a valued leader amongst our team of assistants who look to her for knowledge and expertise in patient care matters.

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Eva Azevedo

Optometric Assistant

Eva has been an integral part of Modesto Optometric since 2010. She quickly gained respect from the other staff as a fast learner and was soon promoted to a Lead Doctor’s Assistant position. In this role she enjoys a unique relationship with the doctor’s and patients while ensuring her patient’s receive the best optometric care.

As a mother of three, Eva enjoys our energetic pediatric patients and understands the special consideration needed for selecting the perfect pair of spectacles for many of our youngest patients with challenging prescriptions.

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Rosie Fernando

Optician

Rosie is one of the friendliest faces you will see at Modesto Optometric. She is always energetic, enthusiastic and willing to help patients. She is primarily a frame stylist and also performs many of our dispenses, adjustments and repairs to our patients’ frames. With over 10 years experience in the optical field, she finds joy and satisfaction knowing patients leave the office with a great pair of glasses and are able to function well in their day-to-day activities.

Patients find her nice, patient, funny and appreciate her great comaraderie with her coworkers. In her free time, Rosie loves cooking, watching movies and enjoying the outdoors with her husband.

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Jessica Isquierdo

Optometric Assistant

As a valued member of our Riverbank Optometric staff, Jessica spends most of her days assisting the doctors and patients in all aspects of the office. She is particularly adept at solving challenging insurance issues and enjoys learning new skills to help her provide the best possible care to our patients. Since joining us in 2011, Jessica has become a reliable source of information for our patients and aims to treat each patient as a valuable member of our practice.

Jessica spends her weekends with her son and enjoys traveling through California to explore our region of the globe. She is fluent in Spanish and English and encourages all members of our community to have their eye health checked regularly to ensure healthy vision for a lifetime.

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