Our Irvine Opticians & Optometric Staff
Robert Lynch - Optometric Director
Bob has been licensed since 1992 and is a board certified Optician and board certified contact lens technician. He comes from a long line of opticians including his grandfather and father. Bob joined Woodbridge Optometry in 1994 with a wealth of optical knowledge. He is well versed in all aspects of the optical field. Whether you have questions about eyeglass prescriptions, lens technical details, something less complex, or if you need expert advice in frame selection, Bob can answer your questions and discuss the best options for your lifestyle and needs. He does expert frame adjustments and lens cutting in our in-house lab. Bob is also our LASIK consultant and he usually has the answer to any LASIK questions. Bob lives in Lake Forest and has two children with his lovely wife Karen.
Julie Davis - Front Desk, Insurance Biller
Julie Davis has been a part of Woodbridge Optometry since 1992. With her always sunny disposition she is our official welcoming wagon. Julie is usually the first person to greet you on the phone or in the office. She manages our front desk and keeps the office running smoothly. Julie sets up patient appointments, orders contact lenses, pretests patients and administers insurance claims. Julie will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our office or procedures. Julie is a mother of two children and resides in Cypress.
Mrs. Valery Vasquez - Optometric Technician
Valery Vasquez is an ABO certified optician and contact lens specialist. She joined Woodbridge Optometry in 2007 with over 16 years of optical experience. Valery has young children, 2 dogs and is married to husband Victor, also an ABO certified optician. You will find Valery answering the phones and confirming your appointment (just don't forget to call her back to confirm).
Rebecca Patrick - Optometric Technician
Rebecca began her career in the optical industry in January 1999 in the great state of Alaska. The following year, she and her husband moved south to California, where they've been right at home ever since. With an enthusiastic outlook on life, she enjoys adventures in the mountains all year round, hiking and snowboarding, and jogging with her pup Miner by her side. Rebecca's enthusiasm also shows through her continued passion and dedication to her trade and through her enjoyment of working with patients. With her knowledge of technology and fashion, she is here to help you find the best solution for your eyewear needs.
John Zamarripa - Optometric Technician
John is a familiar face at Woodbridge Optometry and is back with us after a brief time away from the practice. John joined Woodbridge Optometry in early 2007 and has been in the optical field for over 10 years. He applies his skill and experience with fashion eyewear in dispensing. You may also find John helping you with your pretesting before seeing one of the doctors. You will always find John with a smile and a positive attitude. He is married and enjoys spending time with his wife and son. John is also expecting a baby girl in December of 2013. Some of his favorite pastimes are watching hockey, baseball, basketball and exercising.
Bette Kobzeff - Optometric Technician
Bette graduated from the Optical Dispensing program at American Career College in 2011 and received ABO and NCLE certifications soon after. Prior to becoming an optician, Bette worked in the insurance and employee benefit industry for 11 years. She joined our team in 2013. Bette lives right here in Woodbridge with her husband and two children. She volunteers at Woodbridge High School and other community programs. Bette enjoys assisting you in maximizing your insurance benefits for glasses and contact lenses and in achieving the look that you love.
Randie Higgins - Optician
Randie has been an optician for more than 30 years. Not too many people can say they love what they do, but Randie does! It is rewarding for her to make sure that all of her patients have perfect adjustments before leaving our office as well as she enjoys finding the best fit and design while helping her patients with frame selections. Contact lens training is also something she prides herself on, she once taught a 5 year old beauty-queen contestant to insert and remove contact lenses. Her hobbies include baking, gardening and soaking up the California sunshine. You can't miss her, she always has a smile on her face and silver spiked hair.
Tina Nguyen - Optometric Technician
Tina is a recent graduate from UC Irvine with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences. She is aspiring to be an optometrist and is very excited to learn everything she can at Woodbridge Optometry. Her growing list of new skills include pretesting patients, preparing charts and insurance authorizations, maintaining electronic health records, and assisting other staff members. Tina's experience with patient care includes two years as a Clinical Care Extender at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. She also spends her time as a teaching assistant at Irvine Valley College and tutoring students. During the weekends, she loves to go on food adventures with her friends and family.
Linda Irigoyen - Optician
Linda has been an optician for 7 years. She relocated to Southern California to pursue her optical career after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. You will find Linda in our dispensary that showcases over 1,000 frames. Her exuberance comes from finding the perfect frame that will enhance your best features and fit your personality. In her spare time Linda likes to garden, cook, travel and loves to attend family poker parties.
Sonia Nelson - Optician
Sonia, the newest member of Woodbridge Optometry, began her optical career in 1988 while attending CSUF as a Fine Arts and Music major. She became ABO certified one year later. After over 17 years in the industry she decided to take some time off to raise her twin girls. Now that the girls are older, she is excited to get back to work doing what she loves - helping patients select frames and lenses that best fit their lifestyles.
Jhamiela Aguado - Optometric Assistant
Jhamiela is one of our newest additions to the Woodbridge family! At just 23 years of age, she has over 5 years of devoted experience in the optical industry and continues to advance her optical knowledge daily. She is passionate about serving each and every patient's specific needs and makes sure that Woodbridge Optometry is truly your "Eye Care Destination!" Upon arrival for your annual eye exam or your custom fitting at the "Pick Up Bar station", she is usually the first one to greet you with a warm and caring smile. Jhamiela is well trained to manage flow in our front office as well as in our back office areas. She is also efficient in handling our advanced diganostic instruments used in our pre-tests. Jhamiela was born in the Philippine Islands and is fluent in Tagalog and English. She recently graduated from the University of Irvine with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Social Behavior. Jhamiela loves to travel, appreciates various types of music, and is a true optimist.
Samantha Hare - Optometric Assistant
Samantha has joined our team from Las Vegas, Nevada where she worked as an optometrtic technician for six years. She brings to our practice experience in contact lens care, patient care managing and low vision testing among other qualities. You will find Samantha at our front desk and frequently doing your preliminary testing prior to seeing the doctor. Samantha is currently pre-optometry working her way through college.